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The thrill of the ride

Speed, thrills, flashing lights and lots of motion brought screams, laughter and a few green faces Friday night as the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair enjoyed its 50th aniversary. The scene was a far cry from the first Fairs in Bulloch County; instead of a few small thrill rides, the midway is crammed with dozens of large thrill rides, exciting kiddie rides and rows upon rows of games of chance.

October 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report 10-22-11; A man reported the theft of an air conditioner unit.

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.

October 21, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Fan-fare for Fair treats

The aisles were crowded, with people of all walks of life packed as tightly as canned sardines, waiting.

October 20, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Petting zoo draws animal lovers of all ages

As children and adults crowded underneath the tent near the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair entrance, Bam Bam the camel stretched his neck, bared his teeth in a grin and begged for attention.

October 19, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bear spotted in the area

An unexpected visitor was spotted at the Greasy Corner Hunting Club property recently. While hunters prepare for deer season by setting out bait, they were unprepared for a black bear.

October 19, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Fair goes hog wild

The scene Tuesday night in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair livestock barn was controlled chaos as local youth worked to keep their hogs in front of a judge.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police seek suspects in stabbing case

Statesboro Police has identified two suspects in an Oct. 13 stabbing at Morris Heights Apartments and hopes citizens will help apprehend the suspected offenders.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hotel clerk robbed at gunpoint

Three masked men robbed a local hotel Monday night, and Statesboro Police are seeking information on the suspects and incident.

October 18, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jump-starting the fun

Like a magnet, excitement drew a crowd to downtown Statesboro Monday, where the 50th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade kicked off a week of fun.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Churches unite to help the homeless

An unfilled need in Bulloch County has sparked a group of people with compassion and generosity to form the Open Hearts Community Mission, a nonprofit organization that hopes to address the homeless problem in the community.

October 17, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Time for Fair days

Cool, clear nights, a parade, and a week filled with thrills, fried Twinkies and entertainment can mean only one thing: the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is here.

October 15, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Council hopeful's car vandalized, signs taken

Statesboro city council candidate Lance Turner said Friday he wonders if he's the victim of some political dirty tricks after his car was vandalized and his campaign signs stolen Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


1 wounded in Morris Heights stabbing

A Statesboro man is listed in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times Thursday afternoon. Police hope citizens will help identify and locate the offender.

October 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Restocking the river

A handful of citizens, legislators and wildlife officials watched Wednesday as thousands of tiny, baby fish were released into the Ogeechee River.

October 12, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report 10-12-11; Someone stole a GPS and MP3 player from a car.

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.

October 11, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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Sheriff’s office presence keeps fair safe

Most people who attend the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair are there to have fun in a safe, family-oriented atmosphere, but sometimes trouble shows its face.

October 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -10-20-17; A woman said a suspect stole $87 and a Social Security card.

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 ...

October 19, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Work camp inmates charged in attempt to obtain contraband

Three inmates of the Bulloch County Correctional Institute face felony charges for involvement in a plot to obtain contraband while incarcerated – mainly tobacco.

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kiwanis Pancake House sees 48th year

Lines of hungry people wrapped around the Statesboro Kiwanis Pancake House Tuesday night as the smell of fresh sausage and fluffy pancakes wafted over the ...

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -10-19-17; A man reported a camper burglarized and a screen door on it damaged.

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 ...

October 18, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -10-18-17; Keys were stolen from several logging trucks at a work site.

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 ...

October 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


2017 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: Renovations to old memories

Its dedication to agricultural history is one of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair's most unique characteristics, and the fairgrounds would not be complete without the ...

October 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -10-15-17; Euthanized at animal shelter — four dogs and seven 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 ...

October 14, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -10-14-17; A suspect fled after shoplifting $560 worth of items.

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 ...

October 13, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


GBI raids 4 Statesboro stores

Four Statesboro area convenience stores were targeted Thursday in a gambling sting conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Commercial Gambling Unit.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -10-13-17; A man reported a bicycle stolen from the back of his truck.

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 ...

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Six arrested on gang-related charges

Six suspects believed to be members of the "Mobb" street gang face charges after Statesboro police linked them to two armed robberies and a burglary.

October 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -10-12-17; A woman reported a case of public indecency.

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 ...

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Fireball won’t return to Fair

The Fireball, one of Amusement of America's most popular thrill rides, won't be featured this year during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. After a ...

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parade to kick off 2017 Fair

This year, there will be more rides, more food and more fun to be found at the 56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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