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Metter High students stage brief walkout

A student walkout at Metter High School Friday was brief and all students were "in class on time," said Candler County School Superintendent Dr. Tom Bigwood.

December 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Store clerk stole shoplifter's card and made purchases

A convenience store clerk who nabbed three shoplifters did a little taking herself when she stole one of the offender's credit card, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

December 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Investigators: Five involved in drug trafficking arrested

After a two-year investigation, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arrested five suspects they said were involved in drug trafficking.

December 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


17-year-old charged with molestation

A 17-year-old resident of Joseph's Home for Boys was jailed last week on child molestation charges after investigators determined he sexually assaulted another resident, sheriff's officials said.

December 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Perdue right to purchase lands for conservation

When I was a child, I wrote a poem bemoaning the paving of the dirt road near my home.

December 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Are toy recalls affecting the holidays?

Although hundreds of toys have been recalled this year due to lead paint concerns or choking hazards, the shelves in retail and specialty toy stores remain full. But one never knows when a toy will be recalled for one reason or another, and no one knows this better than Statesboro resident Deanna Hughes.

December 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern holds graduation ceremonies

Trey Carter quoted country legend June Carter Cash Friday as he encouraged graduates to follow their hearts. Carter, president and CEO of Acadia Healthcare, spoke during the 1 p.m. ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse .

December 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: 16-year-old stabs another 16-year-old

A Statesboro teen remains in critical condition after a stabbing Saturday night. Another teen is behind bars on several charges an more may be pending, police said.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two survive ejection during crash near Portal

A man and woman ejected from a vehicle in a Monday evening crash suffered serious visible injuries, according to reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Longtime leader Tappy Roesel passes away

Friends and others whose lives she touched remember Tappy Roesel as "dignified," "kind" and as a delightful woman dedicated to improving her community.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Time Saver #17 target of armed robbery

A convenience store with a history of being targeted by armed robbers was hit again Sunday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County to form own fire department

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end an agreement between the county and the City of Statesboro regarding fire services. The Statesboro Fire Department currently serves county residents living within a five-mile radius of the city limits, and Bulloch County currently funds 25 percent of the city fire department budget.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police search for armed robbery suspects

A possible drug deal gone bad left a man a couple hundred bucks poorer, but no one was injured in the armed robbery, law enforcement officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Time traveler' not presidential timber

With only a year to decide for whom to vote in the presidential election, I've been doing some research. I still have no idea who will get my vote, but I sure discovered who will not.

December 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Boro stores ready for Christmas season

Doorbuster deals, early opening hours and special sales on popular items this year are expected to draw enormous crowds Friday for what has been called the "biggest shopping day of the year" - the day after Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | 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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