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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


Par 3 is picturesque perfection

AUGUSTA - I'm convinced. Nature was perfected the day the Par 3 golf course at Augusta National Golf Club was created.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Five 'others' to watch at The Masters

For just a moment, let's forget about Tiger, Phil, and even Padraig Harrington. Those guys will likely be in the mix come Sunday afternoon at Augusta, but here are five other names to look out for as the weekend progresses.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Police Report - April 9

(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 08, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Masters celebrating 75 years

AUGUSTA - Celebrating it's 75th anniversary in 2009, the Masters, according to the game's best players, has become the world's most prestigious golf tournament.

April 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Historic drought bids most of South adieu

ATLANTA - The epic southern drought has bid most of the region adieu after sucking reservoirs dry and shriveling crops for three years.

April 07, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - April 8

(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 07, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


180 Fitness and 40 East Grill introduce healthy, delicious weekly meal plan

Diet and exercise are the keys to keeping your new year's resolution and living a healthy lifestyle. At 180 Fitness they are focused on ...

February 06, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Start the New Year saving money with compounding at Forest Heights Pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy has a full service compounding lab offering cost saving solutions other pharmacies can't. When traditional medicine does not fit your needs ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company, we are who we say we are, and we can prove it

Uniform shirts, company issued ID badges, and company branded vehicles may not seem to be a big deal, but when the safety of your family ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Let the Sack Company inspect your HVAC units

The New Year is the perfect time for fresh starts. What better way to begin 2017 than refreshing the air you breathe daily in your ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Statesboro Realtor Bubba Hunt predicts strong 2017 for Real Estate

Winning is the theme for Statesboro for 2017. With this in mind, we reached out to one of the winningest local business leaders and realtors ...

January 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Learn why everyone is thrilled Cottons Tire is now in Statesboro

There is a reason that, for over 30 years, customers continue to select Cottons Tire, now with locations in Statesboro and Sylvania, as their one ...

January 23, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Start your real estate career with ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team Statesboro

Pat Hirsch, president of ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team in Statesboro, is looking to expand and is currently recruiting new and existing agents who are ...

December 12, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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