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3 local schools to be ‘Focus’ of extra help

Julia P. Bryant Elementary School has moved up and away from Georgia's list of "Focus Schools" in need of extra support to better meet expectations.

July 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Three armed robberies solved; two arrests

Statesboro police solved three armed robberies with the recent arrests of two suspects they believe committed the crimes.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Sylvania man found dead in his home

Sylvania police are investigating the circumstances of a man found dead in his home Saturday.

July 13, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern filmmakers explore new depths

Most summer classes do not require students to don hard hats and protective padding for course credit, nor do they hold "classes" 200 feet underground. But the students of Jason Knowles' Multimedia and Film Production summer intensive class at Georgia Southern University have found themselves in that situation twice since the beginning of June.

July 12, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


A farewell to Georgia Southern

College football Saturdays this fall will find Dr. Brooks Keel wearing blue and cheering for his beloved Eagles as they shoot for a second straight Sun Belt title. A perfect union, however, of a personal and professional opportunity is calling Georgia Southern University's president to Augusta, so while his rooting heart may remain True Blue, he will be cheering from about 80 miles north of Statesboro.

July 12, 2015 | By JIM HEALY | Local


Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story.

July 11, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Local


Electronic crossing guard planned for South Main

If you're driving on five-lane South Main Street near campus later this year and a HAWK stops you to let some Eagles walk across, it will be the result of the city of Statesboro and Georgia Southern University, together, trying to prevent a tragedy.

July 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Averitt welcomes Latvian ballet teacher

Regina Kaupuza, an established choreographer and dancer from Latvia, will be in Statesboro for the first time to teach at the Statesboro Youth Ballet Summer Intensive program.

July 10, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vasilatos named interim principal at Mattie Lively

Mattie Lively Elementary School's assistant principal, Dr. Carolyn Vasilatos, has accepted the role of interim principal of the school for the upcoming year.

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Confederate flag taken down in S.C. after 54 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-era banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole.

July 10, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press Staff Writer | Local


Bartels expects GSU president search to involve the community

Dr. Jean Bartels expects to lead Georgia Southern University into the 2015-16 academic year as interim president while a search for a new permanent president is conducted with input from the campus and community.

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


City releases report sought by GBI

Statesboro City Council, by a 3-0 vote after one member left and with another abstaining, agreed Tuesday to release a June 2013 internal inquiry report requested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Suspect arrested in 2014 rape

Statesboro police arrested a Vidalia man Wednesday after DNA evidence linked him to a rape reported in October, 2014 at Somerset Apartments.

July 09, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday that will bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse, a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Local


South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal early Thursday in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


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Photo gallery: Flying in the Memphis Belle

September 25, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Eagles begin FBS march

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the ...

August 04, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


Photo gallery: Area ballet students sharpen, maintain skills

Under the direction of Statesboro Youth Ballet director Jurijs Safonovs, dance students completed two weeks of rigorous study at the Averitt Center for the Arts ...

July 28, 2014 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Local


British Soccer Camp: Story and video

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July 15, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT Herald Staff | Local


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