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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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City manager heads to half-year mark

Amateur abstract painter, trueborn Kansas Jayhawks fan, new-sprung Georgia Southern Eagles fan and frequent 5K runner Randy Wetmore is now in his sixth month as ...

February 03, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Crime Suppression Team on hold

A local shortage of law enforcement officers, reflective of a nationwide problem, means the three-way partnership of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team is being ...

February 03, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


K9 tracks car theft suspect hiding under church

A woman suspected of stealing a car was tracked down by a bloodhound Thursday afternoon as she hid from police under a Statesboro church.

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that ...

February 02, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Grave marker saga continues

The answer to a question about a headstone found last week laying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro leads to yet another ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Store robbed twice in a week

A Statesboro convenience store was robbed by a man with a gun twice within a week, but police are not saying whether they believe the ...

February 02, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Abbie DeLoach Foundation makes first of many gifts

Thursday, on what would have been his daughter Abbie's 23nd birthday, Jimmy DeLoach Jr. of Savannah talked about turning from the pit of a ...

February 02, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


GATA Cast - Feb. 2, 2017 - Mike Anthony talks with graduating GSU senior Andy Kwon

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony and Andy Kwon, who is graduating after a stellar career on the offensive ...

February 02, 2017 | | Local


City changes one alcohol rule

At its last regular meeting in January, Statesboro City Council changed one aspect of the city's alcohol law, on how surveyors measure and record ...

February 01, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Lost grave marker claimed

The headstone of Arthur S. Thompson, found last week lying in the middle of a busy highway in Statesboro, has been recovered by family members ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second suspect found after search

A second suspect in a Tuesday night burglary was apprehended late Wednesday afternoon after an hours-long search with a helicopter and tracking dogs, said Bulloch ...

February 01, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Suspect at large; one man arrested following chase

As Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators continue to search for a suspect who fled after a 10-mile chase Tuesday night, Sheriff Noel Brown asks residents ...

February 01, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


I-16 crash sends one to Augusta for burns

Georgia state troopers are investigating a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailer rigs that occurred early Tuesday morning on Interstate 16.

January 31, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County Schools await accreditation visit

This week, the Bulloch County school system is slated to submit final information from the schools' internal review to the AdvancED accrediting organization. AdvancED will ...

January 30, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Naked man arrested early Saturday

A naked Rincon man walking along Langston Chapel Road early Saturday morning was arrested after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responded to a call about ...

January 30, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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