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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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Complaint alleges illegal campaigning

An investigation into alleged illegal campaigning in Bulloch County could lead to a hearing before the state election board. However, due to the case still ...

June 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Driver, company indicted in crash that killed 5 GSU nursing students

A Bryan County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against truck driver John Wayne Johnson, who was involved in the April 2015 crash on Interstate 16 ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commissioners set to approve tentative fiscal year 2017 budget

Bulloch County commissioners are set to vote on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that allows for countywide improvements, much-needed equipment, a few ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 6-16-16: A complainant told police that another person stole a watch from him.

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 ...

June 15, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 6-15-16: Deputies responded to a call about a woman shooting at cars.

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 ...

June 14, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Play highlights annual historical society meeting

An interactive historical play that draws audience members into the fun will highlight the 42nd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting, slated for Monday, June ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clarification: Britt not accused of crime in lawsuit

In an article published in the June 9, 2016, Statesboro Herald regarding former Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt being listed in a lawsuit as a ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 6-14-16: Someone reported that an unknown person drove over their septic tank.

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 ...

June 13, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-12-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — three dogs and four 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 ...

June 11, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-11-16; Someone reported the back glass window of a van was shattered.

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 ...

June 10, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Arrest made in latest Park Place shooting

A man suspected in a shooting Saturday at Park Place Apartments was arrested Sunday in Cobb County.

June 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-10-16; A woman said someone damaged her fence, spray painted the side of her house.

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 ...

June 09, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-9-16; A woman said her boyfriend hit her in the lip, causing visible injury.

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 ...

June 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Gang member pleads guilty to 2014 Park Place murder

A teenage gang member pled guilty Tuesday to murdering an innocent bystander during an Aug. 15, 2014 gang fight at Statesboro's Park Place Apartment ...

June 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-8-16; A woman said her mother-in-law stole her dachshund puppy.

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 ...

June 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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