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York: Man arrested after text messages to teen intercepted

A Portal man expected to meet a teenage girl to give her alcohol Friday, but her father intercepted the text messages the offender sent and held the man down on the ground until police arrived, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

March 31, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Monday night blaze kills 1

A fire Monday night on Hightower Road took the life of an elderly woman, said Statesboro Fire Investigator Capt. Emerson Melton.

March 30, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


No guns on GSU campus

Guns on campus at Georgia Southern University are not a good idea, said GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel. And University Police Chief Mike Russell agrees that if a bill passed Wednesday by Georgia senators becomes law, it's likely the university would act on a provision in that bill that allows individual colleges and universities to ban guns on their own.

March 27, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drug, alcohol meeting: Parents key to prevention

Some passionate citizens gathered Thursday night for a town hall meeting. The topic? Underage drinking in Bulloch County, and how to stop it.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donations that can save lives

A blood drive in honor of a local student - as well as to help her with her blood needs - will be held Monday at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church. Thirteen-year-old Southeast Bulloch Middle School student Rebecca Carnes said Thursday she appreciates any help.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Floeckher: 3 armed robbery victims help capture suspect

Three victims of an armed robbery early Thursday morning helped apprehend the offender, said Georgia Southern University spokesman Paul Floeckher.

March 25, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Man in stable condition after 3-story fall

A man who fell from a third-story window Tuesday remains in stable condition at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

March 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Todd sentenced to community service, five years probabtion

A man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges was sentenced last week to probation, community service and ordered to pay restitution.

March 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gambling bust nets 5 arrests

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators shut down a mobile gambling operation Tuesday after receiving complaints about dice games and cash payouts.

March 24, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Battalion home at last

It was an emotional and patriotic welcome home for about 100 soldiers Tuesday as the 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion were escorted home to the Georgia National Guard Armory.

March 23, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bingo! American Legion holds games as weekly fundraiser

The room, which had been lively with conversation minutes before, was quiet except for one voice. The only sounds were the soft "thunks" as people dabbed ink spots on paper cards - and the man calling numbers: " B-4 ... I-16... O- 70..."

March 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Armed robbery charges dismissed against Statesboro man

Charges were dropped against a man arrested in connection to a November, 2009 armed robbery, but Leon Mark Owens, 40, U.S. 80 West, says he wants his name cleared as well.

March 21, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Big horse show at Evermore

Competitive horseback riders will visit Evermore Farm in Leefield this weekend as the riding facility plays host to the Zone 4 Interscholastic Equestrian Association Finals on Saturday and Sunday.

March 18, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bill aims to protect our local rivers

Atlanta wants water, and since a judge ruled last year it couldn't take water from Lake Lanier anymore, the big city is casting its eyes toward the Savannah River.

March 15, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deen Day nominations deadline is Thursday

Do you now someone who always puts others before himself? Who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need? Or who spends much of his or her spare time doing good deeds for friends, family and others in the community?

March 13, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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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


Police report - 7-17-15; A woman called a John’s Place crisis line and said she had consumed Drano.

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 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 7-16-15; A woman was arrested for stealing children’s swimsuits.

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 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Brannen sentenced in vehicular homicide case

A man convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a September 2012 crash was sentenced Friday.

July 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 7-15-15; A woman said her ex-boyfriend, during a breakup, pushed her down stairs.

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 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Three armed robberies solved; two arrests

Statesboro police solved three armed robberies with the recent arrests of two suspects they believe committed the crimes.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sylvania man found dead in his home

Sylvania police are investigating the circumstances of a man found dead in his home Saturday.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police report - 7-12-15; Euthanized at animal shelter — 19 dogs and 13 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 ...

July 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Enough hate to go around

Lately I've been reminded of Aretha Franklin's song, "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.," but it seems that some folk don't ...

July 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Police report - 7-11-15; A man told police unknown men hit him while he was inside a bar.

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 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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