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Republicans cite Lott in calling for Reid to quit

WASHINGTON - A double standard? Republicans seeking Sen. Harry Reid's resignation as majority leader over racial remarks he made about Barack Obama say yes - that Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.

Democrats say no, that Reid's comments - while unfortunate - were nothing like Lott's.

January 11, 2010 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press Writer | World


US road projects do not help unemployment

WASHINGTON - Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on U.S. roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.

Spend a lot or spend nothing at all, it did not matter, the AP analysis showed: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama's argument that more road money would address an "urgent need to accelerate job growth."

January 11, 2010 | By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writers | World


Union praises pilots who landed crippled jet in NJ

NEW YORK - The crew of a plane that landed with a belly flop at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday "did everything right" as they brought the jetliner down after a landing gear malfunctioned, a pilots union said.

Herb Hunter, spokesman for the United Airlines branch of the Air Line Pilots Association, said the union was happy that the 48 passengers and five employees got off the Airbus A319 "safe and sound." The pilots have not been named.

January 11, 2010 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writers | World


Father in Colo. balloon boy hoax reports to jail

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a 90-day jail sentence.

Richard Heene pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant after the Oct. 15 saga that captivated a national television audience.

January 11, 2010 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | World


Groundbreaking gay marriage trial starts in Calif

SAN FRANCISCO - The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage got under way Monday, and the two gay couples on whose behalf the case was brought will be among the first witnesses.

The proceedings, which are expected to last two to three weeks, involve a challenge to Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in November 2008.

January 11, 2010 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | World


APNewsBreak: Increase in suicide rate of vets

WASHINGTON - The suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old men who've left the military has gone up significantly, the government said Monday.

The rate for these veterans went up 26 percent from 2005 to 2007, according to preliminary data from the Veterans Affairs Department. It's assumed that most of the veterans in this age group served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

January 11, 2010 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | World




January 9 - Mrs. Carolyn Lavon Harden Ward, age 59, passed into rest Monday, January 4, 2010,

Mrs. Carolyn Lavon Harden Ward

January 11, 2010 | | Obituaries






January 6 - Mrs. Evelyn H. Hagan, age 89, died Monday at the Ogeechee Area Hospice

DeletMrs. Evelyn H. Hagan

January 11, 2010 | | Obituaries


January 10 - Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests Gregory Scott Romano, 36, Ponderosa Road, Portal - fleeing

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.

January 11, 2010 | | Police Report


Johnson-Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City, Ga., are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Elizabeth Johnson, to Joshua Adam Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Windel Marsh of Statesboro, Ga.

January 10, 2010 | | Wedding Planner




Amateurs should not provide America's security

Editor:

January 09, 2010 | | Letters To The Editor


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Mariners fight off late rally to beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Andrew Albers worked into the sixth inning for his second straight win since coming up from the minors, leading the Seattle Mariners to ...

August 21, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Werts to start for Eagles

One of the biggest questions of Georgia Southern's preseason received an answer Monday afternoon as head coach Tyson Summers announced that Shai Werts will ...

August 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Minor league games hot spot for eclipse viewing

LINCOLN, Neb. - Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar ...

August 21, 2017 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Sports


Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique ...

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness ...

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United ...

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves ...

August 21, 2017 | | Local


After big win over Bluffton, the sky is the limit for Screven

Screven County's only regular season loss in 2016 came at the hands of a blown 15 point lead at the Erk Russell Classic to ...

August 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We ...

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope ...

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Aug. 20 - Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey, age 81, went home to be with her heavenly father on Fr

Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey

August 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S ...

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


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