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Statesboro electrician wins $100 grand

Although he played the lottery on the luckiest day of the year, 07-07-07, Statesboro electrician Clinton Brown probably still got a shock when he realized he'd just won $100,000.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch BOE will vote Thursday on the purchase of five parcels of land

Bulloch County Board of Education members will vote tonight on a resolution to purchase five parcels of property along Clarke Street in Portal.

July 28, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Mayor, councilman earn awards at the Georgia Municipal Association meeting

Statesboro Mayor Bill Hatcher and councilman John Morris were recognized at the annual Georgia Municipal Association meeting held last month in Savannah.

July 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Two women arrested for stealing debit and going on a shopping spree

Two women used a man's debit card number to enjoy a shopping spree, police said. They charged food, phone card minutes and clothing to his account, but it caught up with them and landed them in jail.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Chief: Two crimes in Portal Monday morning may be connected

Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp hopes someone in the neighborhood can help solve a couple crimes that occurred early Monday morning he thinks may be connected.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Statesboro man charged with burglary, forgery of checks

A man broke into a Jeff Road home, stole a checkbook, and forged one of the checks a few days later, police said.

July 27, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Hundreds attended the midnight showing of the latest Harry Potter movie Tuesday

Tuesday night was an exciting night for Harry Potter fans who had been eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth movie in the Harry Potter series.

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Two arrested for stealing puppies

It was a doggone bad day for some suspected puppy thieves when an employee of the pet store from where they were stolen tracked them down. When he located the suspect's vehicle, he found the pilfered pups inside and called police.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU's annual watermelon cutting kicks off Tuesday

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Bruce Grube kicked off the annual watermelon cutting Tuesday.

July 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Two armed robberies in Bulloch only 17 hours apart, both under investigation

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two convenience store armed robberies that took place about 17 hours apart. The first occurred Friday night around 11:30 p.m., and the second took place around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State committee OKs controversial Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The proposal for a controversial charter school in Greene County cleared its next-to-last hurdle Wednesday with a nod from the state charter school committee.

July 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Police: Weekend armed robberies have similarities

There are similarities between a convenience store armed robbery Friday and another one Saturday, and sheriff's investigators hope citizens can help provide information that will solve both crimes.

July 26, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Boro group gets 5,000 signatures for VA clinic

With more than 4,000 signatures from Bulloch County and around 1,000 more from surrounding counties, local veteran Ray Hendrix feels he has more than enough to show the support of the region to locate a Veterans Affairs clinic in Statesboro.

July 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Boro Snapshot - Favorite restaurants in Statesboro

Boro Snapshot is taped on Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

July 26, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Company rolls out electronic toilet tissue dispenser

ROSWELL, Ga. - Richard Thorne stands grinning in a spacious stall in a women's restroom.

July 25, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


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Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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