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Hostage situation ends in Bulloch

A three-hour police standoff on Mill Branch Club Road Friday afternoon ended peacefully after an armed man holding three victims hostage gave up and allowed himself to be taken into custody.

October 25, 2008 | by HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police make arrest in home invasion

Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking others they said robbed a Gentilly Road man Sept. 27 after breaking into his home.

October 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - October 11

Statesboro Police Arrests

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Reports: Pranks by local students leave cars, homes vandalized

High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple "rolling" yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

October 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two Fla. women arrested on prostitution, drug charges

An undercover operation conducted by the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit netted two Florida women police said were soliciting sex.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Let the games begin - Special Olympics underway at Mill Creek

Mill Creek Park was filled with thousands of smiles Friday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Fall Games paved the way for a weekend filled with fun activities for disabled and special education athletes.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: 'Suspicious' couple arrested after complaint in Hazelwood subdivision

A couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a woman complained they were acting suspiciously in the Hazlewood subdivision, and their refusal to cooperate with Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies led to charges, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: Five arrested on drug charges at The Pointe at Southern apartments

After receiving a tip about possible drug activity taking place at a residence at The Pointe at Southern apartments, members of the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit investigated and ended up arresting five on drug charges Tuesday, according to reports.

October 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students' homecoming pranks could lead to arrests, charges

It's homecoming season, and local high school students are keeping with tradition by pulling pranks. However, many property owners don't find the pranks funny, and they're calling the law.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Viracon layoff affects 164 Statesboro employees

More than 150 employees of one of Statesboro's largest industries face a layoff effective Monday in light of recent economic crisis.

October 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2008 Fair Book dedicated in honor of longtime Kiwanian

Thirty years is a long time to belong to a club, but it's nowhere near the end of the line for long-time Statesboro Kiwanis Club member Vince Galasso.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair exhibit competition entries welcome

The 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is right around the corner, and the agricultural fair involves much more than a midway filled with rides.

October 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Council members say they won’t abstain from alcohol licensing vote

Two Statesboro city councilmen who acknowledge being friends with a bar owner facing an upcoming licensing hearing say there is no reason for abstaining from voting on the issue.

September 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Tales from the Tomb’ gets earlier start this year

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become "historically spooky" when the "Tales from the Tomb" tours begin.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-21-14; Adopted from animal shelter — three dogs and one cat.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-20-14; A man told police he was “pepper sprayed” during a fight.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-19-14; Two women argued over who owned a cellphone.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-18-14; An alcohol compliance check resulted in two citations for underage drinking

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Screven County reports a new phone scam

An old scam with a new twist has been circulating around Screven County, and law enforcement officials are reminding residents to be wary of phone calls from people seeking money.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-17-14; Police responded to a complaint of people being loud, using profanity.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

A Statesboro businessman hoping to host a Georgia Southern University alumni ball during homecoming weekend said he intends to make every possible effort to keep the event safe.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

Jury selection for the trial of two men accused of committing a "hit-style" murder was postponed Monday when a Bulloch County Superior Court judge moved to turn the case over to another judge.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 9-16-14; A suspect took one pair of Nike socks from a three-pack and fled Belk.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — eight dogs and 27 cats.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-13-14; A man took a kitchen faucet from a shelf and tried to get a refund for it.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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