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New SHS expected to open in January

When school starts back this fall, Statesboro High School students won't be attending classes in the new building, as previously expected. In order to ensure student and teacher safety and comfort, classes won't be held in the new facility until after Christmas holidays.

July 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal Centennial Park dedicated, officially opens

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning for the Portal Centennial Park dedication, admiring the unique design and complimentary landscaping that transformed an overgrown wooded area into an attractive addition to the town.

July 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


BOE members to run unopposed for reelection

In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Black bear spotted in Bulloch

Almost a year since a driver struck a black bear on Langston Chapel Road, citizens sighted another black bear - this time, trying to cross a busy highway on the west side of town.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clark Farm one stop on Kiwanis Club's annual farm tour

What's the difference between an organic tomato and a "regular" one? Members of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club found out Thursday and took home samples of the red, ripe organic tomatoes grown on Clark Farms near Portal.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Judge Gates Peed's home burns after being struck by lightning

A storm rumbled through the Statesboro area the night of June 17, dropping precious rain on the area but also bringing tragedy to a family. Along with the life-giving rain came a lightning bolt that set the home of Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed on fire.

July 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: We must have public's trust

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said the involvement of one of his officers in an auto theft ring was "disappointing" and he has implemented some departmental changes he believes will "discourage" other officers from going astray.

July 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


20 plead guilty in auto theft ring

One man was tried and found guilty last week of involvement in an auto theft ring that centered around Statesboro. Twenty of 23 indicted in the case plead guilty while one case was dismissed and another suspect was given a pretrial diversion.

July 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man injured in four-wheeler accident

A Portal man lost part of his leg and underwent hip replacement surgery Sunday after a four-wheeler accident in Metter Saturday afternoon.

July 09, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Two plead guilty in Futch hearing

Two of three people accused of killing a Bulloch County couple in 2005 changed their original pleas to "guilty" Friday, admitting in court they were responsible for the stabbing deaths of Jack and Paula Futch.

July 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jarrod Creasy receives award at agribusiness luncheon

Jarrod Creasy, a Bulloch County resident who currently attend the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, received the M. L. Miller Memorial Agricultural Scholarship Thursday at an agribusiness luncheon sponsored by the Bulloch County Farm Bureau.

July 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Group asks commissioners to advance with animal shelter

With more animals coming in than going out, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter is closed to incoming animals more than it is open, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Local man steals forklift to try to get his van out of ditch

A man whom police said took a forklift from a Statesboro construction site and tried to use it to get his van out of a ditch likely would have fared better had he just called a tow truck.

July 03, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Holloway opposes calendar change

Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox plans to propose that public school classes begin later in August starting in 2009, but Bulloch County School Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway does not agree with the idea.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested on charges of growing, selling marijuana

Two Bulloch residents were arrested Monday on charges they were growing marijuana in their home on Stilson-Leefield Road.

July 02, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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21 arrested in drug sweep

An early-morning drug sweep in Portal Thursday led to more than 20 arrests, with more suspects expected to be taken into custody Friday. The sting ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Power outages in southeastern Bulloch County

Power outages for excelsior EMC customers in southeastern Bulloch County Tuesday and Wednesday were caused by "a problem with the …substation," said Excelsior EMC general ...

July 23, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


2 deny concealing death of relative

Two people charged in concealing the mysterious death of a Jenkins County woman, then burying her burned remains, have each pled not guilty during arraignment.

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Brooklet chase reaches over 100 mph; ends in a crash

A man fleeing from Brooklet police led officers from several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase ending in a crash at Highway 67 ...

July 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report - 7-23-15; Two women were arrested after shoplifting SD cards, $76 worth of underwear

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 ...

July 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statue issue revisited; no action

Tuesday, Bulloch County commissioners once again heard citizens' views regarding a proposal to move a Confederate memorial statue from the county courthouse square, but still ...

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-22-15; A juvenile stole a green 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, according to reports.

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 ...

July 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report, 7-21-15: An officer saw a man urinating in someone's yard and arrested 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 ...

July 20, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro police training starts young

During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of ...

July 19, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


County to revisit statue issue

The memorial statue of a Confederate soldier standing on the Bulloch County Courthouse square will be once again discussed during a Bulloch County Commission meeting.

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-19-15; A person reported two incidents of financial transaction card theft July 9.

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 ...

July 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Funding, attrition led to KBB end

Keep Bulloch Beautiful was a successful program while it lasted, but budget cuts and personnel attrition led to its demise, and Bulloch County commissioners do ...

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man arrested under false name

A man arrested last week on armed robbery charges isn't who he said he was, police said.

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-18-15; A man and woman argued over her cleaning 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 ...

July 17, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Portal police chief back after suspension

Portal police Chief Jason Sapp is back on duty after a two-week suspension regarding personal car repairs that were billed to the city.

July 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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