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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


Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Official: Man caught with pot admits more

A man caught in Emanuel County delivering a pound of marijuana voluntarily told drug agents about another pound and a half he had at home, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

May 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man with Alzheimer's missing since Thursday

Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rotary honors Minkovitz

The Rotary Club of Statesboro recognized one of Statesboro's most noted businessmen, Ike Minkovitz, Monday with a posthumous honor, naming him a Will Watt Fellow. The club voted recently to present the Will Watt Fellowship to Minkovitz's family, who attended Monday's meeting.

May 10, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Heat advisory: Triple digits coming

The first official days of summer in the Bulloch County area are expected to bring intense heat and humidity, along with warnings from public safety ...

June 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman arrested again for passing fraudulent checks

Statesboro police arrested a Sylvania woman on Friday who has a history of passing fraudulent checks and with identity theft, charging her again with two ...

June 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 6-21-16: A woman said someone stole the tailgate from her mother’s vehicle.

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 20, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-19-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — three dogs and 24 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 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-18-16; A woman said a man broke two lamps during an 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 ...

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Newly legal fireworks scarce in area

Although the use and sale of consumer fireworks have been legal in Georgia since 2015, some Georgians may still find themselves crossing state lines to ...

June 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-17-16; A woman said her home was burglarized while she was in the hospital.

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 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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