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Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man with Alzheimer's missing since Thursday

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rotary honors Minkovitz

The Rotary Club of Statesboro recognized one of Statesboro's most noted businessmen, Ike Minkovitz, Monday with a posthumous honor, naming him a Will Watt Fellow. The club voted recently to present the Will Watt Fellowship to Minkovitz's family, who attended Monday's meeting.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thanks, Mom - Georgia Southern marks Spring Commencement 2010

Clouds threatened, but the sun peeked out to shine on about 2,400 Georgia Southern University students receiving degrees during the school's 82nd Annual Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday at Paulson Stadium.

May 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tip leads police to pot plants

An anonymous tip to the Statesboro FBI Office led to the arrest of a man police said was growing marijuana.

May 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Semi hits power lines; causes fire, outage

A semi truck driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned livestock auction barn on Stockyard Road Friday afternoon, snagging low-hanging power lines and snapping a utility pole. A portion of Statesboro was without power for about 30 minutes to an hour until repairs were made.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Girl, 16, says man tried to abduct her

A frightening incident Thursday afternoon has Statesboro Police seeking an older man in a small red truck after a reported kidnapping attempt, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Candidates spar in the Boro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican Primary Gubernatorial Debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Commission race 2A headed for runoff

One of three Bulloch County Commission races is headed for a runoff, but candidates in the other races swept the votes by significant margins.

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-26-16; A woman said another woman pepper-sprayed her in the face.

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 ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Probate judge race goes to runoff

Lorna DeLoach, a legal assistant, and Charles Aaron, a local attorney, will face off July 26 in a runoff election to become Bulloch County's ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brown wins primary for sheriff’s seat

Bulloch County sheriff's Sgt. Noel Brown defeated Chief Deputy Jared Akins in a sometimes contentious contest Tuesday in the Republican primary for Bulloch County ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-23-16; A woman shoplifted $8 worth of hygiene 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 ...

May 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Shots fired in dog attack startles children

Shots fired by a Statesboro police officer that killed a reportedly aggressive pit bulldog Monday caused a nearby child care center to send children inside ...

May 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


3 commission seats contested

About 11 percent of registered Bulloch County voters took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Friday. The rest will get their chance at ...

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 5-24-16: Deputies arrested a woman who had a bag of marijuana hidden in her cleavage.

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 ...

May 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


3 seeking Superior Court post

Three candidates are vying for the position of Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which spans Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties.

May 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-22-16; Police responded to a call about an unruly juvenile.

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 ...

May 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -5-21-16; A resident reported the theft of $800 worth of computer equipment.

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 ...

May 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -5-20-16; A woman reported her car was illegally repossessed.

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 ...

May 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 5-19-16: Two female employees of a convenience store 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 ...

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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