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Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


"It was about justice'

Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.

February 09, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hard work pays off for local musicians

The sounds of flutes, French horns and clarinets tangled with each other as students in the Statesboro High School wind ensemble practiced and prepared for a test. Dr. Danny Keine, band director, was a flurry of activity as he instructed one student after another as they made music - a passion they all share.

February 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Argument results in man being stabbed with beer bottle

During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.

February 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission chairman discusses growth, county issues

He's lived in Bulloch County all his life, but Bulloch County Commissioner Garrett Nevil told Statesboro Kiwanis club members Thursday he has learned a great deal he didn't know about the county since he took office.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary suspects drop wheelchair accomplice

When two men fled from a burglary scene Saturday, they dropped a huge clue: a third suspect.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat killed; believed to be same one that attacked last Thursday

Two men killed a bobcat that lunged at a passing vehicle Thursday evening, and believe the oddly-acting animal could be the same one that attacked a man hours earlier only a mile away.

February 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Work on old Bulloch Memorial Hospital put on hold

Bulloch County Commissioners rejected bids received for performing work to transform the remains of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital into a public service facility because even the lowest bid far exceeded the county's budget.

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR Good Citizen

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County Commission preview

Bulloch County Commissioners will discuss bids for the "old hospital site" this morning in preparation for the site to become the Bulloch County Public Service Center, holding several county offices including Central 911.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One year later Statesboro recalls uncertainty surrounding hostage standoff

Tuesday, it will have been a year since Statesboro gained national attention for a hostage standoff where a couple believed to have explosives held an attorney against his will in his own Courtland Street office.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat attacks man near Kennedy Pond

A bobcat attacked a man near Kennedy Pond Thursday, and officials believe the animal may have rabies.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community involvement needed to battle gangs

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two part series dealing with gangs in Statesboro.

January 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police Report - 7-26-14; A man told police someone threw a brick through his 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.

July 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-25-14; A man reported an Xbox, laptop and a shotgun stolen from his apartment.

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 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-24-14; A woman told police that a grill had been 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 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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