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Parole was denied a second time for Bennie Lee Saxton Jr., a man sentenced to life for crimes including two rape incidents in Statesboro 15 years ago.
Today is "A Day for Southern," where over 200 volunteers will be canvassing Statesboro and Bulloch County to round up donations for Georgia Southern's annual fund raising campaign.
A licensed kennel owner faces nine counts of animal cruelty after state and local officials seized 10 dogs from her home.
A group has organized in Statesboro aimed at getting more students at Georgia Southern University registered to vote.
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Thursday approved a $385.7 million budget that includes a $5 per credit hour increase in student tuition. The board's approval came during its monthly meeting, which was held at Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. Ogeechee Technical College is part of the system.
State fire marshal officials and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fire that took the life of a 32-year-old woman.
Workers put up a new sign at the Statesboro Mall on Northside Drive on Thursday. Though the temperature wasn't high, the crew still worked up a sweat preparing the new lighted, programmable sign, which will soon greet shoppers coming to the venerable retail outlet. The new sign isn't the only new addition the mall has seen lately - a new Starbucks coffee shop opened in its parking lot last month.
A man whom police said held his estranged wife against her will, bit her on the face and threatened to kill her is behind bars without bond, according to Bulloch County Jail officials.
Statesboro City Council members voted Wednesday to send a letter to Bulloch County requesting a renegotiation of the fire services contract. City officials believe the existing agreement is no longer sufficient to pay for the level of service provided to residents living within five miles of the city limits.
Who is eligible to vote in the upcoming city of Statesboro election and the responsibilties and restrictions of voter registrars has caused confusion recently in the wake of a grass roots group forming to register voters.
ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit's brain said Wednesday.
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The newest Statesboro Legend in the Arts is being honored in an induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Commissioned by the Statesboro Arts Council, local artist, Collin Smith is unveiling an exhibit that he has created and developed tirelessly in the inductee's honor.
South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.
A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.
ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.
A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.
Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.
A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.
Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.
Bulloch County's alternative school, Transitions Learning Center, will soon go from half-day sessions to a full day for each student and will get a counselor. But the Board of Education did not back a request to add a certified math teacher for the program.
RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.
Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.
Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday
SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.
STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.