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GSP: Motorcyclist dead after crash on I-16 in Bryan County
BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. — A motorcyclist is dead following a wreck on I-16 in Bryan County. According to Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened at around 7 p.m. on Monday near Highway 280. Troopers said the motorcyclist collided with a tractor trailer. There is no word yet on how...
16 Alleged Members of Outcast Motorcycle Gang Indicted in Bryan County
Attorney General Chris Carr, Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Billy J. Nelson, Jr., Richmond Hill Police Chief Mitch Shores, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Atlanta Field Division Special Agent in Charge Ben Gibbons, Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent in Charge Israel Cadieux, and Georgia Gang Investigators Association (GGIA) President Jose Ramirez today announced the arrest and indictment of 16 alleged members of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the Outcast Motorcycle Gang. This is considered the largest motorcycle gang indictment in state history and its announcement follows the culmination of Operation Patronus, a multi-agency investigation involving gangs and guns in Southeast Georgia and beyond. This operation resulted in the recovery of approximately $180,000 in cash and the seizure of 71 guns, among other items.
Traffic on I-16 westbound redirected to Hwy 280 due to motorcycle death
BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) -The driver of a motorcycle has died on I-16 Westbound past Highway 280 by exit 143, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is unclear how long the area will be shut down due to as the investigation is being conduction.
Dog found abandoned by Effingham, Bryan county line. Authorities hope you recognize this vehicle
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. — Above video: Your Tuesday headlines. Authorities in Effingham County are searching for the person they say abandoned a dog. On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Humane Enforcement team made a social media post sharing images of the dog and the suspect's vehicle. While a specific...
“Operation Patronus” leads to indictment of 16 alleged members of Outcast Motorcycle Gang
A multi-agency operation led to the indictment of 16 individuals allegedly connected to the Outcast Motorcycle Gang in Bryan County. “Operation Patronus” leads to indictment of 16 alleged …. A multi-agency operation led to the indictment of 16 individuals allegedly connected to the Outcast Motorcycle Gang in Bryan County.
16 motorcycle gang members indicted on charges stemming from parking lot shooting
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — Sixteen members of a Georgia motorcycle gang have been indicted on charges stemming from a shooting that injured two people last year in a hotel parking lot, authorities said Monday. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said his office’s gang prosecution unit will take the...
Small plane crashes on departure from Statesboro Airport
There were no injuries reported in a small personal airplane crash at the Statesboro Bulloch County Airport on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Public safety agencies were dispatched at 3:25 pm to the plane crash at the airport. According to Flightaware.com the locally owned single engine, Beechcraft 35 Bonanza initially departed the airport at 2:06 PM and flew in circles around the airport before landing and attempting to take off again where the plane crashed. The owner of the plane was not piloting the plane at the time of the crash. He said the plane had been in for service and was being test flown at the time of the crash. The preliminary report from the FAA states that the plane crashed for unknown reasons at the end of the runway on departure. Grice Connect learned about the crash over the weekend, when GC fans began inquiring about it. If you see something you feel is news worthy reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or for anonymous news tips CLICK HERE and one of our team members will look into it.
High speed motorcycle chase ends in crash in city
A motorcyclist suffered extensive injuries after a Friday night crash while fleeing police. Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies were alerted of a motorcycle that was eluding Jenkins County Deputies around 11:24 PM on Friday, June 2, 2023 on Hwy. 80 heading toward Bulloch County. The chase began when the motorcyclist did not stop for the Jenkins County deputies around 11:15 PM. Bulloch Deputies made contact with the motorcyclist around 11:24 PM and attempted to also stop him. His speed exceeded 112 mph as he entered the county. He was reported at speeds above 90 mph when he entered the City of Statesboro. According to GSP Sergent Robbie Scott he failed to negotiate a curve on Northside Drive, just past Martin Luther King Boulevard, due to the high rate of speed. He left the roadway and struck a parked car in the parking lot of Atlantic Tint. Bulloch County EMS Paramedics transported the 34 year old male to EGRMC with serious injuries. He was later flown to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. An updated condition was not available at the time of the story.
Bowlers gather in Statesboro to remember Tormenta FC soccer player
STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - Teams of bowlers gathered in Statesboro, to remember a soccer player Monday. Tormenta FC wanted to pay tribute to one of their young players killed last summer. They gathered to remember Carter Payne, one of the Tormenta players who was killed crossing a busy street late...
Two Tattnall County Men Arrested Following a Drug Investigation in Glennville, GA
Glennville, Tattnall County, GA (June 3, 2023) – The GBI arrested Tyatris Bacon, age 34, and Jazmen Bacon, age 37, of Glennville, Tattnall County, Georgia, following a joint drug investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO), Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office, and Glennville Police Department. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Tyatris Bacon was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute along with (2) Counts of Sale of Cocaine and Jazmen Bacon was charged with Sale of Cocaine.
The 2nd Annual BoroFest in downtown Statesboro was a blast
On Saturday, June 3rd, downtown Statesboro came to life as thousands came out to enjoy an evening of summer fun with the town's second annual BoroFest. The event took place from 3pm-9pm on Vine Street in Downtown Statesboro. The community gathering included a kid zone, live music, beer run relay, classic car show, and several food trucks and retail vendors. The musical acts to BoroFest included Dan Larkin (who was accompanied by musician, Tailer, on Banjo). The locally popular band “Hip-Oh” performed their set of music which further energized the summer crowd. The other on-site attractions to BoroFest were Axe Throwing (Boro the Hatchet), The Outrage Room, face painting, balloon animals, and Party Harbor...
Groundbreaking ceremony for new agriculture facility coming to Effingham Co.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Effingham County students interested in farming and livestock will have a new place to perfect their craft. Effingham County students will soon have a brand new agriculture facility where they can have more hands-on experience, which won’t only benefit the students but also the community.
Four miracle preemie babies graduate with honors from SHS
The remarkable journey for four Statesboro children, who were all born premature, continued as they graduated together from Statesboro High Shool (SHS) on May 24th with honors. Their entire academic journey, to this point, has been together. Starting at Julia P. Bryant Elementary, then William James Middle School and finishing at Statesboro High school. The four, Olivia Long and triplets, Luke Gerguis, Daniel Gerguis and Christopher Gerguis, all began their journey in Memorial Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Savannah. The Statesboro natives were born weeks apart in what was a harrowing moment for their parents. Olivia was born on May 4, 2005, 11 weeks early and...
I-16, I-95 exit ramp now open
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Heads up drivers if you head to work in Savannah from Pooler or Port Wentworth your Monday morning commute will look a little different. The Georgia Department of Transportation opened up the new I-95 South/I-16 East wind turbine ramp over the weekend so you’ll need to pay extra attention on your drive.
SPD and Splash to host Mariah's Water Safety Day
On April 23, 2023, this community was shaken with the loss of little Mariah Jackson in a tragic swimming pool accident. In her memory, and in an effort to keep a tragedy like this from happening again, the Statesboro Police Department and Splash in the Boro are partnering for Mariah's Water Safety Day! The event is free for children ages 3-12 (parent or guardian guided), and the first 50 children to sign up will be eligible for FREE sponsored swimming lessons through Splash in the Boro. Join SPD and Splash on July 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for Mariah's Water Safety Day at Luetta Moore Park, located at 585 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458. *Children must be between ages 3-12 and must have parent or guardian present. Participants must also be a resident of Bulloch County. To register, click here: https://statesboroga.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29845
Construction to start on bridge in Bulloch Co. after high-speed crash caused damage
BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Traffic on a busy Bulloch County road will be slowed for the next two weeks, particularly across one bridge in a remote area. Spend just a few minutes here on Pulaski Road near the Candler County line and you’ll know how many people use this road. Over the next few weeks, it will alternate between being the quickest way to get between Statesboro and Metter - and not the quickest.
Missing in Statesboro: Police searching for 14-year-old girl who ran away from home
STATESBORO, Ga. — Above video: Your Friday headlines. Police in Statesboro are asking for the public's help finding a missing teenage girl. Trinity Reese, 14, reportedly ran away from home. According to the Statesboro Police Department, she is believed to still be in the area. If you have any...
Homeless relief effort planned for Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - A Statesboro woman will host a giveaway Saturday for the homeless. It’s part of the Ogobest Jamar Foundation. While the group often focuses on relief efforts to their native Nigeria, they also help homeless camps in Statesboro and Savannah. The organizer says they’ll have a...
Annie’s Nails Salon Pt. 2 hosts grand opening on June 5
Local nail salon, Annie’s Nails is opening their second location, Annie’s Nails Pt. 2, this summer in the Eagles Corner Shopping Center, next to the Publix. To celebrate, the nail salon will be hosting a grand opening celebration open to the public on June 5 at 10 a.m. The event will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by open tours of the new salon, food and refreshments and a chance to win several prizes provided by the salon and other local businesses! Attendees can look forward to giveaway prizes donated by local businesses such as Emmy’s Bubble Tea Lounge, Jaxe...
Deadly Motorcycle Crash: Officials identify man killed in Effingham County wreck
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. — Above video: Your Friday headlines. Update 1:37 p.m.: According to the ECSO, deputies were dispatched around 8:40 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicates that Martin, of Ellabell, was attempting to pass a semi traveling west when it struck a passenger car head-on that was traveling east. The resulting collision led to Martin dying at the scene.
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