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Relief and refuge – Bulloch County couple opens home, aids in recovery of injured animals

Walk into the home of Mel and Debbie Baca, and the greetings begin. Dogs wag tails and beg for attention while an assortment of birds call out. Cats stare from their corners and you never quite know whether there is an iguana or a ferret in the mix.

April 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Child killed in car accident

A two-year-old child was killed Thursday when a car rear-ended the one in which she was riding.

April 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Corn farmers seek good year. hope for rain soon

With the wet-weather pattern El Nino moving into the drier La Nina pattern, and expected to turn to a neutral weather pattern, the future of Bulloch County's crops is up in the air.

April 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three Sylvania residents arrested for felony shoplifting

Three Sylvania residents were arrested for felony shoplifting after they tried leaving a local retail store with shopping carts filled with merchandise without paying for the items first.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One arrested after Boro shooting

Statesboro Police are questioning several "persons of interest" regarding a shooting incident Friday night on Best Street that left two victims hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Four arrested in illegal Xanax ring

Plans to illegally obtain Xanax and sell the prescription drug landed four people in jail, and further arrests could be pending, police said.

April 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch office warns of passport delays

Due to a nationwide backlog at passport agencies, the time it takes to obtain a passport has been extended, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Sherri Akins.

April 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Metter couple dies in motorcycle accident

A Metter couple were killed Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding crossed the center line, striking a car.

April 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch shelter waiting to see if gassing chamber will be prohibited

The Statesboro - Bulloch County Animal Shelter is waiting for word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture on whether its method of euthanasia will be changed from gassing with carbon monoxide to injection of sodium pentobarbital.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and AP Wire | Local


Number of pets affected by tainted food rises in Statesboro

The number of Statesboro-area pets affected by canned or pouched food included in an international pet food recall has risen, said one local veterinarian.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Step up to the stirrups Bulloch

Bulloch County, I challenge you to help make a difference.

April 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Bulloch animal shelter part of anti-gassing court case

A hearing today will help determine whether a handful of animal shelters in Georgia will be able to continue using carbon monoxide gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

April 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local vets see few cases due to pet food recall

While local veterinarians and pet food retailers said they have fielded numerous phone calls regarding a massive pet food recall, only one veterinarian reported a suspected case of illness possibly related to tainted pet food.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police ID armed robbery suspect; seek public's help

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Statesboro convenience store March 6 and hope citizens will come forward with information regarding the suspect's location.

April 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three Bryan County High students killed in vehicle wreck

Three Bryan County High School students are dead and one remains in critical condition after a Wednesday morning crash near Warnell Curve on Ga. 119.

April 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-23-14; A woman told police a man hit her with a board and bit her arm.

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.

July 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-22-14; A woman saw a man walk past her bathroom window, then run through her yard.

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.

July 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-20-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 13 dogs and 15 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.

July 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-19-14; A man called police when two unknown men threw beer bottles at his house.

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.

July 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-18-14; A tenant reported several pairs of Nike shoes 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.

July 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-17-14; A man reported observing an “indecent act” inside a red Chevrolet HHR.

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.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-16-14; A man told police his father threatened him with a two-by-four.

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.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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