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Dog days come early

If you've never fried an egg on a sidewalk, Saturday may be your chance to try. Today's forecast is hot - around 101 degrees - but Saturday, temperatures may reach 103 degrees Fahrenheit and the heat index could approach 110 degrees, experts said.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hearing set in suit against contractor, partner

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's courtroom in the Bulloch County Judicial Annex regarding a lawsuit filed by Bulloch County against a local contractor and his partner.

June 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suit disputes McCorkle’s return

As of Wednesday afternoon, none of Statesboro's five City Councilmen had received a copy of a "declaratory judgment action" filed Tuesday evening against the Statesboro City Council.

June 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Britt: Why reinstate McCorkle?

In the middle of a motion during Tuesday night's Statesboro City Council meeting, Councilman Will Britt asked council members to address their decision to rehire former City Clerk Judy McCorkle, drawing heated comments from other councilmen.

The council was preparing to vote on an item after a motion was made when Britt abruptly changed the subject, bringing up citizens' concern for City Manager Shane Haynes and controversy surrounding McCorkle's rehiring.

June 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County plans no tax hikes

No tax hikes and a balanced budget brought words of praise Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved the FY 2010 work plan and general appropriations budget. Tax payers won't see a rise in the millage rate, although, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Millage rate not expected to rise

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected this morning to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that will not see a rise in the millage rate. However, although taxes will not increase, some home owners will see a higher bill due to state government cutting funding of the Homeowner's Tax Exemption.

June 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - June 14

Statesboro Police Arrests

June 13, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Drunken driver hits officer in patrol car Sunday; both injured

A Statesboro Police officer suffered a fractured wrist and other injuries early Sunday morning after another man, charged with DUI, struck his patrol car.

June 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County votes to file suit against developer

After a brief executive session during a special called meeting Tuesday evening, Bulloch County Commissioners voted to file a lawsuit against a local developer and his partner.

June 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reports: 3 injured in knife fight Saturday morning at The Grill

Three men injured in a knife fight early Saturday morning at The Grill were taken to the hospital for treatment of cutting injuries, according to Statesboro Police reports.

June 09, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local vendor chosen for grader

Bulloch County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to save tax payers more than $46,000 by selecting the less expensive of two motor graders they considered for purchase.

June 09, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal’s new sewer system progresses

Utility crews were busy Thursday morning taking down trees and preparing to install sewer lines along Portal's Main Street as the city's first phase of new sewer construction progresses.

June 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: $20,000 of silver stolen from Viracon

Several bars of pure silver used in the glass-making process were reported stolen from Viracon Monday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

June 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County tables motor grader purchase

Caterpillar? That was the burning question Tuesday as Bulloch County Commissioners listened to arguments from representatives of both companies as to why their product would be the best motor grader for the county.

June 03, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man injured in assault on O’Neal Drive

A Uvalda man was seriously injured in an attack Sunday morning, and police seek clues regarding his attackers' identities.

June 02, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Confederate flag truck rally quiet

About 30 trucks, cars and motorcycles paraded from Wal-Mart on Northside Drive to the Bulloch County Courthouse Sunday afternoon after a brief rally in support of the Confederate battle flag.

July 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Confederate memorial to be discussed at county meeting

A man who initiated a petition to remove the Confederate memorial statue from the Bulloch County Courthouse Square will speak during the Bulloch County Commission meeting Tuesday.

July 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch budget OK'd

Bulloch County Commissioners passed the 2016 budget Tuesday, contingent upon the passing of a tax increase proposal next month.

July 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Bi-Lo to donate Saturday profits to veterans' relief

Shopping at a local grocery store this Saturday will not only fill your pantry but will benefit a charity that helps soldiers who have been wounded in action.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 7-3-15: A woman was arrested for shoplifting seven packs of Kool-Aid.

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.

July 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 7-2-15; A woman was taken to the hospital after taking about 50 Klonapin pills.

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.

July 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch couples apply for same-sex marriage licenses

Since the Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex marriages are legal across the nation, at least two same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in Bulloch County.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fireworks legal, but not for sale – yet

While "real" fireworks are now legal, Statesboro residents likely still will have to travel out of state to buy bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks that fly into the air and go boom.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-1-15; A man was breaking up ice with a knife and the knife slipped, injuring him.

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.

June 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 6-30-15: A woman was arrested after causing a scene over her order at Waffle House.

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.

June 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 6-28-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — five dogs and 28 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.

June 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Heat sending people to the hospital

It isn't even July yet, but apparently no one told Mother Nature. The early arrival of intense heat indices soaring above the 100 degree mark is sending people to the emergency room on a daily basis, said East Georgia Regional Medical Center Dr. Alan Scott.

June 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parkers armed robbery suspects behind bars

Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers' convenience store on Brampton Avenue.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-25-15; A woman shoplifted about $50 worth of cosmetics.

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.

June 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Boro man charged in child sex case

Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.

June 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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