WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.
ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.
Franklin "Shag" Garvin
Appalachian State would sure like to turn around its baseball season after a disastrous start to the program's last year in the Southern Conference before joining the Sun Belt.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional.
The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason has some big shoes to fill in his one and only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season.
During a meeting Thursday evening, Brooklet City Council members voted to keep the city's police department.
An ordinance amendment to allow drive-thru sales of closed-container beer and wine in Statesboro failed to get a motion for final approval from City Council this week.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Because of a typographical error, a front-page article Thursday about a historical marker honoring the Rigdon Cemetery and Rigdon's Mill twice misspelled the Rigdon family name. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.
DALLAS - Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari.
FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.
Four local students, three high-schoolers and one middle school student, took part in an All-State Band weekend at the end of February that consisted of two days of lengthy rehearsals and culminated with concert performances.
All 14 members of Georgia's U.S. House delegation are urging a congressional budget subcommittee to support federal funding for the stalled Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
Margaret M. Emanuel
Margaret M. Emanuel
BROOKLET - It may have been April 1, but Southeast Bulloch's Bryce Harnage had no intentions of fooling around.
After dropping three of four games last week and falling under .500 in Southern Conference play, Georgia Southern needed something good to go its way.
Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part.
JESUP - The Statesboro Blue Devils boys and girls golf teams competed in matches on Thursday in a tournament hosted by Wayne County.
Morgan Alford, 18, will put her $2,000 Youth of the Year scholarship to use this fall at the University of Georgia.
A fire in Portal early Monday destroyed a single-wide mobile home, but no one was injured.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel has been invited by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak before the committee at a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN released six ESPNU telecasts featuring Sun Belt teams for this upcoming football season on Tuesday, including a pair of games at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.