BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.
The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.
A Greenwood Avenue couple were frightened when an apparently disgruntled and intoxicated sports fan broke into their home early Wesnesday morning. They hid from him until police came after he threatened to kill them, using profanity, according to incident reports.
No property tax increases were proposed in Statesboro's fiscal year 2008 budget, but several fees are expected to be slightly higher to help offset the impact of inflation over the past several years.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the nation, Georgia Southern University joined the rest of the country in reviewing, upgrading and scrutinizing security measures. While a good security plan was already in place, however, GSU officials reviewed its emergency response plan Tuesday in the wake of Monday's horrific shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed sentenced a man Thursday to life in prison, plus 25 years to serve after the man pled guilty to child molestation charges.
A juvenile and three adults from Millen are behind bars after Statesboro Police determined they were involved in illegal narcotic sales, said the department's criminal investigation division commander.
The Statesboro City Council narrowly approved an ordinance regulating involuntary towing inside the city limits, but minutes later effectively tabled the ordinance when they tabled the maximum fee able to be charged to tow and wrecker companies.
Evans Memorial Hospital has a lot of Ogeechee Technical College students who do internships at the hospital.
When Thomas Beasley lost his trainer, Jon Toodle in 1990 during his efforts to qualify for the Tour de France, he knew he wanted to do something to commemorate him.
Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.
The audience was cheering as cheerleaders and mascots urged them on, whipping them into a frenzy.
Statesboro resident Matthew Spiers could have been at the scene of Monday's shooting massacre at Virginia Technical College had he not overslept.
While no one wants a disaster such as the Virginia Technical College shootings to take place in their community, Georgia Southern University Police Chief Ken Brown said local law enforcement is ready to handle such a volatile situation.
As the Georgia General Assembly's 2007 session winds down, so does the career of Bill Golden, Georgia Southern University's longtime director of governmental relations.
After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.
Memorial Day 2015 is back in the Bulloch County Schools' future - or rather, it is no longer on their calendar as a school day.
Georgia Southern University will host Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize Winner in physics and former U.S. energy secretary, as the keynote speaker for No Impact Week at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.
Splash in the Boro will host its fourth annual Splashy's Egg Dive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon under the dome.
Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide online K-12 charter school, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will conduct in-person information sessions with parents and students across the state.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.
Out of his desire to reduce regulation and what he sees as federal intrusion, Eugene Yu, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 12th District, would like to see the U.S. Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency abolished.
Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.
The Averitt STARS will perform in their 10th Anniversary musical, "The Music Man," this week.
The city of Statesboro is moving forward with an upgrade of software and networking for its water and sewer control system after City Council recently approved spending up to $250,000 for this purpose.
Statesboro City Council has a work session on the city budget scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. A work session on an overhaul of the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will follow a regular meeting on May 6.
Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.