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Two arrested on meth charges

A Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigator recognized the name of a suspicious person being watched at a local retail store and responded to the scene, and ended up arresting two on methamphetamine charges.

January 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County hopes to lower ISO ratings, insurance rates

Bulloch County officials have been working for more than a year to lower ISO (Insurance Services Office) ratings for county residents. As part of that effort, they hired consultant Skip Starling the fall of 2006 to help improve county fire services.

December 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County laying groundwork to start fire department

County leaders are still working out the numbers, but a decision was made: Bulloch County will have its own fire department.

December 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter High students stage brief walkout

A student walkout at Metter High School Friday was brief and all students were "in class on time," said Candler County School Superintendent Dr. Tom Bigwood.

December 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Store clerk stole shoplifter's card and made purchases

A convenience store clerk who nabbed three shoplifters did a little taking herself when she stole one of the offender's credit card, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

December 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Investigators: Five involved in drug trafficking arrested

After a two-year investigation, Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team investigators arrested five suspects they said were involved in drug trafficking.

December 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


17-year-old charged with molestation

A 17-year-old resident of Joseph's Home for Boys was jailed last week on child molestation charges after investigators determined he sexually assaulted another resident, sheriff's officials said.

December 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Perdue right to purchase lands for conservation

When I was a child, I wrote a poem bemoaning the paving of the dirt road near my home.

December 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Are toy recalls affecting the holidays?

Although hundreds of toys have been recalled this year due to lead paint concerns or choking hazards, the shelves in retail and specialty toy stores remain full. But one never knows when a toy will be recalled for one reason or another, and no one knows this better than Statesboro resident Deanna Hughes.

December 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Georgia Southern holds graduation ceremonies

Trey Carter quoted country legend June Carter Cash Friday as he encouraged graduates to follow their hearts. Carter, president and CEO of Acadia Healthcare, spoke during the 1 p.m. ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse .

December 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Longtime leader Tappy Roesel passes away

Friends and others whose lives she touched remember Tappy Roesel as "dignified," "kind" and as a delightful woman dedicated to improving her community.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: 16-year-old stabs another 16-year-old

A Statesboro teen remains in critical condition after a stabbing Saturday night. Another teen is behind bars on several charges an more may be pending, police said.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two survive ejection during crash near Portal

A man and woman ejected from a vehicle in a Monday evening crash suffered serious visible injuries, according to reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Time Saver #17 target of armed robbery

A convenience store with a history of being targeted by armed robbers was hit again Sunday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County to form own fire department

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to end an agreement between the county and the City of Statesboro regarding fire services. The Statesboro Fire Department currently serves county residents living within a five-mile radius of the city limits, and Bulloch County currently funds 25 percent of the city fire department budget.

December 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Course leads GSU student to report rape

When a Georgia Southern University student was allegedly sexually assaulted in August, she didn't report it because she felt it was her fault, she told police.

December 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 12-21-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — eight dogs and nine 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.

December 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 12-20-14; Police observed graffiti painted on signs and buildings.

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.

December 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 12-19-14; A man told police someone stole his bicycle seat.

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.

December 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 12-18-14; A man told police he was pushed into a car 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Georgia Southern University suspicious person’s ‘weapon’ was umbrella

The "weapon" reportedly carried by a masked man who caused a lockdown on parts of Georgia Southern University's campus Dec. 5 turned out to be an umbrella, police said.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County to join regional development authority

Soon, Bulloch County will join three others along Interstate 16 to form an alliance designed to encourage economic growth in the area.

December 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 12-17-14; A man told police he received counterfeit bill.

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.

December 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 12-16-14: A woman told deputies a man she once dated took a cat without permission.

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.

December 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 12-10-14; A man sent more than 100 texts in 12 hours attacking a woman's character.

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.

December 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Wild Bulloch County chase leads to meth lab arrests

A wild chase through the Middleground community early Monday evening ended with deputies finding a meth lab and having to subdue the fleeing driver via Taser.

December 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Rocky Ford clerk gives no reason for resignation

The former Rocky Ford town clerk, who submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 18, did not list a reason why she vacated the position.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 12-9-14; A man admitted to kicking a Christmas tree during a domestic argument.

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.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Legacy of the land

Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


Police report - 12-6-14; A woman told police that someone stole a fanny pack she left in the store.

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.

December 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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