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Statesboro man arrested after brief standoff

A man who barricaded himself in a house by blocking the front door with a lawn mower was taken into custody Thursday morning after holding off police for an hour, authorities said.

May 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 5-22-14; A man said he discovered an online order he placed was a scam.

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.

May 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 5-21-14; A woman told police that a man punched her in the face.

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.

May 21, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County commission incumbents win

Incumbent Bulloch County Commissioners William Robert Rushing and Anthony Simmons each held their own Tuesday, keeping seats challenged by newcomers.

May 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McNeal wins clerk of courts seat in Bulloch County

Heather Banks McNeal defeated Alvie Coes III in for the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts seat, garnering 67 percent of the vote to Coes' 33 percent in Tuesday's primary election.

May 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County sheriff warns someone is impersonating a deputy

At least three people reported falling victim Sunday to a phone scam by a man claiming to be a sheriff's deputy.

May 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 5-20-14; Someone broke into recycling center and stole two cans of Vienna sausages.

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.

May 19, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 5-18-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and 10 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.

May 17, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Former radio personality charged in Millen standoff

A Millen man and former Statesboro-area radio personality remained behind bars Friday after a four-hour standoff Thursday during which police said he held his wife at gunpoint in their home.

May 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local officers recognized during Police Week

Area law enforcement officers were recognized this week as the nation observed Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.

May 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 5-17-14; A man was arrested for shoplifting $18 worth of women’s 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 5-16-14; Police arrested a man who was intoxicated, unable to stand on his own.

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.

May 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Cancer survivor wants to help others

Four years ago, Statesboro resident Lori Wiggins knew there was something wrong when she kept coughing and losing her voice. She visited doctor after doctor, with no answers, until one day a physician gave her the grave news; she suffered from a disease linked to cancer.

May 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 5-15-14; A man said someone knocked on his door and stuck a pistol through the door

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.

May 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


King has new owner

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Numerous Bulloch County property owners along the Ogeechee River claimed that their property values were adversely affected by the 2011 fish kill. "King America has been able to make peace with the vast majority of its neighbors and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. The change in ownership at King America will not affect the few cases that are still pending in Bulloch County courts," said Christy Hull Eikhoff of the Atlanta law firm Alston and Bird. Because of a reporter's ...

May 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Bryan County man contracts ‘flesh eating’ disease

Bacteria that caused a "flesh-eating disease" in a Bryan County man last week are found naturally in the environment and are not specifically caused or affected by pollution, officials said.

July 16, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed.

July 15, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 7-16-14; A man told police his father threatened him with a two-by-four.

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.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Storm blows through Bulloch County

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon caused by a cold front moving into the area sent trees and limbs flying and dumped several inches of rain on parts of Bulloch and surrounding counties.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County commissioners approve budget

Bulloch County Commissioners approved a fiscal 2015 budget of slightly more than $65 million Tuesday morning.

July 15, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-15-14; A woman said a man snatched her purse around 4 a.m. Sunday.

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.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Effingham County man jailed for Bulloch County home invasion

An Effingham County man was jailed Friday, charged with second-degree home invasion, after he broke into a house to reach his estranged wife and children, who had moved away to avoid him because of domestic violence, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-11-14; A woman called police after hearing her roommate and a man arguing.

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.

July 10, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-10-14; A woman told police that a man she knows continuously follows her.

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.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-9-14; Officers responded to a domestic call in which a woman threatened another.

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.

July 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-8-14; A woman asked police to take her boyfriend from her home because he is lazy.

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.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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