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County hit by strong winds, rain

The sun shone brightly from clear blue skies Thursday afternoon, but wild weather earlier in the day prompted cancellation of downtown Christmas activities, downed trees and power lines and soaked the area.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU holds commencement

Over 1,200 graduates received diplomas Friday during Georgia Southern University's 17th Annual Fall Commencement held at Hanner Fieldhouse in three separate ceremonies.

December 27, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer suspended without pay

A Brooklet Police officer accused of inappropriate conduct with a teenage girl is back on the streets after a 10-day suspension without pay. He is no longer working at Southeast Bulloch High School as a school resource officer, but because of his "exemplary" record other than the misconduct, Sgt. De Hagan remains on the Brooklet Police Department payroll.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local man reports robbery at motel on Christmas

A Christmas Day robbery left a man, just out of the hospital, without a sizable amount of cash, according to Statesboro Police reports.

December 26, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Giving for Red Cross Saturday

This year has been a particular challenge for the American Red Cross. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires have kept volunteers busy and drained funds.

December 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - December 26

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.

December 25, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Kids helping kids - locals help struggling Toys for Tots

It was a happy birthday for 6-year-old friends Anna Whitaker and Ames Rackleff, but what they got for their shared birthday party will make a number of kids even happier this Christmas.

December 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


O’ Christmas tree

In the White House, in the Blue Room, on the Presidential Christmas tree, hangs a little bit of Bulloch County.

December 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Charges pending against teen in fatal car crash

Charges are pending against a 16-year-old male who was driving a vehicle that overturned Friday night, ejecting him and two others. Four, including the driver, were injured; one passenger died.

December 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Teacher admits using racially offensive term; is fired

A Southeast Bulloch Middle School special education teacher was fired Thursday for using a racially offensive word toward students. After a called meeting to hear the case, Bulloch County Board of Education members voted unanimously to follow recommendations to terminate Dr. Michael Kellam for violation of school system policy.

December 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR regent meets with local group

Christmas traditions were the topic during a speech by Georgia State Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain Thursday as the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting.

December 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach: Bulloch County in need of an election board

Bulloch County is one of the largest counties in the state that still has its probate judge handling elections, and Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach feels it's time to make a change.

December 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jones sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 murder

A protest planned to take place Tuesday prior to a murder sentencing never happened, but the convicted killer made dramatic statements in the courtroom before a Bulloch County Superior Court Judge handed down his sentence.

December 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Officials: Arson, break-ins at local gym under investigation

The Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro fire Department are investigating an arson and related repeat break-ins at a local gym, and the owner, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, has decided to close the business.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach predicts 10-15 percent voter turnout today, ‘depends on weather’

Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach doesn't expect a high turnout today for the general election runoff - only about 10 to 15 percent, he said. "It depends on the weather."

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police Report - 11-25-14; 2 women argued over use of a motorized cart at Wal-Mart.

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.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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


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