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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


Commission chairman discusses growth, county issues

He's lived in Bulloch County all his life, but Bulloch County Commissioner Garrett Nevil told Statesboro Kiwanis club members Thursday he has learned a great deal he didn't know about the county since he took office.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary suspects drop wheelchair accomplice

When two men fled from a burglary scene Saturday, they dropped a huge clue: a third suspect.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat killed; believed to be same one that attacked last Thursday

Two men killed a bobcat that lunged at a passing vehicle Thursday evening, and believe the oddly-acting animal could be the same one that attacked a man hours earlier only a mile away.

February 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Work on old Bulloch Memorial Hospital put on hold

Bulloch County Commissioners rejected bids received for performing work to transform the remains of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital into a public service facility because even the lowest bid far exceeded the county's budget.

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DAR Good Citizen

January 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


One year later Statesboro recalls uncertainty surrounding hostage standoff

Tuesday, it will have been a year since Statesboro gained national attention for a hostage standoff where a couple believed to have explosives held an attorney against his will in his own Courtland Street office.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County Commission preview

Bulloch County Commissioners will discuss bids for the "old hospital site" this morning in preparation for the site to become the Bulloch County Public Service Center, holding several county offices including Central 911.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat attacks man near Kennedy Pond

A bobcat attacked a man near Kennedy Pond Thursday, and officials believe the animal may have rabies.

January 30, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community involvement needed to battle gangs

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two part series dealing with gangs in Statesboro.

January 29, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-21-14; Adopted from animal shelter — three 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.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-20-14; A man told police he was “pepper sprayed” during a fight.

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.

September 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-19-14; Two women argued over who owned a cellphone.

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.

September 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-18-14; An alcohol compliance check resulted in two citations for underage drinking

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.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Screven County reports a new phone scam

An old scam with a new twist has been circulating around Screven County, and law enforcement officials are reminding residents to be wary of phone calls from people seeking money.

September 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-17-14; Police responded to a complaint of people being loud, using profanity.

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.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission grants special event alcohol license

A Statesboro businessman hoping to host a Georgia Southern University alumni ball during homecoming weekend said he intends to make every possible effort to keep the event safe.

September 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


New Bulloch County judge to hear ‘hit-style’ murder trial

Jury selection for the trial of two men accused of committing a "hit-style" murder was postponed Monday when a Bulloch County Superior Court judge moved to turn the case over to another judge.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 9-16-14; A suspect took one pair of Nike socks from a three-pack and fled Belk.

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.

September 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — eight dogs and 27 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.

September 13, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-13-14; A man took a kitchen faucet from a shelf and tried to get a refund for it.

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.

September 12, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro, Bulloch County first responders remember 9/11

Thirteen years after terrorist planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, local public safety personnel gathered at Bulloch Memorial Gardens Thursday to remember those who lost their lives in efforts to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Another Jenkins County man goes missing

Jenkins County sheriff's investigators are seeking the whereabouts of a third missing person from the area this year.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-12-14; A man set his motorcycle on fire by accident when he tried to jump it off.

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.

September 11, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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