The Statesboro Alcohol Control Board set a date Tuesday for a planning session to discuss potential changes to the alcohol ordinance. Reducing the first offense penalty from three days to one day and possibly removing the 50/50 requirement from restaurants - allowing for the creating of 21-and-over bars - is on the table.
A Statesboro Police officer was among nine local suspects indicted on auto theft ring charges. Advanced Patrol Officer John Fitzgerald Jones, 43, Meadowlark Circle, was placed on administrative leave without pay after his arrest on charges of conspiracy, possession of counterfeit state securities (vehicle titles) and making false statements.
Nine local residents face an initial appearance today before a federal judge regarding their arrests for involvement in a huge auto theft ring that spans several states.
Tempers flared and arguments became heated Tuesday as Statesboro City Council members met with Bulloch County Commissioners to discuss the fate of a 22-year agreement between the two governmental agencies regarding fire service to a specific area outside the Statesboro city limits.
Three separate incidents landed a Pamela Way man in jail on several charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.
Bulloch County Commissioners will meet Tuesday with Statesboro City Council members and Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher to discuss fire protection services.
Sponsored by the Bulloch County branch of the NAACP, the theme for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008 is: "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great." The goal is to honor Americans who, in their everyday lives, take a stand for justice for all.
With the Georgia General Assembly set to begin its 40-day session Monday, Bulloch County-area legislators offered their thoughts on the hot topics for 2008.
Restaurant inspection scores have dropped an average of five points, since the Georgia Department of Human Resources changed the inspection guidelines, according to observations by local health officials.
Ogeechee Technical College and the Stay in School Project recently played host to best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.
Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch placed three Bulloch County transportation department employees on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation regarding road improvements to Vera Lane, a lonely dirt road stretching between Ga. 46 and U.S. 301 South near Register.
A Portal family lost their home Thursday to a house fire possibly caused by a faulty surge protector. Portal Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said the fire originated in a child's bedroom and the surge protector is likely the cause. However, the investigation is ongoing, he said.
Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said is responsible for at least 15 burglaries in the area. Lamars Gavin, 33, Finch's Trailer Park, is behind bars, charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft by taking, and marijuana possession, aid Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
Two men suspected in a bank robbery Tuesday face additional charges, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
As the holidays approach, it is time to embrace the season of giving and togetherness.
From grinding sugarcane for syrup to the use of drones in farming, Evans County this Friday and Saturday will celebrate the role that agriculture has played in the county's first 100 years.
Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.
Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal eked out a re-election victory Tuesday after a bruising campaign, defeating Democrat Jason Carter despite shifting demographics in the Republican stronghold of Georgia and the family pedigree of his opponent.
SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.
Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.
The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.
The only truly local election Tuesday gets its own ballot.
The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, recently accepted a limited-edition poster painted by Beverly Buchanan, an award-winning, highly celebrated artist.
STANFORD, Calif. - Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
"Flexibility options" that exempt school systems from class-size limits, teacher pay scales and teacher certification requirements are generally not a good thing, Georgia Association of Educators President Dr. Sid Chapman told the Statesboro Herald.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The candidates for Georgia governor campaigned in separate areas of the state on Saturday, with both Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter counting on support from big names in a final push to Tuesday's election.
The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.