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Anderson: Man drowns trying to swim across Ogeechee River

A man drowned Sunday after trying to swim across the Ogeechee River, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

May 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire rates may fall

The formation of the Bulloch County Fire Department and its subsequent construction of fire substations throughout the county have paid off. For most Bulloch County residents, the ISO (Insurance Services Office) ratings was lowered, effective Saturday, May 1, to Class 5, said Bulloch County Fire Chief Randy Walker.

May 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch man sentenced to life plus 30 for child molestation conviction

A Bulloch County man convicted of sex crimes against his girlfriend's juvenile daughter three years ago was sentenced Wednesday to life, plus 30 years.

May 01, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Authorities find missing truck, body inside

The white Nissan Frontier belonging to missing Armstrong Atlantic State University student Bryce Daniel Tarter was pulled from a marsh creek near the university Tuesday. A body found in the truck has not yet been identified, according to information from a Facebook page set up through efforts to find the 19-year-old.

April 27, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The future of public education

Ideas were flying around the Statesboro High School cafeteria Monday night as about 70 people from across the region brainstormed about where they would like to see public education in 2015.

April 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


'Ghost' teaches hard lesson at SEB

The Grim Reaper entered the computer lab at Southeast Bulloch High School Friday, where Kent Brannen's economic class was being held. The hooded specter selected to students, and left the room with them.

April 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pope Construction named Small Business of the Year

A local construction company and an agricultural partnership were honored Thursday at the Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee.

April 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2009 burglary suspect facing sexual charges

A man already in prison for parole violation, awaiting court procedures for charges in three burglaries in downtown Statesboro, also faces several child sex offense charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

April 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police seeking info in alleged strong-arm robbery Tuesday

Statesboro Police are seeking information about a strong-arm robbery that took place at The Pointe at Southern apartments early Tuesday.

April 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Sexting’ leads to local woman’s arrest

A wrong number turned into an exchange between a woman and a teenage boy that ended with the woman behind bars, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commissioners OK ‘occupational tax’ for business owners

Business owners in Bulloch County will soon be paying business licenses, or an "occupational tax," like those within area municipalities.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tankersley to step down as county commissioner

Some became a little emotional during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday when Commissioner Jan Tankersley announced she was stepping down in order to run for a state representative position.

April 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rep. Bob Lane announces retirement

After 30 years in office, Georgia State Representative Bob Lane is retiring.

April 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Neal Reed celebrates a century on earth

What's the secret to living to be 100? Gatorade and raisins, said Neal Reed, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday at home with family and friends. But seriously, Reed said never having taken prescription medicines is the reason he is so spry and alert at his age.

April 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


All incumbent commissioners running again; BOE not sure

Qualifying for open Bulloch County Commission and Bulloch County Board of Education seats is coming up fast. One BOE incumbent is retiring, and the other incumbents whose seats are up for grabs have not yet decided on their plans.

April 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Two semis collide in fiery crash

A fiery crash between two 18-wheelers on Interstate 16 near Metter and Excelsior early Thursday morning kept both lanes of traffic closed for several hours.

August 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-21-15; Two sisters became involved in a physical fight after an argument escalated

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 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 8-20-15; A woman was arrested after shoplifting some cotton candy scented body spray

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 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Claxton auto dealer faces cruelty, molestation attempt charges

A Claxton auto dealer was jailed Monday on charges of inappropriate behavior with a child after an almost two-month long investigation. The allegations concern his ...

August 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-19-15; Someone shattered a woman’s car window and took her purse.

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 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Downtown pioneer 'Dub' Lovett passes

The Statesboro community is mourning the loss of a man who helped build the city's downtown area into a thriving business district.

August 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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