After three years of investigation, hundreds of motions filed, evidence logged and other work leading up to a high-profile murder trial, the last of three defendants waited until the day after his jury was selected to change a "not guilty" plea to guilty.
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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, November 14, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, November 13, 2008
Lt. Col. Tom Bright is building a team at the Statesboro Armory. Bright is commander of the 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion that has its headquarters at the Armory. The brigade is preparing for a 10-month mission in Afghanistan beginning in mid-2009.
A Hagan man was charged with murdering his mother Tuesday and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are seeking answers regarding the murder of a man whose body was found in his Pembroke home Monday.
Statesboro and Bulloch County will get a "world view" Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the area's Fourth Annual International Festival.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, November 10, 2008
The cafeteria was full Monday night during the Portal Middle-High School Council meeting. Many citizens showed up to voice concern that plans for a new middle-high school may not include a new gymnasium, but others praised the Bulloch County Board of Education for budgeting a new school only a few years after board members considered closing the school.
A murder trial slated to begin Monday was canceled after a man charged in the double homicide entered a guilty plea.
Judge Gary L. Mikell will be the keynote speaker for Tuesday's Veteran's Day Recognition event at the Emma Kelly Theater at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Averitt Center for the Arts and American Legion Dexter Post 90 to honor all who have served or are serving the United States during a time of war.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, November 7, 2008
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.
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.