AUGUSTA - For one last time, the Godfather of Soul fronted a raucous funk group cranking out some of the most influential soul songs of all time.
After 14 years of budgets, zoning issues, road complaints, and exciting new county projects, Bill Smith stepped down from the Bulloch County Commission. Tuesday Smith was honored with a reception just before his successor Robert Rushing took over the reins by participating in his first commission meeting.
The drop-in reception from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Bulloch County Annex was open to the public. Refreshments were served and Smith was presented with a special gift from the commission.
Statesboro Police, responding to a call from Bulloch County Central 911, met with a man who said two juveniles robbed him of $14 and a cell phone. Within minutes Advanced Patrol Officer John Jones took the two juveniles into custody, charging them with strong arm robbery, battery, false imprisonment and unruly juvenile before taking them to jail.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are teaming up with officers from other counties to solve a rash of church burglaries in Southeast Georgia. Three area churches were victimized recently, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.
Statesboro Police arrested five men Saturday they said are responsible for a rash of burglaries in the area.
Bulloch County residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas Tree can once again "Bring One for the Chipper" and turn their tree into mulch.
NEW YORK - A white, horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the ''Godfather of Soul.''
Suspects in a Jan. 16 hostage incident that gained national attention will face Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed for a trial next month.
WASHINGTON - Gerald R. Ford was a man of limited ambition who, through bizarre circumstances never before experienced by the country, achieved an office that others win through the greatest determination and calculation.
A rule of thumb for New Year's Eve festivities: if it goes "bang" or "kaboom," it's likely illegal.
Forget last-minute shopping for Christmas. For a Sylvania man Friday, it was more like last-minute robbing.
Officials at DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group outside Detroit knew they had a problem when studies showed, year after year, a quarter of Chrysler owners were interested in sport utility vehicles. And, a majority of these SUV-minded owners were leaving Chrysler to get an SUV from a competitor.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Former President Gerald R. Ford, who declared ''Our long national nightmare is over'' as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK - James Brown's music career will come full circle when his body is brought to rest on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, where he made his explosive debut, and the world changed to his beat.
Armando Moran missed the after Thanksgiving sales earlier this year, so he wasn't going to pass up a second chance to save some money as he and others hit the stores early Tuesday morning looking for after Christmas sales.
The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.
WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.
The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.
BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.
Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.
Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.
BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.
ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.