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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

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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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Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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