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New mayor for the Boro

A new mayor and two new Statesboro city council members took office Tuesday morning when they were sworn in before the Statesboro City Council meeting. The new members were honored with a breakfast reception before the business portion of the council meeting took place.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal man charged with rape

A Portal man was arrested Monday on charges he raped a teenager Christmas Day. The 14-year-old victim's father learned of the alleged rape Dec. 30 and called authorities, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 05, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


It’s really cold!

It would be a good idea to keep extra blankets handy because weather experts say the cold snap nipping at our noses in the South Georgia region won't go away any time soon.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Deal: Mother kidnaps own 5-year-old daughter

A Statesboro woman is behind bars without bond, charged with kidnapping her own 5-year-old daughter. Kimberly Jane Kennedy, 27, Metts Lane, was apprehended in Screven County Saturday after an alert was issued for the 5-year-old, of whom her grandparents had legal custody, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Investigator Walter Deal.

January 04, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community says farewell, thanks to Judge Johnston

Former Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston is used to seeing a packed courtroom, but Wednesday, there were no defendants, and Johnston was in front of the bench instead of behind it.

January 02, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


New law to take effect Friday; ‘super speeders’ to face additional fines

After today, speeding is going to cost way more than it has in the past. A new law will tack on a whopping $200 fine for some law breakers.

December 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Goodwill braces for New Year's rush

Christmas is over, and it's closet-cleaning time. People everywhere are making room for the new gifts they received, but many aren't simply tossing the old items - they're taking them to Goodwill.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Eichholz pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of justice, one count in a 77-count indictment alleging he embezzled over $950,000 from employee and pension retirement plans.

December 29, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


York: Increased patrolling paying off in catching burglars

Increased patrolling by area law enforcement agencies has paid off, Statesboro Police Chief Stan York said Monday.

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


In honor of retiring Judge Johnston

A retirement party for Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston will be held Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. in the Municipal Court Building (old police station at 22 West Grady Street).

December 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Julie Golden dies of cancer at age 71

What friends remember most about Julie Morris Golden is the strength of her faith. Golden, 71, passed away Dec. 24, after an 11-year battle with cancer.

December 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Friends remember Marie Orman

When friends speak of Marie Orman, they always comment on her grace, her ladylike demeanor and her love for others. Marie Middleton Orman passed away at her home Dec. 16.

December 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary victim finds burglars, stolen items

A witness to a burglary Monday at Park Place called police to report the incident, and two hours later, the victim called police to tell them he located the stolen items - as well as several juveniles who had the loot in their possession.

December 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Going the extra mile

Wednesday was a holiday for Bulloch County road crew workers, but many of them volunteered to work so citizens can travel safely during the Christmas holiday.

December 23, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man arrested in homicide case

Statesboro police announced Tuesday that a 17-year-old man was arrested and charged in the Dec. 8 strangulation murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student at Campus Crossings apartments in Statesboro.

Daryl Anthony Priestley, who lived at The Avenue at Southern apartments, is from McDonough, which also was the hometown of victim Brandie Danielle Davis. Priestley was taken into custody in McDonough and is charged with felony murder, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

December 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Marty Waters to seek probate judge seat

A fourth candidate has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Crash survivor remains on life support

A Portal man who lost his wife, 6-month-old great-granddaughter and the infant's mother Wednesday in a car crash in Jenkins County remains on life ...

January 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-30-16; A caller reported a man walking around looking into windows.

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 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -1-29-16; Two students were arrested for fighting on a school bus.

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 28, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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


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