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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 vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | 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 mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | 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


‘Fun’ teacher may be tops in Georgia

Teaching her 11th grade U.S. history class at Southeast Bulloch High School on Tuesday, Tiffany Todd doesn't stand in one place for very long. She's always moving around the classroom, navigating between rows of desks as she keeps her students focused on the lesson with sing alongs and constant interaction.

February 11, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - February 12

(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 11, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Peanut Co. owner refuses to testify to Congress

WASHINGTON - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with employees to at least "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."

Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself after sitting before the House subcommittee holding a hearing on a national salmonella outbreak blamed on his company.

February 11, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE Associated Press Writers | World


Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators agreed to pare economic stimulus legislation below $800 billion and reached for a final deal with the White House on Wednesday on a bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.

"Time's getting short," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of a handful of Senate moderates whose votes are crucial to the bill's passage.

February 11, 2009 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | World


Valentine's fails to jump-start loveless economy

Even in this loveless economy, chocolate and a candlelit dinner have a date for Valentine's Day. Diamonds and special-delivery flowers, though, are on the outs.

February 10, 2009 | By BETSY VERECKEY and MARC LEVY AP Business Writers | World


Police Report - February 11

(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 10, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - 2009 Citizen of the Year; Boro Business with Jan Moore: Prom

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, February 10, 2008

February 10, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


A-Rod admits using performance-enhancing drugs

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's reputation is in tatters, his credibility shredded. Having admitted that he, too, cheated in baseball's steroids era, the New York Yankees star must go about rebuilding his image in the eyes of teammates, opponents and fans.

Following a weekend Sports Illustrated report that he flunked a drug test six years ago, baseball's highest-paid player told ESPN on Monday he used banned substances while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03 to justify his 10-year, $252 million contract.

February 10, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Crime Report


GM cuts 10,000 salaried jobs, trims employees' pay

NEW YORK - General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history.

The Detroit-based automaker said Tuesday it will reduce its total number of white-collar workers by 14 percent to 63,000. About 3,400, or 12 percent, of GM's 29,500 salaried U.S. jobs will be eliminated.

February 10, 2009 | By BREE FOWLER Associated Press Writer | World


Obama warns of risk of economic 'catastrophe'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, in the first nationally televised evening news conference of his young presidency, demanded that lawmakers pass an $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan, or risk turning "a crisis into a catastrophe."

February 10, 2009 | Associated Press | World


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Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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