By SCOTT BRYANT
His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.
Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.
Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.
The late Erk Russell was named "Businessman of the Century" by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at their annual meeting.
"Many names come to mind when we think of the many people who have played a major leadership role in our economic success in this community, but one name always rises to the top of that list – Erk Russell," said Bruce Yawn as he made the announcement.
ATLANTA - Drivers stopped repeatedly without a license in Georgia could face prison time under a bill passed by the state Senate on Friday.
The Bulloch County area will be introduced to the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program during a presentation Tuesday at Ogeechee Technical College,
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The sergeant major calls the name, Staff Sgt. John L. Hartman Jr., as it's unveiled on a granite marker at the root of a new eastern redbud tree on Warriors Walk - where hundreds of these living memorials have been planted to honor the wartime dead.
Carmen Sandiego's whereabouts may be a mystery, but Rockapella will be in Statesboro tonight at 7:30 in a concert at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.
Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.
Dawn Cartee wasted no time getting started as the new president of Ogeechee Technical College, scheduling a meeting at 7:15 a.m. on her first day.
The Statesboro Regional Library will be filled with the sounds of both music and children when the library plays host to members of the Southern Georgia Symphony for the Magic of Music, a special "hands on" program designed to introduce area children to the instruments and musicians on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Red Cross officials say they are facing a critical blood shortage that is causing them to cut blood shipments to local hospitals.
Every week the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com ask a question of general interest. Look for the responses every Wednesday in Boro Snapshot.
During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.
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.
A policy amendment limiting what employees of Bulloch County's public schools may include in the signature line of emails took effect Friday.
ATLANTA - State government officials scaled back their emergency operations and crews worked to finish restoring power to homes and businesses as conditions improved following a winter storm that dumped snow and ice on much of Georgia.
Because of power outages affecting thousands of homes in the area, hotels and motels were booked to capacity Wednesday and again Thursday night.
A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.
Accumulating ice brought tree limbs crashing down onto power lines Wednesday, causing widespread power outages in the Statesboro area.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.