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Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Fla. man arrested after trying to defraud local bank

A Florida man tried to pull the wool over a local bank employee's eyes, but before he could fleece the bank and a customer, police sent him to jail.

January 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Officials: Register man arrested after knife assault

A Register man is behind bars without bond after he assaulted a woman and tried to rape her, authorities said.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2008 Business Leader of the Year - Gerald Edenfield

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Leader of the Year is a practical joker who also practices law. And, Gerald Edenfield was sworn in last June as the president of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens Friday at Emma Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m.

About 45 years ago, Statesboro resident Don Lanier portrayed the character Conrad Birdie in the very first off-Broadway performance of the play "Bye Bye Birdie," a spoof of Elvis Presley's being drafted in the midst of his musical career.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More random road checks in Bulloch for next 3 months

Local law enforcement will be stopping a lot more drivers over the next few months as "Operation Rolling Thunder" lowers the boom on unsafe drivers.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County manager: Bulloch budget doing ‘very, very well’

In spite of a gloomy economical picture, the Bulloch County Commission is holding its own and the county budget isn't nearly as threatened as other counties across the state, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during Tuesday morning's Bulloch County Commission meeting workshop.

January 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - January 18, 2009

(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.)

January 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman jailed after stealing $60,000 from employer

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.

January 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro readies for MLK Day

With a theme covering the days of slavery to the day America inaugurates its first black president, the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade kicks off Monday with a long line of local celebrities, floats and more.

January 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Freezing temps expected this week

Temperatures are expected to plummet by Thursday as an arctic blast comes this way, sending the mercury down to the low 20s and even into the teens by Friday and Saturday, weather experts say.

January 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Police report - 6-24-15; A woman said she and her husband argued over the keys to their vehicle.

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 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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