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Recession, fires: double trouble for the Red Cross

NEW YORK - The worsening recession, coupled with a seasonal surge of house fires, has depleted the resources of many American Red Cross chapters as they struggle to meet rising demands at a time of dwindling donations.

Red Cross staff have been laid off in San Diego and Long Beach, California; in western Oregon; Minnesota's Twin Cities, Tampa, Florida, and elsewhere. Office hours have been cut back, salaries trimmed, training programs scrapped.

February 15, 2009 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | World

WWII-era bomber offering rides

ATLANTA - Inside the B-17 bomber, five miles high over Germany in 1944, the temperature fell to 50 degrees below zero. Lt. Jonathan Swift, U.S. Air Force, wore thick gloves to keep his hands from getting stuck to his bombardier's sight like a kid's tongue on a flagpole.

February 15, 2009 | By PHIL KLOER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | World

The recovery plan: A national jolt to economy

WASHINGTON - America is bringing shock and awe to the home front, using dollars instead of bombs.

It's the military doctrine of lightning force - fast and brute, or as brute as the shaken country can manage - applied to the campaign for economic recovery.

February 15, 2009 | By NANCY BENAC and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writers | World

Officials: Plane crew saw ice before crash

BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.

February 14, 2009 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | World

Ga. readies for $5.9B federal stimulus

ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.

The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress Friday night includes a $1.7 billion infusion for Medicaid, $1.2 billion for education and another $1 billion to build and repair highways and bridges in Georgia, according to the Federal Funds Information for States.

February 14, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World

Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

WASHINGTON - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

February 14, 2009 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | World

The Eagles Nest: Navarro's surprise season has Lady Eagles soaring; Aron Price rocks the PGA tour

A special baseball preview edition of 'The Eagles Nest' will be available next Wednesday, and we will return to our regular Friday posting the following week.

February 13, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | The Eagles Nest

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Valentine's Dance, The Phil & ?? Show: Jake replacement auditions

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 13, 2008

February 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Reports indicate GSU QB Henton has left team

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February 13, 2009 | | Sports

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Magellan string quartet; 300 Miles Band's Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

New jobless claims drop slightly to 623K

WASHINGTON - Nearly 5 million Americans continued to draw jobless benefits late last month, and new requests again exceeded 600,000 as companies lay off scores of workers amid a deepening recession.

In slightly better economic news, retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, reversing six months of decline and following a dismal holiday season. But analysts said the jump was unlikely to last, partly because of the weak job market.

February 12, 2009 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press Writer | World

When toddlers point a lot, more words will follow

WASHINGTON - Don't just talk to your toddler - gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary.

Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 months went on to have a richer vocabulary as they prepared to start kindergarten. And intriguingly, whether a family is poor or middle class plays a role, the researchers report Friday.

February 12, 2009 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | World

Prep Sports Blitz: Portal powers into postseason

February 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Prep Sports Blitz

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist; Kappa Delta candlelight vigil

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Subway, United Way team up for fundraiser event

On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.

February 11, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local

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Gators get past Brookwood

Bulloch Academy was able to jump to an early lead and never really looked back as it defeated Brookwood 66-60 in the opening round of ...

February 17, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY | Prep Sports 360

Blue Devils advance in state playoffs

The Statesboro boys found themselves locked in a battle at halftime of their first round Class AAAAA state playoff game against Bainbridge Saturday evening.

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360

At mid-session, Ga. lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA - Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session.

February 17, 2018 | By BEN NADLER and R.J. RICO Associated Press | Local

Flu deaths hit 79 in Ga.

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children.

February 17, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

Lady Blue Devils win battle of Bulloch County

The Statesboro girls soccer team blitzed Southeast Bulloch in the opening minutes to build a nearly insurmountable lead. The Lady Blue Devils found the back ...

February 16, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360

Bulloch Telephone introduces Bulloch Broadband

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative is Statesboro's leading communications expert that continues to grow its service offerings as advancements in technology allow for it. Some of ...

January 30, 2018 | | Locally Owned

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…

It was just a normal Thursday….that was until I got the call "your mom is at the ER."

January 24, 2018 | By LORI GRICE | Locally Owned

Orchid Restaurant thanks customers for a great 2017

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid, combined with some of ...

January 15, 2018 | | Locally Owned

Jen’s TOP TEN resolutions for 2018

So, be honest. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like me, you have been slacking a little. (Ok, slacking a ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local

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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