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New mayor for the Boro

A new mayor and two new Statesboro city council members took office Tuesday morning when they were sworn in before the Statesboro City Council meeting. The new members were honored with a breakfast reception before the business portion of the council meeting took place.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man charged with rape

A Portal man was arrested Monday on charges he raped a teenager Christmas Day. The 14-year-old victim's father learned of the alleged rape Dec. 30 and called authorities, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It’s really cold!

It would be a good idea to keep extra blankets handy because weather experts say the cold snap nipping at our noses in the South Georgia region won't go away any time soon.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal: Mother kidnaps own 5-year-old daughter

A Statesboro woman is behind bars without bond, charged with kidnapping her own 5-year-old daughter. Kimberly Jane Kennedy, 27, Metts Lane, was apprehended in Screven County Saturday after an alert was issued for the 5-year-old, of whom her grandparents had legal custody, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter Deal.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community says farewell, thanks to Judge Johnston

Former Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston is used to seeing a packed courtroom, but Wednesday, there were no defendants, and Johnston was in front of the bench instead of behind it.

January 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


New law to take effect Friday; ‘super speeders’ to face additional fines

After today, speeding is going to cost way more than it has in the past. A new law will tack on a whopping $200 fine for some law breakers.

December 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Goodwill braces for New Year's rush

Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eichholz pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice, one count in a 77-count indictment alleging he embezzled over $950,000 from employee and pension retirement plans.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Increased patrolling paying off in catching burglars

Increased patrolling by area law enforcement agencies has paid off, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Monday.

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


In honor of retiring Judge Johnston

A retirement party for Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston will be held Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. in the Municipal Court Building (old police station at 22 West Grady Street).

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Julie Golden dies of cancer at age 71

What friends remember most about Julie Morris Golden is the strength of her faith. Golden, 71, passed away Dec. 24, after an 11-year battle with cancer.

December 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friends remember Marie Orman

When friends speak of Marie Orman, they always comment on her grace, her ladylike demeanor and her love for others. Marie Middleton Orman passed away at her home Dec. 16.

December 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary victim finds burglars, stolen items

A witness to a burglary Monday at Park Place called police to report the incident, and two hours later, the victim called police to tell them he located the stolen items - as well as several juveniles who had the loot in their possession.

December 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Going the extra mile

Wednesday was a holiday for Bulloch County road crew workers, but many of them volunteered to work so citizens can travel safely during the Christmas holiday.

December 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested in homicide case

Statesboro police announced Tuesday that a 17-year-old man was arrested and charged in the Dec. 8 strangulation murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student at Campus Crossings apartments in Statesboro.

Daryl Anthony Priestley, who lived at The Avenue at Southern apartments, is from McDonough, which also was the hometown of victim Brandie Danielle Davis. Priestley was taken into custody in McDonough and is charged with felony murder, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

December 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch County Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Tuesday, contingent upon the passing of a tax increase proposal next month.

July 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Shopping at a local grocery store this Saturday will not only fill your pantry but will benefit a charity that helps soldiers who have been wounded in action.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 7-3-15: A woman was arrested for shoplifting seven packs of Kool-Aid.

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.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 7-2-15; A woman was taken to the hospital after taking about 50 Klonapin pills.

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.

July 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While "real" fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-1-15; A man was breaking up ice with a knife and the knife slipped, injuring him.

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.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 6-30-15: A woman was arrested after causing a scene over her order at Waffle House.

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.

June 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 6-28-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — five dogs and 28 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.

June 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Heat sending people to the hospital

It isn't even July yet, but apparently no one told Mother Nature. The early arrival of intense heat indices soaring above the 100 degree mark is sending people to the emergency room on a daily basis, said East Georgia Regional Medical Center Dr. Alan Scott.

June 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers' convenience store on Brampton Avenue.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-25-15; A woman shoplifted about $50 worth of cosmetics.

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.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Boro man charged in child sex case

Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

June 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-24-15; A woman said she and her husband argued over the keys to their vehicle.

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.

June 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 6-23-15: A woman reported that her mailbox was knocked down sometime overnight.

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.

June 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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