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Three stabbed in Halloween party attack

Three men were stabbed Halloween night after two apparently unwelcome guests drew knives, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

November 03, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Deputies hunting 2 armed robbers

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information about a convenience store armed robbery that took place last week.

November 02, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Armed robbery epidemic in the Boro

Someone in the community knows something about the nine armed robberies that have taken place recently around the Georgia Southern University Campus, and Statesboro Police are offering a " substantial reward" for information identifying and leading to the arrests of the suspects responsible.

October 31, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Akins laid to rest

Bulloch County buried a legend Tuesday as rain threatened and citizens mourned. Former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins, died Saturday of complications stemming from colostomy surgery. Akins was 70.

October 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Bulloch mourns Sheriff Akins

In spite of the circumstances, the atmosphere Monday night at the visitation for former Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins was not typical of most funeral home viewings.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Two men sought in separate Stadium Place robberies

Two separate armed robberies within two hours at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University Saturday are likely unrelated, according to reports.

October 26, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

A legend lost: Arnold Ray Akins passes at 69

Arnold Ray Akins, a local legend in the law enforcement world and former sheriff of Bulloch County, died Saturday morning after an extended illness at the Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville.

October 24, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

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

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Former state trooper found dead

A Portal area man reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday morning near his truck, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.

September 09, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local

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