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GM's uncertain future leaves Ohio town on edge

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Bernie Shively steered his pickup truck around the union hall parking lot two times this week, passing all the empty spaces before finally shutting off the engine.

He sat behind the wheel of his GMC Sierra at the back of the lot, facing two choices, with just a few hours to decide.

April 02, 2009 | JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | World


Michelle Obama charms queen away from protocol

LONDON - Michelle Obama's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II began with a handshake and ended in a hug.

The first lady arrived Wednesday with President Barack Obama. After separate meetings on the eve of the G-20 summit, the couple attended an evening reception for world leaders hosted by the queen.

April 02, 2009 | JENNIFER QUINN Associated Press Writer | World


Fla. man is 1st US citizen charged in UBS probe

MIAMI - A Florida yacht company accountant became the first U.S. citizen Thursday to be charged in the government's investigation into wealthy citizens who hid assets from tax collectors in the Swiss bank UBS AG.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Steven Michael Rubinstein, 55, of Boca Raton appeared in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale on charges of filing a false tax return. He was ordered held until a hearing next week.

April 02, 2009 | TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | World


Dow jumps above 8,000 for first time in 2 months

NEW YORK - Investors dove into stocks on Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials above the 8,000 mark for the first time in nearly two months.

Market indicators surged more than 4 percent in late afternoon trading following an accounting rule change that could strengthen banks' balance sheets and fresh efforts by world leaders to fight the financial crisis.

April 02, 2009 | MADLEN READ AP Business Writers | World


Admiral says war veterans will suffer for years

NEW YORK - Homelessness, family strains and psychological problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will persist in the U.S. for generations to come, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

"This is not a 10-year problem. It is a 50- or 60- or 70-year problem," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a lunchtime audience at the Hudson Union Society, a group that promotes nonpartisan debate.

April 02, 2009 | ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | World


G-20 gives $1 trillion to fight global crisis

LONDON - World leaders pledged $1.1 trillion in loans and guarantees to struggling countries and agreed Thursday to crack down on tax havens and hedge funds - but failed to reach sweeping accord on more stimulus spending to attack the global economic decline.

At the end of a highly anticipated one-day gathering, leaders of the Group of 20 nations said they would upgrade an existing financial forum to serve as an early warning monitor to flag problems in the global financial system.

April 02, 2009 | JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | World


Signs recession nears bottom, but layoffs persist

WASHINGTON - New signs that the recession could be nearing a bottom emerged Thursday, as factory orders were far better than expected and the Dow industrials surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.

The Commerce Department said orders for manufactured goods rose 1.8 percent in February, reversing six straight monthly declines and easily beating estimates of another drop. Other economic indicators came in better than expected Wednesday, including construction spending and pending home sales.

April 02, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | World


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, baseball weekend previews

April 02, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Taste of the Town - Millhouse Steak House

Taste of the Town - April 1, 2009

April 01, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Taste of the Town


Police Report - April 2

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 01, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Girl Scouts make flags for soldiers; Pet Idol winners

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 1, 2008

April 01, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


G-20 protesters break into Royal Bank of Scotland

LONDON - G-20 protesters clashed with riot police in central London on Wednesday, breaking into the heavily guarded Royal Bank of Scotland and smashing its windows. Nearly two dozen people were arrested.

Some 4,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists and others clogged the streets of London's financial district for what demonstrators branded "Financial Fool's Day." The protests were called ahead of Thursday's Group of 20 summit of world leaders, who hope to take concrete steps to resolve the global financial crisis that has lashed nations and workers worldwide.

April 01, 2009 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | World


Automakers post steep US sales drops for March

DETROIT - March proved to be another dismal month of steep declines for U.S. auto sales, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty kept buyers away from showrooms.

General Motors Corp. led the slide with a 45 percent U.S. sales plunge compared with a year earlier, while Ford Motor Co. reported a 41 percent drop. Sales at Toyota Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC both dropped 39 percent, while Honda Motor Co. reported a 36 percent decline.

April 01, 2009 | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON AP Auto Writer | World


19-year-old charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old girl

Statesboro Police arrested a 19-year-old man they said had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in a local restaurant's bathroom.

March 31, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - The Easter Bunny, Boro Business: Carrot production

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro's hidden jewel: Georgia's B&B

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Ricky Lane leading Georgia Academy of General Dentistry

Statesboro dentist Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD, named president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry and has led the association since January.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stephanie Moody joins staff at Farmers & Merchants

Stephanie P. Moody, most recently a vice president at State Bank & Trust, has joined the staff of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Statesboro.

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Georgia part of traffic crackdown

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Police in Georgia and four other Southeastern states just launched a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths.

July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local




Federer 'can't think too far ahead' nowadays

LONDON - Roger Federer has learned not to take anything for granted.

July 17, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


One for the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC entered its season finale knowing that it had already been mathmetically eliminated from playoff contention, but ended with a bang anyways.

July 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


2017 football region outlooks, predictions for area teams

Games in the Corky Kell Classic and the Erk Russell Classic are always fun, but when it comes to high school football everything that matters ...

July 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hootie Johnson dies at 86

Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died ...

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