PORTAL - So far, 2008 has been an exciting year for the town of Portal. First, there was the family that was thrust into the national spotlight after cashing in a Mega Millions lottery ticket, and now, the Portal Panthers are heading to Macon for the semifinals of the GHSA Class A state basketball playoffs.
The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall counties, hosted its 57th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.
Southeast Bulloch High School debate team members enjoyed a successful year and an even better February as they qualified for the National Forensic League's National Championships. The forensics (the official term for debate) tournament is set for June 15-20 in Las Vegas.
Statesboro City Council Member Gary Lewis is recovering this weekend after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his colon.
After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.
March is National American Red Cross Month and the Bulloch County chapter has several community events and classes planned that will happen throughout the month.
Georgia Southern University football coach Chris Hatcher will serve as Bulloch County Chairman for the Great American Cleanup in April. Brooke Carney, Keep Bulloch Beautiful's director, announced on Friday Hatcher's role in the annual community improvement event.
A Washington, Ga. man is behind bars at the Bulloch County Jail following his arrest Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.
Where's the beef? That's what Bulloch County school students may be asking this week when school menus including chili, spaghetti and anything else containing beef are changed.
Southeast Bulloch High School senior David Casey Woodrum loves math. He also likes a challenge. So, after woodrum scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT using a calculator during his junior year, he took the test again in his senior year without using a calculator.
The Averitt STARS, Statesboro's only non-profit community theater, will perform Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $8 for youth under the age of 12.
As Georgia Southern University prepares to unveil the new Center for Art and Theatre at three events this weekend, bolts were tightened Thursday afternoon on the sculpture to permanently adorn the front of the new building. Funded by former Governor Carl Sanders to celebrate the wedding anniversary to his wife, Betty Foy Sanders, the work will stand as a monument to Mrs. Sanders' commitment to the fine arts in southeastern Georgia.
Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck
Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.
Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
Teaching the younger generation the importance of freedom and its price is a key reason to observe Memorial Day, said author and World War II veteran Paul Grassey as he gave an inspirational speech during Monday's Memorial Day celebration, held in the Averitt Center's Emma Kelly Theater.
Ogeechee Technical College handed out more than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas to more than 350 students during its commencement Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University's campus. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a certified peer counselor with the Amputee Coalition of America, was the keynote speaker.
It's been more than a year since Dr. Ken LeCain took over as principal at Statesboro High School.
Paul Grassey, who piloted a baker's dozen B-24 bombing runs over Europe during World War II and helped get the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force off the ground, talks in detail but focuses on the big picture of war and remembrance.
Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.
The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.
A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings gave graduates a message of hope and inspiration Thursday evening during the Ogeechee Technical College 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony.
A fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Screven County Wednesday afternoon took the life of a man riding a wheelchair from Augusta to Savannah to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
The Bulloch County Board of Education split 4-3 over a vote on personnel last week, rejecting an entire list of recommendations from Superintendent Charles Wilson.
Former Statesboro police major Scott Brunson, who appealed his termination last month, will return to the department as a detective, Brunson's attorney Dan Snipes confirmed Wednesday.
New rules that Statesboro City Council approved Tuesday restrict water bill adjustments for city employees and their families but also provide a waiver of late charges for customers with previously spotless five-year payment histories.
A crash that closed a portion of Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wednesday morning resulted in a Statesboro woman being airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment of critical injuries.