ATLANTA - Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia's highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been seeking for years to participate in a state-run highway cleanup program.
Police officers responding to a report of a man with a gun Monday ended up making an arrest in an armed robbery that happened three days before.
From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many places rolled out long-established Independence Day traditions on Monday - even if some of those traditions aren't as long-established as they sound. Some communities tried new things to mark the holiday, even as others pared back. Following are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country.
Former Statesboro High School principal Dr. Martin "Marty" Waters, who in May had his teaching certificate restored after a retroactive one-year suspension in a settlement with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, began work last week as interim superintendent of schools in Evans County.
Twelve years after opening the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro, the impact of the Center, the embrace of the Statesboro community and our neighbors continue to pleasantly surprise us all.
Statesboro native Patrick T. O'Connor was installed last month as the 54th president of the 48,000-member State Bar of Georgia during the organization's annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath of office.
You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful moment for my best friend of more than 20 years and me happened in our sixth-period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride's song "Independence Day" that began our lifelong friendship.
In football, kickers can often feel like the loneliest players on the field - even when surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Standing on the sidelines for much of the game, kickers can become a hero or a goat in an instant and often get just one chance to make a decisive impact on a game.
A man wanted on shoplifting charges out of Richmond County fled from deputies in Jenkins County Saturday afternoon, but surrendered after an hours- long chase.
SAVANNAH - Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia - from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many of those places employ no one to fight them.
On his first day as Georgia Southern University's president, Jaimie Hebert, PhD., said what he most wants to be remembered for is expanding the university in important ways without changing its essence. Enrollment growth above the 20,500-student plateau is a goal, he said, but as a statistician, he wouldn't forecast a number without data in hand.
Justin L. Williams never expected six years in the U.S. Army and a 1,000-foot jump from a plane to land him where he is today - pursuing his second college degree at Georgia Southern University through the help of the university's Wounded Eagle Fund.
While most will spend the holiday weekend relaxing and enjoying picnics, family gatherings and fireworks, law enforcement will be on extra patrol to ensure the public's safety.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klandied and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.
In 1916, on the last day of June, a man was born who would make a great impact on others throughout his life.
Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration
Peaceful protesters walk from Georgia Southern to Bulloch courthouse, call for unity, equal rights.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
The Statesboro Herald and members of the community would like to recognize the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces on Veterans ...
Over 100 participated in the 2014 Zombie Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 25 to help raise funds for local health organizations, including ...