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Deputies hunting 2 armed robbers

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information about a convenience store armed robbery that took place last week.

November 02, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Armed robbery epidemic in the Boro

Someone in the community knows something about the nine armed robberies that have taken place recently around the Georgia Southern University Campus, and Statesboro Police are offering a " substantial reward" for information identifying and leading to the arrests of the suspects responsible.

October 31, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Akins laid to rest

Bulloch County buried a legend Tuesday as rain threatened and citizens mourned. Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins, died Saturday of complications stemming from colostomy surgery. Akins was 70.

October 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man flees municipal court after sentencing

A man facing Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston Tuesday apparently didn't like the sentence handed down for probation violation, so he bailed.

October 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fund set up for local teen in need of transplant

It was a false alarm Saturday for Statesboro's 17-year-old Kadi Hodges. Suffering from cystic fibrosis and in need of a double lung transplant, she expected to undergo surgery only to learn the lungs were not good.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rain boosts fall crops

A rainy spring and summer has local farmers reaping bumper crops this fall. Fields are exploding with fluffy white cotton, peanuts are looking good and some farmers are baling a third cutting of hay.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro pot bust nets 6 arrests

When local drug agents confiscated a cell phone from a man arrested on drug charges, they likely didn't anticipate finding text messages from the man's customers.

October 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rainy days at Fair may cost local charities

Rain throughout the week made a negative impact on the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, beginning with a rained-out parade on Monday and ending with a soggy Saturday. This means there will be less money to send back into the community through donations in the upcoming year, said Statesboro Kiwanis Club President Barbara Price.

October 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reported apartment shooting turns out to be false

A man who told police he had been injured in a shooting incident Wednesday at Foxridge Apartments had not been shot, police said.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agriculture: A Bulloch tradition

Before visitors to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair can get to the midway, they pass by a part of the fairgrounds that represent the fair's origin and theme. It's not just about rides and cotton candy; the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is an agricultural fair that celebrates and preserves the rich heritage of the region's agricultural industry.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State of the Fair

In spite of rainy weather that nixed the fair parade Monday and dampened the fairgrounds Wednesday, record attendance Tuesday, paired with hopefully decent weather the rest of the week, could help recoup any losses, said Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Chairman Darrell Colson.

October 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


For the love of the Fair

Sunday, when the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, and carnival workers have finished taking down rides, Statesboro Kiwanis Club members will begin planning next years' fair.

October 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report -2-7-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — three dogs and 23 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 ...

February 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Commissioner Thompson to run for chairman

Bulloch County Commissioner Roy Thompson announced Friday he will not run for a fourth term as commissioner holding seat 2C, choosing instead to seek office ...

February 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

Three Ft. Valley residents suspected of robbing a gambling machine in a local convenience store Jan. 14 were not elderly, as described in previous sheriff ...

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -2-6-16; A man was arrested after damaging property during a domestic dispute.

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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Gismo wasn't with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office very long before he made his first arrest.

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -2-5-16; A woman called police after her ex-boyfriend threatened 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 ...

February 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Bulloch County Commission Chairman Garrett Nevil said Thursday he plans to seek a "true" retirement and will not qualify to run for re-election.

February 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -2-4-16; A man reported someone damaged (pulled up) pines he had planted.

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 ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 2-3-16: A woman said she found handprints on her window.

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 ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Closing in on more than 30 years as a judge, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner announced Monday that he will not ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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