The body of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride III, 30, the Statesboro native killed on duty in Afghanistan Dec. 21, will be returned home New Year's Day via Statesboro Bulloch County Airport, according to arrangements a funeral home released Tuesday on behalf of his family.
A $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation will nearly double the program funding of the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County for 2016 and help to rescue "last chance" animals, said Humane Society Past President Kania Greer, who wrote the grant application.
A "violent fugitive" from Atlanta hiding in an attic at an Eagle Heights apartment was arrested on Christmas Day by Bulloch County law enforcement.
Almost a year and a half after 18-year-old Michael Gatto was killed in an attack by a 20-year-old bartender, attorneys are still hashing out details, with no solid trial date in sight.
As we wind down the year, I wanted to update you on a few projects of interest.
Military Advanced Education & Transition has awarded the Georgia Southern University College of Business the designation of a Top School in its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities. The guide measures best practices in military and veteran education. Recently released, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The death toll in the Southeast climbed to 18 on Saturday after days of tumultuous weather - unusual warmth, tornadoes and torrential downpours - wreaked havoc during the Christmas holiday.
A reader called the newspaper recently asking what had become of the RIF distribution from the Statesboro Regional Library.
A memorial service set for Saturday to honor U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr. has been postponed.
The mayor of Register wants to reduce and replace the town's current police department, citing costs that exceed income, but council members disagree, and local business owners just want what they view as excessive policing to stop.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state's largest city.
Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.
From a lighted manger scene with the holy family framed in simple, white silhouette to a Santa wielding an axe at the gnarly remains of an actual tree, the things that Sammy Bullins makes from plywood and paint add joy to Christmas for visiting children – and for Bullins.
MOBILE, Ala. - Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to help Georgia Southern beat Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday night.
Alumni of the Statesboro High School Class of 2003 plan to host a memorial service in honor of their classmate, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr., Saturday at 5 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.
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