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On radio's birth in the Boro

Former Statesboro residents Mike and Don McDougald entertained a crowd Monday at the 37th Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, held at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. The brothers regaled members with tales of chasing news and providing music and information to citizens through the city's very first radio station, WWNS.

June 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police warning: Do not leave valuable items in autos

People should be careful not to leave valuables in their vehicles, especially SUV's or pickup trucks, Statesboro Police warn. It seems thieves are targeting these kinds of vehicles during recent automobile break-ins.

June 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Police Report


A bumper corn crop?

Bulloch County corn is looking like a bumper crop, if weather cooperates, said Bulloch County Agent Pat Todd.

June 19, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Last day to register to vote in July 20 primary is Monday

Citizens who have not yet registered to vote, but wish to vote in the general primary election, have until Monday to do so, said Bulloch County Election Supervisor Pat Lanier Jones.

June 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


JROTC to remain at Portal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is on the hunt for two qualified military personnel to lead the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Portal Middle High School.

June 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bidding a fond farewell

One word kept floating around the room Thursday at a retirement reception for former Statesboro Police chief Stan York and former police lieutenant Frank Roach: "bittersweet."

June 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend in back

A Statesboro woman remains behind bars without bond after stabbing her boyfriend in the back with a steak knife Saturday, police said.

June 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suppression team arrests Bulloch man on drug charges

Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents arrested a man Friday on drug charges after finding cocaine and marijuana in his home.

June 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Teen rapes two teen girls

A teen and two adults were charged Thursday in connection with reports of two juveniles being raped at a Lydia Lane residence during a May 29 party, said Statesboro Police Commander J. R.Holloway.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agents seize 10,000 pot plants in Excelsior

Drug agents are seeking information regarding more than 10,000 marijuana plants found earlier this week near Excelsior in southern Candler County.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


59 pot plants seized from Grove Lakes home

About five dozen marijuana plants were seized last week after a helicopter sweep over the Grove Lakes subdivision area, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

June 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - Honoring heroes

Georgia Southern University Museum Director Dr. Brent Tharp will share the history of the holiday Monday as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Program held at Emma Kelly Theater. Tharp is past president of the Bulloch County Historical Society and has served on the board of the Statesboro Arts Council.

May 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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A century of life and still going strong

In 1916, on the last day of June, a man was born who would make a great impact on others throughout his life.

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -7-1-16; A woman said someone shattered a window by throwing a rock.

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 ...

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Fun planned for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend will start with a bang as Downtown Statesboro's First Friday event offers free watermelon, music and other family fun, and the ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-30-16; A man was arrested after he shoplifted a $30 fish tank filter.

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 ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-29-16; A man and his son argued over a doorknob.

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 ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Suspect sought in The Country Store armed robbery

The armed robbery of a local neighborhood convenience store was more than just a robbery, it was an invasion of a family oriented business, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 6-28-16: A stray bullet entered a home, shattering an aquarium.

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 ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-26-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — 12 dogs and 21 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 ...

June 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates ...

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-25-16; A woman said someone broke in and stole a lap top computer.

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 ...

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-24-16; A man reported the theft of a leaf blower and other tools from his pickup.

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 ...

June 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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