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$2.4M awarded in wrongful death

A Bulloch County jury awarded about $2.4 million Wednesday to the wife of a man killed in a log truck accident in Jan. 2007. Georgia State Patrol investigators determined the accident was caused when a Bulloch County Sheriff's captain rear-ended another car, resulting in a four-car crash.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Fla. man arrested after trying to defraud local bank

A Florida man tried to pull the wool over a local bank employee's eyes, but before he could fleece the bank and a customer, police sent him to jail.

January 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Officials: Register man arrested after knife assault

A Register man is behind bars without bond after he assaulted a woman and tried to rape her, authorities said.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


2008 Business Leader of the Year - Gerald Edenfield

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Leader of the Year is a practical joker who also practices law. And, Gerald Edenfield was sworn in last June as the president of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens Friday at Emma Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m.

About 45 years ago, Statesboro resident Don Lanier portrayed the character Conrad Birdie in the very first off-Broadway performance of the play "Bye Bye Birdie," a spoof of Elvis Presley's being drafted in the midst of his musical career.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More random road checks in Bulloch for next 3 months

Local law enforcement will be stopping a lot more drivers over the next few months as "Operation Rolling Thunder" lowers the boom on unsafe drivers.

January 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County manager: Bulloch budget doing ‘very, very well’

In spite of a gloomy economical picture, the Bulloch County Commission is holding its own and the county budget isn't nearly as threatened as other counties across the state, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during Tuesday morning's Bulloch County Commission meeting workshop.

January 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - January 18, 2009

(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.)

January 17, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman jailed after stealing $60,000 from employer

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.

January 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro readies for MLK Day

With a theme covering the days of slavery to the day America inaugurates its first black president, the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade kicks off Monday with a long line of local celebrities, floats and more.

January 14, 2009 | 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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