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Statesboro woman killed in car crash

An elderly Statesboro woman was killed Tuesday morning in a car crash on U.S. 80 West near Burkhalter Road.

October 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kiwanis Pancake House has long history

As soon as people enter the fairgrounds, the tantalizing scents come wafting over the air. Some may follow their noses to the cotton candy and funnel cakes, but judging from the long lines each night, many are drawn to the mouthwatering aroma of pancakes and sausage.

October 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Midway, wild rides thrill crowd at fair

Flashing lights, twirls and turns, upside down and topsy turvy - the reason most people enjoy carnival rides is the thrill.

October 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parade thrills crowd; officially kicks off fair week

Bands and beauty queens, floats and funny faces, dogs and horses and lots of kids walking, tumbling and waving at the crowd made up the 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade Monday evening.

October 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kiwanis Fair begins Monday with parade

Side streets will be blocked and traffic will be detoured today as the parade kicking off the 47th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair meanders through downtown Statesboro.

October 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A view of the world through hungry eyes

Inside the Georgia Southern University Russell Union ballroom Monday, 15 students sat at tables covered in linen, dining on herb-encrusted chicken and potatoes on china, with water goblets and iced tea, salad, and a decadent dessert. Butter and a basket of bread accompanied their repast.

October 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Hostage situation ends in Bulloch

A three-hour police standoff on Mill Branch Club Road Friday afternoon ended peacefully after an armed man holding three victims hostage gave up and allowed himself to be taken into custody.

October 25, 2008 | by HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police make arrest in home invasion

Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking others they said robbed a Gentilly Road man Sept. 27 after breaking into his home.

October 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - October 11

Statesboro Police Arrests

October 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Reports: Pranks by local students leave cars, homes vandalized

High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple "rolling" yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

October 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Two Fla. women arrested on prostitution, drug charges

An undercover operation conducted by the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit netted two Florida women police said were soliciting sex.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Let the games begin - Special Olympics underway at Mill Creek

Mill Creek Park was filled with thousands of smiles Friday night as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Fall Games paved the way for a weekend filled with fun activities for disabled and special education athletes.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-23-15; A woman reported receiving harassing messages via Facebook.

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.

May 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-22-15; A man said a woman threw a beer bottle at his face during an argument.

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.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-21-15; A woman reported that she was harassed via social media.

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.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-20-15; A man was arrested after slashing his girlfriend’s tire with a knife.

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.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 5-19-15: Racial graffiti was found, photographed and removed from the S&S Greenway.

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.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Man pleads guilty, gets life for Oak Hill murder

One of three men charged in the January 2014 murder of a woman during a home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect known in Newington shooting death

While an arrest has not been made, authorities know the identity of a man suspected in the May 8 shooting death of a Newington man at his home.

May 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-17-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — no animals.

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.

May 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has new leader

The incoming post commander for Statesboro's American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 has a handful of ideas to help the organization grow.

May 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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