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Killer refuses to discuss night of murder

Darryl Priestly pled guilty Monday in Bulloch County Superior Court to the murder of his high school friend Brandie Danielle Davis, who was found dead in her Campus Crossings apartment Dec. 8, 2009. But in an exclusive interview inside the Bulloch County Jail Wednesday with the Statesboro Herald, the convicted killer refused to discuss anything about the night Davis died.

December 22, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

After 44 years of service

Anyone who can stay in the same business for 44 years while working for eight different bosses at the same time means you must be doing a good job.

December 21, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

GBI still quiet about death of local

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents still are not releasing additional details in the death of a Statesboro man found dead in a Candler County field after having been missing for almost two weeks. Harrison Wayne Olliff, 21, disappeared Nov. 26, and investigators suspect foul play.

December 21, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Tuff proves hero to Hendrix family

If a dog can be a hero, Tuff the pit bulldog certainly deserves that title.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Woman dies in Brooklet house fire

An elderly woman died Sunday in a house fire on Lane Street in Brooklet, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Priestley pleads guilty in Campus Crossings murder

A man charged in the Dec. 2009 murder of an Ogeechee Technical College student pled guilty Monday to murder and other charges. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William T. Woodrum sentenced Darryl Anthony Priestly, 18, McDonough, to life plus 10 years.

December 20, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Elderly Brooklet woman dies in house fire

85 year-old Francis McElveen has been identified as the victim of a Brooklt house fire Sunday. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn said McElveen lived alone, although she had home caregivers who were not present when the fire started.

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Man pleads guilty in Campus Crossings

The man suspected of murdering 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis at Campus Crossings in December of 2009 pled guilty in an appearance in Bulloch County Superior Court today. 18-year-old Darryl Anthony Priestly, charged with the strangulation murder, gave no motive and made no statement while entering the plea. Priestly plead guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and giving false statements to police. He also waived all rights to future appeals. Bulloch County Superior Court Judge William Woodrum then sentenced Priestly to a life sentence on the murder charge and a total of 10 years to serve on the other ...

December 20, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

GSU Football Notebook: UD's win not all in the scheme

NEWARK, Del. - The Delaware Blue Hens relied on a 4-2 front to plug the middle and an All-American safety named Anthony Bratton attacking the perimeter to slow the Georgia Southern triple option attack in Saturday's semifinal playoff game.

December 19, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

Eagles hit the end of the road

NEWARK, Del. - Delaware beat Georgia Southern with its own game.

December 18, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Local

Hill leaves legacy for more success

NEWARK, Del. - Carson Hill didn't have quite the career he wanted at Georgia Southern, but be believes he went out on a positive note, and hopefully will be looked upon as a guy who helped lay some building blocks for the program's future success.

December 18, 2010 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Local

Arrests made in Screven burglaries

Screven County Sheriff's Office investigators made four arrests last week in connection with several recent burglaries.

December 17, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER | Local

‘Arctic Express’ stops at Bulloch schools

A grant awarded to Brooklet Elementary School Teacher Becky Petkewich by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education funded Thursday's holiday, educational performance of Tommy Johns' "Arctic Express."

December 16, 2010 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local

Jury selection set for Campus Crossings murder

Jury selection for the murder trial of Darryl Anthony Priestly, accused of killing a woman at her Campus Crossings apartment a year ago begins Monday, Jan. 10.

December 16, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

A brain that knows no fear

NEW YORK - Meet SM, a 44-year-old woman who literally knows no fear.

December 16, 2010 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Local

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Wildfires burning around South

BROOKSIDE, Ala. - Wildfires are charring hundreds of acres daily in the South as drought conditions worsen across the region, and the heavy, widespread rains that ...

October 27, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local

K-9 certification held

Local and area law enforcement K-9 teams participated in a national certification event this week during the inaugural K-9 Challenge held in Statesboro.

October 27, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Marching competition to showcase 24 bands

In its 40th year, the East Georgia Marching Band Festival and Championship at Statesboro High School has signed up 22 competitive bands – the most in ...

October 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

QUEST fifth-graders meet Eagles’ multimedia team

One hundred gifted fifth-graders took turns reading sports play-by-play in front of the camera and helping operate industry-standard digital video, audio and graphics controls Tuesday ...

October 26, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

A difficult discussion

Ogeechee Area Hospice and Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center will hold a free community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal" on Tuesday at 6 ...

October 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Herald Writer | Local

City gets pro help in police chief search

After a less than successful attempt to hire a new police chief this summer, the city of Statesboro is hiring a consulting firm to help ...

October 25, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local

GATA Cast - Oct. 25, 2016 - Appalachian State Preview

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

October 25, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local

Georgia ranks high in infant mortality

Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

October 24, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

6 killed in mobile home fire in northeast Georgia

TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

October 24, 2016 | | Local

A mobile bakeshop rises in Statesboro

After leaving one dream job, T. Chad Montgomery is making another vision a reality.

October 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital emergency department expanding

When Paul Theriot, Jr. took over as CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he stepped into leading one of the most significant facility enhancements ...

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Georgia Conservancy names Jon Burns top legislator

ATLANTA - The Georgia Conservancy's Board of Trustees recently honored two longtime supporters of Georgia's natural resources, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard as its ...

October 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

‘Rocky Horror’ brings its annual oddities to the Averitt

In its ninth year at the Averitt Center for the Arts, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!" will give audiences two nights - Tuesday and Wednesday ...

October 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

55 years of fun at the fair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 55th time last week, where the Kiwanis Club welcomed folks with food, rides, exhibits and more.

October 23, 2016 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local

School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

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