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Local finally hears from family in Haiti

After four days of waiting and worry, Statesboro resident Claudia Batichon finally got word from some of her family in Haiti that they are alive and well.

January 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local Haitian natives ask Boro to help victims

An earthquake destroyed the city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti Tuesday, but the ripple effects of the natural disaster reach all the way to Statesboro, as native Haitians living here wait in worry to learn whether their loved ones survived the quake.

January 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Patrols, arrests deter burglaries

Burglaries around the Georgia Southern University campus during the Christmas holidays decreased significantly, compared to the high number of burglary incidents reported during the Thanksgiving holidays, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Tuesday.

January 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple faces drug charges

After responding early Saturday to a call about a sick person at a local hotel, Statesboro Police arrested a couple on drug charges. Officers found a collection of street drugs as well as pain medications and sedatives, police reports stated.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More charges in Portal rape

After an interview with the victim, a Portal man already jailed on rape charges was also charged with statutory rape, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter R. Deal. The victim also faces charges.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet man recovering from injuries suffered in hit-and-run

A man state troopers believe may have been struck by a car early New Year' Day was released from the hospital Friday, but says he doesn't really remember what happened.

January 09, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New animal shelter begins

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the beginning of construction for the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter, to be built adjacent to the current facility on Mill Creek Road.

January 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New mayor for the Boro

A new mayor and two new Statesboro city council members took office Tuesday morning when they were sworn in before the Statesboro City Council meeting. The new members were honored with a breakfast reception before the business portion of the council meeting took place.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man charged with rape

A Portal man was arrested Monday on charges he raped a teenager Christmas Day. The 14-year-old victim's father learned of the alleged rape Dec. 30 and called authorities, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It’s really cold!

It would be a good idea to keep extra blankets handy because weather experts say the cold snap nipping at our noses in the South Georgia region won't go away any time soon.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal: Mother kidnaps own 5-year-old daughter

A Statesboro woman is behind bars without bond, charged with kidnapping her own 5-year-old daughter. Kimberly Jane Kennedy, 27, Metts Lane, was apprehended in Screven County Saturday after an alert was issued for the 5-year-old, of whom her grandparents had legal custody, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter Deal.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community says farewell, thanks to Judge Johnston

Former Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston is used to seeing a packed courtroom, but Wednesday, there were no defendants, and Johnston was in front of the bench instead of behind it.

January 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


New law to take effect Friday; ‘super speeders’ to face additional fines

After today, speeding is going to cost way more than it has in the past. A new law will tack on a whopping $200 fine for some law breakers.

December 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Goodwill braces for New Year's rush

Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eichholz pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice, one count in a 77-count indictment alleging he embezzled over $950,000 from employee and pension retirement plans.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Police report - 8-9-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — three dogs and 13 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 ...

August 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Remote control aircraft group to raise funds for Wounded Warriors

A fly-in for remote controlled model airplane enthusiasts is expected to raise money for wounded soldiers facing the change of returning to normal lives.

August 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-8-15; A man reported the theft of a green Kawasaki KLX125 dirt bike.

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 ...

August 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police seeking suspects in armed robbery

Statesboro police continue to investigate an armed robbery as well as possible other crimes connected to the incident that occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday ...

August 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-7-15; A woman said her son flipped her chair over, tossing her off the porch.

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 ...

August 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Law enforcement officers hold active shooter training

Police, deputies, state and federal agents and other law enforcement officers spent a few days at Georgia Southern University this week, shooting simulated weapons and ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission votes “yes” on tax increase

Bulloch County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.9 mills, or 18.1 percent. The vote followed a third public ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-6-15; A man was visiting a friend when they argued over Facebook posts.

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 ...

August 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


County: Confederate statue to remain on courthouse lawn

The Confederate memorial statue that has stood on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square for over 100 years will remain in place in spite of efforts ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local man arrested in shooting

A man suspected of shooting a woman last week was arrested later the same day, but Statesboro police did not release information on the shooting ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Offices moving into new county annex

The finishing touches are being made to the new Bulloch County Annex, and several county offices expect to move in soon.

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-5-15; A man threatened to break a woman’s neck and burn their home down.

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 ...

August 04, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 8-4-15: A man told deputies that a drone has been flying over his 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 ...

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Rep. Rick Allen speaks to local Rotary Club

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, spoke against Planned Parenthood practices and of problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and ...

August 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-2-15; Two men fought, and one was treated at the hospital for injuries.

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 ...

August 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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