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 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.
With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.
School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.
A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.
An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.
Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.
The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.
Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.
For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.
Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.