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Economy pact could mean tax rebate checks by May

WASHINGTON - With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | National


Dear Abby 1/26

DEAR ABBY: I married a man with two adult children. When I met him, "Jerry" was a single father whose ex-wife had died soon after their divorce.

February 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Portal MS looks to cap perfect season with region title today

PORTAL - The Portal Middle School boys basketball team will play for the middle school region championship this morning after defeating Claxton 48-47 Friday in the semifinals.

February 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Craven-Phillips

Krisha Lee Craven and Timothy John Phillips were united in marriage at six in the evening on Saturday, March 31, 2007. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carol Morgan, at Statesboro First Methodist Church.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Gay-Evans

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Gay of Sylvania are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Gay, to Joseph Roswell Evans Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Evans Sr. of Augusta.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


COST program at GSU helps freshmen make college transition

It is billed as a "one-stop shop" for freshmen in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Gators get region sweep

Junior forward Addie Reddick provided the sweet shot for the Bulloch Academy girls' team while sophomore center Paul Son added the muscle for the Gator guys as they led their respective squads to important wins over Region 2-AA foe Edmund Burke Academy Friday night.

February 09, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Police Report - January 26

(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, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

On December 6, 1946, the United States Post Office held a most unusual event. In a meeting of old and new methods of delivery, the U.S. Mail was brought into Statesboro from Savannah by none other than Colonel Albert M. Deal, a Bulloch County legend in his own right. Riding upon a horse, he left at 8 a.m., accompanied by a Bulloch Countian escort of Fred T. Lanier, Thomas C. Smith, George Dean, Georgia Marsh, L.A. Waters, W.O. Denmark, W.W. Mann, Lannie Simmons, and Dr. A.L. Clifton.

February 09, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Lady Eagles battle for second with WCU

For the second straight Saturday, sole possession of second place in the Southern Conference standings will be on the line for the Georgia Southern women.

February 09, 2008 | | Georgia Southern


Obama resurrects issues of Clinton’s Iraq war vote, calls into question her judgment

BEAUFORT, S.C. - Democrat Barack Obama suggested Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot be trusted to make good judgments on national security and military matters, citing her Iraq war vote.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Suspect says Saudi collector wanted Picasso, Portinari paintings that were stolen in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A suspect in last month's brazen theft of two paintings by Pablo Picasso and Candido Portinari told detectives the paintings were to be delivered to a Saudi collector, authorities said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By ALAN CLENDENNING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oregon Supreme Court rules 12-year-old boy should be consulted about circumcision

PORTLAND, Ore. - The wishes of a 12-year-old boy should be considered in a dispute between his divorced parents about whether he should be circumcised, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | National


Rain and snow storms lash Southern California, snarling traffic during morning commute

LOS ANGELES - Streets flooded, hillsides slipped and commuters cursed Friday during powerful rain and snow storms that lashed Southern California.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Gandhi grandson resigns from peace center after furor erupts over comments criticizing Jews

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A relative of Mahatma Gandhi has resigned from a peace institute after drawing condemnation for comments he made in an online forum that Israel and Jews ''are the biggest players'' in a global culture of violence.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer | National


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6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

December 19, 2014 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press | Associated Press




Trufant, Atlanta Falcons defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


SHS, SEB invade Albany

Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.

December 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Dr. John Bressler: The magic of Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful for someone who likes the Christmas season and especially if he or she is looking for some Christmas spirit. Julie and I started out by attending the downtown tree lighting ceremony in Brooklet. It was a bit chilly - which is just right for folks like us - and we felt like we were in a Christmas card surrounded by angels. There was great music, Scripture and plenty of laughter and applause to warm our hearts. We love attending church and singing all those carols and admiring the tree decorated with crismons and the ...

December 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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