Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.
Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.
A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.
FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.
A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.
For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.
The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to grant a request for a setback variance on property located at the corner of Northside Drive and Lee Street. Currently owned by Dr. Stephen Jordan, the move would make way for O'Reilly Auto Parts to purchase the property and build a new 7,200 square foot store on the site. The property is currently zoned C-1, appropriate for a retail store.
By PHIL BOYUM
The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.
A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.
The Statesboro City Council voted Tuesday to take the first step towards installing infrastructure that would support a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development at the corner of 301 South and I-16. This includes entering into a agreement between the council, the Bulloch County Board of Commisioners, the Bulloch County Board of Education and the Flying J Corporation.
A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Janice Love is on the road to recovery after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 9. She and her son Leamon, who donated one of his kidneys, are back home in Statesboro and both doing fine.
A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.
The Statesboro City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of items including setting the property tax millage rate for the 2007 year.
Three convenience store robberies early Tuesday morning have Metter police and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking suspects.
Georgia Southern University's 41st annual "A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million. This marks the second straight year the campaign has raised more than $2 million.
Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.
Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.
Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.
Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.
ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."
Georgia Southern University kicks off its 41st annual "A Day for Southern" community fundraising campaign Tuesday. The fundraising tradition began as a way for Georgia Southern supporters to contribute to the ongoing success of the university.
Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82.
SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.
MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.
A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.
Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.
Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.
When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.