When Bulloch County public schools start hiring new teachers for the 2013-14 school year, those applicants will have an extra step their peers in previous years have not.
Wednesday morning started off like any other at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which appears in the Jan. 30 print edition: An article that appeared on the front page Jan. 13 indicated that Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, did not appear in a 2010 voting record for the state hospital provider fee, commonly known as the "hospital bed tax." The reason she did not appear was because she did not begin her tenure as a state legislator until 2011.
As health care costs mount and the Affordable Care Act begins to take hold, one aspect of the sweeping law has divided Georgia's medical community and politicians.
School proceeded normally in Bulloch County on Monday, the first day of class since the tragic Connecticut school shooting.
The three commencement ceremonies held Friday at Hanner Fieldhouse had 10 notable absences: graduating seniors on the Georgia Southern football team.
Students in Bulloch County - and across the state - don't have much of a problem passing the Georgia High School Writing Test.
First Friday is always a big event, but this month's edition will be even bigger.
Democrats and Republicans have been exchanging volleys without much discernible progress in efforts to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" that looms at the end of the year.
The rash of home invasions in Statesboro - particularly near Georgia Southern University's campus - continued with another reported Monday.
Two more suspects were arrested last week in connection with an armed robbery, Statesboro police announced Wednesday morning, and they also have been tied to two robberies that took place in Bulloch County earlier in the month.
Three public schools in Bulloch County have recognized as "Reward Schools" under the Georgia Department of Education's new accountability system.
Georgia Southern University set a new record with its enrollment this semester: 20,574 students, a 1.8 percent increase from the 20,212 enrolled in fall 2011, the university announced in a news release.
When Jessie Burns first went to The Hearts & Hands Clinic after it opened two years ago, she already knew she had high blood pressure, and she hadn't been able to afford her medication for some time.
Now that Maj. Chuck Carter is home after being deployed in Afghanistan, he is looking forward to doing things many Americans take for granted.
STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has denied an appeal filed by a man convicted of murdering two cousins in Evans County in 2003.
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.
The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.
Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.
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