Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.
Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.
A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.
FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.
A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.
For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.
The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to grant a request for a setback variance on property located at the corner of Northside Drive and Lee Street. Currently owned by Dr. Stephen Jordan, the move would make way for O'Reilly Auto Parts to purchase the property and build a new 7,200 square foot store on the site. The property is currently zoned C-1, appropriate for a retail store.
By PHIL BOYUM
The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.
A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.
The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to take the first step towards installing infrastructure that would support a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. This includes entering into a agreement between the council, the Bulloch County Board of Commisioners, the Bulloch County Board of Education and the Flying J Corporation.
A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Janice Love is on the road to recovery after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 9. She and her son Leamon, who donated one of his kidneys, are back home in Statesboro and both doing fine.
A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.
The Statesboro City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of items including setting the property tax millage rate for the 2007 year.
ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.
When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.
EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.
ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.
The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.
Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.