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Motion made to remove death penalty in double-murder trial

The defendants in an upcoming double-murder trial filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the death penalty.

October 18, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Holli Deal Bragg - Cherish your friends always

A friend of mine has a cell phone that plays a song instead of ringing. The song, "Who Your Friends Are," is by country star Tracy Lawrence and every time I hear her phone ring, the song stays in my head for hours.

October 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Colquitt man buys winning lottery ticket while passing through Statesboro

A Colquitt man just passing through Statesboro left town a little bit richer - say, by about a million dollars.

October 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man arrested on aggravated assault and shoplifting charges

As if shoplifting charges weren't enough, police said a Statesboro man fled store employees and ran through the local mall brandishing a knife Monday evening, causing police to add charges of aggravated assault to his arrest record.

October 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hate crime proves monsters exist

They made her eat rat feces. They forced her to drink from a toilet when she was thirsty. They beat her and kicked her and kept her captive in a small shed, fearing for her life. They cut her with knives and sexually assaulted her. She was only 20.

October 10, 2007 | HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Judge Francis Waldo Allen passed Sunday

Remembered as a 'perfect gentleman," a "good friend" and the "barrister of Bulloch County," Judge Francis Waldo Allen left behind a major impact on the area with his passing Sunday.

October 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deer bow season in full swing

Bow season is in full swing, but deer hunters who prefer to use firearms will have to wait until Oct. 20 to hit the woods. And when they do, they'd better be wearing the required fluorescent orange, have written permission to be hunting on land not owned by themselves or family, and make sure they are not hunting over bait.

October 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro couple arrested on child cruelty charges

Statesboro Police arrested a couple Friday after finding an infant "filthy and incoherent" inside an untidy home.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect who pled guilty testifies on day 2 of Benbow murder trial

Kendall Worthy, who pled guilty earlier this year to murder charges, testified Thursday regarding defendant Marcus Benbow's involvement in the Oct. 14, 2006 shooting spree on Orange Street that killed one man and injured two other victims.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Benbow verdict: guilty on all counts

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new rides, annual fun

Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-19-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and 20 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.

October 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 10-18-14; A man said someone broke into his home and stole black and purple curtains

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 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Authorities: Vehicles’ marijuana odor leads to arrests

The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.

October 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-17-14; A man who reported being a robbery victim was arrested on warrants.

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 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-16-14; A woman told police her child’s father choked her.

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 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Judge delays bond decision in Rude Rudy’s beating death

After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating another man to death in August.

October 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 10-15-14; A woman reported being kicked in the back and threatened by another female

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 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Man pleads guilty in Statesboro stabbing murder

A Twin City man charged with stabbing a man to death in February pleaded guilty Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 men arrested on marijuana charges

Despite efforts to hide evidence, including a felony amount of marijuana and a handgun stashed in a toilet, five men were jailed Saturday after law enforcement paid them an unexpected visit, authorities said.

October 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-14-14; A woman reported that her car was shot while she was driving.

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 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-12-14; Euthanized at animal shelter – 16 dogs and 18 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.

October 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-11-14; Two men went behind a jewelry counter and stole 45 gold and diamond rings.

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 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-10-14; A man entered a restaurant with a gun and waved it around.

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 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Parade to kick off fair week

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Chairman Charles Sheets remembers all too well having to cancel the annual parade a few years ago because of weather.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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