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Fire evacuates Mattie Lively

A faulty transformer caused an electrical fire and evacuation at Mattie Lively Elementary School Wednesday morning, but no one was injured and classes resumed as normal after about an hour.

September 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Flu comes early

Face masks, waiting lists for vaccines, and crowded waiting rooms - and it's not even "flu" season yet. What will happen when the current H1N1 flu epidemic meets "normal" flu season?

September 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ga. Historical Society honors Sen. Jack Hill

Georgia Sen. Jack Hill was honored Monday by a "presidential citation" from Dr. Todd Gross, president of the Georgia Historical Society. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society, which considers Hill one of their own.

September 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Del Presley speaks about 'The New Deal' in Bulloch

If Bulloch County could overcome the Great Depression and show marked progress under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, then maybe there is hope that things will improve following the current recession.

September 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Entry deadline for Fair Parade is Oct. 1

Time is running out to apply for participation in the 2009 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade, which will march through downtown Statesboro Monday, Oct. 12, beginning at 5 p.m.

September 18, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro mother, cancer victim receive wish

Who says wishes don't come true? An organization that focuses on making dreams become reality for children with terminal illness makes sure wishes are granted, but the Make-A-Wish Foundation needs help in raising the funds to pay for those wishes.

September 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police seek third suspect in 'strong-arm' robbery Tuesday

Statesboro Police are seeking a third suspect in a "strong-arm" robbery that took place Tuesday at Butler Homes. Officers arrested a woman and one of her sons in connection with the robbery and attack and have issued warrants for another of her sons.

September 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


$1.2M raised for GSU

For the 36th year in a row, Statesboro and Bulloch County opened up pockets and poured forth an impressive sum of money for A Day for Southern.

September 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deputies capture burglary suspect

Calls Saturday night and early Sunday morning had Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies, as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers and the Reidsville State Prison K-9 unit out around the Reedy Branch Road area near Nevils, seeking a burglary suspect, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Leader talks about hunt for Saddam

Lieutenant Col. Steve Russell, Ret., held his audience captive Thursday as he spoke about his U.S. Army unit's determined hunt for Saddam Hussein.

September 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rice: ‘Education is key’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered a strong message Tuesday night as she spoke to several thousand people in Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse: have integrity, have confidence, and get an education if you want to be a leader.

September 08, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - September 6

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.

September 05, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


No live Obama in Bulloch

Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said Friday students will not view President Obama's speech about staying in school Tuesday, but some may view a recording of the speech at a later date.

September 05, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A Milestone - Averitt Center turns 5

On September 9, 2004, the Averitt Center for the Arts opened to the public. In a letter to the public that appeared in the Statesboro Herald, the center's executive director Tim Chapman wrote: "My hope is that you will make the Averitt Center for the Arts a part of your life ... The center is coming to improve your quality of life. That is our goal." After five years of hundreds of plays, musicals, dramas, concerts, art exhibits, dance recitals, movies, camps, classes, beauty shows, weddings and even a film festival, it's easy to say the Averitt Center has ...

September 05, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Grice out; Brannen in mayor's race

In a surprising move just minutes from deadline, Statesboro mayoral candidate Dewaye Grice withdrew from the race, handing the mayor's seat over to Statesboro City Councilman Joe Brannen, who had qualified just 15 minutes earlier.

September 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police report - 6-21-15; Police responded to a report of terroristic threats.

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.

June 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


County commissioners: Tax increase may be unavoidable

Bulloch County commissioners haven't raised taxes since 2007, but that trend is likely to end in 2015.

June 20, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report - 6-20-15; A man reported fraudulent charges made on his credit card.

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.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Trashy problem creates dumpster dilemma

Bulloch County has a trashy problem, and it seems to be getting worse, according to one county official. People are dumping illegally at several unmanned dumpster sites, and it is costing county taxpayers.

June 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Excelsior EMC facing two lawsuits

Two class action lawsuits filed in Candler County in May against Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation seek compensation for capital credits not refunded to members, past and present.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-19-15; Someone shattered a large glass window to a commercial building.

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.

June 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 6-18-15; A woman said someone wrote on her vehicle in pink lipstick.

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.

June 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Crops, people and pets suffer from heat

A high-pressure "dome" hovering over the Southeast is making things pretty hot and dry around Bulloch County, and the heat wave could endanger crops, pets and people.

June 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-17-15; A man reported a windshield shattered by a hammer.

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.

June 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 6-16-15: An unknown woman took off her shoe and struck another woman in the forehead.

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.

June 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 6-14-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — 11 dogs and 26 cats.

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.

June 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Screven fugitive sought

The Screven County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted on parole violation charges after the man fled from deputies serving a warrant Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 6-13-15; A woman called police after finding her back porch refrigerator door open.

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.

June 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 6-12-15; A man showed deputies letters from a jail inmate threatening harm to 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Suspects sought in home invasion robbery

Armed men wearing masks tied up a woman and shot through a closet door at a man early Tuesday morning during a home invasion style robbery.

June 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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