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Patrols, arrests deter burglaries

Burglaries around the Georgia Southern University campus during the Christmas holidays decreased significantly, compared to the high number of burglary incidents reported during the Thanksgiving holidays, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Tuesday.

January 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple faces drug charges

After responding early Saturday to a call about a sick person at a local hotel, Statesboro Police arrested a couple on drug charges. Officers found a collection of street drugs as well as pain medications and sedatives, police reports stated.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


More charges in Portal rape

After an interview with the victim, a Portal man already jailed on rape charges was also charged with statutory rape, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter R. Deal. The victim also faces charges.

January 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet man recovering from injuries suffered in hit-and-run

A man state troopers believe may have been struck by a car early New Year' Day was released from the hospital Friday, but says he doesn't really remember what happened.

January 09, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New animal shelter begins

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the beginning of construction for the new Bulloch County Animal Shelter, to be built adjacent to the current facility on Mill Creek Road.

January 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


New mayor for the Boro

A new mayor and two new Statesboro city council members took office Tuesday morning when they were sworn in before the Statesboro City Council meeting. The new members were honored with a breakfast reception before the business portion of the council meeting took place.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man charged with rape

A Portal man was arrested Monday on charges he raped a teenager Christmas Day. The 14-year-old victim's father learned of the alleged rape Dec. 30 and called authorities, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It’s really cold!

It would be a good idea to keep extra blankets handy because weather experts say the cold snap nipping at our noses in the South Georgia region won't go away any time soon.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal: Mother kidnaps own 5-year-old daughter

A Statesboro woman is behind bars without bond, charged with kidnapping her own 5-year-old daughter. Kimberly Jane Kennedy, 27, Metts Lane, was apprehended in Screven County Saturday after an alert was issued for the 5-year-old, of whom her grandparents had legal custody, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter Deal.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community says farewell, thanks to Judge Johnston

Former Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston is used to seeing a packed courtroom, but Wednesday, there were no defendants, and Johnston was in front of the bench instead of behind it.

January 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


New law to take effect Friday; ‘super speeders’ to face additional fines

After today, speeding is going to cost way more than it has in the past. A new law will tack on a whopping $200 fine for some law breakers.

December 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Goodwill braces for New Year's rush

Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eichholz pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice, one count in a 77-count indictment alleging he embezzled over $950,000 from employee and pension retirement plans.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Increased patrolling paying off in catching burglars

Increased patrolling by area law enforcement agencies has paid off, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Monday.

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


In honor of retiring Judge Johnston

A retirement party for Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston will be held Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. in the Municipal Court Building (old police station at 22 West Grady Street).

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by "a problem with the …substation," said Excelsior EMC general ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 ...

July 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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


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