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GBI still quiet about death of local

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents still are not releasing additional details in the death of a Statesboro man found dead in a Candler County field after having been missing for almost two weeks. Harrison Wayne Olliff, 21, disappeared Nov. 26, and investigators suspect foul play.

December 21, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tuff proves hero to Hendrix family

If a dog can be a hero, Tuff the pit bulldog certainly deserves that title.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman dies in Brooklet house fire

An elderly woman died Sunday in a house fire on Lane Street in Brooklet, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Priestley pleads guilty in Campus Crossings murder

A man charged in the Dec. 2009 murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student pled guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum sentenced Darryl Anthony Priestly, 18, McDonough, to life plus 10 years.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Damascus offers affordable hope

Men with addiction issues seeking help in recovery have a new option in Statesboro. Damascus, LLC. offers an affordable option where men can work towards overcoming the challenges they face with addition to alcohol or drugs. Located on South Zetterower Avenue, the new rehabilitation home was the brainchild of two men with local connections and a history of experience in recovery.

December 07, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate two armed robberies

Two armed robberies, back to back Saturday afternoon have Statesboro Police seeking one or more suspects, said Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey.

December 07, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It's a big foot, but is it Bigfoot?

What has four toes and leaves a footprint almost 20 inches long? Roger Crews of Jenkins County really, really wants to know.

December 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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3 killed in Jenkins Co. accident

A Portal family lost three loved ones Wednesday night in a tragic accident just inside Jenkins County. Two more family members survived, with one in ...

January 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Bulloch County has a new agent, and Victoria Tillery said she is excited about taking the county 4-H program to its next level.

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-28-16; A man was arrested after kicking a glass door at a convenience store.

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 ...

January 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed sentenced a Bulloch County man to 20 years to serve in prison for molesting a juvenile relative.

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Clito murder case moving towards trial

Jury selection for the murder trial of a local man accused of shooting his friend in the head in April 2014 is tentatively set for ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-27-16; Over $1,050 worth of power tools and equipment was stolen from a truck.

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 ...

January 26, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Deputies arrest man wanted in October car chase assault

A man wanted for aggravated assault in a case from October is now in jail after a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy arrested him Friday ...

January 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 1-26-16: A woman alleged her son's father spanked him on his buttocks, bruising 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 ...

January 25, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


History preserved in Statesboro

Only long-time residents are familiar with "old Statesboro," where much of the town's current business district was nothing but woods and farmland. Where Buckhead ...

January 24, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


BCSO Sgt. Noel Brown to run for sheriff’s position

A second officer with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking election as sheriff.

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-24-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — four dogs and 11 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 ...

January 23, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Legal assistant enters race for probate judge seat

Three decades of experience working in the legal field and her "love for people" are what drive Lorna DeLoach to seek election as Bulloch County ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-23-16; A man put on a pair of women’s boots and walked out without paying.

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 ...

January 22, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -1-22-16; A woman told deputies she feared her 18-year-old stepson.

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 ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Local veteran pursues probate judge seat

With a degree in legal studies and law school aspirations, Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Lonnie Ellis feels his Bulloch County roots and involvement ...

January 21, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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