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Armed robbery epidemic in the Boro

Someone in the community knows something about the nine armed robberies that have taken place recently around the Georgia Southern University Campus, and Statesboro Police are offering a " substantial reward" for information identifying and leading to the arrests of the suspects responsible.

October 31, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Akins laid to rest

Bulloch County buried a legend Tuesday as rain threatened and citizens mourned. Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins, died Saturday of complications stemming from colostomy surgery. Akins was 70.

October 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man flees municipal court after sentencing

A man facing Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston Tuesday apparently didn't like the sentence handed down for probation violation, so he bailed.

October 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fund set up for local teen in need of transplant

It was a false alarm Saturday for Statesboro's 17-year-old Kadi Hodges. Suffering from cystic fibrosis and in need of a double lung transplant, she expected to undergo surgery only to learn the lungs were not good.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rain boosts fall crops

A rainy spring and summer has local farmers reaping bumper crops this fall. Fields are exploding with fluffy white cotton, peanuts are looking good and some farmers are baling a third cutting of hay.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro pot bust nets 6 arrests

When local drug agents confiscated a cell phone from a man arrested on drug charges, they likely didn't anticipate finding text messages from the man's customers.

October 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rainy days at Fair may cost local charities

Rain throughout the week made a negative impact on the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, beginning with a rained-out parade on Monday and ending with a soggy Saturday. This means there will be less money to send back into the community through donations in the upcoming year, said Statesboro Kiwanis Club President Barbara Price.

October 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reported apartment shooting turns out to be false

A man who told police he had been injured in a shooting incident Wednesday at Foxridge Apartments had not been shot, police said.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agriculture: A Bulloch tradition

Before visitors to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair can get to the midway, they pass by a part of the fairgrounds that represent the fair's origin and theme. It's not just about rides and cotton candy; the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is an agricultural fair that celebrates and preserves the rich heritage of the region's agricultural industry.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State of the Fair

In spite of rainy weather that nixed the fair parade Monday and dampened the fairgrounds Wednesday, record attendance Tuesday, paired with hopefully decent weather the rest of the week, could help recoup any losses, said Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Chairman Darrell Colson.

October 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


For the love of the Fair

Sunday, when the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, and carnival workers have finished taking down rides, Statesboro Kiwanis Club members will begin planning next years' fair.

October 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The art of the Fair

While screams echo from the midway outside, the atmosphere in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair arts and crafts display building is calm and soothing. People browse among chicken wire structures containing treasured artwork, hand painted rocks, crocheted clothing, intricately designed ornaments and more.

October 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Police report - 5-7-15; A domestic dispute ended with one person striking the other in the head.

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 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 5-6-15; A man reported a couple stole a riding lawn mower through deceptive means.

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 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Migos rapper charged in Bulloch County Jail fight

A member of the rap group Migos, jailed without bond after an April 18 arrest at a Georgia Southern University concert, racked up more charges Saturday after a fight behind bars.

May 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 5-4-15: 2 students and their parents boarded a school bus and fought another student.

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 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 5-3-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — 13 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 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 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Relay for Life: Fighting cancer together

Purple-clad people from all walks of life made their way around a track lined with luminaries Friday evening, celebrating being cancer free as they participated in the first lap - the Survivors' Lap - of the 2015 Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 5-2-15; A man reported a neighbor made threatening remarks about him and his pet.

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 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 5-1-15; A woman told deputies her grandson is “sorry, lazy and won’t go to work.”

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.

April 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper still in jail

One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 4-30-15; A man said a roommate damaged his closet walls by striking them with a bat.

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.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 4-29-15; A woman said a golfer cursed her when she asked him to leave her property.

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.

April 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 4-28-15: A man and woman argued over his contacting other women on Craigslist.

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.

April 27, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Teacher takes learning outdoors

In a time when many young people spend free time in front of a computer screen or playing video games, Statesboro High School environmental science teacher Lee Bratton brings a bit of the outdoors into the lives of every student in her classes.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 4-26-15: Euthanized at animal shelter — 10 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

April 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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