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Bulloch Memorial Day observance at Averitt Center

The Hon. William Josiah Neville will speak Monday at the Fourth Annual Memorial Day observance held at 11 a.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


School construction continues

School's out for summer, but school construction goes on. Whether it's the final touches of the new Statesboro High School, wing extensions at Langston Chapel and Southeast Bulloch middle schools, a new wing at Brooklet Elementary or plans being drawn up for the new Portal Middle High School, workers are continuing their tasks while the classrooms are empty.

June 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jail complex named after former sheriff Arnold Ray Akins

Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was visibly moved Wednesday as he watched current sheriff Lynn Anderson unveil a new sign in front of the Bulloch County Jail.

June 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clito man arrested on child molestation charges

A Clito man is behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested him on charges of molesting a teenage relative.

June 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City of Statesboro employee charged with theft

Police arrested a City of Statesboro employee last week on charges of stealing city property – gasoline and motor vehicle parts.

June 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Seriousness of simulated attack at Paulson amazes Herald reporter

(Note: The following is an account of Thursday's hostage drill at Paulson Stadium by Statesboro Herald reporter Holli Deal Bragg. The drill was conducted as if the situation was very real. Here is the drill reported as if it was real.)

June 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drill at Paulson a success

On one hand, it was a drill that tested the skills of local law enforcement and public safety officials. On the other hand, it was role playing at its best and an opportunity for those involved to have a little fun.

May 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Law enforcement to participate in drill at Paulson Thursday

Citizens driving past Paulson Stadium this morning may be concerned about the saturation of law enforcement and public safety officials in the area, but it's only a drill.

May 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE honors retiring employees at RJ's

Imagine 37 years spent working in education. That's how many years Brooklet Elementary School Principal Priscilla Clifton has dedicated to helping young people, and now she's retiring.

May 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Twister in Bulloch?

National Weather Service agents are still working to determine whether a storm that ripped apart a mobile home in the Nevils area, as well as caused damage elsewhere in the county, was in fact a tornado.

May 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help 'Stamp Out Hunger' Saturday by placing food beside your mailbox

Join others across the nation Saturday in helping "Stamp Out Hunger" by placing nonperishable foods in a bag or box beside your mail box Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputy: Man attempts escape from Bulloch jail, found in ceiling

A man arrested for battering his wife tried escaping from the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday, but failed and was captured in the ceiling.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Loan from Splash to help fund county fire department

Bulloch County leaders will be using water to fight fire.

May 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two arrested after more than $7,000 in drugs found

Two men are behind bars after a Statesboro Police investigation that netted omore than $7,000 worth of steroids and other dangerous drugs, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman chases down purse-snatcher

A woman whose purse was snatched early Saturday morning gave chase, and the offender handed the purse back when he learned she had no money, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

Gatto was found at Rude Rudy's, unresponsive, just after midnight Thursday, he said.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 8-29-14: A woman called police after a 3-year-old appeared at her door, unattended

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.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-28-14; A man told police someone put sugar in his gas tank.

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.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-27-14; A woman told police that a man stole a 1994 Nissan Altima.

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.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 8-25-14: A man and his girlfriend fought physically at his place of work

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.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-24-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 22 dogs and 13 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.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-23-14; A man was arrested for shoplifting six pairs of Polo socks.

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.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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