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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


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


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‘Speak up’ Feb. 26 about school flexibility

The annual "Speak Up for Education" session, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, will among other things serve as the public hearing on the Bulloch County Schools' becoming what people in education circles call an "IE Squared" district.

February 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

February 13, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

February 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man arrested minutes after a car was stolen

A Portal man on parole for automobile theft and other crimes was arrested Tuesday just minutes after he reportedly stole a car in Portal, police said.

February 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro Kiwanis Club seeks to eliminate neonatal tetanus

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro recently announced that it has approved the recommendation of its Board of Directors to be a model club in its efforts in raising funds for Project Eliminate. Project Eliminate is a fundraising project organized by Kiwanis International in conjunction with UNICEF to eradicate the disease of maternal neonatal tetanus from the world.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Averitt STARs present Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Two young ladies claim undying love for a man named Ernest. Two men, neither of them named Ernest, are each in love with a young lady.

February 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia transportation funding bill a moving target

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

A former assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a high school student in April pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local


‘Back on Broadway’ performance at PAC canceled

"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deal outlines financial rebound, Savannah port expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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