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Portal school meeting gets heated

The cafeteria was full Monday night during the Portal Middle-High School Council meeting. Many citizens showed up to voice concern that plans for a new middle-high school may not include a new gymnasium, but others praised the Bulloch County Board of Education for budgeting a new school only a few years after board members considered closing the school.

November 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


D. Coulter pleads guilty in Futch double homicide

A murder trial slated to begin Monday was canceled after a man charged in the double homicide entered a guilty plea.

November 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach wins seventh term as Probate Judge

In a race that hadn't been contested in 20 years, incumbent Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach kept his seat with a landslide of votes, earning 75.8 percent of the votes to challenger Liz Johnson's 24.1 percent.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest Brooklet man in armed robbery

Statesboro Police arrested a man they said robbed a Fair Road convenience store Oct. 30, placing what the victim thought was a gun against her back while demanding cash.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parrish earns another term in District 156

Incumbent Butch Parrish swept away with the race for District 156 Tuesday night, pulling in more than 68 percent of votes with 90 percent of all precincts reporting.

November 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two seriously injured after Saturday morning accident

A woman driving on the wrong side of the road early Saturday morning remains in stable, but serious condition after a collision with an oncoming car, police said.

November 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Election Day is here ... finally

Although many voters opted for early voting, there could still be lines today at the polls, said Bulloch County Probate Judge and election superintendent Lee DeLoach.

November 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch election turnout may hit 79 percent

Bulloch County election officials predict a 79 percent local turnout when all ballots are counted on Election Day 2008 and local leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties believe Bulloch and Georgia will maintain its recent tradition of voting more on the Republican side. Opinions, however, differ when they talk about the presidential race on a national level.

November 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Former Herald Editor Nancy Welch passes

Nancy Jenkins Welch, former associate editor of the Statesboro Herald, died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 62 years of age.

November 15, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Benefit activities for abuse victims to be held this weekend

The Rev. James & Beatrice Grant Foundation, Inc. will hold benefit activities today and Saturday to raise funds for programs for abuse victims and children's education.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Store clerk locks self in office following robbery

A convenience store clerk dialed 911 after locking herself in the store office following an armed robbery, police said.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McCollar, Parrish race for District 156 state representative

Voters in the state's 156th District, which encompasses portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Johnson counties as well as Candler County, will decide between incumbent Butch Parrish, Republican, and challenger Jonathan McCollar, Democrat.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drug bust nets 11; more arrests expected

Cooperative efforts between city and county law enforcement netted 11 drug arrests Wednesday, with 11 more expected, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Police offer safety tips for Halloween

The "official" trick-or-treating event throughout the Statesboro community will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.

November 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Probate judge contested for first time in 22 years

For the first time in more than 20 years, the office of probate judge is being challenged.

November 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Riggs has just about seen it all

At 98 years old, Leland Riggs isn't quite a charter member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, but he has been an active member for 35 years.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 10-25-14; A man reported being struck by a thrown object while he worked.

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.

October 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Attendance strong at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Crisp fall temperatures and the lure of delicious food, fun games and thrilling rides have brought area residents out in droves to the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, and Statesboro Kiwanis Club members expect the strong attendance to continue as the fair lasts through Saturday.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 10-24-14; Two men fled from police who tried to question them.

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.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bond denied in Rude Rudy’s beating death

Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a fellow university student.

October 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-23-14; Police responded to a man and woman's dispute over Facebook passwords.

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.

October 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


A special day at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

For people with disabilities, dealing with the fair's crowded midway, loud noise and general confusion can be a challenge.

October 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-22-14; Two men fought physically over someone shooting a cypress tree.

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.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Behind the scenes at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

When people think of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, usually it's the rides, the food, and the exhibits that come to mind.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man waved gun, tried to pull porch off restaurant

A man accused of waving a gun in two local restaurants on the same day was arrested Monday for his actions, police said.

October 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-21-14; A man stole a youth girdle and several pairs of football gloves.

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.

October 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade draws large crowd

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.

October 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


For the love of the music

Being an award-winning musician is quite an accomplishment for anyone, but for Statesboro's Chyann Rose Hoyle, being 15 and having cystic fibrosis makes it an even sweeter achievement.

October 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-19-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and 20 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.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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