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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


Statesboro man believed to be dead after boating accident still not found

The search is ongoing for a Statesboro man believed to have been killed Saturday night in a boating accident in Lake Sinclair. Searchers were still looking Wednesday evening for Chris Thompson, 25, whose father-in-law Steven Lewis, 50, Adrian, was killed in the accident.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear in Bulloch struck by car

A young male black bear struck by a vehicle on Langston Chapel Road Friday night died from its injuries, and authorities say the animal was likely just passing through the area in search of another bear population.

June 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man arrested for burglarizing church and forging checks

A man whom police say stole a car last month returned to the scene of the crime Saturday. He stole a wallet from a car before burglarizing a church, then forged a check taken during the crimes and tried to cash it, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.

June 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Michael Guido addresses Kiwanis Club Thursday

For the past 50 years, his rich, soothing voice has offered inspiration - and often, salvation - to people all over the world. Dr. Michael Guido's "Seeds from the Sower" are broadcast and published worldwide to over 200 million people, and it all originates from the peaceful and beautiful Guido Gardens and Evangelistic Studios in the heart of Metter.

June 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Board to announce superintendent candidate

During a special called meeting tonight, Bulloch County Board of Education members expect to vote to appoint one of three candidates for the county school superintendent position.

June 23, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Lewis Holloway chosen as Bulloch superintendent

During a special called meeting Thursday evening, Bulloch County Board of Education members voted to appoint Dr. Lewis Holloway as Bulloch County's new school superintendent.

June 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nevils man dies after car is struck by train

A Nevils man was killed Tuesday evening when his car was struck by a train in Screven County's Dover community.

June 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Weekend rainfall brings relief for many local farmers, causes damage in Portal

Bulloch County farmers likely breathed a collective sigh of relief when the skies opened up early Saturday, dumping up to seven inches of slow, steady rainfall across the county for more than 24 hours. But the much-needed rain was far from a drought-buster.

June 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested for theft of gun; search of house revealed several guns, ammunition

Police arrested a man they said stole a gun from a pawn shop Friday after he returned to the scene of the crime.

June 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch likely to see tax increase next year

Bulloch County citizens will see an increase in taxes next year if Bulloch County Commissioners accept a recommendation by County Manager Tom Couch.

June 20, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Looking for 'super' leader: BOE expected to select next superintendent this week

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering three men for the Bulloch County school superintendent position about to be vacated by Dr. Jessie Strickland, who resigned from the position. Strickland has accepted a position with Ogeechee Technical College as vice president of student affairs. Her tenure ends June 30.

June 19, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro woman charged with arson and aggravated assault

A woman arrested Wednesday, charged with setting a Hinesville-area mobile home on fire with her children inside, worked and lived in Statesboro, investigators said.

June 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch County firefighters assisted with Pembroke fire

Statesboro and Bulloch County firefighters assisted Bryan County firefighters Thursday in battling a blaze that consumed over 400 acres, said Bryan County Administrator Phil Jones. The fire started back up again Thursday after having been extinguished Sunday, he said. The blaze threatened structures and 71 homes were evacuated. Twenty-three fire trucks and over 100 firefighters from Bulloch, Evans, Liberty, Chatham and Effingham arrived to help with the fire, as well as officials from the Georgia Forestry Commission, he said. The state had a spotter plane and fire officials also had two helicopters making water drops. The flames were extinguished before ...

June 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU student killed in Marietta

Georgia Southern University spokesperson Loretta Brandon verified Wednesday that a man killed Tuesday in Marietta was enrolled at the university.

June 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


3 arrested in 2 recent Statesboro burglaries

Law enforcement officers arrested three men early Wednesday they say are linked to at least two recent burglaries.

December 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro property owner claimed ‘negligent’ construction

A counterclaim was filed in a civil suit that recently ended in a mistrial due to allegations of jury tampering.

November 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-30-14; Adopted from animal shelter — eight dogs and one cat.

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.

November 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 11-29-14; A woman saw a red laser dot aimed at her and one of her dogs.

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.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Rocky Ford mayor, clerk resign

Rocky Ford, the small Screven County town facing an ongoing federal investigation into financial matters, encountered yet another challenge last week as its mayor and town clerk both resigned.

November 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-28-14; Deputies responded to a dispute between two women.

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.

November 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 11-27-14; Deputies stopped a woman driving a car with a shattered windshield.

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.

November 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


8 arrested for ‘ear wax’ possession in Statesboro

A new form of an old drug is making an appearance around the area, and investigators arrested eight suspects recently after finding a quantity of "ear wax," a form of THC, in two locations.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 11-26-14; Deputies responded to a report of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

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.

November 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 11-25-14; 2 women argued over use of a motorized cart at Wal-Mart.

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.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro man caught fleeing Portal road check

Portal police said they arrested a man Friday night after his flight from a road check led to a chase.

November 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


GBI probes allegations of jury tampering in Bulloch County civil suit

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into allegations of jury tampering that led to a recent mistrial regarding a civil suit filed more than seven years ago.

November 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Column: What do we do about gangs?

After six days of hearing testimony during a murder trial, I have many questions.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro murder verdicts: Momon guilty, Griswould acquitted

After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.

November 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County jury gets murder trial

Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.

November 20, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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