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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


Police: Juvenile arrested in auto break-ins, burglaries

Statesboro Police arrested a juvenile Friday they said was responsible for a series of entering auto incidents. Chief Stan York said detectives, following up on information that the South College Street teen could be involved, searched the suspect's home. Statesboro Police detectives Keith Holloway, Ken Scott and Ben Purvis discovered "numerous electronics devices, including Ipods, cell phones and digital cameras," he said.

February 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police Report - February 10

(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 09, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


New Web site for First Southern

First Southern National Bank has launched its newly re-designed Web site, www.first-southern.com. The state-of-the-art site is easier to navigate, user friendly, and includes product and service information, as well as news and details of the bank's green policy. In addition, the newly integrated content management system (CMS) allows First Southern to apprise customers of up-to-the-minute updates, new products and services, news flashes, security alerts, and events at the bank and in the community.

February 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - The Circus comes to Statesboro, Bulloch History Moment: STARS

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 9, 2008

February 09, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Australian fire zone a crime scene; 166 killed

WHITTLESEA, Australia - Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and the prime minister spoke of "mass murder" after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 166.

There were no quick answers, but officials said panic and the freight-train speed of the fire front - driven by 60 mph winds and temperatures as high as 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 C) - probably accounted for the unusually high toll.

February 09, 2009 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | World


Obama calls anew for swift action on economy

ELKHART, Ind. - Making his case in the most dire terms, President Barack Obama said that if Congress does not quickly pass an economic stimulus package, the nation will slip into a crisis so deep that ''we may be unable to reverse'' it.

February 09, 2009 | By MARK S. SMITH Associated Press Writer | World


Obama faces 2 fronts on economy

WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama the economy has become a two-front engagement, with one effort aimed at creating or saving jobs and the other at unfreezing the credit markets.

Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on his economic recovery package while pitching a new plan to ease loans to U.S. consumers and businesses.

February 09, 2009 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | World


Plant, Krauss win 4 Grammys; Brown investigated

LOS ANGELES - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' unorthodox partnership yielded rich rewards on Grammy night, as the pair nabbed five awards for their haunting "Raising Sand," including record and album of the year honors.

February 09, 2009 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | World


Octuplet fertility doctor under investigation

LOS ANGELES - The spotlight on the mother of octuplets is turning to the fertility doctor who helped her give birth not once but 14 times by implanting Nadya Suleman with fertilized embryos.

The Medical Board of California investigating the doctor - whom it did not name - to see if there was a "violation of the standard of care," board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said Friday.

February 08, 2009 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | World


Officials: 1 dead, 134 rescued from Lake Erie ice

OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Cell phones rang and word was passed to fishermen out on a distant stretch of Lake Erie's iced-over waters: A crack had widened in the ice, trapping everyone on a miles-wide floe that was drifting away from the Ohio shoreline.

Some immediately hopped on their four-wheelers and snowmobiles, headed east in search of an ice bridge back to shore.

February 08, 2009 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | World


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


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Bulloch Academy notches sweep on hardwood

Dra Harrison's 14 points helped propel Bulloch Academy to a healthy lead and eventual 57-25 blowout of Edmund Burke to improve to 2-0 in ...

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


Packers-Falcons expected to produce big offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

January 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


Despite troubling 2016, Savannah's murder rate falls

SAVANNAH - The homicide rate in Savannah fell in 2016 for the first time since 2012, Savannah-Chatham police reported.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


A tradition like no other

"Big three" has become a nickname we've given in pop culture to people or institutions who've risen to power and stand alone as ...

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lend a hand to help seniors learn

Retail commerce in this country is in the midst of radical, perhaps revolutionary, change. A rapidly growing proportion of retail sales are being done "online ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


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