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 ...
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.
After an investigation, officers with the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit arrested a Clito woman on drug and prostitution charges Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On their way back home from Atlanta Monday, Robert and Tonya Harris not only felt like millionaires – they were.
Friday was a big night for Portal.
Friday was a big night for Portal.
A woman told police she was raped, but it wasn't true, said Statesboro Police Det. Tommy Brown.
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.
Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of two vice presidents.
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.
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.
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.
The arrest of a man hauling drugs and a stolen ATV led sheriff's investigators to two other suspects believed to be responsible for a recent home invasion, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Next week will be moving week for the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose new visitors center will feature a Georgia Southern Museum on Main and a parking area large enough for a camper trailer or bus.
ATLANTA - Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn launching attack ads in a general election matchup that will help settle control of the Senate.
Ogeechee Technical College has added three new members to the college's local Board of Directors. Mark Anderson and Yolanda Tremble, both of Statesboro, will represent Bulloch County, and Tammi Hall of Claxton will be an Evans County representative.
The Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, will host a miniature golf fundraiser at The Clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.
Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.
Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers have fielded several calls recently about foxes that appear ill, and supervisor Joey Sanders reminds citizens that rabies has been documented in the area in the past.
More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.
Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.
The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.
A man accused of sexual misconduct with a high school student has been granted a conditional bond, weeks after a Bulloch County Superior Court judge initially denied bond.
An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.
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