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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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City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


DOR alcohol cases begin to appear at City Hall

Businesses reported to have served alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers continue to come before Statesboro City Council for hearings. Tuesday, for the first time, a Georgia Department of Revenue case joined those from Statesboro police on the council's docket.

April 08, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Mobley named Humanitarian of the Year

Statesboro's Delia Mobley was emotional Tuesday night as she accepted the 2015 Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year award at the exclusive Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards celebration.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Three honored for lifetime achievements

Three people who have dedicated a lifetime to making others' lives better received honors Tuesday night during the 25th Annual Deen Day Service to Mankind Awards affair, held in the ballroom of Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Allen keynotes Deen Day Smith banquet

In the spirit of the evening, United States Congressman Rick Allen spoke of giving and making a difference as he spoke Tuesday night at the 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards banquet.

April 07, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Millen plant coming back

MILLEN - The Korean-based Wells Lighting company's decision to place its North American headquarters and factory in Millen promises to breathe life into a long-vacant industrial building and create 200 jobs, and potentially more, for Jenkins County and the surrounding area.

April 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Kidovations looking at even more expansion

There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.

April 06, 2015 | | Local


Wanted: More dual-enrolled students

Note: This story is the second of two parts.

April 06, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro woman Tasered after grabbing officer's weapon

A woman who grabbed a police officer's weapon during a brawl at a bar early Saturday morning was subdued by Taser, reports stated.

April 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Extreme stress relief

Some college students are happy to climb walls to relieve their stress and stay fit, and about 70 of them could be found at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, for the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Photo Gallery: 2015 Southern Sendfest

Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.

April 05, 2015 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


150 years ago, Lee surrenders to Grant

EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

April 04, 2015 | | Local


Dual enrollment on the rise

(Note: First of two parts. Coming Tuesday, a closer look at how Georgia Southern University, Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College are focusing more on attracting dual enrollment students.)

April 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local




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