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Bulloch schools superintendent Strickland to resign

Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Jessie Strickland plans to retire this summer, resigning from her position before her contract expires.

February 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Massive fire in Portal destroys home; no one was injured

Firefighters from Portal, Clito and Statesboro battled a blaze Thursday night that lit up the sky as an old wood frame house in Portal burned to the ground.

February 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested in armed robbery

No one was shot, but Statesboro Police responding to a reported shooting Saturday met with a tangle of incidents including an armed robbery, a stolen car and a man suffering a superficial wound to the head.

February 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man charged in sexual assault of 3-year-old

Police arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a three-year-old male relative.

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens arrested for marijuana at Ombudsman School

Staff members at the Ombudsman School on Northside Drive East found marijuana, a large amount of cash and a condemning note that led to the arrest of two juvenile students. Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams said school officials called police, who arrested two 15-year-old males. Officers recovered $940 in cash, the marijuana and a note containing evidence, according to police reports. One teen, listed as having a West Grady Street address, was charged with sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a housing project and sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school ...

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man wanted for attempted kidnapping

Police are seeking information on a man they said tried to kidnap a 13-year-old last week.

February 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Stilson’s PTO president arrested

Sheriff's investigators arrested the president of an elementary school parent-teacher organization Friday on charges of theft by conversion.

February 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


"It was about justice'

Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.

February 09, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Hard work pays off for local musicians

The sounds of flutes, French horns and clarinets tangled with each other as students in the Statesboro High School wind ensemble practiced and prepared for a test. Dr. Danny Keine, band director, was a flurry of activity as he instructed one student after another as they made music - a passion they all share.

February 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Argument results in man being stabbed with beer bottle

During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.

February 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission chairman discusses growth, county issues

He's lived in Bulloch County all his life, but Bulloch County Commissioner Garrett Nevil told Statesboro Kiwanis club members Thursday he has learned a great deal he didn't know about the county since he took office.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary suspects drop wheelchair accomplice

When two men fled from a burglary scene Saturday, they dropped a huge clue: a third suspect.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Week honors 911 dispatchers

When most people enjoy Easter dinner and egg hunts with the kids Sunday, a handful of folks will be sitting behind desks, operating radios and taking emergency phone calls.

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Police Report - 4-19-14; Officers responded to complaints of subjects on the roof.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


‘Stabby Stabby Stab Stab’ wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice

A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers' Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

April 17, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - 4-18-14; Statesboro Fire Department responded to six calls Wednesday.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Police Report


Man charged in 2013 double fatal crash

A Brooklet man was charged last week with vehicular homicide more than a year after an Evans County accident that took the lives of two Swainsboro residents.

April 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


2 arrested; 9 pounds of pot seized

State and local officers seized nine pounds of marijuana Tuesday along with guns and cocaine when they served a search warrant in Clito.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Severe weather possible Tuesday morning

Dangerous weather is possible Tuesday morning as a line of storms sweeps across the region.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


2 arrested in fight during which shot was fired

No one was injured during a fight involving gunfire Sunday afternoon in a busy parking lot, but police arrested two men they say were involved.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Tribute to a friend I met online

All too often, we hear horror stories about "meeting" people online. It's true that predators and crazy people use the Internet as a tool to take advantage of others, but if one uses common sense, the world of cyberspace can lead to true, real relationships.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Columnists/Editorials


Shot fired in air at Statesboro Walmart parking lot

Statesboro police are investigating an incident in the Walmart parking lot where witnesses said a shot was fired during a fight Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Relay to ‘Candy Crush Cancer’

Georgia Southern University will "Candy Crush Cancer" Friday night as the second annual university Relay for Life gets underway at Erk Russell Park.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


The importance of teachers

Recently, I exited my editor's office to find a lady waiting to speak to me. I was quite flabbergasted when she told me I was a former student of her father's, and that he spoke of me often until his death earlier this year.

April 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch County discusses paving dirt roads

Bulloch County commissioners discussed road conditions, the status of the new county annex and a new EMS/fire substation in Brooklet Wednesday during a noon workshop meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Report: More rapes, fewer robberies

Statistics released last week by the Statesboro Police Department show a decrease in some major crimes, while others rose since 2010.

April 08, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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