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Obama and Senate Republicans bicker over stimulus

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans bickered Saturday over his historically huge economic recovery plan after states and schools lost tens of billions of dollars in a late-night bargain to save it.

The $827 billion measure is on track to pass the Senate on Tuesday despite stiff opposition from the GOP and disappointment among Democrats, including the new president who labeled it imperfect. Next up: Difficult negotiations between the House and Senate, which are divided over spending for tax cuts, education and aid for local governments.

February 07, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writers | World


Newsom-McCoy

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Shannon Newsom of Portal and Ms. Lauren Lester of Florida announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Rae Newsom of Portal, to Robert George McCoy II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Nell McCoy.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Akins-Sharpe

Courtney Akins became the bride of Derick Sharpe during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on June 21, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. Dr. H. William Perry officiated.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Ellis-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Ellis of Statesboro and Ms. Shirley Pascullis announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lannette Ellis of Statesboro, to Berry Edward Williams Jr. of Millen, son of Ms. Sally Kirkland and Mr. and Mrs. Berry E. Williams Sr. of Millen.

February 07, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Bulloch native Leila Denmark turns 111

As of today - Feb. 8, 2009 - Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark is the 57th oldest living person in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records accords her that distinction out of an estimated 6.7 billion people currently alive.

February 07, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Obama recovery plan on track in Senate

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is on track to pass the Senate after a handful of moderate Republicans and Democrats forced more than $100 billion in cuts in programs that wouldn't create many jobs right away.

But the group backed away from a confrontation that threatened to kill the legislation altogether after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel weighed in to urge Democrats make a final round of concessions.

February 07, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | World


Hacked highway sign in Texas warns of British

LUBBOCK, Texas - A hacked electronic highway sign in northwestern Texas carried an international message not seen much in centuries on this side of the pond.

February 07, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


GSU hosts annual math tournament

Last week, 817 students from 52 schools showed up at Georgia Southern University for the 21st Annual GSU Invitational Math Tournament. The students were from middle and high schools all over the state, with the exception of the Atlanta and northern Georgia area.

February 06, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


The Eagles Nest: Three Eagles suspended; Signing Day Round-up

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February 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


Police Report - February 7

(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 06, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Sing in the Shower competition at GSU, Phil & Jake Show: Farewell Jake

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 6, 2008

February 06, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 3 months

Michael Phelps' return to competition for the first time since the Beijing Olympics is on hold. The swimming superstar has been suspended for three months and had his training stipend revoked by USA Swimming.

February 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY and BETH HARRIS Associated Press Writers | World


Possibly tainted peanut butter sent to schools

WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department shipped possibly contaminated peanut butter and other foods to schools in at least three states under a contract with the Georgia company blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

February 06, 2009 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | World


Bush overpaid banks in bailout, watchdog says

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.

The Congressional Oversight Panel, in a report released Friday, said last year's overpayments amounted to a taxpayer-financed $78 billion subsidy of the firms.

February 06, 2009 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | World


Exotic dancer set on fire outside LA bar

LOS ANGELES - An exotic dancer was set on fire outside the club where she worked early Thursday, burning more than 60 percent of her body, police said. They were searching for two suspects.

February 06, 2009 | Associated Press | World


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Dynamic duo dances their way to the mirror balls

Benefitting Safe Haven, a program of Citizens Against Violence Inc., this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars was a night to remember. The event ...

October 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't subject child to unnecessary pain

Q: After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission. We've recently noticed she has difficulty focusing ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How to live successfully and live to please God

Every sincere Christian wants to live to please God. It can be difficult in a world plagued by temptation, doubt, fear. But the Bible gives ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Bannon: 'Nobody can run and hide'

JACKSON, Miss. - Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: "Nobody can run and hide."

October 14, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $90,000

Friday night's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mill Creek Park saw 195 participants and 29 teams register to take part in the fund ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Jimmy Franklin's labor of love

Statesboro native Jimmy Franklin has been practicing law since 1966. While his expertise is mainly as a trial attorney for civil matters, Franklin recalled a ...

October 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday ...

October 14, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arena quits after US World Cup failure

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President ...

October 14, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON - Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players ...

October 14, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrate

North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ...

October 14, 2017 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia all set for Mizzou

ATLANTA - From the perspective of Georgia coach Kirby Smart, the only thing that has stopped Missouri's big-play offense has been the Tigers' turnovers.

October 14, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Screven shuts out Westside

Screven County entered the 2017 season expecting plenty of wins.

October 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy softball advances in state, but faces test from Westfield

Bulloch County hasn't exactly been known as a hotbed for softball talent, but this year three of the four County schools not only advanced ...

October 14, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Ware Co. on top

It wasn't a gut punch, but it hurt just the same.

October 14, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




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