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Boro cold case: Evidence from 2003, 2006 crimes leads to arrests

Evidence, DNA samples and persistent investigators recently led to the arrest of two men who were involved in a couple of "cold case" armed robberies of convenience stores, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Operation FALCON nets fugitives; suspected mobile meth lab found

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June 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local crops 'look fairly good' despite unusually high temps

If it weren't for irrigation, most of us wouldn't be able to put fresh squash, tomatoes and other summer produce on the table. And even in today's world of pumping water to the plants, the threat of bacterial wilt and white mold hangs over farmers' heads.

June 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE to discuss annexing two Brooklet-area schools

Bulloch County Board of Education members plan to discuss the possibility of annexing two Brooklet-area schools into the city, but Brooklet City council members have not addressed the idea, said Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms.

June 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man arrested after ramming car, causing accident

Police arrested a South Dakota man Tuesday they said rammed another man's car, forcing it through a stop sign to be struck by a third vehicle.

June 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two new lottery-funded pre-K schools opening in Bulloch

Parents of four-year-olds will have more choices next fall thanks to the state education department awarding Southeast Bulloch High School and Mattie Lively Elementary School lottery-funded prekindergarten classes.

June 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Heatwave affects crops, firefighter

It's barely a week into June and the temperatures are already soaring into triple digits. Sunday afternoon, the Sea Island Bank sign on East Main Street read 109 degrees.

June 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A return to the skies - WWII veteran gets opportunity to fly B-24 once again

Some of Statesboro's more "seasoned" citizens may remember back in the early 1940's when a man named R. D. Bowen would "buzz" Statesboro during his basic training in the Air Force.

June 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Police: Armed robber arrested after store clerk spotted him on road

An observant convenience store manager on her way to meet police after her store was robbed spotted a man matching the description of the suspect, and he ended up behind bars.

June 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man, 29, arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

A man police said was caught having sex with a teenager fought arresting officers and tried to take one officer's gun, but ended up behind bars with numerous charges.

June 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tip leads to capture of armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect whom police said sent threatening text messages to the victim for reporting the incident is now behind bars, thanks to a tip from a citizen.

June 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Blood drives need help - supply dwindles in summer

Got blood? Some blood banks start worrying when summertime arrives and donations dwindle.

June 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wal-Mart armed robbery suspect found in closet on Bartlett Drive

Law enforcement officers found an armed robbery suspect hiding in a closet Tuesday at a Bartlett Drive home and charged him with robbing a Wal-Mart clerk at gunpoint.

June 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local farmers relieved by rainfall; still more needed

Rainfall across Bulloch County Wednesday helped the row crops and hay planted by area farmers, but more rain is needed in the coming weeks, said Bulloch County Extension Agent Wes Harris.

June 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Date set for Futch double murder trial

The trial of three suspects in a double murder that occurred over two and a half years ago is tentatively set for Aug. 25, said a spokesman for Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's office.

June 12, 2008 | 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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