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County's proposed budget doesn't include property tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners held two public hearings Tuesday to allow citizens to review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which translates into no tax increase for county property owners, said Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch.

June 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's already a sweltering summer

The best advice for people today is stay inside if they can. Those without air conditioners should find a cool place to stay, and if you must go outside - especially if you are working - drink plenty of water, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

June 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man wins $2.5 million

Portal resident Jimmy Coleman Sr. was thirsty, so he stopped one day last week at Clyde's Market #47 in Brooklet for a Pepsi. When he walked into the store, he was a hard-working roofer with 30 years in the business. When he walked out, he was a millionaire.

June 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend in back

A Statesboro woman remains behind bars without bond after stabbing her boyfriend in the back with a steak knife Saturday, police said.

June 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suppression team arrests Bulloch man on drug charges

Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents arrested a man Friday on drug charges after finding cocaine and marijuana in his home.

June 06, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Teen rapes two teen girls

A teen and two adults were charged Thursday in connection with reports of two juveniles being raped at a Lydia Lane residence during a May 29 party, said Statesboro Police Commander J. R.Holloway.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agents seize 10,000 pot plants in Excelsior

Drug agents are seeking information regarding more than 10,000 marijuana plants found earlier this week near Excelsior in southern Candler County.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


59 pot plants seized from Grove Lakes home

About five dozen marijuana plants were seized last week after a helicopter sweep over the Grove Lakes subdivision area, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

June 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - Honoring heroes

Georgia Southern University Museum Director Dr. Brent Tharp will share the history of the holiday Monday as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Program held at Emma Kelly Theater. Tharp is past president of the Bulloch County Historical Society and has served on the board of the Statesboro Arts Council.

May 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sex offender charged with sexual battery

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday after a woman said he grabbed her inappropriately. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deontray Antwone Lewis, 29, of Lundy Trailer Park, on charges of sexual battery.

May 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -2-4-16; A man reported someone damaged (pulled up) pines he had planted.

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 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 2-3-16: A woman said she found handprints on her window.

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 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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