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Peanut Co. owner refuses to testify to Congress

WASHINGTON - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with employees to at least "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."

Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself after sitting before the House subcommittee holding a hearing on a national salmonella outbreak blamed on his company.

February 11, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE Associated Press Writers | World


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


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Candler County hospital fights to stay open

GLENWOOD ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital.

September 23, 2017 | By LAUREN WEBBER and ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Jenkins redeem themselves with win over Southeast Bulloch

After a hard loss to defending state champs Benedictine and Hurricane Irma, the Southeast Bulloch Jackets were looking forward to finally getting to play a ...

September 23, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Portal crushes Wheeler County

PORTAL – The roots of Portal's first win of the season can be traced back to their loss last week to Jenkins County. There the ...

September 23, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


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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