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Local woman charged in connection with $1.9 million theft

A Statesboro woman remains in jail with a $50,000 bond after being charged with taking almost $2 million from a local finance company.

December 28, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County hit by strong winds, rain

The sun shone brightly from clear blue skies Thursday afternoon, but wild weather earlier in the day prompted cancellation of downtown Christmas activities, downed trees and power lines and soaked the area.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU holds commencement

Over 1,200 graduates received diplomas Friday during Georgia Southern University's 17th Annual Fall Commencement held at Hanner Fieldhouse in three separate ceremonies.

December 27, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet officer suspended without pay

A Brooklet Police officer accused of inappropriate conduct with a teenage girl is back on the streets after a 10-day suspension without pay. He is no longer working at Southeast Bulloch High School as a school resource officer, but because of his "exemplary" record other than the misconduct, Sgt. De Hagan remains on the Brooklet Police Department payroll.

December 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local man reports robbery at motel on Christmas

A Christmas Day robbery left a man, just out of the hospital, without a sizable amount of cash, according to Statesboro Police reports.

December 26, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


National Day of Giving for Red Cross Saturday

This year has been a particular challenge for the American Red Cross. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires have kept volunteers busy and drained funds.

December 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - December 26

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.

December 25, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Kids helping kids - locals help struggling Toys for Tots

It was a happy birthday for 6-year-old friends Anna Whitaker and Ames Rackleff, but what they got for their shared birthday party will make a number of kids even happier this Christmas.

December 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


O’ Christmas tree

In the White House, in the Blue Room, on the Presidential Christmas tree, hangs a little bit of Bulloch County.

December 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Charges pending against teen in fatal car crash

Charges are pending against a 16-year-old male who was driving a vehicle that overturned Friday night, ejecting him and two others. Four, including the driver, were injured; one passenger died.

December 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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


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Veterans Day 2014

A Veterans Day celebration Tuesday focused on the sacrifices of those who served in U.S. wars and why they did.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-12-14; 911 hang-ups — 45 calls.

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 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Shooting victim stable; suspect remains at large

A man suspected in shooting a homeowner who interrupted a burglary Monday remains at large, and the victim is listed in stable condition, police said.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Families in Evans, Bulloch displaced by fires

Two residential fires over the weekend displaced families, but no one was seriously injured, according to fire department authorities.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Man with gun chased women through Clito mobile home park

A man confronted by a group of women looking for a suspected burglar Friday chased them through a neighborhood with a stolen gun, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

November 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Park Avenue shooting suspect still at large

A shooting suspect remained at large Monday evening following an hours-long search by law enforcement using tracking dogs and a helicopter.

November 10, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 11-11-14; Someone grabbed 3 pizzas and an order of wings from a delivery man.

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 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch Co. commissioners approve sand mine

Bulloch County commissioners picked up an issue tabled from last month during Tuesday's meeting and approved a request by a man who wants to open a sand mine on property off Martin Road.

November 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County: Dirt needed for roads that can’t be paved

Bulloch County commissioners are ready to move forward with road improvements, but issues regarding rights-of-way, funding for projects and procuring the right kind of dirt must be addressed first, Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch during a roads workshop this week.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County driver’s license suspension mistake being addressed

A glitch in reporting resulted in hundreds of Bulloch County citizens receiving recent notices that their driver's licenses were suspended. Those affected were people with previous DUI charges, said Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Heather Banks McNeal.

November 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-7-14; A woman told police that someone stole a pair of diamond earrings.

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 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 11-6-14; A woman told police a man grabbed her by the throat.

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 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Williamson remembered as compassionate, selfless

Friends and associates of Lynda Anne Brannen Williamson remembered her Wednesday as a gracious and compassionate woman who dedicated a great part of her life to helping others.

November 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-5-14; A woman said someone broke in and poured bleach on her clothes and shoes.

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 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County store proprietor faces peeping Tom charge

The proprietor of a local convenience store was charged Monday with being a peeping Tom after an employee said she found evidence he was spying on her in the bathroom.

November 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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