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Colquitt man buys winning lottery ticket while passing through Statesboro

A Colquitt man just passing through Statesboro left town a little bit richer - say, by about a million dollars.

October 13, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man arrested on aggravated assault and shoplifting charges

As if shoplifting charges weren't enough, police said a Statesboro man fled store employees and ran through the local mall brandishing a knife Monday evening, causing police to add charges of aggravated assault to his arrest record.

October 12, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hate crime proves monsters exist

They made her eat rat feces. They forced her to drink from a toilet when she was thirsty. They beat her and kicked her and kept her captive in a small shed, fearing for her life. They cut her with knives and sexually assaulted her. She was only 20.

October 10, 2007 | HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


Judge Francis Waldo Allen passed Sunday

Remembered as a 'perfect gentleman," a "good friend" and the "barrister of Bulloch County," Judge Francis Waldo Allen left behind a major impact on the area with his passing Sunday.

October 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deer bow season in full swing

Bow season is in full swing, but deer hunters who prefer to use firearms will have to wait until Oct. 20 to hit the woods. And when they do, they'd better be wearing the required fluorescent orange, have written permission to be hunting on land not owned by themselves or family, and make sure they are not hunting over bait.

October 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro couple arrested on child cruelty charges

Statesboro Police arrested a couple Friday after finding an infant "filthy and incoherent" inside an untidy home.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Suspect who pled guilty testifies on day 2 of Benbow murder trial

Kendall Worthy, who pled guilty earlier this year to murder charges, testified Thursday regarding defendant Marcus Benbow's involvement in the Oct. 14, 2006 shooting spree on Orange Street that killed one man and injured two other victims.

October 08, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Benbow verdict: guilty on all counts

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner sentenced Marcus Maurice Benbow, 41, Waycross, to five life sentences plus 130 years Friday for the murder of one man, the shooting of two other victims and related charges after a jury found Benbow guilty on all counts.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Witnesses testify in murder trial

Victims of a home invasion style armed robbery a year ago that left one man dead and two others wounded testified in court Wednesday, describing fear, what it felt like to be shot and sharing memories of when Marcus Maurice Benbow and three others stormed into an Orange Street home and began firing.

October 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


United Way sets $600,000 goal as campaign begins

A crowd of about 70 gathered Tuesday at the Bulloch County Courthouse square to hear words of encouragement from a football celebrity and to get geared up for the 2007-2008 United Way campaign.

October 05, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro library expected to reopen Wednesday

The Statesboro Regional Library is expected to reopen Wednesday after being closed since last Thursday afternoon due to the effects of a violent rainstorm.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GBI investigates two homicides

A man was killed Sunday in Candler County, and a teenager was stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment parking lot in Claxton, said Chuck Sullenger, assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch homicide trial starts Wednesday

A Bulloch County jury will hear testimony this week from one of four men charged in the Oct. 14, 2006 murder of a Statesboro man. The trial of Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, begins Wednesday.

October 02, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Metter resident receives horse for use in 2007 Gelding Mentoring Program

Metter resident Jacob Bowen, whose family owns Red Wagon Farm and raises American Miniature Horses, was recently selected to participate in the International American Miniature Horse Alliance (IAMHA) "2007 Gelding Mentoring Program."

September 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Severe thunderstorm causes problems across Bulloch

Power outages caused by a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon rendered several traffic lights useless, and Statesboro Police were busy directing traffic at intersections and checking out false alarms, said Ted Wynn, Bulloch County's public safety director.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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New Brooklet police chief brings experience

A man with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement will take the reins next week as Brooklet's new police chief.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-14-15; A juvenile was arrested for participating in criminal gang activity.

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.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 1-13-15; Golf tees and signs were reported stolen from University Park.

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.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro mother seeks answers about son’s death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-11-15; No animals euthanized at animal shelter.

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.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town's police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

January 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-10-15; A woman was caught shoplifting $173 worth of jewelry.

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.

January 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-9-15; A man reported that someone stole a shotgun from his truck.

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.

January 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 1-8-15; Someone reported a chair on fire between buildings.

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.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission reviews courthouse display policy

Bulloch County commissioners are considering possible changes to the county's policy regarding public displays on the courthouse square.

January 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 1-7-15; A woman called deputies because her son was “acting up.”

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.

January 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Arctic blast to hit southeast Georgia

Area residents might want to stock up on firewood, wrap outside pipes and bring in the pets as frigid temperatures roll in with an arctic blast this week.

January 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 1-6-15; A woman confronted for shoplifting complained to store for being accused.

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.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Charge against former Statesboro High principal dismissed

Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary Mikell dismissed a case against former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters just before the trial was scheduled to start Monday.

January 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Former Statesboro High principal’s trial set for Monday

The trial for former Statesboro High School Principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, charged with failure to report child abuse, will begin Monday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in the state courtroom, before State Court Judge Gary Mikell.

January 03, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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