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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


'Mixed use agricultural arena' to be built in Statesboro

In about two years, Bulloch County will be able to host top level horse shows, rodeos, concerts and much more when the "mixed use agricultural arena" is completed.

September 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 8-29-14: A woman called police after a 3-year-old appeared at her door, unattended

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 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-28-14; A man told police someone put sugar in his gas tank.

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 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-27-14; A woman told police that a man stole a 1994 Nissan Altima.

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 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 8-25-14: A man and his girlfriend fought physically at his place of work

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 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-24-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 22 dogs and 13 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.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-23-14; A man was arrested for shoplifting six pairs of Polo socks.

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 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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