It's a typical summer Saturday at Splash in the Boro. The sweet smell of sunscreen mixes with the happy sounds of children speeding down the water slides and the serenity of folks floating around the aquatic park's lazy river.
An ongoing investigation by officials at a local retail store resulted in police charging three, including a store employee, with felony shoplifting Monday.
(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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
With a constant stream of complaints coming in about stray and unwanted animals, now isn't the best time for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter to be closed. However, another outbreak of the canine parvovirus caused shelter officials to call for a depopulation and close the shelter to incoming dogs and puppies until Thursday.
Although he played the lottery on the luckiest day of the year, 07-07-07, Statesboro electrician Clinton Brown probably still got a shock when he realized he'd just won $100,000.
Bulloch County Board of Education members will vote tonight on a resolution to purchase five parcels of property along Clarke Street in Portal.
Two women used a man's debit card number to enjoy a shopping spree, police said. They charged food, phone card minutes and clothing to his account, but it caught up with them and landed them in jail.
Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone in the neighborhood can help solve a couple crimes that occurred early Monday morning he thinks may be connected.
A man broke into a Jeff Road home, stole a checkbook, and forged one of the checks a few days later, police said.
It was a doggone bad day for some suspected puppy thieves when an employee of the pet store from where they were stolen tracked them down. When he located the suspect's vehicle, he found the pilfered pups inside and called police.
Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two convenience store armed robberies that took place about 17 hours apart. The first occurred Friday night around 11:30 p.m., and the second took place around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
There are similarities between a convenience store armed robbery Friday and another one Saturday, and sheriff's investigators hope citizens can help provide information that will solve both crimes.
After a six-day trial, a Bulloch County jury acquitted one of two men Friday charged with murdering a Statesboro preacher, but convicted the other, who was in prison at the time.
Jurors for the murder trial of a preacher killed in his sleep in June 2013 will resume deliberation today.
A woman who pleaded guilty in the "hit style" murder of her husband testified Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the same case.
On Tuesday, jurors heard from the stepdaughter of a man shot and killed in a "hit style" murder on June 30, 2013.