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.
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.
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.
Statesboro City Council Member Gary Lewis is recovering this weekend after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his colon.
After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck
A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.
PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.
Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.
A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.
Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.
Statesboro City Council is considering new rules that set special conditions on city employees, city elected officials and their relatives obtaining adjustments to their water and sewer bills.
A member of the rap group Migos, jailed without bond after an April 18 arrest at a Georgia Southern University concert, racked up more charges Saturday after a fight behind bars.
A Metts Road man driving a utility vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming car Friday night, causing a crash that sent him to the hospital.
Ongoing projects and marketing successes are increasing tourists' exposure to Bulloch County's musical and agricultural heritage, developing Statesboro's status as a "sports mecca" and introducing it to travel writers.
The sale of McDougald Oil Company a few months ago to Bulloch County natives Greg Sikes and Chris Thompson marks the end of McDougald family ownership as one of Bulloch County's oldest family owned businesses.
The Bulloch County Schools' superintendent and chief financial officer have presented a budget that calls for a 2-mill increase in property taxes to support leveled funding among the schools and pay raises for their employees.
For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.
The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title earlier this month at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
It's been a little more than a week since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. The healing process from the horrific events of April 22 is in the beginning stages across the campus, and, indeed, across the entire community.
The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliard's story about the Rolling Stones