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Commissioners approve Bulloch budget with tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2008 that includes a tax increase. Public hearings will be set in July before commissioners vote upon the increase of 1.75 mils – from 8.63 to 10.38 – which translates to about $140 more per year for a property valued at $200,000.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group tours local Bulloch agriculture facilities

Gerrald Farms grows carrots, a group of Statesboro Kiwanis Club members learned Thursday.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Honor a fallen soldier from Metter today

Residents are invited to show respect for a Metter man killed June 20 in Iraq by forming a line along Broad Street this afternoon, when the body of Sgt. E-5 Darren Patrick Hubbell will arrive in Metter.

July 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County expected to approve tax increase

Bulloch County Commissioners are expected to approve the fiscal year 2008 budget this morning, which will mean an increase in county taxes.

July 11, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Body of Statesboro man found 10 days after boating accident

The body of a Statesboro man missing for 10 days after a boating accident was found Tuesday.

July 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two suspects arrested for stealing and using credit card from pregnant woman

Police arrested two suspects they said stole a credit card from an eight-months pregnant woman while she was having a baby shower.

July 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Tuesday's public hearing allowed citizens to share concerns about raising taxes

After hearing Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch give a presentation including reasons why he proposed county commissioners approve a tax increase, a handful of citizens attending the public hearing Tuesday night countered with arguments against raising taxes.

July 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bridge near Portal reopened after emergency repair

Emergency repairs to the bridge over Upper Lotts Creek on U.S. 80 west of Portal were completed Wednesday afternoon and the road reopened to traffic.

July 05, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


Budget cuts would mean less road maintenance

Roads budget history

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold hearing to gather input on the proposed budget

This evening, Bulloch County citizens will have the opportunity to review the county budget and offer input and opinions. Likely some will also offer views on Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch's recommendation to commissioners that taxes be increased to accommodate county needs.

July 04, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pennsylvania man steals tires off of two cars in Statesboro

A Pennsylvania man found an alternative to buying tires for his car, according to police. He came to Statesboro and stole them from similar vehicles parked at local businesses.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Balancing dollars and sense: County's sheriff works to provide services with funds available

While most Bulloch County government department heads handle one budget, Sheriff Lynn Anderson juggles four different budgets - for the Bulloch County Jail, the Sheriff's Department, Courthouse Security and the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team.

July 03, 2007 | By HOLLI BRAGG DEAL | Local


Public facilities: If budget is cut, number of services will decline

Faced with two options - raise taxes or slash services - Bulloch County Commissioners asked department heads Thursday what would happen if their budget was cut by 10 or 20 percent.

July 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested for taking 'substantial amount' of money from South Main Street residence

Statesboro Police arrested a man Tuesday they said entered a South Main Street residence through a window and took a "large amount of money." Capt. L. C. Williams said David Frederick McGill,34, Parker Apartments, is charged with burglary after evidence collected during an investigation by Det. Terry Briley indicated he was connected to the crime. When McGill was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, officers discovered he was also wanted on a probation warrant, Williams said. A "substantial amount" of the money was recovered and returned to the victim, he said.

June 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


88-year-old Newington man arrested for growing 71 marijuana plants

An 88-year-old Newington man was jailed on drug charges after authorities found 71 marijuana plants they said he was growing in Screven County.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Bulloch County commissioners table sand pit request

Bulloch County commissioners tabled a zoning request Tuesday after several citizens protested a man's plans to use his Martin Road property, near Nevils, as a sand borrow pit.

October 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 10-9-14; Wal-Mart employees were unable to stop two men from stealing a 60-inch TV.

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 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-8-14; A woman told police an unknown man tried to force himself on 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 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 10/7/14: A man was arrested after a fight in the Wal-Mart parking lot

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 06, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Turpentine making a comeback

Portal celebrated its history Saturday as hundreds enjoyed the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, and a local forester and turpentine enthusiast says the demand for turpentine may be on the rise again.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State: Local store mixed old, new meat

State inspectors documented evidence last week supporting a former employee's claim that a Statesboro grocery store had mixed expired meat and new meat together.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 10-5-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 12 dogs and 14 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 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-4-14; A man said his girlfriend pinned him on the ground and scratched his face.

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 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 10-3-14; Officers responded to a call about a woman screaming, rolling in the grass.

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 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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