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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


Keeping the spirit of adventure alive

He came all the way from Washington, D.C., to attend a family reunion, a gathering of people he had never met, except a few. Some he knew through e-mail, but for the most part, he would be among strangers.

September 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Statesboro woman struck by car

A Statesboro woman was critically injured Friday night after being struck by a car on Highway 301 North near Clito.

March 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Program offers help for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

A new program for caregivers and families of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease offers relief and assistance through a partnership with a home health company and a charity promoting awareness of the disease.

March 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local woman wins big with scratch-off

A Statesboro woman bought a $5 lottery ticket at a West Main Street convenience store recently and scratched the ticket to find she won $400,000.

March 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 3-24-15: A woman was arrested after shoplifting 20 pairs of curtains valued at $273.

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.

March 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Two Statesboro clubs cited in alcohol check

Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession.

March 21, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report - 3-22-15; Euthanized at animal shelter – 10 dogs and 20 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.

March 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Spring brings blooms, tornadoes

Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.

March 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 3-21-15; A woman reported a PlayStation 3 and a diamond necklace 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.

March 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Lucky ‘boot’ could win car at Rodeo

Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


County annex set for late May opening

Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 3-20-15; A man reported a bottle of medicine missing.

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.

March 19, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 3-19-15; A man told police a woman struck him she sat in his car.

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.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 3-18-15; A woman told deputies a neighbor’s children destroy her garden.

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.

March 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 3-17-15: A woman was arrested after leaving her children alone in a car at Walmart.

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.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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