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Local farmers relieved by rainfall; still more needed

Rainfall across Bulloch County Wednesday helped the row crops and hay planted by area farmers, but more rain is needed in the coming weeks, said Bulloch County Extension Agent Wes Harris.

June 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Date set for Futch double murder trial

The trial of three suspects in a double murder that occurred over two and a half years ago is tentatively set for Aug. 25, said a spokesman for Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's office.

June 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Memorial Day Observance held at Emma Kelly Theater

The Hon. William Josiah Neville reminded people Monday to remember not just the fallen soldiers from past and current wars, but to remember the "walking, living dead" who suffer mental illness related to war experiences.

June 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro man found guilty in 2006 killing

A Bulloch County jury found Frederico Shunard Mikell guilty Friday of several charges stemming from a shootout and homicide on Orange Street in the fall of 2006.

June 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch Memorial Day observance at Averitt Center

The Hon. William Josiah Neville will speak Monday at the Fourth Annual Memorial Day observance held at 11 a.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

June 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


School construction continues

School's out for summer, but school construction goes on. Whether it's the final touches of the new Statesboro High School, wing extensions at Langston Chapel and Southeast Bulloch middle schools, a new wing at Brooklet Elementary or plans being drawn up for the new Portal Middle High School, workers are continuing their tasks while the classrooms are empty.

June 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jail complex named after former sheriff Arnold Ray Akins

Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was visibly moved Wednesday as he watched current sheriff Lynn Anderson unveil a new sign in front of the Bulloch County Jail.

June 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clito man arrested on child molestation charges

A Clito man is behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested him on charges of molesting a teenage relative.

June 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


City of Statesboro employee charged with theft

Police arrested a City of Statesboro employee last week on charges of stealing city property – gasoline and motor vehicle parts.

June 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Seriousness of simulated attack at Paulson amazes Herald reporter

(Note: The following is an account of Thursday's hostage drill at Paulson Stadium by Statesboro Herald reporter Holli Deal Bragg. The drill was conducted as if the situation was very real. Here is the drill reported as if it was real.)

June 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drill at Paulson a success

On one hand, it was a drill that tested the skills of local law enforcement and public safety officials. On the other hand, it was role playing at its best and an opportunity for those involved to have a little fun.

May 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Law enforcement to participate in drill at Paulson Thursday

Citizens driving past Paulson Stadium this morning may be concerned about the saturation of law enforcement and public safety officials in the area, but it's only a drill.

May 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE honors retiring employees at RJ's

Imagine 37 years spent working in education. That's how many years Brooklet Elementary School Principal Priscilla Clifton has dedicated to helping young people, and now she's retiring.

May 29, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Twister in Bulloch?

National Weather Service agents are still working to determine whether a storm that ripped apart a mobile home in the Nevils area, as well as caused damage elsewhere in the county, was in fact a tornado.

May 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Help 'Stamp Out Hunger' Saturday by placing food beside your mailbox

Join others across the nation Saturday in helping "Stamp Out Hunger" by placing nonperishable foods in a bag or box beside your mail box Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Police report - 5-30-15; A man reported receiving a fraudulent check responding to a Craigslist ad.

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.

May 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Arrest made in 13-year-old murder case

The review of a 13-year-old cold case landed a man back behind bars Wednesday when DNA linked Phillip Scott Kirby Sr. to the 2002 murder of an East Georgia College associate professor.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 5-29-15: A man said he suspects a woman of stealing 30 lottery tickets and $100.

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.

May 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 5-28-15; Someone wrote “zoo” and “Sorry 4 the wait” on a wall in black spray paint.

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.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Train derailment closes roads in downtown Statesboro

Police rerouted traffic from South Main and Fair Road for about an hour and a half Wednesday after a train derailment.

May 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-27-15; A man was arrested after threatening to burn a neighbor’s house down.

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.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Request withdrawn for RV park rezone proposal

Plans for a proposed RV park near a Bulloch County private school are on hold as the property owners "regroup" and review their options.

May 26, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


World War II bomber pilot speaks at Memorial Day celebration

Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.

May 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-23-15; A woman reported receiving harassing messages via Facebook.

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.

May 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


'Be a catalyst of hope'

A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wheelchair-bound man killed in Screven crash

A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-22-15; A man said a woman threw a beer bottle at his face during an 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.

May 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brunson returns to Statesboro police

Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman critical after crash

A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-21-15; A woman reported that she was harassed via social media.

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.

May 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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