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County manager: Tax hike likely

After warning for several years Bulloch County's revenue wasn't keeping pace with its growth, County Manager Tom Couch believes a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year is the only way to deliver services residents expect.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Superintendent finalists announced

During a brief meeting Thursday, the Bulloch County Board of Education announced three finalists in the search for a school superintendent to replace Dr. Jessie Strickland, who retires in June.

The three candidates in the running for the position are Dr. Jose Gilberto Bosa Jr., executive director of Instructional Services with Clarke County School District; Dr. Lewis Dale Holloway Jr., the current Clark County school superintendent; and Dr. Michael Scott Winstead, director of curriculum and accountability with the Knox County, TN. school system.

June 09, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro armed robbery suspects captured

A Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man and woman suspected of armed robbery after the victim, who was riding with the deputy, spotted his assailants' car.

June 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Man wanted for manufacturing marijuana in apartment and possession of MDMA

Statesboro Police are seeking a man they say was growing marijuana in his apartment.

June 07, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro fire department assists in hazardous material chemical leak in Metter

An herbicide leak sent a truck driver to the hospital Thursday after fumes from the spilled chemical overcame him when he checked his load.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Twelve area businesses busted in alcohol sting

Employees at a dozen local retailers sold alcoholic beverages this week to underage buyers, and law enforcement officers were there to nab offenders as they conducted a compliance check.

June 01, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


County commission votes to demolish old Bulloch Memorial Hospital

Residents in the area of the old Bulloch Memorial Hospital site will be glad to see the remainder of the old building demolished next month. Bulloch County officials signed a contract to have the building, which has long been a topic of controversy, taken down.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man dies in weekend boating accident

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why two boats collided Friday night, leaving Statesboro's Charles Deal dead. Two men died and three people were injured in the boating accident on the Altamaha River in Glynn County. Deal, 67, was killed, along with another man, Ronnie Dan Metts, 33, of Hazlehurst.

May 31, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mother, daughter finish journey together

Bonnie Deal graduated from Georgia Southern University last week after a long college career. It took her a while to achieve her degree in special education because marriage and children interrupted her educational pursuits, but Deal, 55, went back to school after her children grew up and eventually attained her goal.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Fire chief speaks to Kiwanis Club about the needs of the fire department

The Statesboro Fire Department is understaffed and in serious need of new equipment, including replacement of ancient fire trucks including a 1968 fire engine still being used, said Statesboro Fire Chief Dennis Merrifield Thursday as he spoke to the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Letter carriers collect items for food bank today

It's simple - take a can or two out of the pantry, walk out to the mail box, and leave them for your mail carrier.

May 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


High-speed chase leaves Statesboro man in custody

A man fleeing from law enforcement Tuesday was intoxicated, according to reports. After a chase involving Georgia State Patrol troopers, a K-9 unit from Reidsville State Prison and a helicopter piloted by local businessman Ellis Wood, a Statesboro man was apprehended and arrested following a high-speed chase from Evans County into Bulloch County.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Cox praises OTC graduates

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox urged graduates to consider teaching, and even offered one graduate a job during her speech Tuesday night as the Class of 2007 graduated from Ogeechee Technical College.

May 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Swainsboro man killed in Candler crash

A Swainsboro man was killed Monday afternoon when he pulled into the path of another car after stopping at an intersection in Candler County.

May 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Thousands congratulate GSU graduates Saturday at Paulson

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Georgia Southern University alumnus, promoted appreciation and spirituality Saturday morning as he spoke to graduates during the 79th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at Paulson Stadium.

May 23, 2007 | 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


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