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Handel to speak at OTC’s ’09 graduation ceremony

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will deliver the keynote address at Ogeechee Technical College's 2009 Commencement Exercises on May 14, said OTC president Dr. Dawn Cartee. Ogeechee Tech's graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

April 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Botanical Garden Camp; Tony McDonald in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 9, 2008

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


Police Report - April 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.)

April 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Angels rookie Adenhart killed in car crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people were killed Thursday by a suspected drunk driver just hours after the rookie made his first start of the season.

The Angels postponed Thursday night's game with Oakland and players planned to gather to remember their teammate, manager Mike Scioscia said.

April 09, 2009 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | World


FBI joins effort in hostage standoff with pirates

NAIROBI, Kenya - FBI hostage negotiators joined U.S. Navy efforts Thursday to free an American cargo ship captain held captive on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. A U.S. destroyer and a spy plane kept a close watch in the high-seas standoff near the Horn of Africa, and more U.S. ships were dispatched to the area.

The pirates tried to hijack the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama on Wednesday, but Capt. Richard Phillips thwarted their takeover by telling his crew of about 20 to lock themselves in a room, the crew told stateside relatives.

April 09, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


Wells Fargo earnings surprise sends market higher

NEW YORK - Stocks bounded higher Thursday after banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. surprised the market with an early profit report that blew past analysts' expectations thanks to a strong pickup in its lending business.

Investors have been grasping at any sign of improvement in the crippled banking industry, and Wells Fargo's report Thursday that it expects first-quarter earnings of $3 billion provided an encouraging sign that a deep freeze in borrowing activity may finally be thawing. Wells Fargo said it benefited from its January acquisition of Wachovia and an increase in mortgage applications.

April 09, 2009 | By STEPHEN BERNARD AP Business Writer | World


Obama to seek $83.4 billion for Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for a war supplemental spending bill like the ones he sometimes opposed when he was senator and George W. Bush was president.

Obama's request, including money to increase U.S. troops in Afghanistan, would push the costs of the two wars to almost $1 trillion since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the Congressional Research Service. The additional money would cover operations into the fall.

April 09, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | World


New jobless claims fall more than expected to 654K

WASHINGTON - New jobless claims fell more than expected last week but are stuck at elevated levels, while the number of people continuing to receive unemployment insurance approached 6 million, setting a record for the 10th straight week.

The government data released Thursday bolster recent projections from the Federal Reserve and private economists that the nation's job market will remain weak into next year as companies purge thousands more workers.

April 09, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | World


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Easter Bunny Breakfast; Shearing Alpacas

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 8, 2008

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


Prep Sports Update - SHS baseball shocked, soccer's Campbell MVP

April 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


The Eagles Nest: Spring football surprises; baseball sweeps Charleston

Sponsored by:

April 08, 2009 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


Police investigating reported rape

Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape that occurred April 3, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.

April 08, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shearing day for alpacas at Brannen farm

It was shearing day at the Brannen farm off Old Register Road Wednesday as more than 20 alpacas were relieved of their winter coats. Two professional alpaca shearers from Arizona spent most of the day cutting the fleece from the llama-like animals. The alpacas also received vaccinations and had their nails trimmed. Look for more photos and information about the alpacas in Sunday's Lifestyles section.

April 08, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Running to remember a friend

While most people were sleeping this past Saturday morning, Michael Holsonback was busy pounding out 20+ miles on the roads of Statesboro. At 3:13 a.m., Holsonback set out to begin a 23-mile run from his home off of Pulaski Highway to Magnolia Baptist Church where his friend and teammate, Levon Jones, rests.

April 08, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow: I support ‘Free Choice Act’

The hotly-debated Employee Free Choice Act won't automatically strip away the secret ballot in union certification elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

April 08, 2009 | By PATRICK DONOHUE pdonohue@effinghamherald.net | Local


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PeachCare funding faces deadline

Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks.

September 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Natural disasters add stress to state budgets across US

ATLANTA - A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: how to pay for the rescues ...

September 19, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Local


Georgia Tech student killed by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting ...

September 19, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Bernard’s Jewelers opening second location

Bernard's Jewelers is expanding to a second location, which is scheduled to open mid-September. The new store will be located at 100 Brampton Avenue ...

August 31, 2017 | | Locally Owned


It's time to play Pigskin Pickem' 2017

Sponsored by Seasons of Japan restaurant, the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com bring you the 11th Annual Pigskin Pickem' contest.

August 24, 2017 | | Local


Christmas cards and gift portrait planning at Lori Grice Photography

School has started back so you know what that means.....

August 24, 2017 | | Locally Owned


ERA Hirsch Real Estate team leads local MDA efforts

For more than 40 years, one focus of ERA Real Estate nationally has been a commitment to enriching the lives of children and adults living ...

August 08, 2017 | | Locally Owned


180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for Seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

August 04, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Little Rascal’s Child Care and Learning Center is under new ownership

Bulloch County native Teresa Lane recently purchased Little Rascal's Child Care and Learning Center located at 196-A Zetterower Road. Little Rascal's has been ...

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania exceeds customer expectations

When Mike and Marcia Price purchased Cottons Tire in Sylvania more than 30 years ago, they wanted to do things differently.

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Real Trends recognizes Bubba Hunt as one of the top real estate professionals in the country

Bubba Hunt, of Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty, was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall ...

July 03, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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