ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.
November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local
Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.
November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local
The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.
November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local
Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.
November 24, 2014 | By MORGAN JONES Deseret News National | Hot topics
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.
November 24, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Nation
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
November 23, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials
From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...
November 23, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials
Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.
November 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings
The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.
November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
November 23, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
November 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports
I hit an owl.
November 23, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | World
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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Search crews in boats resumed looking Thursday for the bodies of four young children while a judge denied bond for their father, who is accused of throwing them from an 80-foot coastal bridge.
January 25, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National
WASHINGTON - Rising worries about a weak economy pushed rates on 30-year mortgages below the 6 percent mark for only the second time in more than two years.
January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
January 25, 2008 | By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008
CHARLESTON, S.C. - John McCain is hoping the South Carolina that votes next week will be a different South Carolina than the one that spoiled his presidential hopes eight years ago.
January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008
ZAMBARANIYAH, Iraq - U.S. bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives on the southern outskirts of Baghdad within 10 minutes Thursday in one of the biggest airstrikes of the war, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.
January 25, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World
Matt Fields hadn't exactly planned on delivering a halftime speech, but the Georgia Southern senior forward knew the situation called for it.
January 25, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO Video by Vince Johnson | Georgia Southern
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House Thursday in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.
January 25, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008
RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said Thursday that a peace accord will require ''painful political concessions'' by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the ''occupation'' of Arab land by the Israeli military.
January 25, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | World
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - John McCain, meet Mike Huckabee. You're now rivals.
January 25, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008
Depending upon who you ask, the Alcohol Control Board may have overstepped its bounds Tuesday when it recommended to give Retriever's Sportsbar & Grill a three-day suspension of their alcohol license.
January 25, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local
PINEVILLE, Ky. - Two teenagers were charged with murder Thursday after they led police on a high-speed chase on a wet road and hit a parked sheriff's cruiser, killing the deputy and K-9 dog inside, authorities said.
January 25, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National
DENVER - Powerful storms in the West have delivered the best snow conditions in years but also have claimed lives from Colorado to Alaska, threatening to make this winter outdoor sports season the region's deadliest in recent memory.
January 25, 2008 | By GEORGE MERRITT Associated Press Writer | National
No wonder Georgia Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Price has high expectations for Julian Allen.
January 24, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern
WASHINGTON - Presidential contenders turned their attention Wednesday to the grueling primaries ahead, with Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican John McCain seeking to capitalize on the themes that powered their comebacks in New Hampshire. "Nothing quite as invigorating as a win," McCain said.
January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National
JERUSALEM - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip bombarded southern Israel with rocket and mortar fire Wednesday, striking a house in a border town shortly before President Bush arrived in the Mideast to try to build momentum for stalled peace talks.
January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | World