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Statesboro Police set up ‘bait cars’ to help prevent break-ins
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Break in to a car this holiday season, and police in Statesboro might be waiting for you. They say they want everybody to know you run the risk of arrest and felony charges.
Georgia Southern breaks ground on engineering and research center
Statesboro, Ga. (WTGS) — It was a special day Wednesday on the Statesboro Campus at Georgia Southern University. Faculty and staff welcomed Governor Nathan Deal for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new engineering and research building.
Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts just keeps getting better
STATESBORO, Ga. — Shai Werts has come a long way in a short time. The Georgia Southern quarterback is not the same person, nor the same player he was last year while starting all but one game in his redshirt freshman season. The Eagles (9-3, 6-2 in Sun Belt this year) went 2-10 last season, but the
Governor Deal joins groundbreaking on GSU campus
Wednesday night Governor Deal visited Statesboro in what may be one of his final visits to the local area before he leaves office. He joined the Georgia Southern community for a groundbreaking on a new research and engineering building.
Morris State expands in southeastern Ga. with FMB acquisition
Morris State Bancshares in Dublin, Ga., has agreed to buy FMB Equibanc in Statesboro, Ga. Morris State said in a press release Wednesday that it will pay $23.6 million for FMB. The purchase, which is expected to close in the second quarter, allows Morris to enter Bulloch County in southeastern Georg
Student enrollment down at GSU; consolidation could be to blame
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Less than two years ago next month, Armstrong State and Georgia Southern learned the University System of Georgia planned to consolidate them into one school.
Savannah Police investigate head on collision on Benton Blvd.
Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a head-on collision on Benton Boulevard early Thursday that resulted in serious injuries to several occupants. Just after midnight a Ford Taurus, driven by Kerri Beasley, 36, of Savannah, was traveling south on Benton Boulevard approachin
Two dead in Effingham County after apparent murder-suicide
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people died on Tuesday morning in what deputies are calling a murder-suicide. Deputies were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call about a shooting in the 200 block of Woodland Drive at 7:00 a.m.
Approximately 2,200 degrees conferred during Georgia Southern’s 2018 Fall Commencement ceremonies
On Dec. 7 and 8, approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty Campuses received degrees in three Fall Commencement ceremonies.
3 Statesboro men arrested after drug bust
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Three people have been arrested on felony drug charges as a result of an investigative operation that lasted over a month. On Dec. 6, the Statesboro Police Department’s SWAT and Impact Teams jointly executed a search warrant at a home on Spruce Street. During the search, they
GSU football players leave for Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern fans have their eyes on Montgomery, Alabama from now through Saturday. The Eagles left Tuesday morning, heading out to the Raycom Media Camillia Bowl. Players, coaches, and their families packed up for the trip.
Effingham County deputies investigating apparent murder-suicide
Springfield, Ga. (WTGS FOX 28) — The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Tuesday morning, according to a release. Deputies were called to the scene just before 7 a.m. after receiving a call that there had been a shooting in the 200 block of Woo
Armed robbery at Dollar General in Claxton
An armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General in Claxton around 11:15 a.m. this morning. The suspect is at large. If you recognize this person or have any information, please contact Investigator Moser at the Claxton Police Department, 912-739-2121.
9-year-old's Christmas wish for aunt fighting breast cancer
BROOKLET, Ga. (WSAV) - A 9-year-old from Brooklet has a special Christmas wish this year. In a letter to Santa Claus, Liam, of Brooklet, says he’s been really good this year. He asked Santa for just two things -- including a wish for his Aunt Kimberly, a teacher in Appling County.
Eagles defeat Trinity in basketball action
The middle school teams and the varsity boys of David Emanuel Academy defeated Trinity-Statesboro in Statesboro in basketball action on Dec. 4. On Dec. 10, the Eagles hosted Trinity-Statesboro, and again won all three games.
Georgia Southern prepares for bowl
STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern (9-3, 6-2 in Sun Belt) conducted its final Statesboro practice of the year on Monday morning at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles will leave from the Ted Smith Family Football Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning and the team is expected to arrive in Montgomery, Ala., at th
Meet Statesboro Police's newest addition: Mono the drug-sniffing dog
Statesboro, Ga. (WTGS FOX28) — K-9 Mono, the Statesboro Police Department's newest addition to their K-9 Unit. He's the department's second drug-sniffing dog. "If he smells drugs he'll alert by sitting down," said Office Brice Scott.
City of Metter upgrading Welcome Center
METTER, GA (WTOC) - If you travel anywhere between Savannah and Macon, you’ve likely stopped in Metter once or twice. City leaders hope what they’re doing with their Welcome Center will give you a chance to stop and learn more about their town.
2 cousins found shot dead in Georgia home: 'This has broken us totally apart'
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Two men were found shot to death in a Georgia home early Monday, police said. The men, identified as 33-year-old Michael Wigfall and 36-year-old Robert Collier, were lying on the ground in the DeKalb County home when police arrived about 1 a.m., according to an incident report o
Sudanese refugee receives doctorate from Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - More than 1,000 Georgia Southern University graduates walked across the stage in Statesboro on Friday, and others will follow suit Saturday. Every graduate on the field, no doubt, has a story of how they or their family sacrificed for their education, but not quite like one i