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Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Damascus offers affordable hope

Men with addiction issues seeking help in recovery have a new option in Statesboro. Damascus, LLC. offers an affordable option where men can work towards overcoming the challenges they face with addition to alcohol or drugs. Located on South Zetterower Avenue, the new rehabilitation home was the brainchild of two men with local connections and a history of experience in recovery.

December 07, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Two armed robberies, back to back Saturday afternoon have Statesboro Police seeking one or more suspects, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

December 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's a big foot, but is it Bigfoot?

What has four toes and leaves a footprint almost 20 inches long? Roger Crews of Jenkins County really, really wants to know.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reward offered for info about missing man

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the location of a missing Statesboro man. Harrison "Harry" Wayne Olliff, 21, has been missing over a week, and searchers are actively seeking clues, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


House fires increase locally

A number of house fires in Bulloch County recently drive the point home that cold weather brings about a rise in the number of fires due to increased heating, holiday decorations and burning candles.

December 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Meth suspect turns himself in to police

A second man sought in a methamphetamine lab case turned himself in Wednesday. Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Rountree confirmed Thursday that Shaun Christopher Lee reported to authorities in Pembroke and was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.

December 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


21-year-old Harrison Olliff reported missing

A Statesboro man has been missing since Thanksgiving night, and his parents hope someone will have information that will help locate Harrison Wayne Olliff.

November 29, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Judge Turner will not seek re-election

Closing in on more than 30 years as a judge, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner announced Monday that he will not ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 2-2-16: People said a neighbor has been taunting an 11-year-old with racial comments.

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 ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -1-31-16; A woman came home to see two men standing beside her father’s fence.

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 ...

January 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Register by Monday to vote in presidential primary

Bulloch County residents who want to vote in the presidential primary election on March 1, must be registered by Monday.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-30-16; A caller reported a man walking around looking into windows.

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 ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -1-29-16; Two students were arrested for fighting on a school bus.

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 ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-28-16; A man was arrested after kicking a glass door at a convenience store.

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 ...

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a Bulloch County man to 20 years to serve in prison for molesting a juvenile relative.

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clito murder case moving towards trial

Jury selection for the murder trial of a local man accused of shooting his friend in the head in April 2014 is tentatively set for ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-27-16; Over $1,050 worth of power tools and equipment was stolen from a truck.

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 ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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