Two years after an alarming slump in payments, the Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service has improved the revenue it receives from patient billing. So for now, at least, the county government is keeping the billing in-house.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.
ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.
DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.
If Luke Teague, Ogeechee Technical College's 2014 GOAL winner, dresses like a funeral director, there is a reason. He works at a funeral home in Augusta and commutes to classes in the Funeral Service Education program at Ogeechee Tech.
A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.
At Tuesday's Statesboro City Council meeting, Mayor Jan Moore said a discussion at the previous meeting about enforcement of a public restroom requirement for businesses should not have taken place.
Advanced Patrol Officer Craig Coleman was honored Tuesday in front of City Council as the Statesboro Police Department's 2013 Officer of the Year, while Capt. Tom Woodrum received the Meritorious Service Medal, which is not presented every year.
After an armed robbery and assault Saturday at a home on Morris Street, Statesboro police arrested a man on six new charges ranging from burglary to sexual battery as well as on an Atlanta wanted notice.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a writer's error, the announcer of the Bulloch County Spelling Bee's job was incorrectly identified in a front-page article Tuesday. Susan Manack is a counselor at Sallie Zetterower Elementary. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia.
The 29th annual Georgia Artists with DisAbilities statewide exhibition will be on display at the Statesboro Regional Library throughout this month.
After four months in operation, the local mental health court, officially the Bulloch County Accountability/Treatment Court, has seven clients. The first three have avoided further arrests and are now doing volunteer work in the community.
With entries ranging from a story about college students getting stuck in a video game to the ghost of a Civil War officer returning for a charm, the 2013 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.
The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.
Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.
In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.
An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.
A local woman hopes someone has seen her lost horse, Buddy, who spooked and fled just minutes after arriving at his new home.
With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.
One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.
One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.
Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.
The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.
WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.
The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.
BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.
Georgia Republican Party District 12 Chairman Mike Welsh on Monday announced a series of debates for Republican candidates in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Georgia Southern University has selected Gov. Nathan Deal and Jemelleh Coes, the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna, as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.