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Senate hopefuls discuss key issues at forum

Three of five candidates running for the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary focused on energy and money Tuesday during a debate sponsored by the Statesboro Herald and Ogeechee Technical College.

July 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mercury source still unknown; apartment cleared of danger

It's still a mystery how a pool of mercury appeared on a local apartment's back porch, but the apartment and those surrounding it were cleared of danger Thursday and the sizable amount of liquid metal was removed.

July 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pool of mercury found at a Cypress Villas apartment

No one seems to have any answers regarding a large pool of mercury found late Tuesday at a Cypress Villas apartment.

July 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Barrow, Thomas faceoff at District 12 debate held at OTC

In a lively exchange, incumbent Congressman John Barrow, District 12, traded words with challenger Regina Thomas during a Democratic Primary debate Wednesday evening at Ogeechee Technical College.

July 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lost ring looking for 1974 Portal graduate

Somewhere, a 1974 Portal High School graduate with the initials " MGL" is without his or her high school class ring.

July 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New county clerk takes over

Maggie Fitzgerald, former public information officer for the City of Statesboro, stepped over to county government recently by accepting the position of Bulloch County clerk.

July 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New SHS expected to open in January

When school starts back this fall, Statesboro High School students won't be attending classes in the new building, as previously expected. In order to ensure student and teacher safety and comfort, classes won't be held in the new facility until after Christmas holidays.

July 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal Centennial Park dedicated, officially opens

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the Portal Centennial Park dedication, admiring the unique design and complimentary landscaping that transformed an overgrown wooded area into an attractive addition to the town.

July 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE members to run unopposed for reelection

In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear spotted in Bulloch

Almost a year since a driver struck a black bear on Langston Chapel Road, citizens sighted another black bear - this time, trying to cross a busy highway on the west side of town.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clark Farm one stop on Kiwanis Club's annual farm tour

What's the difference between an organic tomato and a "regular" one? Members of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club found out Thursday and took home samples of the red, ripe organic tomatoes grown on Clark Farms near Portal.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge Gates Peed's home burns after being struck by lightning

A storm rumbled through the Statesboro area the night of June 17, dropping precious rain on the area but also bringing tragedy to a family. Along with the life-giving rain came a lightning bolt that set the home of Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed on fire.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: We must have public's trust

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said the involvement of one of his officers in an auto theft ring was "disappointing" and he has implemented some departmental changes he believes will "discourage" other officers from going astray.

July 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


20 plead guilty in auto theft ring

One man was tried and found guilty last week of involvement in an auto theft ring that centered around Statesboro. Twenty of 23 indicted in the case plead guilty while one case was dismissed and another suspect was given a pretrial diversion.

July 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man injured in four-wheeler accident

A Portal man lost part of his leg and underwent hip replacement surgery Sunday after a four-wheeler accident in Metter Saturday afternoon.

July 09, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-15-14; A woman said a man snatched her purse around 4 a.m. Sunday.

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.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-11-14; A woman called police after hearing her roommate and a man arguing.

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.

July 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-10-14; A woman told police that a man she knows continuously follows her.

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.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-9-14; Officers responded to a domestic call in which a woman threatened another.

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.

July 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-8-14; A woman asked police to take her boyfriend from her home because he is lazy.

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.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-5-14; A woman said she was harassed by text about a Facebook post.

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.

July 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-4-14; Central 911 reported 32 hang-up calls Wednesday.

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.

July 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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