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Tommy David named 2010 Business Leader of the Year

Following a rousing NASCAR-themed video skit by Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dr. Ron Shiffler and several board of director members, local businessman Tommy David was honored as the 2010 Business Leader of the Year.

January 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU students, Red Cross to host 'United for Haiti' event

Hundreds of Georgia Southern University students involved in more than 30 organizations are doing all they can to help the victims of the recent devastation by earthquake in Haiti.

January 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No bond for accused killer

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum denied bond Tuesday for a man accused of killing an Ogeechee Technical College student with whom he was friends in high school.

January 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Crowds line streets downtown for annual MLK parade

The sun was shining, the skies were blue and everybody on Statesboro's North and West Main streets Monday seemed to be exuberant as they watched the 2010 Martin Luther King Day parade wind its way through downtown.

January 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eddie Rushing passes peacefully at Hospice

One of Bulloch County's most well-known businessmen, Thomas Edward "Eddie" Rushing, Jr., 80, died early Friday at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.

January 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local finally hears from family in Haiti

After four days of waiting and worry, Statesboro resident Claudia Batichon finally got word from some of her family in Haiti that they are alive and well.

January 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local Haitian natives ask Boro to help victims

An earthquake destroyed the city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti Tuesday, but the ripple effects of the natural disaster reach all the way to Statesboro, as native Haitians living here wait in worry to learn whether their loved ones survived the quake.

January 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Patrols, arrests deter burglaries

Burglaries around the Georgia Southern University campus during the Christmas holidays decreased significantly, compared to the high number of burglary incidents reported during the Thanksgiving holidays, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Tuesday.

January 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple faces drug charges

After responding early Saturday to a call about a sick person at a local hotel, Statesboro Police arrested a couple on drug charges. Officers found a collection of street drugs as well as pain medications and sedatives, police reports stated.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More charges in Portal rape

After an interview with the victim, a Portal man already jailed on rape charges was also charged with statutory rape, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter R. Deal. The victim also faces charges.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet man recovering from injuries suffered in hit-and-run

A man state troopers believe may have been struck by a car early New Year' Day was released from the hospital Friday, but says he doesn't really remember what happened.

January 09, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New animal shelter begins

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the beginning of construction for the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter, to be built adjacent to the current facility on Mill Creek Road.

January 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


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Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than ...

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-30-15; A woman reported her estranged husband sent her threatening messages.

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 ...

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 7-28-15: A man reported a TV and king-size bed stolen.

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 ...

July 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Public gets its say on tax increase

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will hold two hearings Tuesday and a third on Aug. 4 to allow input from citizens concerning a proposed ...

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 7-26-15: Two women argued because one accused the other of changing her birthday.

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 ...

July 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Home invasion suspects arrested

Two men suspected in a July 6 home invasion are now behind bars. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the men ransacked the house on ...

July 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 7-25-15: Two men got into a fight after one man took a stuffed animal from the other.

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 ...

July 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 7-24-15; A man's fiancee and ex-wife argued, then fought

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 ...

July 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


High speed chase driver 'combative'

A man who caused a four-car crash Wednesday evening in the Denmark community was combative when police arrested him and admitted to having been under ...

July 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by "a problem with the …substation," said Excelsior EMC general ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 ...

July 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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