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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 myogus@statesboroherald.com | Local


Eagles hit the end of the road

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

December 18, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | 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 cwalker@statesboroherald.com | 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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Bonuses for experienced cops

Struggling with turnover and a perennial shortage of officers, the Statesboro Police Department will offer hiring bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, depending ...

December 07, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Americus

AMERICUS - A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Local family heading Gatlinburg school supplies effort

Donation efforts across the South have collected food, clothing and other supplies for the victims of the Gatlinburg area wildfires, but a local family is ...

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Weather causes wrecks; one dead

Two single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning that happened one after another on Highway 80 East near Stilson led to the death of one driver, Richard Mason ...

December 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State school board chairman speaks at Georgia Southern graduation Friday

Mike Royal, who will be keynote speaker for Georgia Southern University's fall commencement, 1 p.m. Friday at Paulson Stadium, is a Georgia Southern ...

December 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


GATA Cast - Dec. 7, 2016 - Looking back at the 2016 GSU football season

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

December 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


Pearl Harbor - A sister's faith rewarded

Dixie Sanders was 10 years old when her family received word her brother George Turner was missing in action after the bombing of Pearl Harbor ...

December 07, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


'Everybody was sort of scared of the Japanese coming over'

Joe Giddens was 11 when the Imperial Japanese Navy carried out its surprise attack on U.S. military installations at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian ...

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


'Where is Pearl Harbor?'

On December 7, 1941, Louis Simmons was 11 years old.

December 07, 2016 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Stores consent to alcohol suspensions

Two stores, including the biggest store in Statesboro, have their city licenses to sell beer and wine suspended for seven days beginning Thursday. Another two ...

December 07, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Bulloch Countians remember the 'date that will live in infamy'

Libba Smith

December 07, 2016 | For the Herald | Local


Remembering Pearl Harbor and afterwards

I am Deweese Martin from the Nevils community.

December 07, 2016 | By DEWEESE MARTIN For the Herald | Local


Georgia leads US in executions this year

JACKSON - Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son ...

December 06, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Friday is day to vote for WJMS $100,000 STEM lab makeover

Supporters who visit the FabSchoolLabs page on Facebook this Friday, and only this Friday, could help William James Middle School win $100,000 for a ...

December 06, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Vaden Nissan using Winn-Dixie parking lot

One of the best parts of this job is learning what interests our readers the most. I gauge this by the questions I am asked ...

December 06, 2016 | | Local


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