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New storm barrage could cause more floods in South

JACKSON, Miss. - Another barrage of storms hit the southeast Thursday, threatening to spawn tornadoes and flood homes and sending at least one person to the hospital after lightening struck a home.

Flood warnings as well as tornado watches and warnings were in effect around the region.

April 02, 2009 | HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | World


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


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Archibald Bulloch DAR holds 2018 awards ceremony

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held the 2018 DAR awards ceremony and presented a host of awards to local ...

April 22, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Life




Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the ...

April 21, 2018 | By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

PHOENIX - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not ...

April 21, 2018 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press | Associated Press


Lowly Reds pick up win over Braves

CINCINNATI - Closer Raisel Iglesias took the flip from Joey Votto, stepped on first base and raised both arms in triumph. The lights at Great American ...

April 21, 2018 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA - Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the ...

April 20, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns ...

April 20, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Zach Johnson shares lead with Moore at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Zach Johnson was going nowhere in the Valero Texas Open when it all changed with one putt.

April 20, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavs no match for Southern

There are countless ways to win a baseball game, even if the stats don't seem to be in your favor.

April 20, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Statesboro boys, girls finish second

If the Region 2-AAAAA track meet were a race, it came down to a photo finish. Only nine points separated first place South Effingham from ...

April 20, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Kids’ World owner joins Children’s Cabinet

Michelle Lank, director and owner of Kids' World Learning Center, recently was invited by First Lady Sandra Deal to serve on Georgia's Children's ...

April 20, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia rates better on emergency prep

Georgia's preparedness for managing health emergencies is improving but still lags behind the national average, according to a newly released report.

April 20, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Briggs & Stratton hiring event Tuesday

A hiring event for Briggs & Stratton will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. on Ogeechee Technical College's main campus as the Georgia ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Annual plant sale at Botanic Garden this weekend

The Georgia Southern Botanic Garden will host its popular Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 ...

April 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


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