About 200 men and women stood in the blazing sun, dripping sweat, fighting gnats and sunburn, and all the while playing dynamic music or spinning flags, rifles and batons.
It will be a hot time in the city Saturday as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway, but the heat won't keep the fun at bay as a foot race, a parade and lots of peanuts lure visitors into the sun.
The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.
As Jean Williams stood in in the RAC on Georgia Southern's campus waiting for her son to check in, she had a mixture of emotions.
Chris Morris couldn't wait to get to college. The freshman from Snellville was so anxious to leave his home and get to school that he signed up for Project BUILD, a week-long leadership training program for new students, which started the week before classes.
Georgia Southern could see record enrollment this year as the school may crack the 17,000 student mark for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Forecasts for the remainder of the week reflect what we already know - it's hot, and getting hotter. As the temperatures soar, experts warn people about the heat - and the heat index.
With heat indexes in the neighborhood of 115 degrees for the past few days, Bulloch County school administrators are keeping watch over all outdoor practices. And, if the heat doesn't let up, officials may consider moving practices for football, cross country, band and all other outdoor activities to the evening
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.
A woman fleeing state troopers was charged with several traffic offenses after running a stop sign and crashing into an 18-wheeler.
ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.
During the hottest week so far this year, Statesboro High School students have had to deal with limited air conditioning. Oscillating fans and bottled water helped students keep their cool as the school's cooling system struggled under the heat wave, working at only 75 percent capacity due to calcification buildup in water pipes.
SAVANNAH - The steel beams shipped from overseas for use in construction of the 9/11 memorial in New York are so massive that a flatbed tractor-trailer can only carry one at a time.
SAVANNAH - About 270 children and 30 adults have been asked to take an antibiotic that helps prevent bacterial meningitis after attending a summer day camp with a child likely suffering from the infection.
A woman was injured Thursday in a crash that occurred while she was fleeing from a Georgia State Patrol trooper, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.
In less than a month, Mrs. Lottie Olliff Johnson would have celebrated her 90th birthday. And what a party it most likely would have been.
Recent undercover work by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team led to the recovery of about $50,000 worth of stolen property.
Arlo Guthrie is set to perform Jan. 30 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.
The 2015 MLK Celebration speaker Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, has been postponed until next month.
JACKSON - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.
ATLANTA - Georgia's top leaders were united on Tuesday: Something must be done this year to pay for the state's transportation needs.
A man with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement will take the reins next week as Brooklet's new police chief.
Georgia Southern University has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. The program educates students about the dangers of alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving.
Chicago's legendary sketch and improvisational troupe will bring its zany brand of comedy to the Emma Kelly Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.
Even though proms are still months away, spending for some local teens has already kicked into high gear. From purchasing designer gowns to reserving oversized limos, prom spending has risen dramatically in recent years, even during a struggling economy.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration online programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best online programs for 2015.
In a longstanding company tradition, Willingway Hospital awarded John Williamson, certified addiction counselor, Level II, the 2014 Employee of the Year designation during its annual staff Christmas party.
A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.
In the year that Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County expects to start construction of its 50th home, the nonprofit group is headed in some new directions.