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Woman dies in Brooklet house fire

An elderly woman died Sunday in a house fire on Lane Street in Brooklet, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Priestley pleads guilty in Campus Crossings murder

A man charged in the Dec. 2009 murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student pled guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum sentenced Darryl Anthony Priestly, 18, McDonough, to life plus 10 years.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Damascus offers affordable hope

Men with addiction issues seeking help in recovery have a new option in Statesboro. Damascus, LLC. offers an affordable option where men can work towards overcoming the challenges they face with addition to alcohol or drugs. Located on South Zetterower Avenue, the new rehabilitation home was the brainchild of two men with local connections and a history of experience in recovery.

December 07, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Two armed robberies, back to back Saturday afternoon have Statesboro Police seeking one or more suspects, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

December 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's a big foot, but is it Bigfoot?

What has four toes and leaves a footprint almost 20 inches long? Roger Crews of Jenkins County really, really wants to know.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info about missing man

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the location of a missing Statesboro man. Harrison "Harry" Wayne Olliff, 21, has been missing over a week, and searchers are actively seeking clues, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


House fires increase locally

A number of house fires in Bulloch County recently drive the point home that cold weather brings about a rise in the number of fires due to increased heating, holiday decorations and burning candles.

December 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Police Report, 10-11-16: A man and woman argued because she wanted a bigger house.

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 ...

November 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Second arrest made in Park Place killing

Police arrested a second man charged with murder in the Nov. 4 deadly shooting at Park Place Apartments.

November 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'A Christmas Carol Ballet'

The Statesboro Youth Ballet is trying something a little different this year in hopes of establishing a new holiday tradition.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former principal gets 15 years

The former principal of Portal Elementary School pled guilty last week to charges relating to his solicitation of sex from an undercover agent posing as ...

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


PIT maneuver stops high-speed chase

Georgia State Patrol troopers arrested an Augusta man Saturday in Evans County after a high-speed chase that started in Bulloch County and reached 150 mph.

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 11-16-16: Undercover agents made controlled purchases of Adderall.

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 ...

November 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Recreation Department football - Proving they belong

Shoulder pads, cleats and grass-stained uniforms usually bring to mind sweaty boys playing football, but this past season, two Bulloch County girls tackled and kicked ...

November 12, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police continue to investigate shooting deaths

Statesboro police are not yet releasing further information on the Nov. 4 shooting death of Forrest Kibler at Park Place Apartments, and they are still ...

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -11-10-16; A juvenile being unruly was charged with disrupting a public school.

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 ...

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


GOP wins both local commission seats

Republican candidates running for seats 2A and 2C on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners both won, pulling ahead of their Democratic opponents.

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -11-9-16; Floral arrangements have been reportedly stolen from several gravesites.

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 ...

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brown wins sheriff’s race

Republican candidate Noel Brown swept away with the votes in the race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat Tuesday, with 15,924 votes to ...

November 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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