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Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators agreed to pare economic stimulus legislation below $800 billion and reached for a final deal with the White House on Wednesday on a bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.

"Time's getting short," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of a handful of Senate moderates whose votes are crucial to the bill's passage.

February 11, 2009 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | World


Valentine's fails to jump-start loveless economy

Even in this loveless economy, chocolate and a candlelit dinner have a date for Valentine's Day. Diamonds and special-delivery flowers, though, are on the outs.

February 10, 2009 | By BETSY VERECKEY and MARC LEVY AP Business Writers | World


Police Report - February 11

(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.)

February 10, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - 2009 Citizen of the Year; Boro Business with Jan Moore: Prom

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, February 10, 2008

February 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


A-Rod admits using performance-enhancing drugs

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's reputation is in tatters, his credibility shredded. Having admitted that he, too, cheated in baseball's steroids era, the New York Yankees star must go about rebuilding his image in the eyes of teammates, opponents and fans.

Following a weekend Sports Illustrated report that he flunked a drug test six years ago, baseball's highest-paid player told ESPN on Monday he used banned substances while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03 to justify his 10-year, $252 million contract.

February 10, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Crime Report


GM cuts 10,000 salaried jobs, trims employees' pay

NEW YORK - General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history.

The Detroit-based automaker said Tuesday it will reduce its total number of white-collar workers by 14 percent to 63,000. About 3,400, or 12 percent, of GM's 29,500 salaried U.S. jobs will be eliminated.

February 10, 2009 | By BREE FOWLER Associated Press Writer | World


Obama warns of risk of economic 'catastrophe'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, in the first nationally televised evening news conference of his young presidency, demanded that lawmakers pass an $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan, or risk turning "a crisis into a catastrophe."

February 10, 2009 | Associated Press | World


Police: Juvenile arrested in auto break-ins, burglaries

Statesboro Police arrested a juvenile Friday they said was responsible for a series of entering auto incidents. Chief Stan York said detectives, following up on information that the South College Street teen could be involved, searched the suspect's home. Statesboro Police detectives Keith Holloway, Ken Scott and Ben Purvis discovered "numerous electronics devices, including Ipods, cell phones and digital cameras," he said.

February 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police Report - February 10

(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.)

February 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


New Web site for First Southern

First Southern National Bank has launched its newly re-designed Web site, www.first-southern.com. The state-of-the-art site is easier to navigate, user friendly, and includes product and service information, as well as news and details of the bank's green policy. In addition, the newly integrated content management system (CMS) allows First Southern to apprise customers of up-to-the-minute updates, new products and services, news flashes, security alerts, and events at the bank and in the community.

February 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - The Circus comes to Statesboro, Bulloch History Moment: STARS

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 9, 2008

February 09, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Australian fire zone a crime scene; 166 killed

WHITTLESEA, Australia - Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and the prime minister spoke of "mass murder" after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 166.

There were no quick answers, but officials said panic and the freight-train speed of the fire front - driven by 60 mph winds and temperatures as high as 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 C) - probably accounted for the unusually high toll.

February 09, 2009 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | World


Obama calls anew for swift action on economy

ELKHART, Ind. - Making his case in the most dire terms, President Barack Obama said that if Congress does not quickly pass an economic stimulus package, the nation will slip into a crisis so deep that ''we may be unable to reverse'' it.

February 09, 2009 | By MARK S. SMITH Associated Press Writer | World


Obama faces 2 fronts on economy

WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama the economy has become a two-front engagement, with one effort aimed at creating or saving jobs and the other at unfreezing the credit markets.

Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on his economic recovery package while pitching a new plan to ease loans to U.S. consumers and businesses.

February 09, 2009 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | World


Plant, Krauss win 4 Grammys; Brown investigated

LOS ANGELES - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' unorthodox partnership yielded rich rewards on Grammy night, as the pair nabbed five awards for their haunting "Raising Sand," including record and album of the year honors.

February 09, 2009 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | World


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Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Dimon — Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Dimon of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Dr. and Mrs. Stan Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their children, Danielle Elizabeth Dimon ...

February 19, 2017 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Victor Simmons: Leader in the art world, humble servant

For Statesboro High School graduate Victor Simmons, art is more than a vocation. Much like Proverbes 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart ...

February 19, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New stagecoach routes would hug the Georgia coast

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Roxie Remley a pioneer for women in uniform

Before Roxie Remley was a force for the arts in Statesboro, she helped beat a path for women into the U.S. Army during World ...

February 19, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys prevail over Jones County

Statesboro's season started in a rut, but as of late has been on the highest of highs after the team won their 15th region ...

February 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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