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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


Protesters expected to gather at local murder sentencing

Protesters are expected today at the Bulloch County Superior Court Annex, where a man convicted of a 2007 shooting is scheduled for sentencing.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nissan Rogue raffle to benefit BGC

For $50, a 2009 Nissan Rogue is a steal.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farm Family of the Year

Most farmers can tell you the main reason they farm; it's in the blood. The phrase "family farm" means a great deal to Alan and Stacy Spence, brothers who farm together and whose family was chosen as the 2008 Farm Family of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce agribusiness committee.

December 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Officials expect heavy Thanksgiving holiday traffic

Lower gas prices mean more traveling, and the possibility of more accidents, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Cpl. Robert Balkcom.

December 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro crime: Two men rob South Main Street Sonic

Two men robbed a local fast food restaurant just after midnight early Monday morning and took money from an employee counting the night's deposit.

December 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


S. College Street standoff ends with arrest

A police standoff ended peaceably Thursday around 6 p.m. when a man eluding arrest gave himself up to police at his mother's request.

December 05, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police: 3 local armed robberies not likely related

Statesboro Police don't think three armed robbery incidents this week are related, but warn citizens that the holiday season also brings the crime season, with an increase in robberies, burglaries and other crimes.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting today for Senate runoff

Lines won't be likely today as some voters get in early to cast ballots for the run off elections. Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach said he only expects about 15 percent of the county's voters to show up at the polls.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Festival of Trees hopes to raise $3,000 for Toys for Tots

When it's all said and done, the Georgia Southern University Festival of Trees hopes to raise $3,000 for the local Toys for Tots campaign.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report - 9-18-14; An alcohol compliance check resulted in two citations for underage drinking

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.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Screven County reports a new phone scam

An old scam with a new twist has been circulating around Screven County, and law enforcement officials are reminding residents to be wary of phone calls from people seeking money.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-17-14; Police responded to a complaint of people being loud, using profanity.

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.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

A Statesboro businessman hoping to host a Georgia Southern University alumni ball during homecoming weekend said he intends to make every possible effort to keep the event safe.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

Jury selection for the trial of two men accused of committing a "hit-style" murder was postponed Monday when a Bulloch County Superior Court judge moved to turn the case over to another judge.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 9-16-14; A suspect took one pair of Nike socks from a three-pack and fled Belk.

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.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — eight dogs and 27 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.

September 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-13-14; A man took a kitchen faucet from a shelf and tried to get a refund for it.

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.

September 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Jenkins County man goes missing

Jenkins County sheriff's investigators are seeking the whereabouts of a third missing person from the area this year.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-12-14; A man set his motorcycle on fire by accident when he tried to jump it off.

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.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-11-14; A woman reported seeing a man committing an act of public indecency.

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.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Pembroke man to walk, bear cross to help local woman with cancer

On Saturday, you might see Pembroke resident Donald Kiltz walking around Statesboro, carrying a large orange cross on his shoulders.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests

Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.

September 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-10-14; Four patrons were arrested for underage drinking. The bar was not cited.

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.

September 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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