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Killer refuses to discuss night of murder

Darryl Priestly pled guilty Monday in Bulloch County Superior Court to the murder of his high school friend Brandie Danielle Davis, who was found dead in her Campus Crossings apartment Dec. 8, 2009. But in an exclusive interview inside the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday with the Statesboro Herald, the convicted killer refused to discuss anything about the night Davis died.

December 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police report 12-22-10

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.

December 21, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Crime Report


GBI still quiet about death of local

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents still are not releasing additional details in the death of a Statesboro man found dead in a Candler County field after having been missing for almost two weeks. Harrison Wayne Olliff, 21, disappeared Nov. 26, and investigators suspect foul play.

December 21, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Tuff proves hero to Hendrix family

If a dog can be a hero, Tuff the pit bulldog certainly deserves that title.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Woman dies in Brooklet house fire

An elderly woman died Sunday in a house fire on Lane Street in Brooklet, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Priestley pleads guilty in Campus Crossings murder

A man charged in the Dec. 2009 murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student pled guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum sentenced Darryl Anthony Priestly, 18, McDonough, to life plus 10 years.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Arctic blast chills Bulloch

While temperatures will rise this week and the worst is behind us, the weather will still be cold, experts say. Colder weather brings dangers in the form of frostbite, fires and mishaps due to icy surfaces, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 14, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Quiet heroes save boy

The house on Lydia Lane was ablaze, and when the first Statesboro Fire Department truck arrived, Capt. Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris had no time to waste. Immediately upon arriving Tuesday night they learned a 12-year-old boy was trapped inside.

December 11, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSP offers child seat check

Georgia State Patrol troopers, newly certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians, will conduct free child seat safety checks Friday to help make riding along more secure for infants and children.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boy, 11, injured in Lydia Lane fire

An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night when his family's Lydia Lane home was destroyed by fire. Quick action by Statesboro firefighters likely saved the child's life, and he was flown to a burn center in Augusta, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Olliff’s body ID’d, foul play suspected

A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.

December 08, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Damascus offers affordable hope

Men with addiction issues seeking help in recovery have a new option in Statesboro. Damascus, LLC. offers an affordable option where men can work towards overcoming the challenges they face with addition to alcohol or drugs. Located on South Zetterower Avenue, the new rehabilitation home was the brainchild of two men with local connections and a history of experience in recovery.

December 07, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Georgia K9 retirement fund set up

Law enforcement K9s now have a safety net to help with medical costs after they retire, thanks to a nonprofit organization founded by two local ...

January 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia K9 retirement fund set up

Law enforcement K9s now have a safety net to help with medical costs after they retire, thanks to a nonprofit organization founded by two local ...

January 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-5-17; A man reported someone stole $80 from his car.

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 ...

January 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


68-year-old man arrested for child molestation

A Brooklet-area man faces charges of child molestation, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

January 04, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Woman strips in median after wreck

All lanes of Interstate 16 were closed temporarily late Monday afternoon after a woman stripped off her clothes following a three-vehicle wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police launch new website

The Statesboro Police Department is starting the new year with a fresh approach to providing - and collecting - information to and from the public.

January 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report -1-4-17; A man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun.

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 ...

January 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -12-31-16; A woman found passed out in a vehicle was charged with DUI under 21.

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 ...

December 30, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report -12-30-16; A man reported the theft of an air compressor.

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 ...

December 29, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Deputy saves child’s life after ATV accident

A quick-thinking Bulloch County sheriff's deputy was commended for his actions that saved a child's life after an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday.

December 08, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


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