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Smart directs quick turnaround in second season at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Only one year ago, it was difficult to see the foundation for success Kirby Smart was building at Georgia.

December 22, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Eagles can't keep up with ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Devontavius Payne scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, and ETSU shot 54 percent in the second half to take down Georgia Southern 79-59 in men's basketball action Friday night in Freedom Hall.

December 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Trump signs tax cut in "rush job" Oval Office signing event

WASHINGTON - In the end, Donald Trump's top achievement as president- a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul - was finalized in a "rush job" of an affair. And that was OK with him.

December 22, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Stunning increase in enrollment for Georgia’s insurance exchange

Georgia's insurance exchange showed an astonishing surge in the last scheduled week of Open Enrollment, roughly doubling the total enrolled to 482,904.

December 22, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.

December 21, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

ATLANTA - Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project.

December 21, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Brooklet teen charged with rape

A Brooklet teen is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail on charges of rape.

December 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Man charged with assault after stabbing girlfriend

A man walked into a convenience store near Interstate 16 and Highway 301 Tuesday night and admitted to stabbing his girlfriend.

December 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?

CHICAGO - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

December 20, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing.

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press




Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham visits Georgia Southern

Georgia's Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham, paid a visit early this month to Georgia Southern University during the opening reception of the "Inspired Georgia" traveling ...

January 22, 2018 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must learn to convey authority

Four sentences into her Wall Street Journal article on recent research into spanking ("Spanking for Misbehavior? It Causes More!" December 17, 2017), the author, Susan ...

January 21, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: City of Metter first located inside Bulloch County

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 21, 2018 | | Life


New Year's evolution

What now?

January 21, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Lewis — Minick

Mr. and Mrs. R. Brian Lewis of Augusta, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Elizabeth Mae Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia, to Jonathan Joel ...

January 21, 2018 | | Weddings


Seeking hidden helpers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.

January 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


‘Random acts of kindness’

Joseph Montgomery celebrated turning 90 in a rather unusual way. On the cold Sunday morning of January 7, the Newington resident gave away gifts on ...

January 20, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Deaths in Georgia rise as flu season worsens

Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

January 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Gators stand 'Sands Strong'

Beth Sands is known for her spikey blonde hair, colorful clothes and ever-present smile. She has coached and trained young athletes through the Parks and ...

January 20, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of ...

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators defeated in fight with Frederica

The Bulloch Academy boys had only tasted defeat on two occasions this year. One of those losses was by two points and the other was ...

January 19, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the ...

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for ...

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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