CRIME & SAFETY
Tributes pour in for respected Savannah pastor killed in wreck
BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. — A well-known and respected Savannah pastor was killed Thursday night in an accident in Bulloch County. Clarence "Teddy" Williams, 64, was traveling on State Route 67 near the intersection with Anderson Cemetery Rd. around 6:30 p.m. when, according to witnesses, his Chevrolet Spark crossed the grass median, struck a culvert and flipped several times before coming to a rest on its roof.
Tragic Crash Claims the Life of Savannah Pastor Clarence 'Teddy' Williams
Experience the shockwave that swept through Savannah as a beloved local pastor and civil rights leader tragically perishes in a car crash. This video pays tribute to the life and legacy of the revered Clarence 'Teddy' Williams.
SPD Investigation Shows September 1 Homicide at Connection Apartments Was Self-Defense
Statesboro Police Department has released an update on the investigation of the September 1 shooting death of Larry Chapman at Connection Apartments. Detectives say that the facts of the investigation support a finding that Chapman’s death resulted from an act of self-defense, and that no charges will be brought against the individual who fired the fatal shots .
Deadly shooting at Statesboro apartment complex ruled act of self-defense
STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The Statesboro Police Department said a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on Sept. 1 has been ruled an act of self-defense. The police department said this decision was made after interviewing multiple people and examining physical evidence. Detectives consulted with attorneys of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s Office regarding their findings.
Another deadly night on Bulloch roads as man dies in crash
For the second night in a row, a man has died in a single vehicle accident in Bulloch County. According to GSP Sergeant Robbie Scott, at 6:31 PM on Thursday, September 28, 2023 Bulloch County 911 issued a lookout to Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputies and Georgia State Patrol Troopers for a reckless driver in a Black SUV. The SUV was traveling south in the northbound lane of State Route 67 near Anderson Cemetery in Bulloch County. Several seconds after the lookout was dispatched, it was discovered that the vehicle ran off the roadway and onto the east shoulder of State Route 67. Once the...
Tractor-trailer overturns, spilling chickens onto roadway in Claxton
CLAXTON, Ga. (WSAV) — A truck carrying chickens overturned in Claxton causing quite the “hen”-drance Wednesday morning. According to Daisy Mayor Eddie Ball, a tractor-trailer flipped near the Parker’s on North Duval Street in Claxton. Multiple live chickens spilled onto the road in the crash. Georgia State Patrol says the driver sustained one injury in […]
Statesboro police implement event regulations in response to shooting at after prom party
Discover how Statesboro officials are responding to a tragic shooting at an after-prom party. Learn about the new regulations being imposed on event spaces in town, aimed at preventing such incidents in the future. A proactive approach to community safety.
Elderly woman seriously injured in accident at Statesboro car dealership
STATESBORO, Ga. — Statesboro and Bulloch County officials say an elderly woman was seriously hurt in an accident Wednesday afternoon. Officials say the elderly woman, whose age was not immediately available, crashed her vehicle into the JC Lewis Ford building in Statesboro. Her injuries were described as "severe" and...
1 injured in crash near JC Lewis Ford in Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — According to Statesboro Police Captain Jared Akins, EMS has been dispatched to JC Lewis Ford in Statesboro due to an incident this afternoon. A 911 dispatcher originally said a car had crashed into the building. Witnesses say that was not the case and the car hit something near the building. We […]
Statesboro after-party shooting leaves 4 injured
A shocking incident unfolded in Statesboro as an after-party turned violent, leaving four people injured. The video provides an in-depth report on the shooting, detailing the circumstances and the current condition of the victims. Tune in for the full story.
Bryan County Emergency Services rescues stranded boater early Monday morning
ELLABELL, Ga. — Above video: your Monday morning headlines (9/25) Bryan County Emergency services rescued a boater Sunday night. According to the agency's Facebook page, dispatch got a 911 call around 11 p.m. of a missing boater who had not returned to Dashers Landing at 8 p.m. as he said he would.
Multiple South Georgia men indicted on federal charges
According to the Southern District of Georgia, four Georgia men have been indicted on various felony charges related to illegal firearms possession and multiple defendants have been adjudicated on their charges.
Store clerk injured in weekend armed robbery in Bulloch Co.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is investigating an armed robbery that happened over the weekend.
Up in Flames Event
The Statesboro fire department brought the heat to campus with their up in flames event last week. The goal of the event was to teach students about fire safety and first aid and other practices to protect you. Other local organizations such as Statesboro PD and university housing also had...
Statesboro Police Seek Witnesses Following Block-Party Shooting Incident
Authorities in Statesboro are urging witnesses to step forward following a block-party shooting. According to WSAV, the incident left four people injured, including three from gunshots and a woman who broke her leg trying to escape. Multiple shooters were involved.
Sheriff’s Office to receive new vests, new engine for local EMS vehicle
The Sheriff Response Team (SRT) will be receiving new lightweight vests to replace the current heavy vest, as decided at the September 20 Board of Commissioners meeting. Sheriff Mac Edwards and County Administrator Casey Burkhalter have created a capital replacement schedule for the Sheriff’s Office with one of the replacement items being the vest.
Police looking for eyewitnesses following block party shooting
Block party in Statesboro leaves 4 injured.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Motorcycle Crash and Vehicle Break-ins Impact Bulloch County, Georgia
This week in Bulloch County, Georgia, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. One incident involved a fatal motorcycle crash in Brooklet, resulting in the death of a 77-year-old man. The second incident involved multiple vehicle break-ins on the Georgia Southern University campus, where items were stolen from parked cars.
Night Out Against Crime to take place on Saturday, October 7th
Bulloch County's "Night Out Against Crime: A Faith & Blue Event" will take place on Saturday, October 7th at Mill Creek Park from 4-6pm. Faith and Blue is a national event which partners local faith-based organizations with local law enforcement to show unity and bring local communities together. A Night Out Against Crime will be a totally FREE community event, with food and entertainment offered by local churches. Several churches have already signed up to participate and more are encouraged to join. There is NO SIGN-UP FEE to participate; churches are simply asked to bring a free fun attraction for the community to enjoy (i.e. food, hosting a game...
BCSO blotter: All four occupants passed out in pickup stopped at light
DUI-alcohol, more: A deputy was sent to Highway 80 at Eldora Road around 4:23 a.m. Sept. 17 “for a report of a silver Chevrolet Silverado that was unable to maintain its lane and was stopped at the red light and had not gone when the light turned green.” The deputy got to the light and saw the pickup. “The traffic light was green and the vehicle did not go. I got behind the vehicle and the traffic signal turned to red and cycled through to green and red again the vehicle still did not go.”