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Portal centennial plays nearly 'sellouts'

Where in the world is Portal? It's "on the map," citizens say.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Main Street Institute hosted in Statesboro

Main Street directors from all over Georgia are converging on Statesboro for their annual Main Street Institute. Formerly called Main Street Training 101, the event gives directors the hands-on training they need to master the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization.

March 26, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


State bar president urges judicial raises

ATLANTA – The ever-widening compensation gap between Georgia's judges and attorneys in private practice is threatening the tradition of the state's "best and brightest" lawyers serving as judges, State Bar of Georgia President Gerald M. Edenfield told a special State Senate Appropriations subcommittee Monday.

March 26, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After play, cast joins friends, local dignitaries for reception

After a successful presentation Saturday, the cast of "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100" joined friends and state and local dignitaries for a reception in the Portal Elementary School cafeteria.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Lulu's Pet Parade held at Mill Creek Saturday

March 26, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Ogeechee Tech's iGot Campaign is Tuesday

More than 120 volunteers will canvas Statesboro Tuesday collecting checks and donations during Ogeechee Technical College's iGot Campaign. 'I Gave to Ogeechee Tech' – iGot – is the annual fundraising drive for the Ogeechee Tech Foundation.

March 24, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Fitness instructor Gin Miller coming to GSU

Gin Miller, world famous group fitness instructor who attended Georgia Southern in the mid-1970s, will be back on campus March 12 to lead a "Spring Break Bodies" workout designed to burn fat and tone muscles.

March 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


20th annual math tournament held at Hanner Fieldhouse

March 23, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to be held March 25

The 20th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet will feature Carl E. Swearingen as keynote speaker.

March 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Police say woman narrowly escaped kidnapping

In a frightening incident early Thursday morning, police said a woman narrowly escaped a potentially dangerous situation.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Drama celebrating Portal centennial to be performed Saturday

Citizens have one last chance to experience a lively and humorous peek into Portal's past as the folk-life drama, "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100," paints a picture of the town's colorful history.

March 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Annual math tournament to be held at Hanner Saturday

Students from Bulloch County and hundreds more from around Georgia will be "ciphering" Saturday at Georgia Southern University. GSU will welcome more than 900 students in grades six through 12 to campus for the Invitational Mathematics Tournament.

March 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Register mayor resigns just months after election

Just a few months after being elected, Register Mayor James Oates has resigned.

March 20, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal's state title dreams dashed in Macon

MACON - Shane Reese's desperation 3-point attempt in overtime hit the rim and fell away, ending the Portal Panthers' run at a state title as the Hancock Central Bulldogs (29-2) got an 87-84 win in the Final Four of the GHSA Class A state playoffs Wednesday at the Macon Centreplex.

March 20, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Local


Heavy storms moving through Georgia

PEACHTREE CITY - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for counties in extreme west Georgia as the state braces for showers and severe thunderstorms.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


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Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrests man wanted in Savannah shooting

An Effingham County man wanted by Savannah police in connection with a shooting Sept. 20 was captured Monday in Statesboro.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Turpentine Festival celebrates Portal history

Live music, plenty of food, crafts and children's rides will bring folks from all over the region to the town of Portal on Saturday, when the community celebrates the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officials were ready to allege 28 alcohol violations at Rude Rudy’s

If a City Council administrative hearing had proceeded, Statesboro police were prepared to present reports of at least 28 violations of the city Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance at Rude Rudy's. Police counted individual drinks served to several underage patrons to reach that total.

September 30, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro steps up effort to police underage drinking

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

September 27, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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