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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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Rhetoric heats up in Georgia governor's race

ATLANTA - The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they prepared for their first head-to-head debate.

October 06, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees and arguing bad government policies - not outsourcing - are to blame for domestic job losses.

October 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


'Band Blast' a success at Southeast Bulloch

More than 500 marching band students from across Southeast Georgia descended upon Southeast Bulloch High School last weekend to perform in the school's first ever "Band Blast."

October 05, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch Honors REACH Georgia Scholars

Bulloch County Schools honored five new REACH Georgia Scholars at a signing ceremony Sept. 25, at the Board of Education's central office.

October 04, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


Turpentine making a comeback

Portal celebrated its history Saturday as hundreds enjoyed the 33rd Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival, and a local forester and turpentine enthusiast says the demand for turpentine may be on the rise again.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


State: Local store mixed old, new meat

State inspectors documented evidence last week supporting a former employee's claim that a Statesboro grocery store had mixed expired meat and new meat together.

October 04, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


To TAD or not to TAD?

Statesboro residents will vote in a special city election, coinciding with the Nov. 4 statewide election, on whether to give the city authority to create Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs, under the Georgia Redevelopment Powers Law.

October 04, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


OTC, city collaborate on firefighter training

Ogeechee Technical College and the city of Statesboro recently entered into an agreement that will facilitate a Firefighter I program to train those seeking to enter fire service.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Go green' at annual GreenFest

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is preparing for a full day of "going green" during its second annual GreenFest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Voter registration deadline looms

Bulloch County voters have several options when it comes to casting votes in the upcoming elections, but if you aren't yet registered, Monday is the last day to do so.

October 01, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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


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