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A salute to service

The air at Statesboro's Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts was charged with emotion Saturday as citizens enjoyed a community observance of Veterans Day.

November 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Honor veterans with an ornament

A local Girls Scout troop is offering a unique way to remember and honor the veterans in your lives, whether they are living or have passed away. Either make or purchase a Christmas ornament, place the veteran's name on the ornament in a visible manner, enclose it in a protective box and drop it off at the Statesboro Mall.

November 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


A half century of dedication

Poplar Springs Baptist Church recently honored the pastor who has blessed his congregation for the past 50 years.

November 20, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cowboys for Cures

A couple of cowboys riding along U.S. 80 Wednesday weren't just out for a trail ride. Father and son team Ernest and Whittel Nunely, decked out in leather dusters and cowboy hats, were riding for a cause.

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Burns: Race still too close to call

During a press conference in Savannah Thursday, Max Burns said the race between himself and incumbent John Barrow for Georgia's 12th Congressional seat was "too close to call."

November 17, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Voting brisk around county Tuesday

Just under half of Bulloch County's registered voters showed up at the polls Tuesday, lured into action by the hotly contested gubernatorial and congressional races, local races, pertinent issues or a sense of responsibility as citizens.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man shoots himself to attempt to cover up his crime

A Clyo man couldn't keep his stories straight when explaining a gunshot wound to police, and ended up behind bars, charged with burglary.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Gibson, Rushing win commission races

Republican incumbent Walter C. Gibson ran away with the Bulloch County Commission race for District 2 Post B, sweeping 73 percent of the vote past Democrat challenger Carlos Brown's 27 percent, according to the final tally Tuesday night.

November 16, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Donnie Rushing is sentenced after bank fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Statesboro man to 32 months in prison after he pled guilty to bank fraud.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man assaults cop by dragging him with his car

A man defying orders from a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy at a road check ended up shot with a Taser, then arrested, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

November 14, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Commission candidates reach out

With the general election just around the corner, four Bulloch County Commission hopefuls are still beating the bushes to get their messages out to constituents. Three commission seats are up for reelection, but District 1, Post B incumbent Anthony Simmons, a Democrat, is unopposed.

November 13, 2006 | BY HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Brooklet teacher named tops in Bulloch

It was nearing the end of the day when Brooklet Elementary teacher Becky Petkewicz was surprised by a visit to her classroom. She was even more surprised to learn she had been chosen as the 2006 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Immigration issues are the focus of forum at GSU

Fathers snatched from their homes in front of their children, and placed under arrest. Pregnant mothers who don't speak English and don't know where to locate their husbands. Children sleeping in the woods because their parents fear what will happen if law enforcement discovers they are illegal aliens from Mexico.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The day after

The day after a historic visit from President George W. Bush, things got back to normal in Statesboro, but everyone was still talking about the event.

November 11, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bush wows crowd at Hanner

With Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse packed to overflowing, President George W. Bush was met with a loud and enthusiastic crowd Monday when he stopped in Statesboro to show support for Republican Congressional candidate Max Burns.

November 08, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office employee arrested

An employee of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts Office was arrested Tuesday on theft and other charges after evidence showed she took more than $3,000 in citation money, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


2 men charged with drug offenses, animal cruelty in Statesboro

Two men were jailed Monday on animal cruelty and drug charges after officers discovered injured dogs, cocaine, marijuana and "Molly," a drug similar to Ecstasy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Couch proposes cautious Bulloch County budget

While revenues are slightly up and the economy appears to be improving, Bulloch County commissioners are still making conservative budget decisions.

July 09, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-9-14; Officers responded to a domestic call in which a woman threatened another.

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.

July 08, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-8-14; A woman asked police to take her boyfriend from her home because he is lazy.

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.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

A woman charged in the "hit style" murder of her mother's husband has accepted a plea bargain.

July 07, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-5-14; A woman said she was harassed by text about a Facebook post.

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.

July 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-4-14; Central 911 reported 32 hang-up calls Wednesday.

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.

July 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 7-3-14; A woman reported that a white pit bull attacked her dog.

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.

July 02, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police Report - 7-2-14; A woman reported that her juvenile son put her in a choke hold.

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.

July 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 7-1-14; A woman said a neighbor tried to shoot her with a Taser during a dispute.

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.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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