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Massive fire in Portal destroys home; no one was injured

Firefighters from Portal, Clito and Statesboro battled a blaze Thursday night that lit up the sky as an old wood frame house in Portal burned to the ground.

February 17, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two arrested in armed robbery

No one was shot, but Statesboro Police responding to a reported shooting Saturday met with a tangle of incidents including an armed robbery, a stolen car and a man suffering a superficial wound to the head.

February 17, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Man charged in sexual assault of 3-year-old

Police arrested a man they said sexually assaulted a three-year-old male relative.

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Two teens arrested for marijuana at Ombudsman School

Staff members at the Ombudsman School on Northside Drive East found marijuana, a large amount of cash and a condemning note that led to the arrest of two juvenile students. Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams said school officials called police, who arrested two 15-year-old males. Officers recovered $940 in cash, the marijuana and a note containing evidence, according to police reports. One teen, listed as having a West Grady Street address, was charged with sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a housing project and sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school ...

February 16, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man wanted for attempted kidnapping

Police are seeking information on a man they said tried to kidnap a 13-year-old last week.

February 15, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Stilson’s PTO president arrested

Sheriff's investigators arrested the president of an elementary school parent-teacher organization Friday on charges of theft by conversion.

February 14, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Trial of accused attorney hostage takers begins

His captors demanded justice, and attorney Michael Hostilo did what he could to help them achieve their demands because he feared for his life.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Browers found guilty

Robbie Eugene Brower faces serving 85 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney and his three secretaries over a year ago, sparking a 24-hour hostage standoff that closed downtown Statesboro and involved seven law enforcement agencies.

February 10, 2007 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Browers' fate in hands of jury

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before requesting to continue deliberation Friday in the trial of a couple accused of holding an attorney hostage in his own Courtland Street office in Statesboro over a year ago.

February 10, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


"It was about justice'

Attorney Michael Hostilo Hostilo appeared to be calling the shots in a video showing a thwarted surrender where he and a couple accused of holding him hostage walked out of an office hand in hand.

February 09, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Hard work pays off for local musicians

The sounds of flutes, French horns and clarinets tangled with each other as students in the Statesboro High School wind ensemble practiced and prepared for a test. Dr. Danny Keine, band director, was a flurry of activity as he instructed one student after another as they made music - a passion they all share.

February 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Argument results in man being stabbed with beer bottle

During a heated argument, a man grabbed a broken beer bottle and stabbed another man in the chest, police said.

February 06, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission chairman discusses growth, county issues

He's lived in Bulloch County all his life, but Bulloch County Commissioner Garrett Nevil told Statesboro Kiwanis club members Thursday he has learned a great deal he didn't know about the county since he took office.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burglary suspects drop wheelchair accomplice

When two men fled from a burglary scene Saturday, they dropped a huge clue: a third suspect.

February 03, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bobcat killed; believed to be same one that attacked last Thursday

Two men killed a bobcat that lunged at a passing vehicle Thursday evening, and believe the oddly-acting animal could be the same one that attacked a man hours earlier only a mile away.

February 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro assault victim dies; suspect charges may be upgraded

A man found unresponsive early Thursday morning at a Statesboro bar died later that afternoon, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed Friday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in bar beating

Statesboro police arrested a man Thursday evening charged in an aggravated assault incident which left another man in critical condition.Cpl. Justin Samples, spokesman for the Statesboro Police Department, could not confirm reports late Thursday night that Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, had died. He did confirm, however, that Grant James Spencer, 20, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault in connection to the attack that resulted in Gatto being transported to a Savannah hospital.

August 28, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Police Report - 8-29-14: A woman called police after a 3-year-old appeared at her door, unattended

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.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro FBI to be honored for Claxton man’s arrest

The FBI's Statesboro office will be among several law enforcement agencies honored for battling terrorism and protecting civil rights during the Fifth Annual SHIELD Awards, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.

August 28, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


'Truth Has No Color'

Local law enforcement and community leaders fielded questions Tuesday night as a crowd of Georgia Southern University students and other citizens discussed race relations and interaction between police and about 150 community members during the "Truth Has No Color" event in the university's College of Education building.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-28-14; A man told police someone put sugar in his gas tank.

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.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Dancing man arrested in cocaine charges in Statesboro

A man dancing in the streets, yelling at passersby and causing a scene Saturday was arrested after officers found he had a pocket full of cocaine, authorities said.

August 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Blaze destroys downtown Statesboro restaurant

Fire destroyed a downtown Statesboro restaurant Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Off and on – again and again

Rolling blackouts throughout the day Tuesday disrupted business, caused traffic tie-ups and hampered normal daily living as electric company employees worked to repair damage to a substation caused by fire.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-27-14; A woman told police that a man stole a 1994 Nissan Altima.

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.

August 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 8-25-14: A man and his girlfriend fought physically at his place of work

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.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro 'hit style' murder trial scheduled for September

A Bulloch County judge denied a motion Monday to continue the trial of a man accused of orchestrating a "hit-style" murder while he was in prison.

August 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch homicide rate up in 2014

Already this year, there have been more slayings in Statesboro and Bulloch County combined than were reported annually over the past three years.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 8-24-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 22 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Statesboro shooting victim’s family pleads for answers

While more than 40 people met Thursday night to remember a man killed last week in a shooting in Statesboro, the family of a woman gunned down two years ago held a quiet, intimate memorial service.

August 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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