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Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sex offender charged with sexual battery

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday after a woman said he grabbed her inappropriately. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deontray Antwone Lewis, 29, of Lundy Trailer Park, on charges of sexual battery.

May 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man with Alzheimer's missing since Thursday

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rotary honors Minkovitz

The Rotary Club of Statesboro recognized one of Statesboro's most noted businessmen, Ike Minkovitz, Monday with a posthumous honor, naming him a Will Watt Fellow. The club voted recently to present the Will Watt Fellowship to Minkovitz's family, who attended Monday's meeting.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report -9-25-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — four dogs and six 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 ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


BCSO disputes speeding claim

Bulloch County Sheriff's response to an emergency call the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 has the Brooklet police chief upset about the speeds deputies ...

September 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival

The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -9-24-16; A person was arrested for shoplifting about $300 worth of clothes.

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 ...

September 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Two more arrested in armed robbery

Statesboro Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with Sunday's armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments, as well as a fourth person who was ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -9-23-16; A woman told police her fiancé struck her 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 ...

September 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -9-22-16; A woman said someone stole a Glock handgun from her vehicle.

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 ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


GSU offers Ogeechee River study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allegedly intoxicated driver causes multi-car accident

A man charged with DUI and a multitude of other infractions caused a bizarre multi-vehicle accident Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

September 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -9-21-16; A woman said someone stole a floral arrangement from her husband’s grave.

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 ...

September 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Officials: Clown sightings on GSU campus unfounded

Recent reports of clown sightings at or near Georgia Southern University are unfounded, according to university officials.

September 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 9-20-16: A man awoke to find a strange, unknown man asleep on his couch.

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 ...

September 19, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Two of three armed robbery suspects behind bars

Two of three armed robbery suspects who police say fired a shot at pursuing officers early Monday morning are behind bars, but one is still ...

September 19, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report -9-18-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — 19 dogs and 11 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 ...

September 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -9-17-16; A man told deputies he heard a “loud boom” when he was in the woods.

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 ...

September 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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