In most cases, the Bulloch County Schools are paying non-teacher employees such as custodians, bus drivers and paraprofessionals wages roughly equal to or higher than average for similar-size school districts included in a comparison.
PERELIYA, Sri Lanka - A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.
LOS ANGELES - "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.
SAVANNAH — Remote-sensing cameras set up to help researchers count deer on Jekyll Island ended up capturing images of a more elusive animal that had never before been confirmed at the island state park.
VATICAN CITY — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere.
ATLANTA — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
PORTAL — In the past three weeks, Southeast Bulloch has taken on elite teams from all around Georgia.
A few more gifts for the holiday season remain in the form of great basketball games as Statesboro High gets ready to tip off its annual Gentlemen’s Classic tournament today at the Devil’s Den.
CLEVELAND, Ga. — Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.
BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.
Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.
Humble Abodes, offering "antiques, furniture, home décor and more" opened Black Friday at 39 W. Main Street.
When Arthur Gordon traveled to Metter years ago as editor of the faith-based magazine "Guideposts" to interview Dr. Michael and Audrey Guido for a feature story, he was taken by how simply they lived.
Ken Morris and his family have recently branched out from their long-established business, Heavy Equipment Services, to give Brooklet its own auto parts store for the first time in more than a decade.
For the month of December, in celebration of the Christmas season, I am devoting my columns to honor businesses in our community that are known as much for their heart for giving as they are for their business success.
Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Steven Sanders was promoted to branch manager and Johnny Martin as promoted to assistant branch manager of the main office.