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Brooklet resident guilty of robbery

A Bulloch County jury found a Brooklet man guilty Thursday of a 2008 armed robbery in Statesboro.

June 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dog days come early

If you've never fried an egg on a sidewalk, Saturday may be your chance to try. Today's forecast is hot - around 101 degrees - but Saturday, temperatures may reach 103 degrees Fahrenheit and the heat index could approach 110 degrees, experts said.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearing set in suit against contractor, partner

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's courtroom in the Bulloch County Judicial Annex regarding a lawsuit filed by Bulloch County against a local contractor and his partner.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suit disputes McCorkle’s return

As of Wednesday afternoon, none of Statesboro's five City Councilmen had received a copy of a "declaratory judgment action" filed Tuesday evening against the Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Britt: Why reinstate McCorkle?

In the middle of a motion during Tuesday night's Statesboro City Council meeting, Councilman Will Britt asked council members to address their decision to rehire former City Clerk Judy McCorkle, drawing heated comments from other councilmen.

The council was preparing to vote on an item after a motion was made when Britt abruptly changed the subject, bringing up citizens' concern for City Manager Shane Haynes and controversy surrounding McCorkle's rehiring.

June 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County plans no tax hikes

No tax hikes and a balanced budget brought words of praise Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved the FY 2010 work plan and general appropriations budget. Tax payers won't see a rise in the millage rate, although, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Millage rate not expected to rise

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected this morning to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that will not see a rise in the millage rate. However, although taxes will not increase, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - June 14

Statesboro Police Arrests

June 13, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Drunken driver hits officer in patrol car Sunday; both injured

A Statesboro Police officer suffered a fractured wrist and other injuries early Sunday morning after another man, charged with DUI, struck his patrol car.

June 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County votes to file suit against developer

After a brief executive session during a special called meeting Tuesday evening, Bulloch County Commissioners voted to file a lawsuit against a local developer and his partner.

June 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: 3 injured in knife fight Saturday morning at The Grill

Three men injured in a knife fight early Saturday morning at The Grill were taken to the hospital for treatment of cutting injuries, according to Statesboro Police reports.

June 09, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local vendor chosen for grader

Bulloch County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to save tax payers more than $46,000 by selecting the less expensive of two motor graders they considered for purchase.

June 09, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal’s new sewer system progresses

Utility crews were busy Thursday morning taking down trees and preparing to install sewer lines along Portal's Main Street as the city's first phase of new sewer construction progresses.

June 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: $20,000 of silver stolen from Viracon

Several bars of pure silver used in the glass-making process were reported stolen from Viracon Monday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

June 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County tables motor grader purchase

Caterpillar? That was the burning question Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners listened to arguments from representatives of both companies as to why their product would be the best motor grader for the county.

June 03, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Brooklet, Portal, Register seats up for election

Upcoming elections could see new mayors for two Bulloch County towns. The Brooklet and Portal mayoral seats are open for qualifying, and several council seats ...

August 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 9-1-15: A man came home to find his wife had packed up everything, planning to move.

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 ...

August 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 8-30-15: A woman said her brother came home drunk and was acting disorderly.

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 ...

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 8-29-15: A man said he was sleeping when his girlfriend hit him with a set of keys.

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 ...

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Morning stand-off ends peacefully

Police captured a domestic violence suspect early Friday morning after a two-hour standoff, during which the suspect barricaded himself with his twin toddlers inside his ...

August 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


How many groceries can you grab in 60 seconds?

How much can you stuff into a grocery shopping cart in 60 seconds?

August 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crop conditions vary after 'spotty' rainfall

If one were to drive across Bulloch County, it might be obvious that some areas have experienced good rainfall this year, while others have not.

August 26, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report, 8-27-15: Deputies responded to a home where a man and woman argued over a cigarette.

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 ...

August 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 8-26-15; Two juveniles found walking were discovered to be skipping school.

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 ...

August 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Woodbridge residents question water problems

Residents of the Woodbridge subdivision on Josh Deal Road in southern Bulloch County were demanding answers Monday after going without water for almost two days ...

August 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 8-25-15: A man fleeing from a repossession agent struck a plant, damaging 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 ...

August 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Program helps match donors to teachers' needs

With limited budgets, funding cuts and other challenges, teachers today often find shortfalls in meeting their classroom needs. Some Bulloch County educators have discovered an ...

August 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-23-15; Someone reported an automobile break-in and a theft.

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 ...

August 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 8-22-15: Men 'possibly' stole items from a store by stuffing them into their pants.

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 ...

August 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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