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Locals remember 'Mr. Paul' Nessmith

Former Georgia Rep. and Bulloch County native Paul E. Nessmith is remembered by friends as a dedicated man who stood up for agriculture during his years in legislature. Nessmith, 99, died Wednesday under hospice care at his home in the Westside community.

March 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff's officials: Man wanted for N.J. molestations may be in Bulloch

Sheriff's officials believe a man wanted on multiple child molestation charges in New Jersey is in the Bulloch County area, and hope citizens can provide information needed to take him into custody.

March 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police hope citizens can provide information in armed robbery case

The fact that Clyde's Market #74 is within sight of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department apparently did not phase a man whom investigators said robbed the store early Sunday.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to be held March 25

The 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will feature Carl E. Swearingen as keynote speaker.

March 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say woman narrowly escaped kidnapping

In a frightening incident early Thursday morning, police said a woman narrowly escaped a potentially dangerous situation.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drama celebrating Portal centennial to be performed Saturday

Citizens have one last chance to experience a lively and humorous peek into Portal's past as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," paints a picture of the town's colorful history.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Register mayor resigns just months after election

Just a few months after being elected, Register Mayor James Oates has resigned.

March 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Caring for K.K. - A Statesboro grandmother needs help to get Habitat for Humanity home

Walk into Jessie Simpkins' rented home in Statesboro, and you will find the decor a little unusual. Where most people might have ornamental pieces or decorative furniture, Simpkins has shelves of medical supplies.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


‘We won’t change’ - Tonya and Bobby Harris, Portal’s Mega Millions couple

After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Investigator: Man arrested after inappropriately touching mentally challenged woman

A Washington, Ga. man is behind bars at the Bulloch County Jail following his arrest Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

March 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Where's the beef? Meat pulled from Bulloch menus

Where's the beef? That's what Bulloch County school students may be asking this week when school menus including chili, spaghetti and anything else containing beef are changed.

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local briefs

Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NJ Child molestation suspect sought

Sheriff's officials believe a man wanted on multiple child molestation charges in New Jersey is in the Bulloch County area, and hope citizens can provide information needed to take him into custody.

March 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Centennial drama to be performed in Portal this weekend

Portal's history will come alive this weekend as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," will be held at the Portal Elementary School auditorium.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lottery ticket sales pick up in Portal

Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot, but you can't tell that to a crowd of Georgia Lottery hopefuls who stampeded to Portal over the weekend after a local couple won a $275 million jackpot.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Police report - 1-28-15; A woman was cited for selling alcohol to underage persons.

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 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County public safety, sheriff’s departments share needs

Bulloch County needs more deputies, more EMS staff, more firefighters and more money, according to county public safety leaders who spoke to Bulloch County commissioners during a lunchtime workshop Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Animal Shelter to reopen after parvo outbreak

The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is expected to reopen to the public next week after a serious bout with canine parvovirus.

January 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 1-27-15; A woman said her son wouldn't obey her. Deputies gave him a stern talk.

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 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-25-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and one 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.

January 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 1-23-15: Officers met with two women who argued and fought over a Facebook post.

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 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Screven County textiles plant fined; corrections being made

After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-23-15; Deputies arrested two for fighting over a basketball.

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 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro woman asks why brother’s death wasn’t reported

A Statesboro woman seeks answers as to why her brother's death went unreported after he was struck by a car in December.

January 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 1-22-15; People told police they had issues with roommates' cleanliness.

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 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 1-21-15; A firefighter was burned after a container exploded in burning trash.

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 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 1-20-15; A hammer drill etched with a company name was found in a pawn shop.

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 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro honors King’s legacy

The bright sunshine only emphasized the excitement, joy and pride the crowd showed Monday afternoon as the Statesboro community enjoyed the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

January 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-18-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — 11 dogs and six 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.

January 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-17-15; A man was arrested after police found him shouting profanities.

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 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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