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Register mayor: Cut police department

The mayor of Register wants to reduce and replace the town's current police department, citing costs that exceed income, but council members disagree, and local business owners just want what they view as excessive policing to stop.

December 25, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued Friday as a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, including through the southwest portion of Birmingham, the state's largest city.

December 25, 2015 | By PHILLIP LUCAS and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


'We ain't seen nothin' yet'

Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.

December 24, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Local


A Santa of plywood wonders

From a lighted manger scene with the holy family framed in simple, white silhouette to a Santa wielding an axe at the gnarly remains of an actual tree, the things that Sammy Bullins makes from plywood and paint add joy to Christmas for visiting children – and for Bullins.

December 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Georgia Southern wins GoDaddy Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to help Georgia Southern beat Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday night.

December 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Memorial for Staff Sgt. McBride Saturday

Alumni of the Statesboro High School Class of 2003 plan to host a memorial service in honor of their classmate, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Jr., Saturday at 5 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.

December 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Last minute holiday shopper?

ATLANTA - Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

December 23, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology writer | Local


Screven sheriff seeks missing sex offender

Screven County sheriff's investigators are searching for a registered sex offender who absconded from the area, as well as a woman and two juveniles who are believed to be with him.

December 22, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE chair has new Atlanta job

Dr. LeVon E. Wilson, chairman of the Bulloch County Board of Education and through last semester professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern University, has a new job, as the associate provost of Clark Atlanta University.

December 22, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro soldier killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Monday along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 22, 2015 | By JIM HEALY & HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Newport Trace under way

Newport Trace Senior Community, across Lester Road near Statesboro High School, will consist of 42 limited-rent apartments for people age 55 and up in single-story buildings.

December 21, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Some last-minute suggestions for 'local' gifts

Last week, Parker's Convenience Store gave all of their Pump Pal customers an early Christmas gift by lowering gas prices 12 cents per gallon for 12 days ending on Friday - Christmas Day. Not to be outdone, Flash Foods lowered their pump prices 15 cents per gallon for their member clients to help us all get into the Christmas spirit.

December 21, 2015 | | Local


Fatal accident takes life of Monticello man

A Monticello man died after a Sunday evening crash on Interstate 16 at Highway 301 South.

December 21, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Teens shoplift BB guns, shoot city property

Two teenagers shoplifted BB guns and then used them to destroy city property, said Statesboro police Maj. Robert Bryan, interim police chief.

December 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies arrest burglary suspect

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man on burglary charges after he reportedly took electronics from a victim who had previously allowed the suspect to stay at his home.

December 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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3 charged in theft from area gambling machines

Three Ft. Valley residents suspected of robbing a gambling machine in a local convenience store Jan. 14 were not elderly, as described in previous sheriff ...

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Parker trial set for Feb. 24

Jury selection is slated for Tuesday in Bulloch County Superior Court for former city manager Frank Parker's whistleblower and wrongful-firing lawsuit against the city ...

February 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Bulloch’s first four-legged ‘arrest’

Gismo wasn't with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office very long before he made his first arrest.

February 05, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

February 04, 2016 | | Local


Bulloch schools open, but some roads closed

Schools in Evans and Tattnall counties will be closed Friday, but Bulloch County Schools will remain open, despite some road closures because of accumulated rain.

February 04, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Commission chairman not seeking re-election

Bulloch County Commission Chairman Garrett Nevil said Thursday he plans to seek a "true" retirement and will not qualify to run for re-election.

February 04, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Paulson’s field switch underway

At the moment, the field at Paulson Stadium - usually a lush green pasture - looks better suited to hosting a motocross rally or a monster truck ...

February 04, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Police: Third suspect arrested in automobile theft, chase

Law enforcement officers from three separate agencies linked a Monday-morning car chase, where a man and woman were arrested for car theft, to a third ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney confirms fifth probate judge candidacy

As Bulloch County grows, it will one day soon need a probate judge who is a licensed attorney, said local lawyer Charles Aaron, who announced ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police creating standards office

With approval from City Council, the Statesboro Police Department is creating an Office of Professional Standards, to be staffed by one sergeant responsible for recruiting ...

February 03, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Zika in Bulloch?

A mosquito-borne virus that has been known since 1947, Zika can affect anyone, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the virus, which is believed ...

February 03, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


ArtsFest back on for 34th year

ArtsFest, that day of parent-and-child activities ranging from molding clay, sculpting sand and painting pets to watching professional artists work, is back on for 2016 ...

February 03, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

Correctly spelling "oubliette" and "corsair" earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion on ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local


Hall pitches bid for superior court judge seat

Former Assistant District Attorney and municipal Judge Martha Hall says she will focus on protecting families and serving the community should she be elected as ...

February 02, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Intoxicated couple steals car, crashes into convenience store

A man and woman in a stolen car that crashed into a convenience store Monday morning were too intoxicated to be completely booked into the ...

February 01, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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