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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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Bulloch County deputies arrest 3 in ATV thefts

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.

July 24, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro tourism office set to move to new home

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.

July 23, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


With Georgia GOP Senate runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

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.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Ogeechee Technical College adds new members to Board of Directors

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.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro AMBUCS hosts fundraiser and bike giveaway

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.

July 23, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

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.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


FBI takes over Rocky Ford investigation

Federal agents have taken over an investigation regarding suspicious financial issues in the small town of Rocky Ford in Screven County.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sick foxes sighted in and around Statesboro

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.

July 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

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.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Conditional bond granted for ex-Statesboro High coach

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.

July 21, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GBI seeks suspects in Brooklet armed robbery

An armed robbery in Brooklet Sunday night has been turned over to agents from the Statesboro office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Rocky Ford woman dies in wreck

A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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