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Lake Collins grant hits snag

As the finishing touches were put on the newly-paved roads and drainage improvement, Bulloch County leaders discovered problems with a $500,000 community development block grant that was supposed to pay for those improvements to the Lake Collins community west of Portal.

April 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Son attacks mother with axe

A Brannen Street woman remains in critical condition after surgery for wounds inflicted by her son, who attacked her Thursday afternoon with an axe, police said.

April 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County employee terminated for inappropriate conduct

Bulloch County Commissioners upheld the county manager's decision to terminate a county employee after a day-long appeal Thursday.

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local cup stacking champ to compete for world title

What is sport stacking, anyway?

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Raybon Anderson named Herald Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro leader Raybon Anderson was humble in his acceptance of the 2008 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award Tuesday night at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Five area citizens recognized for lifetime achievements at Deen Day Smith

Five area citizens were recognized during Tuesday's 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards for lifetime achievement. Helen Rosengart, Willie Pearl Clark, Earl Dabbs, Kathryn Olliff and William Robert "Dub" Lovett were each presented with crystal loving cups during the invitation-only gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swearingen urges volunteering, community efforts in Deen Day Smith speech

Carl E. Swearingen likened local volunteers to butterflies as he spoke to the crowd at the 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Second sister arrested in arson case

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested the second of two sisters Thursday they said were involved in an arson and insurance scam.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro woman charged in pharmacy theft

Statesboro Police arrested a woman Monday they said was involved in an internal theft at a local pharmacy for about four years.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ellis Wood crew helps Effingham cleanup

A convoy of more than 100 Bulloch County volunteers traveled Saturday to Effingham County, joining others from across Southeast Georgia to help residents recover from tornado damage which occurred during a sweep of storms across the area March 16.

April 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG and PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Seven arrested in burglary ring

The recent arrest of two men finalized a months-long roundup of seven suspects investigators said were part of a burglary ring that stole copper and other items, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

April 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe weather possible in Bulloch area Wednesday

A line of storms similar to those that swept across Southeast Georgia Saturday is expected to head Bulloch County's way Wednesday afternoon and into the night. While the storms are not forecast to be as dangerous as the weekend weather that left two people dead in Georgia, officials urge area residents to monitor weather conditions.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Whitesville spokesperson questions Bulloch Jail expansion at Commission meeting

Bulloch County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Bulloch County EMS to convey a surplus ambulance to Ogeechee Technical College for use in training EMTs.

April 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Locals remember 'Mr. Paul' Nessmith

Former Georgia Rep. and Bulloch County native Paul E. Nessmith is remembered by friends as a dedicated man who stood up for agriculture during his years in legislature. Nessmith, 99, died Wednesday under hospice care at his home in the Westside community.

March 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff's officials: Man wanted for N.J. molestations may be in Bulloch

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 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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New Brooklet police chief brings experience

A man with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement will take the reins next week as Brooklet's new police chief.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-14-15; A juvenile was arrested for participating in criminal gang activity.

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.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 1-13-15; Golf tees and signs were reported stolen from University Park.

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.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro mother seeks answers about son’s death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-11-15; No animals euthanized at animal shelter.

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.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-10-15; A woman was caught shoplifting $173 worth of jewelry.

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.

January 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-9-15; A man reported that someone stole a shotgun from his 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

January 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-8-15; Someone reported a chair on fire between buildings.

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.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-7-15; A woman called deputies because her son was “acting up.”

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.

January 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Arctic blast to hit southeast Georgia

Area residents might want to stock up on firewood, wrap outside pipes and bring in the pets as frigid temperatures roll in with an arctic blast this week.

January 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 1-6-15; A woman confronted for shoplifting complained to store for being accused.

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.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Charge against former Statesboro High principal dismissed

Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell dismissed a case against former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters just before the trial was scheduled to start Monday.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial set for Monday

The trial for former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will begin Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in the state courtroom, before State Court Judge Gary Mikell.

January 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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