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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


Statesboro City Council tables redistricting plan

The council chambers were packed Tuesday evening as the Statesboro City Council debated a plan to redistrict the five council seats. After a motion to deny the redistricting request was offered by Councilman Will Britt, Councilman Gary Lewis moved to table the discussion, ultimately approved by a three to two vote.

March 06, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Boro Snapshot - Restaurants in the Boro

Boro Snapshot is taped on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 5. If you would like a chance to be featured on Boro Snapshot here are a few tips:

March 06, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


32 school systems will get rid of recalled beef; Bulloch not affected

ATLANTA - Thirty-two school systems around Georgia have been preparing to destroy thousands of pounds of meat after an undercover video showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts prompted the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Secretary of State visits GSU

More than 30 students showed up Monday at the Georgia Southern University Russell Ballroom to hear Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel speak. Invited by GSU's Student Government Association, Handel spoke about her office, concerns about voting, residency issues and the relationship between university and community.

March 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man shot in leg during Statesboro robbery attempt

A man shot Sunday night at The Lodge Apartments is recovering while police continue to seek information on the armed robbery attempt.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early voting in Bulloch set to begin on Monday

It's time to vote again.

June 30, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


New options at Ogeechee Tech

For Ogeechee Technical College's students - and its most recent graduates - the college's achievement of full regional accreditation will open more options for continuing their education at four-year colleges and universities.

June 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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