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'Mr. Diabetes' walks through Bulloch this week

Andy Mandell, also known as "Mr. Diabetes," walked through Bulloch County this week as part of his "Wake up and Walk" tour, an effort to raise awareness about the incidence and preventability of diabetes and the importance of early detection of the disease. Mandell is the founder of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation. He began walking Dec. 1, 2000, in Madeira Beach, Fla. as a trial walk of 450 miles, then began his current walking tour Jan. 2002 from East Milton, Fla. According to his web site (www.defeatdiabetes.org), Mandell will continue walking until he is back in Madeira. Mandell ...

March 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Centennial drama to be performed in Portal this weekend

Portal's history will come alive this weekend as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," will be held at the Portal Elementary School auditorium.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clito woman arrested on drug and prostitution charges

After an investigation, officers with the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit arrested a Clito woman on drug and prostitution charges Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


What would you do with $100 million dollar check?

As most folks know by now, local couple Robert and Tayna Harris purchased the lone winning MegaMillions lottery ticket last Friday at Clyde's #70 in Portal. The ticket, worth $270 million over 26 years, has a cash value of $167 million. After taxes, they'll take home around $100 million in cash.

March 12, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Lottery ticket sales pick up in Portal

Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot, but you can't tell that to a crowd of Georgia Lottery hopefuls who stampeded to Portal over the weekend after a local couple won a $275 million jackpot.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Dr. Bill Perry walks to St. Simons to raise money for American Heart Association

Statesboro's Dr. Bill Perry started walking Monday and won't stop until he gets to St. Simon's Island, about 120 miles from Statesboro.

March 12, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Community leaders gather input on Louetta Moore Park

At least 80 people from all over the community showed up last Thursday to give their opinion and voice their concerns at the Luetta Moore Park Needs Assessment town hall meeting. While some comments were measured and others heated, the forum was an opportunity for those who wanted to be a part of the redevelopment process to express their views.

March 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Portal couple claims $275 million jackpot

On their way back home from Atlanta Monday, Robert and Tonya Harris not only felt like millionaires – they were.

March 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


$270 MILLION! Portal family wins Mega Millions

Friday was a big night for Portal.

March 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police: Woman arrested after falsely claiming to be rape victim

A woman told police she was raped, but it wasn't true, said Statesboro Police Det. Tommy Brown.

March 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Inmate escapes during work detail in Bulloch

A Bulloch County Correctional Institute inmate escaped from a work detail Thursday afternoon, high jacking a county van and taking a guard and four other inmates hostage, said Bulloch County Sheriff Captain Todd Hutchens.

March 07, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


OTC president appoints two vice presidents

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of two vice presidents.

March 06, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Townhall meeting about Luetta Moore Park Thursday

The wheels are finally in motion to improve the situation at the Louetta Moore Memorial Park on MLK Blvd. A townhall meeting to discuss renovation of the park, sponsored jointly by the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County, will take place today at 115 North Main Street in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Bulloch County North Main Annex building. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local artist Joseph Olson feature opens Friday at Averitt

The making of art has turned out to be a lifelong passion for Joseph Olson, who is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Georgia Southern University.

March 06, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Council hires city manager search firm, discusses irrigation at GSU

Despite the fact that much of the hulabaloo at the Statesboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening revolved around the issue of redistricting, there were other actions of note taken by the council.

March 06, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage

ATLANTA - A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the ...

July 31, 2015 | By RAY HENRY | Local


Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal ...

July 31, 2015 | By MEG KINNARD and BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Search for missing teens to be suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search ...

July 31, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY and MARISOL MEDINA Associated Press | Local


OTC partners with GSU engineering program

An articulation agreement signed Thursday between Ogeechee Technical College and Georgia Southern University will make the path to earning a Bachelor's of Science degree ...

July 31, 2015 | Jim Healy | Local


50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and ...

July 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the ...

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Teen arrested on child molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a teenage male Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Man charged with molesting 9-year-old

A man with a criminal history of indecent exposure and child cruelty now faces child molestation charges, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

July 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9 ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human ...

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local


Women’s recovery center is “home”

Women facing addiction issues in Bulloch County have a new option for recovery and rehabilitation. The Women's Transition and Recovery Home is more than ...

July 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch County residents sound off on proposed tax increase

Attendance was light Tuesday at two separate public hearings regarding a proposed tax hike for Bulloch County citizens, but those present were vocal about the ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Night Out Against Crime

A celebration to promote community relationships with local law enforcement and "take a stand against crime" is free to the public, said Bulloch County sheriff ...

July 28, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


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