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Agents seize 10,000 pot plants in Excelsior

Drug agents are seeking information regarding more than 10,000 marijuana plants found earlier this week near Excelsior in southern Candler County.

June 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


59 pot plants seized from Grove Lakes home

About five dozen marijuana plants were seized last week after a helicopter sweep over the Grove Lakes subdivision area, said Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Marcus Nesmith.

June 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Memorial Day 2010 - Honoring heroes

Georgia Southern University Museum Director Dr. Brent Tharp will share the history of the holiday Monday as keynote speaker for the Memorial Day Program held at Emma Kelly Theater. Tharp is past president of the Bulloch County Historical Society and has served on the board of the Statesboro Arts Council.

May 29, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Meet the public safety director

Thursday, one week ago, was a bittersweet day for Wendell Turner. Unexpected news that several long-time coworkers, some who helped raise him through the ranks, were leaving the Statesboro police and fire departments was juxtaposed with the offer of a significant promotion for himself.

May 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couple faces charges after infant injured

After a woman took her 4-month-old child to the emergency room last week, Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested the boy's father on aggravated battery charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Jared Akins.

May 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Report suspicious incidents, but don't panic

A man taking photographs of children at a local church playground Thursday gave church employees cause for suspicion, especially after an attempted abduction reported in the vicinity weeks earlier.

May 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local historian Smith Banks passes at 73

One of Bulloch County's most noted historians passed away Wednesday. Smith C. Banks, 73, died Wednesday, May 19, after a lengthy illness.

May 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Sex offender charged with sexual battery

A registered sex offender was arrested Saturday after a woman said he grabbed her inappropriately. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deontray Antwone Lewis, 29, of Lundy Trailer Park, on charges of sexual battery.

May 19, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Wild weather Sunday causes minor damage

The National Weather Service said it wasn't a true tornado, but a strong storm system with straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour ripped through Bulloch County Sunday evening, toppling trees and power lines and otherwise wreaking havoc.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battle over Portal JROTC

Bulloch County Board of Education members are considering eliminating the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) due to budget reasons, but members of the school and community made please Thursday that the board reconsider.

May 17, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal gym causing controversy

The fate of Portal Middle/High School's old gymnasium still hangs in the air after members of the Bulloch County Board of Education voted Thursday to table the issue for further discussion.

May 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State Patrol: Motorcyclist died after car turned in front of bike

(Note: Due to incorrect information in Friday's story, the following article is being reprinted with additional and correct information.)

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students make plea to keep PLC at current site

Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman David Ball told a group of Performance Learning Center students Thursday that they would change their minds about wanting to keep the PLC open once they took a bus tour that showed them where they would be attending classes in their home schools.

May 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Students want PLC to remain at WJ Complex

A group of students from the Performance Learning Center plan to present a petition at tonight's Bulloch County Board of Education meeting, requesting the Center remain at its current location.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Area teens fight in YouTube clips

Two disturbing videos on YouTube showing several Bulloch County teens fighting have both school and law enforcement authorities alarmed, but they say it's up to parents to take action regarding a series of organized fights in rural areas.

May 12, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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A century of life and still going strong

In 1916, on the last day of June, a man was born who would make a great impact on others throughout his life.

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -7-1-16; A woman said someone shattered a window by throwing a rock.

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 ...

June 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Fun planned for holiday weekend

The holiday weekend will start with a bang as Downtown Statesboro's First Friday event offers free watermelon, music and other family fun, and the ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-30-16; A man was arrested after he shoplifted a $30 fish tank filter.

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 ...

June 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


BCCI inmate dies while exercising in dorm

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate died Tuesday after passing out during exercise inside the facility.

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Play highlights Historical Society meeting

A young Southern belle, a feisty hellfire-and-brimstone preacher and a few other "ghosts" from Bulloch County's rich historical past graced the Bulloch County Historical ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-29-16; A man and his son argued over a doorknob.

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 ...

June 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Suspect sought in The Country Store armed robbery

The armed robbery of a local neighborhood convenience store was more than just a robbery, it was an invasion of a family oriented business, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 6-28-16: A stray bullet entered a home, shattering an aquarium.

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 ...

June 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-26-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — 12 dogs and 21 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 ...

June 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Probate judge candidates ready for runoff

With the Bulloch County probate judge runoff just a few weeks away, two local candidates are hoping to keep the fires burning.

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Commission hopefuls set for July 26

While only residents living in half of Bulloch County will find candidates for the Bulloch County Commission District 2A race on their ballots, the candidates ...

June 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged with domestic violence

A Savannah man involved in a domestic dispute Wednesday in Statesboro was arrested after police found him with marijuana "wax" in his possession.

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -6-25-16; A woman said someone broke in and stole a lap top computer.

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 ...

June 24, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -6-24-16; A man reported the theft of a leaf blower and other tools from his pickup.

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 ...

June 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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