Auditioning for the Georgia All-State Band is one of the most prestigious and toughest competitions high school musicians face each year. To earn first chair in your instrument - beating out about 1,000 of the most talented musicians in the state - is a remarkable achievement. To do it twice is almost unheard of.
Statesboro Police arrested a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.
NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday after striking a bird that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, North Carolina, when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in New York City.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 15, 2008
With a theme covering the days of slavery to the day America inaugurates its first black president, the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade kicks off Monday with a long line of local celebrities, floats and more.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed a slimmed-down budget Wednesday that slashes spending to close a $2.2 billion budget hole. But he also wants to boost borrowing to stimulate the state's economy by creating 20,000 jobs building schools and libraries.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 14, 2008
During the Register Town Council mid-year budget review Tuesday night, the mayor and council members discussed the possibility of raising fees and taxes.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 13, 2008
Temperatures are expected to plummet by Thursday as an arctic blast comes this way, sending the mercury down to the low 20s and even into the teens by Friday and Saturday, weather experts say.
A man who touched an 8-year-old girl inappropriately and made suggestive sexual remarks to her in front of witnesses is behind bars without bond, and could be deported if officials discover he is in the country illegally, investigators said.
Dr. Michael Guido, hospitalized recently for pneumonia and other illnesses, took a turn toward improvement Saturday.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, January 12, 2008
Get ready to get your hick-hop on, because Muzik Mafia member Cowboy Troy will be in da house at Retriever's Thursday, Jan. 15. He told Connect Statesboro he is excited about coming to Georgia because "Georgia has always been real cool for us."
A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.
Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.
Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.
EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.
(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.
ATLANTA - In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a constitutional time limit.
Georgia Southern University's police Chief Mike Russell is retiring in May, and a female officer, Maj. Laura McCullough, will serve as interim chief until the vacated position is filled.
The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will open Saturday, kicking off a season offering fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, dairy products, meats and more.
A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.
Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.
Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.
Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.
Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.