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.
Statesboro's Planning Commission has recommended against a zoning change and height variance for a four-story hotel and an Enmark gas station proposed to be built on Fair Road at the Georgia Avenue intersection.
State fire officials are offering a reward for information about an intentional fire that caused extensive smoke and heat damage this week to a school that houses the Candler County Boys & Girls Club.
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.