A Portal man first fired upon his home with a shotgun Saturday, then set it on fire, investigators said.
A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Club named longtime member and past president Mike Bowen as the 2007 Kiwanian of the Year during the club's anniversary celebration held in February.
The recent arrest of two men finalized a months-long roundup of seven suspects investigators said were part of a burglary ring that stole copper and other items, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.
A Georgia state flag was on its 151st stop in a 159 county journey across the state when it visited Bullcoh County at the council annex on North Main Street Thursday. The flag will adorn the newly converted USS Georgia scheduled for a return to service ceremony on March 28. Accompanying the flag are proclamations and signatures from all 159 Georgia county commissions declaring their support for the men and women serving aboard the submarine.
With Mayor Bill Hatcher out, Mayor Pro-tem Joe Brannen oversaw a relatively uneventful Statesboro City Council meeting earlier this week.
About 800 fourth graders from the Ogeechee River basin descended upon Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Building for Winning Water: the 2008 Children's Water Festival.
A line of storms similar to those that swept across Southeast Georgia Saturday is expected to head Bulloch County's way Wednesday afternoon and into the night. While the storms are not forecast to be as dangerous as the weekend weather that left two people dead in Georgia, officials urge area residents to monitor weather conditions.
About 300 people came out on Saturday to participate in the third annual African American Business Owner's Coalition awards banquet. The event, held at the Russell Union Ballroom on the campus of Georgia Southern University, recognized the achievements of several prominent Statesboro business owners. It also offered information and motivation for economic and community development.
Laura "Molly" Bickerton, a radiologic technology student at Ogeechee Technical College, was named local winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a luncheon held Monday at Ogeechee Tech. The announcement was made by Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.
Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.
ATLANTA - With most of the city's downtown tourism infrastructure damaged by a tornado, officials are scrambling to make sure no upcoming conventions move to other cities.
Georgia Lottery retailer Clyde's Market in Portal received last week a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus for selling a Mega Millions jackpot ticket.
Bi-Lo will hold a job fair today to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Statesboro area.
Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates, a newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report card shows.
GUYTON - Police officers still are chasing leads and trying to find who was responsible for a Saturday morning shootout.
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch is recommending that the Board of Commissioners not roll back its millage rate and so is issuing a notice, to comply with the Georgia Taxpayer Bill of Rights, of a pending 1 percent property tax increase.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.
ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.
This time, Statesboro City Council has specifically invited people who sell alcoholic beverages to discuss the proposed replacement of the city's alcohol law.
ATLANTA - The first outside political group has already started to hammer Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn using her leaked campaign plan that detailed her strategy and discussed her potential weaknesses as an Atlanta nonprofit executive seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.
ATLANTA - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.
Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.
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