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Severe thunderstorm causes problems across Bulloch

Power outages caused by a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon rendered several traffic lights useless, and Statesboro Police were busy directing traffic at intersections and checking out false alarms, said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's public safety director.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keeping the spirit of adventure alive

He came all the way from Washington, D.C., to attend a family reunion, a gathering of people he had never met, except a few. Some he knew through e-mail, but for the most part, he would be among strangers.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Kennel application prompted animal cruelty investigation

A woman arrested last week on animal cruelty charges had applied for a new kennel license, which prompted state officials to inspect her facility. What they found led to seizure of 10 dogs and nine counts of animal cruelty for Katie Sixtos-Villalva.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Patriot Day at local schools draws crowd

In a solemn and patriotic exercise, the Georgia Southern University ROTC Eagle Battalion paid tribute Tuesday morning to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy six years ago.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch rapist denied parole

Parole was denied a second time for Bennie Lee Saxton Jr., a man sentenced to life for crimes including two rape incidents in Statesboro 15 years ago.

September 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kennel owner arrested for animal cruelty

A licensed kennel owner faces nine counts of animal cruelty after state and local officials seized 10 dogs from her home.

September 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State fire marshal officials investigating fire that took woman's life

State fire marshal officials and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fire that took the life of a 32-year-old woman.

September 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local man arrested for aggravated assault on estranged wife

A man whom police said held his estranged wife against her will, bit her on the face and threatened to kill her is behind bars without bond, according to Bulloch County Jail officials.

September 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three car crashes kill two, injure two over holiday weekend

Two Statesboro residents were killed and two others were seriously injured in three separate automobile crashes in the area over the holiday weekend.

September 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Traffic stop reveals possible "rolling meth lab"

An early-morning traffic stop led to an hours-long ordeal when Statesboro Police found a possible "rolling meth lab" in a white Cadillac.

September 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wanted man captured after being Tasered

A man wanted by law enforcement fled Wednesday when he saw a Bulloch County Sheriff's investigator, and was captured when another sheriff's official deployed a Taser.

September 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman takes bite of crime

A fight over a man ended up with one woman jailed and the other taken to the hospital for injuries including bite wounds, sheriff's official said.

September 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police looking into two shooting incidents at Foxridge

Statesboro Police are investigating two recent incidents where someone reported shots fired at Foxridge Apartments.

September 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ogeechee adventure makes memories

The day was warm and muggy, but not as bad as the last few weeks. There was a slight breeze, and it was a perfect Sunday to spend with my Mom.

September 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


U.S. Marine and another man charged with aggravated assault in Bulloch

A United States Marine was charged Sunday with aggravated assault after he fired shots at a man, then beat him, police said.

September 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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East Georgia hospital patients offered free protection after hacker attack

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

August 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nephew: Statesboro shooting victim was ‘family man,’ about to get married

Statesboro police are keeping quiet about details of a fatal shooting at Park Place Apartments Friday night because the case is still under active investigation, but a relative of the victim said his uncle was an innocent bystander.

August 18, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Remaining murder defendants to appear in court

A man charged in a June 2013 "hit style" murder despite being in prison when the shooting occurred, along with one of the men accused of participating in the shooting itself, will appear in court next week.

August 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 8-17-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 27 dogs and 36 cat.

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.

August 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Woman catches burglar in the act

A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday. A man is behind bars after a woman caught him in the act of burglarizing her home Thursday.

August 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 8-16-14; Officers responded to a report of two men fighting.

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.

August 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 8-15-14; A woman told police a man has stolen newspapers for the past several weeks.

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.

August 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Clito mom invites people to ‘Strike Out Heart Disease’

Almost everyone has either been affected by heart disease or knows someone who suffers from heart-related problems.

August 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 8-14-14; Officers found a 3-year-old child wandering in a parking lot.

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.

August 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 8-13-14; A teenage boy was arrested for shoplifting a box of doughnuts.

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.

August 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brooklet Peanut Festival celebrates 25 years

Every August for the past 25 years, the town of Brooklet has gone a little nutty in the name of fundraising - and just plain fun.

August 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 arrested after woman witnesses burglary in Statesboro

Less than an hour after a woman witnessed a burglary Monday, Bulloch County sheriff's deputies had the suspects in custody.

August 12, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 8-12-14; Three men shoplifted $135 worth of beer, food and a wastebasket.

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.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro dries out after Sunday's torrential rain

Statesboro was able to dry out for the most part Monday after torrential rains Sunday evening left the city underwater in several areas.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team targets drug activity

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators rounded up 23 suspects within the past month as part of an effort to reduce drug activity in the area.

August 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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