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Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

August 31, 2015 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

August 31, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press

Weekend armed robberies under investigation

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday at a South Main Street business.

August 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - An update on construction projects around the Boro

When I am out in the community, I am often asked about new construction projects. I try to keep you updated on these by placing a "Business Ticker" at the end of my columns. However, it seems as though many of my readers have been missing those updates.

August 31, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local

16 women named to inaugural class of the Lynda B. Williamson Women's Leadership Academy

Prior to her death in November 2014, Lynda Brannen Williamson envisioned a foundation charged with the mission of providing servant leadership training and mentoring to young, professional women in this area.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Families scattered by Katrina rebuild separately and together

HOUSTON (AP) - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.

August 30, 2015 | Allen G. Breed Associated Press | Life

Love in the time of Ebola: A survivor's story

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) - Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.

August 30, 2015 | KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Life

Consumer Q's: Mystery caterpillar

Question: Will using cedar chips as bedding in the doghouse protect my dog from fleas?

August 30, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Up with People take the stage

About 110 performers from 20 countries arrived at Statesboro High School Monday to continue their 19-city world tour with Up with People, a nonprofit organization designed to provide travel, cultural, art performance and community service experiences for its students, who pay tuition.

August 30, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Local


June Bradley Braswell of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Tiffany Larkin, to Christopher Thomas Donaldson, son of Hope Donaldson Godbee and her husband, Jerry Godbee.

August 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Second National Bank stirs states' rights issues

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 30, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond: A no-meds approach to addressing ADHD

In America, the go-to guy on ADHD is Dr. Russell Barkley, whose impressive credentials include psychologist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and author of several books. In an online course on ADHD, Dr. Barkley compares my views on ADHD those of the Church of Scientology. Rather than address the salient issues, he has consistently preferred ridicule and simplistic representations of my position on the subject.

August 30, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Willow Hill Festival adds bike rides

This year, the Willow Hill Heritage Festival rolls out a new activity, cycling, with the Thrill on the Hill, a pair of bike rides measuring 13.7 and 36.4 miles. The rides are set to start this upcoming Labor Day weekend at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center off U.S. Highway 80 near Portal.

August 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press

Bulloch Habitat family pays off mortgage

Late last month, Ronnie and Henrietta Brunson made the final payment on their 20-year mortgage for the third Habitat House ever built by volunteers of Habitat Bulloch, completed in 1995.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

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October 1 - Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Septemb

Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe

September 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

The real game-savers

September 30, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Braves blank Nats

ATLANTA - Rookie Williams Perez threw six innings and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen did the rest as they recorded a rare shutout in beating the Washington ...

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks bulk up before season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawkshad a very glaring weakness.

September 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Quinn's passion sets the tone

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - While leading the Atlanta Falcons to a surprising 3-0 start, first-year coach Dan Quinn has shown he can get a little emotional ...

September 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Pierzynski hits 2 HRs as Braves beat Nationals 2-1

ATLANTA - A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 ...

September 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia prepares for visit from Alabama

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt had to acknowledge this week is a little different for Georgia.

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | UGA

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

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