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BACK TO SCHOOL: Teachers saying ’yes’ to merit pay tied to test scores

WASHINGTON - While the words ''merit pay'' drew hisses and boos at a recent teachers' union convention, educators are endorsing contracts that pay bonuses for boosting students' test scores.

September 02, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Police say adopted children were subject to years of torment; scam stretched from NYC to Fla.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Adoption is supposed to be a refuge for parentless children, but for Stephen Wells it was a house of horrors.

September 02, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF and ADAM GOLDMAN | Nation


Say what? Misspeaking candidates fall over themselves to clarify, apologize

WASHINGTON - Say what? The 2008 presidential campaign theme could be ''Oops! What I meant was ...''

September 02, 2007 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Owings single-handedly shuts down Braves

ATLANTA - Rookie right-hander Micah Owings went 4-for-4, including a pair of mammoth homers, drove in six runs and scored four times while pitching three-hit ball through seven innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 12-6 on Saturday night.

September 02, 2007 | By AP Sports Writer | Sports


Averitt Center offers dance, drawing classes, begins its fall season

The easels are lined up, the dance floor is down and the piano is tuned. It's time to sign up for the Averitt Center for the Arts' fall season of community instructional programming.

September 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Life


Braves drop another one

ATLANTA - Brandon Webb isn't one of those guys who claims ignorance about his stats. He knows as well as anyone just how long he's gone without giving up a run, and what he needs to do to reach an amazing milestone.

Well, here's the latest update: He's two shutouts away from Orel Hershiser.

September 02, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrix-Shuman

Jerry Wayne Hendrix Jr. and Traci Lucas Fulmer of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Lynn Hendrix of Statesboro, to Jason Edward Shuman, son of William and Patricia Davis.

September 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


McNeely-Jordan

Dr. (Col.) Harry and Minister Brenda Holiday of Valdosta and Carlos McNeely of Savannah announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheila McNeely of Statesboro, to Stacy Lamont Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Linda Faye Mercer and the late Charlie Willie Jordan of Portal.

September 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Barton-Pippin

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart E. Barton III of Demorest, formerly of Statesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Lynn of Macon, to Stuart Lee Pippin of Forsyth, son of Janice Pippin and the late James Pippin of Forsyth.

September 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Taylor-Meadows

Rachelle Taylor became the bride of Justin Meadows during a 7 p.m. ceremony held on May 12, 2007, at Meinhardt Vineyards. Bro. Ed Neubert officiated.

September 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Kathy Bradley

It was a spur-of-the-moment jaunt. A whim. An impulse. Katherine and I were visiting our friend Lee Lee in Atlanta one hot summer weekend and, with nothing in particular to do, the three of us decided that a Braves game might be fun. I had never been to a Braves game and, though my awakening to the truth of baseball as metaphor for practically the entire human experience was yet to come, I was eager to get to Fulton County Stadium and immerse myself in the iconic sights and sounds and smells.

September 02, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Think of God by Larry Sheehy

Occasionally a study or survey is reported suggesting a link between active religious faith and physical and/or mental well-being. Though there are many exceptions to this, people who go to church, statistically speaking, experience better health than those who avoid spiritual groups. A number of reasons are suggested for this connection, including (1) the fact that Christianity teaches respect for the body, and (2) the positive social relationships that can be found in religious circles.

September 02, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Note: The following begins a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.

September 02, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Hurricane Dean strengthens in Caribbean, takes aim at Hispaniola, Jamaica

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Jamaica opened shelters nationwide on Saturday and Cuba declared a ''state of alert'' as the Caribbean's warm waters fueled a strengthening Hurricane Dean, with forecasters predicting the storm could grow to a powerful Category 5.

September 02, 2007 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Flooding leaves 181 Chinese coal miners trapped, feared dead

BEIJING - Floodwaters from heavy rains poured into two coal mines in a town in eastern China, leaving 181 miners trapped and feared dead, government officials and state media said Saturday.

September 02, 2007 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS falls in baseball semifinals

One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Top of the region

After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven County advances at state

SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Charleston knocks off Eagles 5-3

College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.

April 23, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Teachers, support personnel look to board for raises

After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.

April 23, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Man dies, another is critical after motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press | World


Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.

April 23, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

April 23, 2014 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press | Nation


Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


EPD eases rules on development near marsh

SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.

April 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


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