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Stray dog touches soldier's heart in Afghanistan

He is a soldier in Afghanistan, away from home and his newborn son, haunted by memories of buddies killed in action and missing his wife.

February 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


A sweet award for local grower

A local pioneer in the Vidalia onion industry was recently honored by the Vidalia Onion® Committee, which named Terry Gerrald the 2009 Grower of the Year.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lots of 911 calls about snow, but no serious accidents

Statesboro Police had more calls about people throwing snowballs at cars Friday night than they had calls about snow-related accidents - which was a good thing.

February 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chance of up to 4 inches of snow Friday night

Forecasters upped the chance of snowfall in Bulloch County to a promising 90 percent after weather conditions changed Thursday. The Statesboro area could see up to four inches of snowfall by Saturday morning - enough that area children (and adults) would be able to make snowmen.

February 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Snow on the way to Boro?

Those waiting around on snow to arrive Friday may have to stay up late, because the flakes aren't expected to fall until after 10 p.m. and won't be significant until after 1 a.m. Saturday - if they show up at all.

February 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


School Board member Charles Bonds resigns

Bulloch County Board of Education member Dr. Charles Bonds, fondly known as the "Reading Professor," will be missed, peers said after learning of his pending resignation in March.

February 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspects charged in copper wire theft at Julia P.

When Bryan County law enforcement officers went to a Pembroke-area home to serve warrants Thursday, they found two men burning insulation off a large amount of copper wiring. Suspicious, they contacted Statesboro Police, and detectives determined the wiring was stolen from the Statesboro area, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

February 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Police join search for missing Savannah student

An Armstrong Atlantic State University student missing for more than a week could be in the Statesboro area, and Georgia Southern University Police are aiding in the search.

February 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No charges filed in fatalities

No charges were filed in the accident last week that took the lives of a Statesboro grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson.

February 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Grandmother, toddler killed on 301 South

A woman and her three-year-old grandson were killed Thursday when they were struck by a vehicle on U.S. 301 South near A to Z Truck Stop, said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.

January 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holli Deal Bragg - Moonlight, frogs and dirt road riding

The weather was warm for January - a balmy 68 degrees. That, paired with rain earlier that day, brought the frogs out to serenade the world. It felt like springtime, and Stan suggested a dirt road ride.

January 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Local man faces 7 counts of burglary

A man caught burglarizing a home Monday faces seven counts of burglary after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies linked him to several more in the area.

January 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Former armed robbery suspect arrested Friday in burglary

A man charged in the 2008 armed robbery of a local department store was arrested Friday on burglary charges.

January 26, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County Commissioner George Jackson passes

Bulloch County Commissioner and retired Georgia State Patrol Sergeant George T. Jackson, 57, died Sunday in Augusta due to complications stemming from a long illness. Friends and associates mourned Monday as they recalled his kindness, fairness and integrity.

January 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More rain on the way

Everywhere you look, water is standing. Ditches overflow, pond banks are nonexistent, and some of Bulloch County's dirt roads are impassable. The El Nino weather pattern has made its presence known by the unusually excessive rainfall lately that has saturated the ground.

January 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report - 7-23-15; Two women were arrested after shoplifting SD cards, $76 worth of underwear

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 ...

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statue issue revisited; no action

Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still ...

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-22-15; A juvenile stole a green 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, according to reports.

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 ...

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 7-21-15: An officer saw a man urinating in someone's yard and arrested him.

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 ...

July 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro police training starts young

During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of ...

July 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-19-15; A person reported two incidents of financial transaction card theft July 9.

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 ...

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do ...

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-18-15; A man and woman argued over her cleaning his 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 ...

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-17-15; A woman called a John’s Place crisis line and said she had consumed Drano.

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 ...

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 7-16-15; A woman was arrested for stealing children’s swimsuits.

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 ...

July 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-15-15; A woman said her ex-boyfriend, during a breakup, pushed her down stairs.

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 ...

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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