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Guest column: The next frontier: Birth to 3

Now that Georgia's Pre-K Program has celebrated its 20th anniversary, I am often asked about the "next frontier" in early childhood education in Georgia. There's no doubt that Georgia was a pioneer in prekindergarten, a program that, according to a recent report of year 2 of a longitudinal study, significantly impacts language, literacy and math skills in pre-K students.

March 15, 2014 | By BOBBY CAGLE | Columnists/Editorials


A story that needs to be told: Thank you, Lady Gators

Editor:

March 15, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Mann lifts Georgia past Ole Miss, 75-73, in SEC

ATLANTA - Charles Mann got the bounce and Georgia took the win to earn a spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

March 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA - AP


Review: Uneasy first steps with Google Glass

NEW YORK - Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story.

March 15, 2014 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Local


Pilot suicide a taboo topic in past crash probes

CANBERRA, Australia - As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider is that one of them committed suicide by deliberately crashing the plane.

March 15, 2014 | By NICK PERRY & ROD McGUIRK Associated Press | Local


US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Sunday's referendum on Crimea would never be recognized by the United States.

March 15, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Local




Race to the top

Sunshine and warm weather came out to play on Friday.

March 14, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Devils all over Liberty County

The Statesboro Blue Devils got their sub-region slate off to a blazing start as they cruised to an 11-0 win over Liberty County in five innings Friday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 14, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bakker goes the distance, Elon freezes GSU

ELON, N.C. - Lucas Bakker tossed a two-hit complete game to help Elon to a 1-0 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles in a pitchers' duel at Latham Park.

March 14, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hamlin wins pole, sets track record

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin ended two weeks of Team Penske dominance by winning the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.

March 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


Local Roundup: Lady Jackets win meet, boys finish 3rd

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had a solid day on the track on Tuesday as the girls won a six-team meet and the boys finished in third place.

March 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Garrigus surges to 3-shot lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Robert Garrigus can't recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too.

March 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


BOE renews Wilson's contract

Meeting Thursday night, the Bulloch County Board of Education renewed Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson's contract for two years, boosting his salary by $20,000 the first year and promising another $10,000 the second year, if measures of progress are met.

March 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Beverly Buchanan: 'Southern Vernacular' on display

If you have had the good fortune to visit Averitt Center Gallery Director Sheila Stewart Leach's home, you know that her art collection is truly overwhelming.

March 14, 2014 | By SCOTT FOX Special to the Herald | Local


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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

EVANSTON, Ill. - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

April 16, 2014 | By MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press | World


Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

CALGARY, Alberta - The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEB to induct six in 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class

On April 26, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.

April 15, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB track gets clean sweep at region meet

Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.

April 15, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles dismiss two from squad

Georgia Southern baseball players Will Middour and Aaron Palmer have been dismissed from the program, GSU head coach Rodney Hennon said on Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


GSU Cheerleading captures another national title

Special to the Herald

April 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Reader: More to the story regarding women's wages

Editor:

April 15, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


City ponders larger raise for employees

Improvement in the economy after years of austerity has led to a discussion of whether the city of Statesboro should give its employees a 2.5 percent raise instead of a smaller raise and another one-time bonus.

April 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report 4-16-14 - Two women were arrested after taking cash from a tip jar.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 15, 2014 | | Police Report


Georgia officials approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 15, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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