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Catface Country Turpentine Festival to be Saturday and Sunday

For the first time in many years, the Catface Country Turpentine Festival in Portal will last two days, not just one.

November 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair organizers have a love story to remember

When the fair comes to town, people pay admission and line up to buy tickets as the flashing lights and colorful sights of the Amusements of America midway lure them into an atmosphere of fun. They ride the rides, play the games, and devour the cotton candy and Italian sausages. Sometimes they fall in love.

October 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair attendance on the rise

Admissions and midway ticket sales for the first three days of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair increased over last year. Both Statesboro Kiwanis Club members and Amusements of America officials expect cool, clear weather, paired with the fact that the last three days of the fair are usually the busiest, will lure record numbers out to enjoy the fair.

October 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested after snatching containers of money from business

A man and a juvenile entered a business Thursday and snatched collection containers holding cash before fleeing. They were later apprehended and arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sheriff: Three beat man in his home before stealing goods

Three men attacked a man in his own home Wednesday, beating him and stealing a variety of goods including guns before fleeing with a fourth man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

October 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Couple has 'fairy' tale wedding at Kiwanis Ogeechee fair

Stilson native Ronald E. Douberly Jr. and Xochith Herrera Garcia were married Thursday morning by Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee Deloach. The bride wore white, guests threw rice, and they spoke their vows underneath a tent at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Marshals investigate arson in Register

Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for burning a mobile home in the Register area could be worth up to $10,000.

October 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


5 arrests for suspected meth lab

A search for a stolen car in Ellabell led to the arrest of five suspects after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies found a suspected methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding.

October 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair packed with livestock

The livestock barn was packed Tuesday night while young 4-H and FFA members tried their best to please the judge as they showed their hogs at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair brings new attractions

Want to try something new and adventurous? The 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair opened Monday, and there are some exciting new rides in the midway

October 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Everybody loves a parade

It was a happy day for many Monday as a long and lively parade kicked off a week full of fun at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

October 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Shooting breaks up AA meeting

A man walked into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Saturday morning and began firing a semiautomatic handgun as people fled. No one was injured in the shooting, but two bullets damaged nearby vehicles.

October 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fair fun begins today

A parade heralding the opening of the 46th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair starts today at 5 p.m. through downtown Statesboro. From dignitaries to floats, antique tractors and cars to horses, the 105-plus entry parade will meander from East Olliff Street along North and South Main Streets to Fair Road at its intersection with Zetterower Avenue.

October 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tattoos more acceptable, profitable

Once upon a time, tattoos were taboo. A man with a tattoo was considered rakish and women simply did not have one.

October 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Business


The Force behind the Fair - Kiwanis Club members spend year planning the weeklong event

Every year as fall arrives, most people begin to think about the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. They anticipate it, they enjoy it, and after a week it's gone until next year.

October 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


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Police Report - 12-9-14; A man admitted to kicking a Christmas tree during a domestic argument.

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.

December 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Legacy of the land

Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


Police report - 12-6-14; A woman told police that someone stole a fanny pack she left in the store.

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.

December 05, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 12-5-14; A woman reported the odor of marijuana.

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.

December 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 12-4-14; Two females were arrested on battery charges.

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.

December 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial to begin in January

Former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will face trial in early January.

December 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 12-3-14; 911 hang-ups — 40 calls.

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.

December 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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