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Bulloch election turnout may hit 79 percent

Bulloch County election officials predict a 79 percent local turnout when all ballots are counted on Election Day 2008 and local leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties believe Bulloch and Georgia will maintain its recent tradition of voting more on the Republican side. Opinions, however, differ when they talk about the presidential race on a national level.

November 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Former Herald Editor Nancy Welch passes

Nancy Jenkins Welch, former associate editor of the Statesboro Herald, died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 62 years of age.

November 15, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Benefit activities for abuse victims to be held this weekend

The Rev. James & Beatrice Grant Foundation, Inc. will hold benefit activities today and Saturday to raise funds for programs for abuse victims and children's education.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Store clerk locks self in office following robbery

A convenience store clerk dialed 911 after locking herself in the store office following an armed robbery, police said.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McCollar, Parrish race for District 156 state representative

Voters in the state's 156th District, which encompasses portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Johnson counties as well as Candler County, will decide between incumbent Butch Parrish, Republican, and challenger Jonathan McCollar, Democrat.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drug bust nets 11; more arrests expected

Cooperative efforts between city and county law enforcement netted 11 drug arrests Wednesday, with 11 more expected, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Police offer safety tips for Halloween

The "official" trick-or-treating event throughout the Statesboro community will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.

November 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Probate judge contested for first time in 22 years

For the first time in more than 20 years, the office of probate judge is being challenged.

November 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jones found guilty in Club Jackson’s death

A few days short of a year afterward, a Bulloch County jury found Thomas Lee Jones, Jr. guilty Thursday of the Oct. 28, 2007, shooting death of a man at Club Jackson's on Old Register Road. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed presided over the case.

November 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Local gunshot victim will not disclose shooter

Police want to know who shot a Statesboro woman, but she's not talking.

November 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Learning from a tragedy

A party. Four drinks. A bad decision. Two lives lost.

November 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Police: Man takes shots at repo man

A man whose truck was repossessed Oct. 15 fired shots at the repo man, then chased him down and took the truck back. But then sheriff's deputies chased the offender down and arrested him at gunpoint, according to reports.

November 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wine theft proves costly in Portal

A man Portal Police said shoplifted wine was wanted on more serious charges, including motor vehicle theft.

November 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - October 25

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 08, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Local man files complaint about solicitation of votes at nursing home

A local man has filed a complaint with Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel's office, citing improper behavior regarding solicitation of votes at a local nursing home.

November 07, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-21-14; Adopted from animal shelter — three dogs and one cat.

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 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-20-14; A man told police he was “pepper sprayed” during a fight.

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 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-19-14; Two women argued over who owned a cellphone.

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 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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