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20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to be held March 25

The 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will feature Carl E. Swearingen as keynote speaker.

March 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say woman narrowly escaped kidnapping

In a frightening incident early Thursday morning, police said a woman narrowly escaped a potentially dangerous situation.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drama celebrating Portal centennial to be performed Saturday

Citizens have one last chance to experience a lively and humorous peek into Portal's past as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," paints a picture of the town's colorful history.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Register mayor resigns just months after election

Just a few months after being elected, Register Mayor James Oates has resigned.

March 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Caring for K.K. - A Statesboro grandmother needs help to get Habitat for Humanity home

Walk into Jessie Simpkins' rented home in Statesboro, and you will find the decor a little unusual. Where most people might have ornamental pieces or decorative furniture, Simpkins has shelves of medical supplies.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


‘We won’t change’ - Tonya and Bobby Harris, Portal’s Mega Millions couple

After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Investigator: Man arrested after inappropriately touching mentally challenged woman

A Washington, Ga. man is behind bars at the Bulloch County Jail following his arrest Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

March 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Where's the beef? Meat pulled from Bulloch menus

Where's the beef? That's what Bulloch County school students may be asking this week when school menus including chili, spaghetti and anything else containing beef are changed.

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local briefs

Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


NJ Child molestation suspect sought

Sheriff's officials believe a man wanted on multiple child molestation charges in New Jersey is in the Bulloch County area, and hope citizens can provide information needed to take him into custody.

March 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Centennial drama to be performed in Portal this weekend

Portal's history will come alive this weekend as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," will be held at the Portal Elementary School auditorium.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lottery ticket sales pick up in Portal

Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot, but you can't tell that to a crowd of Georgia Lottery hopefuls who stampeded to Portal over the weekend after a local couple won a $275 million jackpot.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Bill Perry walks to St. Simons to raise money for American Heart Association

Statesboro's Dr. Bill Perry started walking Monday and won't stop until he gets to St. Simon's Island, about 120 miles from Statesboro.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal couple claims $275 million jackpot

On their way back home from Atlanta Monday, Robert and Tonya Harris not only felt like millionaires – they were.

March 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Woman arrested after falsely claiming to be rape victim

A woman told police she was raped, but it wasn't true, said Statesboro Police Det. Tommy Brown.

March 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro’s ‘skirmish’ with Union soldiers remembered

Cannon fire will be heard around 3 p.m. Thursday as members of the Bulloch County Historical Society and other history enthusiasts conduct a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" through Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 12-2-14; A man was arrested after refusing to pay a bar tab of $112 for 24 beers.

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. A man was arrested around 1:15 a.m. Nov. 26 at Loco's Grill & Pub for theft of services and public intoxication after he refused to pay a bar tab of $112 for 24 beers. Because of a reporter's mistake, the number of beers was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Police Report. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

December 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


3 arrested in 2 recent Statesboro burglaries

Law enforcement officers arrested three men early Wednesday they say are linked to at least two recent burglaries.

December 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro property owner claimed ‘negligent’ construction

A counterclaim was filed in a civil suit that recently ended in a mistrial due to allegations of jury tampering.

November 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-30-14; Adopted from animal shelter — eight dogs and one cat.

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 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 11-29-14; A woman saw a red laser dot aimed at her and one of her dogs.

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 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-28-14; Deputies responded to a dispute between two women.

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 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 11-27-14; Deputies stopped a woman driving a car with a shattered windshield.

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 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-26-14; Deputies responded to a report of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

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 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 11-25-14; 2 women argued over use of a motorized cart at Wal-Mart.

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 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Column: What do we do about gangs?

After six days of hearing testimony during a murder trial, I have many questions.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


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