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Escapee kidnaps wife's former husband

A man in jail for probation violation stemming from a previous charge of kidnapping his wife and one of her former husbands escaped and tried to kidnap the pair again, sheriff's officials said.

February 24, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Taking out the trash; group helps clean up local creek

Wading into murky waters of a litter-filled creek, Nicole Deafenbaugh poked a sharpened stick into a piece of sodden paper. She grimaced as she placed the debris into a trash bag, then waded a bit deeper towards some more floating garbage.

February 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch schools superintendent Strickland to resign

Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Jessie Strickland plans to retire this summer, resigning from her position before her contract expires.

February 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Massive fire in Portal destroys home; no one was injured

Firefighters from Portal, Clito and Statesboro battled a blaze Thursday night that lit up the sky as an old wood frame house in Portal burned to the ground.

February 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested in armed robbery

No one was shot, but Statesboro Police responding to a reported shooting Saturday met with a tangle of incidents including an armed robbery, a stolen car and a man suffering a superficial wound to the head.

February 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man charged in sexual assault of 3-year-old

Police arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a three-year-old male relative.

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens arrested for marijuana at Ombudsman School

Staff members at the Ombudsman School on Northside Drive East found marijuana, a large amount of cash and a condemning note that led to the arrest of two juvenile students. Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams said school officials called police, who arrested two 15-year-old males. Officers recovered $940 in cash, the marijuana and a note containing evidence, according to police reports. One teen, listed as having a West Grady Street address, was charged with sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a housing project and sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school ...

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man wanted for attempted kidnapping

Police are seeking information on a man they said tried to kidnap a 13-year-old last week.

February 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Stilson’s PTO president arrested

Sheriff's investigators arrested the president of an elementary school parent-teacher organization Friday on charges of theft by conversion.

February 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


"It was about justice'

Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.

February 09, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hard work pays off for local musicians

The sounds of flutes, French horns and clarinets tangled with each other as students in the Statesboro High School wind ensemble practiced and prepared for a test. Dr. Danny Keine, band director, was a flurry of activity as he instructed one student after another as they made music - a passion they all share.

February 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Argument results in man being stabbed with beer bottle

During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.

February 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


A growing problem

Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.

July 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-20-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 13 dogs and 15 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.

July 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-19-14; A man called police when two unknown men threw beer bottles at his 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-18-14; A tenant reported several pairs of Nike shoes stolen.

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.

July 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-17-14; A man reported observing an “indecent act” inside a red Chevrolet HHR.

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.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-16-14; A man told police his father threatened him with a two-by-four.

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.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-15-14; A woman said a man snatched her purse around 4 a.m. Sunday.

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.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-11-14; A woman called police after hearing her roommate and a man arguing.

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.

July 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-10-14; A woman told police that a man she knows continuously follows 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.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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