WAYCROSS - Hundreds of southeast Georgia residents were unable to return to their homes Friday morning as wildfires that have already blackened more than 95 square miles threatened to spread in the area and jump a major highway.
Like the raging wildfire that has been consuming much of Ware County this week, rumors surrounding a conflict between Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield and a Waycross fire department official have run rampant. However, Merrifield said the conflict was merely a "difference in opinion."
Police charged a woman in a missing persons case after locating a 16-year-old Statesboro girl in Screven County.
Walker Pharmacy was honored Wednesday as Statesboro-Bulloch County's Small Business of the Year at a luncheon hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Retail Committee.
ATLANTA - Two Atlanta police officers, one of them now retired, pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 92-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid.
ATLANTA - While the Georgia State Patrol is tasked with keeping highways safe, its presence on roads drops significantly around the state in the late night and early morning hours.
Bulloch County firefighters joined in the fight this week against the largest wildfire in Georgia history. Twenty Statesboro firefighters and 15 Bulloch County firefighters, plus others who volunteered on an unofficial basis, worked long hours to help battle the blaze.
Facilities updates were the main focus at last week's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting. Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent of Business and Finance, presented a brief overview of the progress at school construction projects around the county.
Statesboro police are seeking information about a teenage Statesboro High School student whom they said is missing. Detectives hope citizens can provide information about the teen's whereabouts so her family can know she is safe.
WAYCROSS - Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate for a few hours and authorities closed a highway early Wednesday after a wildfire that has spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp crossed a highway and began moving toward a community south of Waycross.
WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.
Thousands of country music fans will descend upon Paulson Stadium Friday night and the Georgia Southern University Police are working with other agencies in the county to ensure a good time for everyone.
At the request of the Statesboro City Council, the Georgia Legislature approved the annexation of Monster Storage, located on the Veterans Memorial Bypass, into the city limits, over the objections of the business' owner.
Country superstar Brad Paisley will bring his every-man lyrics and down-to-earth attitude to Statesboro's Paulson Stadium Friday night as part of the "Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour."
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.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.
Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.
BROOKLET - City Council decided not to dissolve the town's police department after all, voting Thursday night to keep the 106-year-old agency as it is.
ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.