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County Commissioner George Jackson passes

Bulloch County Commissioner and retired Georgia State Patrol Sergeant George T. Jackson, 57, died Sunday in Augusta due to complications stemming from a long illness. Friends and associates mourned Monday as they recalled his kindness, fairness and integrity.

January 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More rain on the way

Everywhere you look, water is standing. Ditches overflow, pond banks are nonexistent, and some of Bulloch County's dirt roads are impassable. The El Nino weather pattern has made its presence known by the unusually excessive rainfall lately that has saturated the ground.

January 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


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Civilians help police crack down on underage drinking

Civilians have been helping Statesboro police perform alcohol compliance checks since 2012, but a recent social media ad seeking qualified persons to assist in these ...

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-5-15; A man said his “baby’s mama” slammed on brakes and “shot him a bird.”

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 ...

September 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Zero tolerance for driving under the influence

Everyone knows holidays mean extra patrols on state highways, but local law enforcement agencies plan on patrolling back streets and rural dirt roads as well ...

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-4-15; A man reported seeing people trying to steal a power box from a utility pole

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 ...

September 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-3-15; 911 hang-ups — 71 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 ...

September 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 9-2-15: A woman was arrested for shoplifting $30 worth of sleepwear and underwear.

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 ...

September 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brooklet, Portal, Register seats up for election

Upcoming elections could see new mayors for two Bulloch County towns. The Brooklet and Portal mayoral seats are open for qualifying, and several council seats ...

August 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 9-1-15: A man came home to find his wife had packed up everything, planning to move.

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 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Feral hogs decimate local crops

Bulloch County farmer Wayne Mallard stood in the middle of one of his peanut fields Wednesday, surveying the devastation caused by feral hogs.

August 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 8-30-15: A woman said her brother came home drunk and was acting disorderly.

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 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 8-29-15: A man said he was sleeping when his girlfriend hit him with a set of keys.

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 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Morning stand-off ends peacefully

Police captured a domestic violence suspect early Friday morning after a two-hour standoff, during which the suspect barricaded himself with his twin toddlers inside his ...

August 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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