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DAR regent meets with local group

Christmas traditions were the topic during a speech by Georgia State Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain Thursday as the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its December meeting.

December 19, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach: Bulloch County in need of an election board

Bulloch County is one of the largest counties in the state that still has its probate judge handling elections, and Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach feels it's time to make a change.

December 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Jones sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 murder

A protest planned to take place Tuesday prior to a murder sentencing never happened, but the convicted killer made dramatic statements in the courtroom before a Bulloch County Superior Court Judge handed down his sentence.

December 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Officials: Arson, break-ins at local gym under investigation

The Statesboro Police Department and Statesboro fire Department are investigating an arson and related repeat break-ins at a local gym, and the owner, Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, has decided to close the business.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


DeLoach predicts 10-15 percent voter turnout today, ‘depends on weather’

Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach doesn't expect a high turnout today for the general election runoff - only about 10 to 15 percent, he said. "It depends on the weather."

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Protesters expected to gather at local murder sentencing

Protesters are expected today at the Bulloch County Superior Court Annex, where a man convicted of a 2007 shooting is scheduled for sentencing.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Nissan Rogue raffle to benefit BGC

For $50, a 2009 Nissan Rogue is a steal.

December 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Farm Family of the Year

Most farmers can tell you the main reason they farm; it's in the blood. The phrase "family farm" means a great deal to Alan and Stacy Spence, brothers who farm together and whose family was chosen as the 2008 Farm Family of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce agribusiness committee.

December 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Officials expect heavy Thanksgiving holiday traffic

Lower gas prices mean more traveling, and the possibility of more accidents, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Cpl. Robert Balkcom.

December 10, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro crime: Two men rob South Main Street Sonic

Two men robbed a local fast food restaurant just after midnight early Monday morning and took money from an employee counting the night's deposit.

December 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


S. College Street standoff ends with arrest

A police standoff ended peaceably Thursday around 6 p.m. when a man eluding arrest gave himself up to police at his mother's request.

December 05, 2008 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police: 3 local armed robberies not likely related

Statesboro Police don't think three armed robbery incidents this week are related, but warn citizens that the holiday season also brings the crime season, with an increase in robberies, burglaries and other crimes.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Early voting today for Senate runoff

Lines won't be likely today as some voters get in early to cast ballots for the run off elections. Bulloch County Probate Judge Lee DeLoach said he only expects about 15 percent of the county's voters to show up at the polls.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Festival of Trees hopes to raise $3,000 for Toys for Tots

When it's all said and done, the Georgia Southern University Festival of Trees hopes to raise $3,000 for the local Toys for Tots campaign.

December 05, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Economic downturn hits Boro food bank

With holidays upon us, the Statesboro Food Bank is facing the same kind of dilemma the economy is casting on everyone. With fewer supplies and an increase in demand, the local food bank board is facing possible cutbacks in how many times a person can receive a week's worth of balanced meals per year.

December 04, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 9-30-14; 911 was called about missing boy, 3. He was found sleeping under a pillow.

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.

September 29, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Column: The problem of underage drinking

Michael Kaas is a young man who recently posted a petition on Change.org in protest of local police enforcing laws regarding underage drinking. He complains that arresting Georgia Southern students is ruining their lives.

September 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Police report - 9-28-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 11 dogs and 11 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.

September 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-27-14; A woman reported a man exposing himself to passing vehicles.

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.

September 26, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police report - 9-26-14; Police found a group of underage students drinking in an apartment.

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.

September 25, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Police Report - 9-25-14; Someone shot paint balls at a woman's 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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Vince Dooley serves as opening act to his wife

Barbara Dooley stole the show Wednesday evening as she and her husband, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, spoke at the Ninth Annual Steak and Burger Dinner, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


5 arrested on drug charges in Statesboro apartment complex

Two separate search warrants last week resulted in five drug arrests at Cambridge at Southern/The Palms apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police Report - 9-24-14; A man wheeled $400 worth of groceries out of Wal-Mart and was arrested.

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.

September 23, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


Council members say they won’t abstain from alcohol licensing vote

Two Statesboro city councilmen who acknowledge being friends with a bar owner facing an upcoming licensing hearing say there is no reason for abstaining from voting on the issue.

September 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Tales from the Tomb’ gets earlier start this year

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become "historically spooky" when the "Tales from the Tomb" tours begin.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bar security in the Boro

The recent death of an 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student after police say he was beaten at a local bar has focused public attention on what bouncers are legally allowed to do when it comes to handling trouble.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police report - 9-21-14; Adopted from animal shelter — three dogs and one cat.

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.

September 20, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Police Report


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