Marching or watching in bright sunshine, people taking part in Statesboro's 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade celebrated. But along the way - and afterward at the concluding program - they heard exhortations to service and shouts against complacency.
After the region's bout with severe winter weather earlier this month, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.
If one word could sum up the theme of the speakers at Saturday's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, it would be "change."
While every celebration of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is special, this year's parade has an added touch.
A man who led deputies on a brief foot chase after they stopped him for driving without a rear view mirror was arrested on drug charges, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said.
At its awards luncheon Friday, the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce honored a business leader who has also led in education, a small business with a 116-year heritage and an entrepreneur whose business really delivers.
Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker will make an appearance in Statesboro next month.
Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.
SAVANNAH - A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal outlined his spending priorities and touted his successes in a State of the State speech Wednesday that was framed more as his argument for re-election later this year, saying he had worked to protect state education spending while slashing the size of state government.
The names of the Harris Deller's works in "Permutations," on exhibit at the Averitt Center through Feb. 1, are filled with words that seem taken from a high school geometry lesson - trapezoid, arc, triangle and ellipse.
Kai Owens, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, is seeking donations of softly textured items that he hopes will bring comfort to children who are blind or visually impaired.
After trimming by construction managers, projected costs for a new Bulloch County administrative annex still exceed its $2.2 million budget by $300,000.
The murder trial of four surviving suspects in the June killing of a Statesboro man was continued to an undetermined date during court hearings Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers will revive an effort to expand gun rights, but will start over with new legislation and weigh the possibility of giving college presidents and religious leaders the option of whether to allow guns on public campuses and in places of worship, according to interviews with key lawmakers.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.
Nothing creates a buzz in Statesboro like grocery store talk.
ATLANTA - Environmental regulators in Georgia would have to consult with local officials on how best to handle toxic spills under a proposal backed by House lawmakers.
Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.
ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.
At University Plaza, the face of the "Rumrunners Plantation Room" sign with the old Georgia state flags on it was no longer visible Friday. Some observers said the sign appeared to still be there atop the building, but face-down.
The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested 20 people Thursday night and early Friday on drug violations, outstanding arrest warrants and other charges.
Georgia Southern University officials, specifically from the Dean of Students' Office and the Multicultural Student Center, plan to meet today with students leading efforts to change the sign and symbolism used by Rumrunners Plantation Room, a bar and music venue near campus.
Commissioner Roy Thompson took 10 minutes of a Bulloch County Board of Commissioners' meeting that fell on his birthday to react to a letter to the editor that criticized the commissioners.
SAVANNAH - A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.
Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Shawn Swope has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, Statesboro police announced Tuesday morning.
This week as friends think back on the life of R.C. Webb, many are calling up memories of the Nic Nac Grill.
Statesboro police said Monday that a murder suspect wounded his estranged wife and fatally stabbed the man with whom she was in a relationship.
A man has been charged with killing another man and critically wounding a woman Saturday morning at a residence on Hart Lane, Statesboro police said Saturday evening.
SAVANNAH - After more than a decade of deploying to war, a battle-tested Fort Stewart brigade is being preparing for another send-off within the next year. Only this time, it will be for good.