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Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Fla. man arrested after trying to defraud local bank

A Florida man tried to pull the wool over a local bank employee's eyes, but before he could fleece the bank and a customer, police sent him to jail.

January 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Officials: Register man arrested after knife assault

A Register man is behind bars without bond after he assaulted a woman and tried to rape her, authorities said.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2008 Business Leader of the Year - Gerald Edenfield

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Leader of the Year is a practical joker who also practices law. And, Gerald Edenfield was sworn in last June as the president of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens Friday at Emma Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m.

About 45 years ago, Statesboro resident Don Lanier portrayed the character Conrad Birdie in the very first off-Broadway performance of the play "Bye Bye Birdie," a spoof of Elvis Presley's being drafted in the midst of his musical career.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More random road checks in Bulloch for next 3 months

Local law enforcement will be stopping a lot more drivers over the next few months as "Operation Rolling Thunder" lowers the boom on unsafe drivers.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County manager: Bulloch budget doing ‘very, very well’

In spite of a gloomy economical picture, the Bulloch County Commission is holding its own and the county budget isn't nearly as threatened as other counties across the state, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during Tuesday morning's Bulloch County Commission meeting workshop.

January 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - January 18, 2009

(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.)

January 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman jailed after stealing $60,000 from employer

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.

January 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro readies for MLK Day

With a theme covering the days of slavery to the day America inaugurates its first black president, the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade kicks off Monday with a long line of local celebrities, floats and more.

January 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freezing temps expected this week

Temperatures are expected to plummet by Thursday as an arctic blast comes this way, sending the mercury down to the low 20s and even into the teens by Friday and Saturday, weather experts say.

January 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Column: What do we do about gangs?

After six days of hearing testimony during a murder trial, I have many questions.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

November 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Cellphone records revealed in court Monday showed what police believe to be evidence that a Statesboro woman plotted with others to have her husband killed.

November 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder trial begins

Jurors learned Friday that the gun used to kill a Greenbriar Trail man June 30, 2013, was never found.

November 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-14-14; A woman said she had been struck several times by an unknown man.

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.

November 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


More volunteers sought to help ‘Feed the Boro’ on Thanksgiving

Volunteers are needed to help feed Bulloch County residents whose circumstances may hinder their ability to otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

November 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-13-14; Deputies responded to a report of a woman threatening to harm herself.

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.

November 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Veterans Day 2014

A Veterans Day celebration Tuesday focused on the sacrifices of those who served in U.S. wars and why they did.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-12-14; 911 hang-ups — 45 calls.

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.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

A man suspected in shooting a homeowner who interrupted a burglary Monday remains at large, and the victim is listed in stable condition, police said.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Two residential fires over the weekend displaced families, but no one was seriously injured, according to fire department authorities.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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