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Portal school meeting gets heated

The cafeteria was full Monday night during the Portal Middle-High School Council meeting. Many citizens showed up to voice concern that plans for a new middle-high school may not include a new gymnasium, but others praised the Bulloch County Board of Education for budgeting a new school only a few years after board members considered closing the school.

November 25, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


D. Coulter pleads guilty in Futch double homicide

A murder trial slated to begin Monday was canceled after a man charged in the double homicide entered a guilty plea.

November 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach wins seventh term as Probate Judge

In a race that hadn't been contested in 20 years, incumbent Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach kept his seat with a landslide of votes, earning 75.8 percent of the votes to challenger Liz Johnson's 24.1 percent.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest Brooklet man in armed robbery

Statesboro Police arrested a man they said robbed a Fair Road convenience store Oct. 30, placing what the victim thought was a gun against her back while demanding cash.

November 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Parrish earns another term in District 156

Incumbent Butch Parrish swept away with the race for District 156 Tuesday night, pulling in more than 68 percent of votes with 90 percent of all precincts reporting.

November 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two seriously injured after Saturday morning accident

A woman driving on the wrong side of the road early Saturday morning remains in stable, but serious condition after a collision with an oncoming car, police said.

November 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Election Day is here ... finally

Although many voters opted for early voting, there could still be lines today at the polls, said Bulloch County Probate Judge and election superintendent Lee DeLoach.

November 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch election turnout may hit 79 percent

Bulloch County election officials predict a 79 percent local turnout when all ballots are counted on Election Day 2008 and local leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties believe Bulloch and Georgia will maintain its recent tradition of voting more on the Republican side. Opinions, however, differ when they talk about the presidential race on a national level.

November 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Former Herald Editor Nancy Welch passes

Nancy Jenkins Welch, former associate editor of the Statesboro Herald, died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 62 years of age.

November 15, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Benefit activities for abuse victims to be held this weekend

The Rev. James & Beatrice Grant Foundation, Inc. will hold benefit activities today and Saturday to raise funds for programs for abuse victims and children's education.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police: Store clerk locks self in office following robbery

A convenience store clerk dialed 911 after locking herself in the store office following an armed robbery, police said.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


McCollar, Parrish race for District 156 state representative

Voters in the state's 156th District, which encompasses portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Johnson counties as well as Candler County, will decide between incumbent Butch Parrish, Republican, and challenger Jonathan McCollar, Democrat.

November 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drug bust nets 11; more arrests expected

Cooperative efforts between city and county law enforcement netted 11 drug arrests Wednesday, with 11 more expected, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 13, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro Police offer safety tips for Halloween

The "official" trick-or-treating event throughout the Statesboro community will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, said Statesboro Police Capt. Wendell Turner.

November 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Probate judge contested for first time in 22 years

For the first time in more than 20 years, the office of probate judge is being challenged.

November 12, 2008 | 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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