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‘Agriculture is here to stay' - Zippy Duvall speaks at agribusiness luncheon

Zippy Duvall brought the essence of farming to life Thursday as he spoke to guests at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Agribusiness Luncheon. Duvall, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, spoke of important agricultural issues in Georgia, driving the point home that agriculture will survive and continue to be the backbone of the country.

March 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Gang initiation threat rumor just a hoax

No need to panic - according to local police, there is no gang initiation planned at Statesboro's Wal-Mart.

March 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - March 19

(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.)

March 18, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Chatham County senior is a ‘Star’

Savannah Arts Academy senior Andrew Jiahua Zhang smiled and teacher Bradley Wallace was emotional Wednesday afternoon as the pair were named the Region 8 STAR Student and Teacher during a luncheon at Georgia Southern University's College of Information Technology atrium.

March 18, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Five-year ESPLOST extension approved

About 5 percent of Bulloch County's registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, approving the extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to 2014 that will fund the construction of three local elementary schools.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deen Day Smith nominations due Thursday

Everyone knows of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to serving others, and the deadline is swiftly approaching for nominating deserving citizens for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info leading to arrest in Luetta Moore shooting

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man police say was involved in a shooting incident that critically injured a 15-year-old.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man arrested after intentionally striking another man with his truck

Statesboro Police arrested a man Sunday morning they said became angry and drove recklessly, intentionally striking a man and aiming his truck at a woman.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sammons pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

March 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - March 15

(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.)

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


SPLOST vote Tuesday

Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Sammons retrial set

The retrial of a woman convicted in 1999 of killing her husband is set to begin Monday immediately after jury selection, said Bulloch County Clerk Teresa Tucker.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police make third arrest in shooting

Statesboro Police made a third arrest Friday in connection to a shooting incident that happened Tuesday, but are still seeking 17-year-old Dante Ravon Williams, who police said is one of two suspects who actually fired shots. One victim, a 15-year-old, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Friday, police charged Reginald Kentay Hagins, 18, Harvey Wilson Road, Portal, with participation in criminal street gang activity, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

March 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police: Man who attacked blind victim, daughter caught Tuesday

A team of officers from four local law enforcement agencies, acting on an anonymous tip, captured a man Tuesday they sought regarding an attack against a blind man and his daughter.

March 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Man hits child, 2, outside Bulloch DFCS

A man remains behind bars without bond after punching his two-year-old in the Department of Family and Children Services, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

March 11, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Column: What do we do about gangs?

After six days of hearing testimony during a murder trial, I have many questions.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro victim’s wife: I thought he would be beaten, not killed

A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.

November 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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