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Paper delivery man helps foil robbery attempt

A Statesboro Herald newspaper carrier narrowly escaped being robbed early Friday morning, then followed the man he said threatened to shoot him as he dialed 911.

April 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Alleged second oldest house in Statesboro to be torn down

Part of Statesboro's history is disappearing slowly as an old house at the intersection of South College and Bulloch Streets is being torn down plank by plank.

April 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man rapes 14-year-old in car

A man raped a teenage girl in the back seat of a car while another woman drove them around the Portal area, investigators said.

April 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lake Collins grant hits snag

As the finishing touches were put on the newly-paved roads and drainage improvement, Bulloch County leaders discovered problems with a $500,000 community development block grant that was supposed to pay for those improvements to the Lake Collins community west of Portal.

April 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Son attacks mother with axe

A Brannen Street woman remains in critical condition after surgery for wounds inflicted by her son, who attacked her Thursday afternoon with an axe, police said.

April 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County employee terminated for inappropriate conduct

Bulloch County Commissioners upheld the county manager's decision to terminate a county employee after a day-long appeal Thursday.

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local cup stacking champ to compete for world title

What is sport stacking, anyway?

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Raybon Anderson named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro leader Raybon Anderson was humble in his acceptance of the 2008 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award Tuesday night at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Five area citizens recognized for lifetime achievements at Deen Day Smith

Five area citizens were recognized during Tuesday's 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards for lifetime achievement. Helen Rosengart, Willie Pearl Clark, Earl Dabbs, Kathryn Olliff and William Robert "Dub" Lovett were each presented with crystal loving cups during the invitation-only gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swearingen urges volunteering, community efforts in Deen Day Smith speech

Carl E. Swearingen likened local volunteers to butterflies as he spoke to the crowd at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Second sister arrested in arson case

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the second of two sisters Thursday they said were involved in an arson and insurance scam.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro woman charged in pharmacy theft

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Monday they said was involved in an internal theft at a local pharmacy for about four years.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ellis Wood crew helps Effingham cleanup

A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Seven arrested in burglary ring

The recent arrest of two men finalized a months-long roundup of seven suspects investigators said were part of a burglary ring that stole copper and other items, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

April 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe weather possible in Bulloch area Wednesday

A line of storms similar to those that swept across Southeast Georgia Saturday is expected to head Bulloch County's way Wednesday afternoon and into the night. While the storms are not forecast to be as dangerous as the weekend weather that left two people dead in Georgia, officials urge area residents to monitor weather conditions.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Portal responds to wastewater violations

Portal city officials are working towards improving wastewater disposal and maintenance issues after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandated changes following an unpermitted discharge and sewage spill.

May 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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