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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


Octuplet fertility doctor under investigation

LOS ANGELES - The spotlight on the mother of octuplets is turning to the fertility doctor who helped her give birth not once but 14 times by implanting Nadya Suleman with fertilized embryos.

The Medical Board of California investigating the doctor - whom it did not name - to see if there was a "violation of the standard of care," board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said Friday.

February 08, 2009 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | World


Officials: 1 dead, 134 rescued from Lake Erie ice

OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Cell phones rang and word was passed to fishermen out on a distant stretch of Lake Erie's iced-over waters: A crack had widened in the ice, trapping everyone on a miles-wide floe that was drifting away from the Ohio shoreline.

Some immediately hopped on their four-wheelers and snowmobiles, headed east in search of an ice bridge back to shore.

February 08, 2009 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | World


Obama and Senate Republicans bicker over stimulus

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans bickered Saturday over his historically huge economic recovery plan after states and schools lost tens of billions of dollars in a late-night bargain to save it.

The $827 billion measure is on track to pass the Senate on Tuesday despite stiff opposition from the GOP and disappointment among Democrats, including the new president who labeled it imperfect. Next up: Difficult negotiations between the House and Senate, which are divided over spending for tax cuts, education and aid for local governments.

February 07, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writers | World


Newsom-McCoy

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Shannon Newsom of Portal and Ms. Lauren Lester of Florida announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Rae Newsom of Portal, to Robert George McCoy II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Nell McCoy.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Akins-Sharpe

Courtney Akins became the bride of Derick Sharpe during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on June 21, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. Dr. H. William Perry officiated.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Ellis-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Ellis of Statesboro and Ms. Shirley Pascullis announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lannette Ellis of Statesboro, to Berry Edward Williams Jr. of Millen, son of Ms. Sally Kirkland and Mr. and Mrs. Berry E. Williams Sr. of Millen.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Bulloch native Leila Denmark turns 111

As of today - Feb. 8, 2009 - Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark is the 57th oldest living person in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records accords her that distinction out of an estimated 6.7 billion people currently alive.

February 07, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Obama recovery plan on track in Senate

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is on track to pass the Senate after a handful of moderate Republicans and Democrats forced more than $100 billion in cuts in programs that wouldn't create many jobs right away.

But the group backed away from a confrontation that threatened to kill the legislation altogether after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel weighed in to urge Democrats make a final round of concessions.

February 07, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | World


Hacked highway sign in Texas warns of British

LUBBOCK, Texas - A hacked electronic highway sign in northwestern Texas carried an international message not seen much in centuries on this side of the pond.

February 07, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


GSU hosts annual math tournament

Last week, 817 students from 52 schools showed up at Georgia Southern University for the 21st Annual GSU Invitational Math Tournament. The students were from middle and high schools all over the state, with the exception of the Atlanta and northern Georgia area.

February 06, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


The Eagles Nest: Three Eagles suspended; Signing Day Round-up

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February 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


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Like many in our time, the people of Athens, Greece in Paul's day were aware of the teachings of human philosophers, but they did ...

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YEE HAW! 134 compete in annual Kiwanis Rodeo

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrJumpin', buckin' broncs, twisting bulls, riding cowboys, quick steer wrestlers, expert roping, speedy barrel-racing cowgirls, excited kids and a packed ...

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Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to ...

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

April 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

April 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Sen. Hill to keynote annual Deen Day Smith Awards banquet

Senator Jack Hill, who has represented Statesboro, Bulloch County and District 4 in the Georgia State Senate since 1990, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday ...

April 29, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

ATLANTA (AP) - President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on ...

April 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Devils out in first round

Less than two weeks ago the Statesboro girls' soccer team was 10-4 overall, 6-1 in region play and on the verge of winning their first ...

April 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him ...

April 27, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


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