The top storylines of the year in prep sports:
The top storylines of the year in Georgia Southern athletics:
As I write this discourse we stand on the brink of 2014 and thus the timing is right to do my annual New Year Resolutions. It is a significant year for the old coach. The big 6-0 birthday is forthcoming this time around and it is what some might call a watershed moment or a seminal moment. Maybe for me this could be termed as "The Year of Living Dangerously" or perhaps it might best be described as a final shot at glory before pre-old age begins to set up shop in earnest.
A Statesboro woman has been charged with 80 counts, including 40 counts of financial identity fraud, in connection with at least two victims, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
A well-designed exterior cell window prevented a would-be Christmas Day escape from the Bulloch County Jail, and the inmate who tried to flee has been charged in the incident, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said.
Chase Andrew Boulton
An opportunistic first half kept Georgia Southern within striking distance, but George Mason exploded for 51 second-half points and ran away from the Eagles in an 85-64 win on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
BUIES GREEK, N.C. -Georgia Southern cut Campbell's advantage from 14 to one inside of two minutes, but a late flurry of scoring from the home side gave the Fighting Camels a 69-63 win in the final game of 2013 for both teams.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers didn't have much trouble in their first two games at the Portal Holiday Classic, but a rough shooting night prevented them from making it a clean sweep as South Effingham claimed a 59-53 victory Monday night in the final game of the tournament.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets started the Music City Bowl just as they wanted, running on 11 of their 14 plays as they finished the drive with a touchdown.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - When Jeff Monken arrived for his interview during Army's coaching search, he brought with him impressive credentials, an offensive mindset, and a driven determination.
MACON - In the championship game of the Tattnall Square Holiday Classic, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators suffered their first loss of the season, 50-40, to tournament host Tattnall Square Academy.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
If you plan to ring in the new year with your favorite adult beverages, and you don't have a designated driver, AAA and Bud Light are offering the Tow to Go program through New Year's Day.
STILLMORE - After a $45 million expansion and retooling of its plant and a shift to a smaller but more highly skilled labor force, Crider Foods isn't what Crider Poultry used to be.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
Mrs. Cora Lee Love Timmons
Georgia Southern pitcher Sarah Purvis went up against the No. 1 team in the nation and its ace pitcher Ellen Renfroe, and the difference came down to one pitch.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
ELON, N.C. - Ryley Beaumont scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday night and Jack Isenbarger hit the game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second remaining as Elon downed Georgia Southern 60-59 in conference play.
ELON, N.C. - Jenifer Rhodes tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, and Elon shot 55 percent in the second half to top Georgia Southern 85-60 in a Southern Conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gym.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
ATLANTA - Malcolm Brogdon had a wonderful homecoming.
ATHENS - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.
Six runners from Millen will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House at Fort Gordon.
SAVANNAH - While Republicans in eastern Georgia say they're more committed than ever to defeating Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the fall elections, GOP voters may have a tougher time than expected choosing a nominee in the primary.
Ms. Annette Jackson
The Georgia Southern Eagles didn't just enter the 2014 softball season. They kicked the door down.