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Senate hopefuls discuss key issues at forum

Three of five candidates running for the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary focused on energy and money Tuesday during a debate sponsored by the Statesboro Herald and Ogeechee Technical College.

July 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mercury source still unknown; apartment cleared of danger

It's still a mystery how a pool of mercury appeared on a local apartment's back porch, but the apartment and those surrounding it were cleared of danger Thursday and the sizable amount of liquid metal was removed.

July 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pool of mercury found at a Cypress Villas apartment

No one seems to have any answers regarding a large pool of mercury found late Tuesday at a Cypress Villas apartment.

July 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Barrow, Thomas faceoff at District 12 debate held at OTC

In a lively exchange, incumbent Congressman John Barrow, District 12, traded words with challenger Regina Thomas during a Democratic Primary debate Wednesday evening at Ogeechee Technical College.

July 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lost ring looking for 1974 Portal graduate

Somewhere, a 1974 Portal High School graduate with the initials " MGL" is without his or her high school class ring.

July 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New county clerk takes over

Maggie Fitzgerald, former public information officer for the City of Statesboro, stepped over to county government recently by accepting the position of Bulloch County clerk.

July 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New SHS expected to open in January

When school starts back this fall, Statesboro High School students won't be attending classes in the new building, as previously expected. In order to ensure student and teacher safety and comfort, classes won't be held in the new facility until after Christmas holidays.

July 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal Centennial Park dedicated, officially opens

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the Portal Centennial Park dedication, admiring the unique design and complimentary landscaping that transformed an overgrown wooded area into an attractive addition to the town.

July 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE members to run unopposed for reelection

In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear spotted in Bulloch

Almost a year since a driver struck a black bear on Langston Chapel Road, citizens sighted another black bear - this time, trying to cross a busy highway on the west side of town.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clark Farm one stop on Kiwanis Club's annual farm tour

What's the difference between an organic tomato and a "regular" one? Members of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club found out Thursday and took home samples of the red, ripe organic tomatoes grown on Clark Farms near Portal.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge Gates Peed's home burns after being struck by lightning

A storm rumbled through the Statesboro area the night of June 17, dropping precious rain on the area but also bringing tragedy to a family. Along with the life-giving rain came a lightning bolt that set the home of Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed on fire.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: We must have public's trust

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said the involvement of one of his officers in an auto theft ring was "disappointing" and he has implemented some departmental changes he believes will "discourage" other officers from going astray.

July 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


20 plead guilty in auto theft ring

One man was tried and found guilty last week of involvement in an auto theft ring that centered around Statesboro. Twenty of 23 indicted in the case plead guilty while one case was dismissed and another suspect was given a pretrial diversion.

July 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man injured in four-wheeler accident

A Portal man lost part of his leg and underwent hip replacement surgery Sunday after a four-wheeler accident in Metter Saturday afternoon.

July 09, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Teacher takes learning outdoors

In a time when many young people spend free time in front of a computer screen or playing video games, Statesboro High School environmental science teacher Lee Bratton brings a bit of the outdoors into the lives of every student in her classes.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 4-26-15: Euthanized at animal shelter — 10 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.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple on Interstate 516 near Savannah in 2013 was found guilty Thursday of felony vehicular homicide.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

An attorney representing the mother of one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 said he has previously sued the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the crash.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

A woman trying to evade a safety checkpoint in Register Thursday ran four stop signs during a short chase through the streets of the tiny town. Two small children were in the vehicle, along with an assortment of drugs and a loaded gun.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 4-25-15: A woman reported her boyfriend threatened to burn all her clothing.

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.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead, was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

April 24, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report, 4-24-15: Police saw a woman urinating in view of oncoming traffic on Olympic Blvd.

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.

April 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 4-23-15; A man reported a Smith & Wesson .380 handgun stolen.

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.

April 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Former ECI football standout arrested

A former standout Emanuel County Institute football player who signed briefly with the NFL Baltimore Ravens was arrested by Register police after they said a large amount of marijuana, a stolen gun and other drugs were found in his car.

April 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report - 4-22-15; Deputies are investigating terroristic threats made against a female.

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.

April 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 4-20-15: A man reported a couple taking nude photos of each other on his property.

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.

April 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Two Migos rappers post bond; one held in jail

Two of three members of the rap group Migos were released on bond Monday after being arrested on drug and gun charges during a Saturday night concert at Georgia Southern University.

April 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Rodeo crowd fills the stands

The stands were filled to capacity Saturday night as the second round of the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo drew people from all over the world to compete or watch the fun.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 4-19-15: Euthanized at animal shelter — two dogs.

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.

April 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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