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Judge Francis Waldo Allen passed Sunday

Remembered as a 'perfect gentleman," a "good friend" and the "barrister of Bulloch County," Judge Francis Waldo Allen left behind a major impact on the area with his passing Sunday.

October 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deer bow season in full swing

Bow season is in full swing, but deer hunters who prefer to use firearms will have to wait until Oct. 20 to hit the woods. And when they do, they'd better be wearing the required fluorescent orange, have written permission to be hunting on land not owned by themselves or family, and make sure they are not hunting over bait.

October 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro couple arrested on child cruelty charges

Statesboro Police arrested a couple Friday after finding an infant "filthy and incoherent" inside an untidy home.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect who pled guilty testifies on day 2 of Benbow murder trial

Kendall Worthy, who pled guilty earlier this year to murder charges, testified Thursday regarding defendant Marcus Benbow's involvement in the Oct. 14, 2006 shooting spree on Orange Street that killed one man and injured two other victims.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Benbow verdict: guilty on all counts

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter resident receives horse for use in 2007 Gelding Mentoring Program

Metter resident Jacob Bowen, whose family owns Red Wagon Farm and raises American Miniature Horses, was recently selected to participate in the International American Miniature Horse Alliance (IAMHA) "2007 Gelding Mentoring Program."

September 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe thunderstorm causes problems across Bulloch

Power outages caused by a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon rendered several traffic lights useless, and Statesboro Police were busy directing traffic at intersections and checking out false alarms, said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's public safety director.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keeping the spirit of adventure alive

He came all the way from Washington, D.C., to attend a family reunion, a gathering of people he had never met, except a few. Some he knew through e-mail, but for the most part, he would be among strangers.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Patriot Day at local schools draws crowd

In a solemn and patriotic exercise, the Georgia Southern University ROTC Eagle Battalion paid tribute Tuesday morning to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy six years ago.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kennel application prompted animal cruelty investigation

A woman arrested last week on animal cruelty charges had applied for a new kennel license, which prompted state officials to inspect her facility. What they found led to seizure of 10 dogs and nine counts of animal cruelty for Katie Sixtos-Villalva.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder victim’s stepdaughter denies role in killing

On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.

November 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder trial focuses on texts

Cellphone records revealed in court Monday showed what police believe to be evidence that a Statesboro woman plotted with others to have her husband killed.

November 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro murder trial begins

Jurors learned Friday that the gun used to kill a Greenbriar Trail man June 30, 2013, was never found.

November 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-14-14; A woman said she had been struck several times by an unknown man.

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.

November 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


More volunteers sought to help ‘Feed the Boro’ on Thanksgiving

Volunteers are needed to help feed Bulloch County residents whose circumstances may hinder their ability to otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

November 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-13-14; Deputies responded to a report of a woman threatening to harm herself.

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.

November 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Veterans Day 2014

A Veterans Day celebration Tuesday focused on the sacrifices of those who served in U.S. wars and why they did.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-12-14; 911 hang-ups — 45 calls.

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.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

A man suspected in shooting a homeowner who interrupted a burglary Monday remains at large, and the victim is listed in stable condition, police said.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Two residential fires over the weekend displaced families, but no one was seriously injured, according to fire department authorities.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Man with gun chased women through Clito mobile home park

A man confronted by a group of women looking for a suspected burglar Friday chased them through a neighborhood with a stolen gun, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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