ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.
A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.
Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.
It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.
JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.
Now the Republican Party's nominees, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rick Allen have come out battling against their opponents while making common cause between themselves.
Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.
A 38-year-old man left with his wife and two children after threatening to kill the children and himself, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.
The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.
This week, Statesboro City Council heard input from owners and managers of drinking establishments on the new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance now in the works. Council members also suggested forming an alcohol advisory board with license holders as members.
Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.
The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.
ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.
Having lost all of its cash to an alleged theft by a trusted volunteer, Feed the Boro, which distributes free meals each Thanksgiving, has placed itself under the umbrella of Food Bank Inc., also known as the Statesboro food bank.
New federal rules that took effect over summer break have driven higher-fat and sugar-laden items from Bulloch County Schools vending machines. Now the schools are waiting for the other whole-grain muffin to drop regarding fundraisers during school hours.
About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at Community Health Systems, which owns a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.
A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.
The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.
Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.
The intersection around West Main and College streets will be closed from about 8:30 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday for completion of the crosswalk upgrade, said engineer Marcos Trejo in the city's engineering department.
SAVANNAH - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.
Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.
And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.
A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.
The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.
Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts Summer Ballet Intensive Friday.
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