PORTAL - Homecoming was quite an event for the Portal Panthers Friday night. The homecoming court brought the celebration, the fans brought the party, and the football team supplied the fireworks, making short work of the visiting Claxton Tigers, 30-8.
The Bulloch Academy fall sports program lists quarterback Jordan Walker at 6-1, 165 pounds. Friday night against Tiftarea Academy, the slim junior ran as if he weighed 40 pounds more.
This has been a season of firsts for Georgia Southern, most of them involving the passing game.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is about as big as it gets.
Clemson, Georgia Tech, Alabama. Georgia Southern?
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I have to tell you how I earned the nickname "Doofus." For a long time, I assumed that it was one of those pet names or term of endearment.
Screven County scored early and held off Josey late for a 25-20 Homecoming victory at Kelly Memorial Stadium last night. The Gamecocks raced to leads of 19-0 and 25-7 before allowing Josey a last possession down but 25-20. SCHS improves to 4-3 (2-2 in 3AA) with Josey dropping to 3-4 (2-2 in 3AA).
MACON – All members of the Bulloch Academy boys' cross country team notched personal best times as the Gator squad finished third in the Class AA state cross-country championships Saturday at the Georgia Children's Home course.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-6, 0-4) gave it everything they had Friday night but fell 28-7 to the region 3-AA rival Laney Wildcats (5-2, 3-1).
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia.
A new strengthening of who you are and where you want to go in life may occur. It could give you greater independence to activate your desires to lead in situations where you once were content to follow.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Eight months ago, I fell and broke my right ankle. A cast was put on, and I was sent home from the emergency room. That night, I was in great pain in my upper leg. I went back to the hospital, and, after several days there, I was told I had internal bleeding and was given four units of blood. That was eight months ago. I have some numbness in the leg from my ankle up to my crotch, my knee gives way and I can't depend on it. I am 82 years old and am ...
Now that fall had taken hold, the leaves on the trees were blazing the maroons, oranges, yellows and reds that everyone loves. But with an early snowfall in the forecast, the Senior Life Master's class was filled to capacity.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 51-year-old woman dating a 39-year-old man. He is smart, funny, sexy, considerate and nice to me. I don't see much of my family anymore because they were abusive, and it's better if I don't. However, I am worried about what they and my other friends will think.
Jack and Jean Bailey of Statesboro proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Marie Bailey, to Jared Michael Miller, son of Ed and Valerie Miller of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kearney of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Leigh Kearney of Atlanta, to Brian Dean Clouser, son of Dean Clouser and Mary Clouser.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry P. Sherrod of Stilson, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Sherrod, to Derrick Mitchell Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Mathis of Louisville, Ga.
Jimmy and Barbara Mallard of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 22nd at the Middleground Community Center from 4 until 6 p.m. The reception will be hosted by the couple's three children, Joyce Boyett of Portal, Julie Barnes of Statesboro and Jason Mallard of Portal. They have seven grandchildren. The couple married on February 21, 1964. No invitations will be sent. All family and friends are invited to stop by. No gifts, please.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yeatts Jr. of Macon, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Christine Yeatts, to Herbert Lehman Franklin III, son of Ms. Emma Louise Keaton Franklin and Mr. Herbert Lehman Franklin Jr. of Statesboro, Ga.
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SAVANNAH - Southeast Bulloch Coach John Page knew his team was going to be in for a dog fight when it met Brantley County in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
SAVANNAH – Coach Johnny Miller had no answer, not even a guess, as to why his Southeast Bulloch team came out flatter than a pancake in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
Southeast Bulloch has spent the last few years building its boys and girls soccer teams into respectable forces in the area.
Georgia Southern's 2013 baseball season couldn't have gone any better.
Freshman Tyrone Outlaw came off the UNC Greensboro bench to score 17 points and Georgia Southern couldn't find scoring anywhere as the visiting Spartans won 68-56 on Thursday afternoon in a weather-delayed game at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Fredi Gonzalez almost couldn't contain his enthusiasm on the day Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward signed multi-year contract extensions.
SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.
ATLANTA - With top scorer Trae Golden sitting out with a groin injury, Georgia Tech turned to Marcus Georges-Hunt to take the game-winning shot.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days.