The statistics are startling. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Approximately 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. About 50 percent of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse kill their victims. Yet research shows that a woman will leave her significant other seven times before actually staying away.
The 26th annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival drew hundreds to Portal for a weekend of family fun.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Bulloch County Commissioners decided to move forward with the proposal to extend water and sewer infrastructure to the I-16 and U.S 301 South interchange, in order to facilitate a 22-acre Flying J truck stop development.
During the third day of early voting for the Statesboro City Council, 210 individuals came out to cast their ballots - about the same as Tuesday's total. City Election Superintendent Judy McCorkle said voting was a little slow in the morning, picking up after 1 p.m. with a bit of a rush between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The Bulloch County School system will send letters out Monday warning parents of the dangers of an antibiotic-resistant staph that has infected at least two students in the county.
For the first time in many years, the Catface Country Turpentine Festival in Portal will last two days, not just one.
Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 1 and 3. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:
The 16th Annual American Diabetes Association's (ADA) only fundraising campaign in Bulloch County is still under way with fundraising events taking place through December in the hopes of hitting the audacious $100,000 goal set by the organizing team. The campaign is currently sitting at roughly $66,000.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County hosted Pet Fun Day Saturday at Memorial Park on Fair Road.
Full, uncut performance of the SEB band's award-winning show - presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
The Portal I.G.A. grocery store was robbed early Friday morning in what appears to be a professional job.
The Town of Register has called for a referendum to determine if package sales of distilled spirits - liquor - will be allowed in the city limits. The vote is scheduled for Nov. 6 and requires a simple majority in order to pass.
The Southeast Bulloch High School Marching Band went down to Blackshear Saturday to take part in the 2007 annual Sound of Silver Marching Band Competition. The Yellow Jackets came home loaded with gold medals, sweeping top honors, including the Grand Champion award.
SAVANNAH - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.
MACON - The morning the girls integrated the Bibb County schools, there was still a virtual mountain to climb.
A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.
Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby said Friday that no foul play is suspected in the case of a Jenkins County man missing since early July.
Legendary Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley, along with his wife, Barbara, will be the featured speakers at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.
When doctors told him he might have only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell decided to make some changes.
After recent violent crimes implicating teenagers and reports by law enforcement that gangs are active here, Bulloch County Schools officials are speeding up plans for a full-day alternative school. A night-school session also is proposed.
Mike Buchan has resigned as Brooklet's police chief, and town council members intend to start a search for his replacement soon.
A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.
ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.
Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.
A Statesboro bar where a man recently was beaten, and who later died, settled a lawsuit regarding a 2010 incident in which a victim suffered a brain injury when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, according to a Savannah lawyer.
Former City Manager Frank Parker filed suit against the city of Statesboro and its elected officials Wednesday in Bulloch County Superior Court, alleging that he was wrongfully fired and asking that he be reinstated and awarded unspecified damages.
The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.