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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


Two plead guilty in Futch hearing

Two of three people accused of killing a Bulloch County couple in 2005 changed their original pleas to "guilty" Friday, admitting in court they were responsible for the stabbing deaths of Jack and Paula Futch.

July 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jarrod Creasy receives award at agribusiness luncheon

Jarrod Creasy, a Bulloch County resident who currently attend the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, received the M. L. Miller Memorial Agricultural Scholarship Thursday at an agribusiness luncheon sponsored by the Bulloch County Farm Bureau.

July 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group asks commissioners to advance with animal shelter

With more animals coming in than going out, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter is closed to incoming animals more than it is open, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Local man steals forklift to try to get his van out of ditch

A man whom police said took a forklift from a Statesboro construction site and tried to use it to get his van out of a ditch likely would have fared better had he just called a tow truck.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Holloway opposes calendar change

Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox plans to propose that public school classes begin later in August starting in 2009, but Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway does not agree with the idea.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Police Report - 11-4-14; A woman and her girlfriend bit each other during a fight.

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 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 11-2-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — seven dogs and eight 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.

November 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 11-1-14; A man was arrested for calling 911 3 times, falsely reporting an emergency.

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.

October 31, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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