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Priestley pleads guilty in Campus Crossings murder

A man charged in the Dec. 2009 murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student pled guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum sentenced Darryl Anthony Priestly, 18, McDonough, to life plus 10 years.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Damascus offers affordable hope

Men with addiction issues seeking help in recovery have a new option in Statesboro. Damascus, LLC. offers an affordable option where men can work towards overcoming the challenges they face with addition to alcohol or drugs. Located on South Zetterower Avenue, the new rehabilitation home was the brainchild of two men with local connections and a history of experience in recovery.

December 07, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Two armed robberies, back to back Saturday afternoon have Statesboro Police seeking one or more suspects, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

December 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's a big foot, but is it Bigfoot?

What has four toes and leaves a footprint almost 20 inches long? Roger Crews of Jenkins County really, really wants to know.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info about missing man

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the location of a missing Statesboro man. Harrison "Harry" Wayne Olliff, 21, has been missing over a week, and searchers are actively seeking clues, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


House fires increase locally

A number of house fires in Bulloch County recently drive the point home that cold weather brings about a rise in the number of fires due to increased heating, holiday decorations and burning candles.

December 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Meth suspect turns himself in to police

A second man sought in a methamphetamine lab case turned himself in Wednesday. Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Rountree confirmed Thursday that Shaun Christopher Lee reported to authorities in Pembroke and was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

December 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Grocery Grab set for Saturday

It promises to be a wild time in Brooklet Saturday as one of five people are selected to grab as many groceries as they can ...

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -8-25-16; A man reported the theft of two cases of beer and other items.

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 ...

August 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch commissioners deny millage rollback

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday not to roll back millage rates after an increase last year.

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -8-24-16; A woman reported a man touching himself inappropriately in front of her.

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 ...

August 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 8-23-16: A woman said someone left a note on her car that said, "I want you, Yummy."

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 ...

August 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -8-21-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — 13 dogs and 21 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 ...

August 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -8-20-16; A woman reported someone took her grocery cart with her wallet.

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 ...

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


UPDATE - Investigators probe reported home invasion

A Rocky Ford woman reported a home invasion Friday, claiming two men bound her arms and legs with duct tape and doused her with gasoline ...

August 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -8-19-16; A juvenile approached a chained dog that bit her finger off.

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 ...

August 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -8-18-16; An adult female and a juvenile female were arrested for fighting.

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 ...

August 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Solar farms considered

Bulloch County Commissioners will decide Sept. 6 whether owners of six Bulloch County properties will be allowed to use their land for solar farms.

August 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -8-11-16; A woman said her ex-boyfriend became angry when her new boyfriend called.

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 ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Victim loses $4,000 in IRS scam

A senior citizen was bilked out of $4,000 Tuesday when a man claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent conned her into buying ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Locals arrested in underage sex sting

Seven men from Bulloch, Screven, Bryan and Evans counties were among 39 arrested by Effingham County law enforcement during a 10-week online sex sting investigation ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven searches for missing man

A Screven County man is missing, and while law enforcement has not yet declared foul play is suspected, "it is leaning that way," said Screven ...

August 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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