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Portal Panthers hyped to go to Final Four

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.

March 19, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


GSU Art Center now open

March 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Frank Rozier, Andy Hart earn ag honors

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.

March 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Debate champs: SEB team advances to national finals

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.

March 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Gary Lewis battling cancer

Statesboro City Council Member Gary Lewis is recovering this weekend after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his colon.

March 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘We won’t change’ - Tonya and Bobby Harris, Portal’s Mega Millions couple

After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local events planned for Red Cross Month

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.

March 15, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Chris Hatcher to chair Bulloch's Great American Cleanup

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.

March 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Investigator: Man arrested after inappropriately touching mentally challenged woman

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.

March 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Where's the beef? Meat pulled from Bulloch menus

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.

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Practice makes perfect - SEB student scores 800 on SAT math, twice

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.

March 14, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


'Plaza Suite' at Emma Kelly Theater Friday through Sunday

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.

March 14, 2008 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ray McKinney makes stop at Snooky's after walking from Metter

March 14, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


New Black Box Theatre opens this weekend

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.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local briefs

Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Bitter court case over sweet onions

ATLANTA - A bitter fight over Georgia's famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state's legal system.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Savannah hit-and-run vehicle might be in Bulloch County

A vehicle suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run death Sunday, Jan. 4, in Savannah might be in Bulloch County.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Pooler man arrested in southeast Georgia church burglaries

A Pooler man is being held in the Screven County Jail after a months-long investigation into church burglaries in several counties.

January 15, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A hotel and gas station near the garden?

Statesboro's Planning Commission has recommended against a zoning change and height variance for a four-story hotel and an Enmark gas station proposed to be built on Fair Road at the Georgia Avenue intersection.

January 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


State offers reward in Metter arson case

State fire officials are offering a reward for information about an intentional fire that caused extensive smoke and heat damage this week to a school that houses the Candler County Boys & Girls Club.

January 14, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lottie Olliff Johnson remembered as Statesboro innovator, entrepreneur

In less than a month, Mrs. Lottie Olliff Johnson would have celebrated her 90th birthday. And what a party it most likely would have been.

January 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fourth man sought for selling stolen goods in Bulloch County

Recent undercover work by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team led to the recovery of about $50,000 worth of stolen property.

January 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Arlo Guthrie to perform full set at Georgia Southern

Arlo Guthrie is set to perform Jan. 30 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern MLK Celebration speaker rescheduled

The 2015 MLK Celebration speaker Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, has been postponed until next month.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop

JACKSON - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.

January 13, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Ga. leaders united on transportation action

ATLANTA - Georgia's top leaders were united on Tuesday: Something must be done this year to pay for the state's transportation needs.

January 13, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


New Brooklet police chief brings experience

A man with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement will take the reins next week as Brooklet's new police chief.

January 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia Southern announces $8,000 state grant

Georgia Southern University has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. The program educates students about the dangers of alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Legendary Second City comedy troupe to visit Statesboro

Chicago's legendary sketch and improvisational troupe will bring its zany brand of comedy to the Emma Kelly Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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