WAYCROSS, Ga. - Firefighters were making slow progress Thursday against two wildfires that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes and destroyed 14 houses as they spread over more than 45 square miles of tinder-dry forest in southeast Georgia.
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.
A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.