Reidsville swears in new mayor

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - A new mayor took office in Reidsville after a special election Tuesday. Former long-time council member Curtis Colwell took his oath at City Hall after winning the mayor’s seat. Colwell served 25 years on council before retiring four years ago. He says people urged him to...
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Pike County, GAGriffin Daily News

DeMarco chosen as a new GBI special agent in charge

Pike County resident Chris DeMarco is the new special agent in charge of the GBI’s Region 5 Field Office in Statesboro. As the new special agent in charge, Chris DeMarco will supervise the agents assigned to the unit and will oversee the administration of criminal investigations and the daily operations of the office, the GBI announced Wednesday.
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Statesboro, GAWTGS

Police: Statesboro man arrested in child molestation case

STATESBORO, Ga. (WTGS) — A Statesboro man accused of molesting a child was arrested on Tuesday, according to the Statesboro Police Department. Police said on Friday, June 11, officers met with the family of a girl regarding allegations that the child had been molested. After the complaint was sent to...
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Bulloch County,

Bulloch Co. employee risks life to free victim from fiery crash

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A Bulloch County employee is credited with saving a young woman’s life a few days ago after he found her in a fiery car crash. Bobby Ivey said it took him a few seconds as he drove by to realize what he saw up in the yard and turn around to see if anyone needed help. Then he realized he had only a few seconds to act.
Statesboro, GAStatesboro Herald

Statesboro man charged with child molestation

A Statesboro man faces charges of child molestation after an investigation found evidence of his offense. Statesboro Police Capt. Jared Akins said patrol officers met with the family of a juvenile regarding allegations that the child had been molested by Gerry Harmon of Statesboro. The officers then forwarded the complaint to detectives for follow up.

Four All-Star teams advance after district play

Four Metter-Candler All-Star teams have advanced to the State Tournament after their performance in district tournaments. Both the 8U and 10U boys’ teams won the District title in their respective age divisions, while the 10U girls were district runners-up and the 12U boys placed third in district. State tournaments begin...
Statesboro, GAStatesboro Herald

Statesboro man faces multiple sex charges

A Statesboro man faces multiple sex crime charges, including aggravated child molestation, involving a juvenile family member. Statesboro police Capt. Jared Akins said detectives with the Statesboro Police Department were notified on June 4 by Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office investigators of an allegation of child molestation against Reggie Lernard Boykin.
Statesboro, GAStatesboro Herald

Liquor store question headed to Nov. 2 Statesboro city ballot

City Council by a 3-2 vote Tuesday evening acted to have voters decide in the Nov. 2 city election whether liquor stores can be established in Statesboro. The question headed for the ballot is this: “Shall the issuance of licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits be approved?” This is the entire wording authorized in state law.
Toombs County,

Plans for New Library Revealed

Construction continues in Lyons on the new Toombs County Courthouse, but that’s not the only building that should interest the residents of the county. At two meetings this week including the Vidalia City Council meeting on Monday night and the Toombs County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night, members of the Toombs County Library Board appeared to discuss a brand new, unified library that will be completed around the same time the Courthouse is scheduled to be completed.
Statesboro, GAWJCL

Statesboro man charged with child molestation, incest

STATESBORO, GA -- A Statesboro man is behind bars following his arrest Friday on charges including aggravated child molestation, incest and statutory rape. According to Statesboro Police, Reggie Lernard Boykin, 39, allegedly molested a juvenile family member of a course of multiple years. No further information was immediately released about...

City of Statesboro Awarded Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Grant

The City of Statesboro has been awarded a grant by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The $160,000 grant award is for June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Statesboro Police Department and Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Georgia Southern University Tactical Athlete Research Network, jointly filed an application for the State of Georgia FY2021 Law Enforcement Training Program for the Statesboro Bulloch Law Enforcement Training Center (SBLETC).
Candler County,

Local beekeeper to hold demonstration

Chris Carroll, local beekeeper, will present two demonstrations on the delicate process of extracting honey from the honeycomb at the History Museum on West Vertia St. on Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. An observation hive, a collection of equipment and information on beekeeping will also be...
Bulloch County, GAStatesboro Herald

Opinion - Happy sweet 16 to our beautiful Rosie

If any of you remember the “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” cartoon, that was the tagline the scientist dog Mr. Peabody would say about his adopted boy Sherman. My wife and I thought that made a lot of sense when we adopted “Rosie” in 2005 from the Bulloch County Animal Shelter, just in reverse – every boy should have a dog. And our three boys have loved her from the moment she came into our lives almost 16 years ago.
Evans County,

ECRD Has 3 Teams Qualify for State Tournaments Next Week

This past the week, the GRPA District Tournaments for Baseball and Softball took place in various locations in the area. Three teams from the Evans County Recreation Department earned their way to the next level and will compete in the GRPA State Tournament. The Evans Co 14U Boys captured the...