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SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug

Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin, oxycodone and fentanyl.

July 20, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SPD seldom uses force, new chief observes

Giving an annual report from the year before he arrived, Police Chief Mike Broadhead said he found the number of times the Statesboro Police Department used force in making arrests surprisingly low, a heartening statistic.

July 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Main Street among GEMS

Not every Main Street program in Georgia has secured land for a community dog park, is in the process or rebuilding three homes, or is in an America's Best Communities award-winning town. Only Main Street Statesboro has all of those things.

July 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro Family YMCA hiring, renovating

As construction workers knock out portions of walls so large windows can be installed, the building still looks more like the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School gym than the new Statesboro Family YMCA wellness center. But the Y has started hiring staff toward a predicted fall opening.

July 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


School board formally seeks ESPLOST election

The Bulloch County Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday calling for a five-year, $52 million extension of the ESPLOST. Next, the Board of Elections will receive the request to call a Nov. 7 special election.

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Blues marching to fund big trip

The Bulloch Blues Marching Band, combining the Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School bands, is awaiting an invitation to perform in a Washington, D.C., parade in April, a trip that could cost more than $100,000.

July 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE set to vote on $52 million ESPLOST proposal

The Bulloch County Board of Education is slated to vote on a resolution Thursday evening calling for renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for five years with a referendum Nov. 7.

July 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police Report, 7-11-17: A man reportedly refused to pay a taxi driver for a ride.

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.

July 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Mental Health Court a 'lifesaver'

The Bulloch County Mental Health Court sets high expectations on defendants' time and life choices. But some participants and graduates say the accountability court program has saved their lives.

July 08, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -7-8-17; Police located a runaway juvenile and returned her to her mother.

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.

July 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Safety reasons cited for I-16 median clearing

Passing previously forested portions of the Interstate 16 median that have now been cleared of trees, drivers are seeing a project that involves the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Forestry Commission and a private timber buyer.

July 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Most Statesboro fire calls aren’t actual fires

Of the 1,084 service calls the Statesboro Fire Department answered in 2016, more than 900 calls, or a little over 83 percent, were emergency responses, but fire alarm malfunctions made up a majority of the reported emergencies.

July 05, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


5 Points, 2 businesses, 1 spot

The Five Points Store and the Round About Café bring an upscale-concept convenience store and a unique eating place, also locally but separately owned, to a busy road hub and growing Bulloch County population center.

July 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


SFD inducts 5 new firefighters

Having come from previous jobs as far away as Michigan and as near as Savannah, five firefighters received their badges Friday evening as the Statesboro Fire Department's newest members.

July 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


City OKs alcohol ordinance change

Provided they have 50 or more rooms, Statesboro hotels with package alcohol licenses may now sell bottles or cans of beer and wine for patrons to drink in their rooms or elsewhere in the hotel.

June 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


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Articles By Author - Al Hackle


Police report -8-20-17; Euthanized at animal shelter — 10 dogs and 16 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 ...

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Concussion study targets youth

In a joint project of Georgia Southern University's School of Health and Kinesiology, the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and Clark Medical Group, about ...

August 19, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -8-19-17; A deputy responded to a report of a possibly stolen vehicle.

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 ...

August 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Eclipse glasses in short supply

If you want to buy safety glasses for viewing Monday afternoon's rare solar eclipse and haven't got them yet, good luck. But be ...

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -8-18-17; Food World reported a suspected counterfeit $10 bill.

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 ...

August 17, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Police Report, 8-17-17: A a fight that had broken out among children was reported.

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 ...

August 16, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Crime victim’s father and a lawyer ask city for new laws

Both Sean Strudgeon, whose son was recently the victim of an armed robbery and kidnapping from a Statesboro apartment, and an attorney spoke to City ...

August 16, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


City eyes tax increase to raise police pay

Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro's first in a decade, to fund ...

August 15, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


BOE millage rollback offsets county's lack of one

The Bulloch County Board of Education last week voted to roll back its millage rate a fraction to offset inflation in property values and avoid ...

August 14, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Solar eclipse: No totality in Boro, still fascinating

People who expect to see the full effects of a total solar eclipse in Statesboro on Aug. 21 will be disappointed, but the eclipse tracing ...

August 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch schools extend day for eclipse

If parents choose no other option, their children will remain at school longer than usual Aug. 21 in the Bulloch County school system. The schools ...

August 11, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Police report -8-11-17; A purple and silver bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen.

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 ...

August 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Police Report


Hebert: Georgia Southern pacing itself

Recreational runner Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D., made "Setting the Pace" the watchword as he welcomed faculty who will teach Georgia Southern University's almost ...

August 09, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch Academy starts school year

Bulloch Academy, the largest private school in Statesboro, started its 2017–18 school year Tuesday with a record 593 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade ...

August 08, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet's Dairy Barn

Cain's Dairy Barn, a new ice cream and coffee shop in Brooklet, is slated to open at noon Saturday.

August 07, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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