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Portal Panthers hyped to go to Final Four

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.

March 19, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


GSU Art Center now open

March 18, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Frank Rozier, Andy Hart earn ag honors

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.

March 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Debate champs: SEB team advances to national finals

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.

March 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Gary Lewis battling cancer

Statesboro City Council Member Gary Lewis is recovering this weekend after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his colon.

March 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


‘We won’t change’ - Tonya and Bobby Harris, Portal’s Mega Millions couple

After Tonya and Robert Harris won the Mega Millions jackpot of $275 million, the jokes came out of the woodwork.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Local events planned for Red Cross Month

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.

March 15, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Chris Hatcher to chair Bulloch's Great American Cleanup

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.

March 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Investigator: Man arrested after inappropriately touching mentally challenged woman

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.

March 15, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Where's the beef? Meat pulled from Bulloch menus

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.

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Practice makes perfect - SEB student scores 800 on SAT math, twice

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.

March 14, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


'Plaza Suite' at Emma Kelly Theater Friday through Sunday

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.

March 14, 2008 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ray McKinney makes stop at Snooky's after walking from Metter

March 14, 2008 | By JAKE HALLMAN | Local


New Black Box Theatre opens this weekend

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.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local briefs

Man injured after falling from back of pickup truck

March 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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High-speed chase nabs murder suspect

A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.

May 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

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.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

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.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


City proposes tighter rules for water bill adjustments

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.

May 05, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Migos rapper charged in Bulloch County Jail fight

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.

May 05, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man charged with DUI after crashing UTV into car

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.

May 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boro-grown music, sports

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.

May 04, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - McDougald Oil sale signals new beginnings

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.

May 04, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch school execs call for 2-mill tax increase

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.

May 04, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


'Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones'

For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HILLIARD Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern cheerleaders repeat as national champions

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.

May 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It is family here'

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.

May 03, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Unabridged - The Rolling Stones, live at Georgia Southern--in 1965

The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliard's story about the Rolling Stones

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


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