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Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter resident receives horse for use in 2007 Gelding Mentoring Program

Metter resident Jacob Bowen, whose family owns Red Wagon Farm and raises American Miniature Horses, was recently selected to participate in the International American Miniature Horse Alliance (IAMHA) "2007 Gelding Mentoring Program."

September 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe thunderstorm causes problems across Bulloch

Power outages caused by a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon rendered several traffic lights useless, and Statesboro Police were busy directing traffic at intersections and checking out false alarms, said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's public safety director.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Keeping the spirit of adventure alive

He came all the way from Washington, D.C., to attend a family reunion, a gathering of people he had never met, except a few. Some he knew through e-mail, but for the most part, he would be among strangers.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Patriot Day at local schools draws crowd

In a solemn and patriotic exercise, the Georgia Southern University ROTC Eagle Battalion paid tribute Tuesday morning to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy six years ago.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kennel application prompted animal cruelty investigation

A woman arrested last week on animal cruelty charges had applied for a new kennel license, which prompted state officials to inspect her facility. What they found led to seizure of 10 dogs and nine counts of animal cruelty for Katie Sixtos-Villalva.

September 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch rapist denied parole

Parole was denied a second time for Bennie Lee Saxton Jr., a man sentenced to life for crimes including two rape incidents in Statesboro 15 years ago.

September 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Kennel owner arrested for animal cruelty

A licensed kennel owner faces nine counts of animal cruelty after state and local officials seized 10 dogs from her home.

September 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State fire marshal officials investigating fire that took woman's life

State fire marshal officials and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fire that took the life of a 32-year-old woman.

September 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local man arrested for aggravated assault on estranged wife

A man whom police said held his estranged wife against her will, bit her on the face and threatened to kill her is behind bars without bond, according to Bulloch County Jail officials.

September 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Three car crashes kill two, injure two over holiday weekend

Two Statesboro residents were killed and two others were seriously injured in three separate automobile crashes in the area over the holiday weekend.

September 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report - 1-11-15; No animals euthanized at animal shelter.

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 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-10-15; A woman was caught shoplifting $173 worth of jewelry.

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 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-9-15; A man reported that someone stole a shotgun from his truck.

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 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-8-15; Someone reported a chair on fire between buildings.

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 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-7-15; A woman called deputies because her son was “acting up.”

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 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Arctic blast to hit southeast Georgia

Area residents might want to stock up on firewood, wrap outside pipes and bring in the pets as frigid temperatures roll in with an arctic blast this week.

January 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 1-6-15; A woman confronted for shoplifting complained to store for being accused.

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 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Charge against former Statesboro High principal dismissed

Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell dismissed a case against former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters just before the trial was scheduled to start Monday.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial set for Monday

The trial for former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will begin Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in the state courtroom, before State Court Judge Gary Mikell.

January 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-4-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — 18 dogs and four 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.

January 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-3-15; A man reported being harassed over a puppy he promised another person.

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 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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