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Man flees municipal court after sentencing

A man facing Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston Tuesday apparently didn't like the sentence handed down for probation violation, so he bailed.

October 22, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fund set up for local teen in need of transplant

It was a false alarm Saturday for Statesboro's 17-year-old Kadi Hodges. Suffering from cystic fibrosis and in need of a double lung transplant, she expected to undergo surgery only to learn the lungs were not good.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rain boosts fall crops

A rainy spring and summer has local farmers reaping bumper crops this fall. Fields are exploding with fluffy white cotton, peanuts are looking good and some farmers are baling a third cutting of hay.

October 21, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro pot bust nets 6 arrests

When local drug agents confiscated a cell phone from a man arrested on drug charges, they likely didn't anticipate finding text messages from the man's customers.

October 20, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rainy days at Fair may cost local charities

Rain throughout the week made a negative impact on the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, beginning with a rained-out parade on Monday and ending with a soggy Saturday. This means there will be less money to send back into the community through donations in the upcoming year, said Statesboro Kiwanis Club President Barbara Price.

October 19, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Reported apartment shooting turns out to be false

A man who told police he had been injured in a shooting incident Wednesday at Foxridge Apartments had not been shot, police said.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Agriculture: A Bulloch tradition

Before visitors to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair can get to the midway, they pass by a part of the fairgrounds that represent the fair's origin and theme. It's not just about rides and cotton candy; the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is an agricultural fair that celebrates and preserves the rich heritage of the region's agricultural industry.

October 17, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State of the Fair

In spite of rainy weather that nixed the fair parade Monday and dampened the fairgrounds Wednesday, record attendance Tuesday, paired with hopefully decent weather the rest of the week, could help recoup any losses, said Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Chairman Darrell Colson.

October 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


For the love of the Fair

Sunday, when the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, and carnival workers have finished taking down rides, Statesboro Kiwanis Club members will begin planning next years' fair.

October 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


The art of the Fair

While screams echo from the midway outside, the atmosphere in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair arts and crafts display building is calm and soothing. People browse among chicken wire structures containing treasured artwork, hand painted rocks, crocheted clothing, intricately designed ornaments and more.

October 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police arrest 1 armed robbery suspect

Claxton Police arrested a man suspected in four Bulloch County armed robberies after he robbed a Claxton convenience store clerk at knife point Sunday afternoon.

October 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rain washes away parade

Floats were soggy, marching bands were soaked and fire trucks used their windshield wipers Monday as they waited in line for the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Parade to begin. But, it never did.

October 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


4 weekend armed robberies

Four convenience store armed robberies over the weekend - three out in the county and one inside the Statesboro city limits - have Statesboro Police and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators seeking information about possibly three suspects.

October 12, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police Report - October 11

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.

October 10, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


Fair Days return

New rides, new entertainment and more fun than ever await visitors this week at the 48th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, which serves seven counties and draws fair enthusiasts from even further away,

October 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Articles By Author - Holli Deal Saxon


Bulloch schools get two new school resource officers

Bulloch County commissioners have approved a partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Board of Education to place two school ...

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-7-16; Someone was arrested for shoplifting a pair of $15 flipflops.

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 ...

May 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Pharmacy burglary suspect arrested

Brooklet police arrested a man on Thursday who is suspected in at least four burglary attempts at local pharmacies last weekend.

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Debate candidates decline invitation

A debate scheduled for Tuesday between congressional and local sheriff candidates may turn out to be a one-man show, as candidate Eugene Yu of Augusta ...

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-6-16; Two men were arrested for shoplifting $52 worth of alcoholic beverages.

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 ...

May 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Unclaimed cremains need a place to rest

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has the unclaimed cremains – cremated remains – of 16 deceased persons in a closet in his office.

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-5-16; A man told police four men held a gun on him while ransacking 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 ...

May 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Five pharmacies targeted in burglary attempts

Someone attempted to burglarize five locally owned pharmacies over the weekend, according to law enforcement reports. Now, investigators are seeking information about the incidents.

May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -5-4-16; A woman said her boyfriend grabbed her and head-butted her.

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May 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Early voting off to a strong start

Early voting began with a bang Monday as 171 voters cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office in the Bulloch County Annex.

May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report, 5-3-16: A man yelled at two men for checking crop fields for moisture at night.

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May 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -5-1-16; Euthanized at animal shelter — eight dogs and 17 cats.

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April 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Relay for Life raises money, fun and awareness

Lori Wiggins, a cancer survivor since 2001, raised almost $12,000 all by herself this year for cancer research and awareness. She was one of ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -4-30-16; Someone was arrested for shoplifting $45 worth of clippers and blade oil.

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 ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Drug suspect uses baby as shield from investigators

Police said a man fleeing from law enforcement officers appeared to use his infant child as a shield during a drug-related incident early Friday morning ...

April 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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