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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


TV stations preparing for digital switch

OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite congressional action allowing a four-month delay in the switch to digital-only television, stations in Oklahoma City and Lawton plan to make the changeover as scheduled on Feb. 17.

The situation in Tulsa is less clear.

February 06, 2009 | By KEN MILLER Associated Press Writer | World


Man who beat civil rights leader asks forgiveness

WASHINGTON - Elwin Wilson was an unabashed racist, the sort who once hung a black doll from a noose outside his home. John Lewis was a young civil rights leader bent on changing laws, if not hearts and minds, even if it cost him his life.

February 05, 2009 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | World


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2017 football region outlooks, predictions for area teams

Games in the Corky Kell Classic and the Erk Russell Classic are always fun, but when it comes to high school football everything that matters ...

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


Hootie Johnson dies at 86

Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died ...

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


GSU tradition is truly 'one in a melon'

Students, faculty and staff gathered at Georgia Southern University Wednesday for the Watermelon Cutting, hosted by GSU President Jaimie Hebert.

July 17, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Little Rascal’s Child Care and Learning Center is under new ownership

Bulloch County native Teresa Lane recently purchased Little Rascal's Child Care and Learning Center located at 196-A Zetterower Road. Little Rascal's has been ...

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania exceeds customer expectations

When Mike and Marcia Price purchased Cottons Tire in Sylvania more than 30 years ago, they wanted to do things differently.

July 16, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Ellis — Purvis

Danielle and James Jackson of Rocky Ford, Georgia, and Jay and Beth Ellis of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Excess can lead to bad behavior

Q: We've just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively "expelled" from the private school he attended last year because of repeated ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Poolside picnic is perfection

As much as I enjoy cooking, there are those days when the last thing I want to do is heat up the oven, especially during ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Troubled death, troubling grief

Suicide is a problem that will not go away. Indeed, it is growing and is undercounted because some suicides are made to look like accidents ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West

BOISE, Idaho - A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing ...

July 15, 2017 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court papers reveal grisly confession to 4 slayings

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A marijuana dealer gave police a grisly account of killing four men on his family's farm, saying he crushed one of them ...

July 15, 2017 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues

ATLANTA - Georgia's top elections official stood out by refusing help from the Department of Homeland Security last August amid national concerns about the integrity ...

July 15, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Sick day or vacation day?

NEW YORK - At small businesses this summer, many owners won't be trying to figure out whether employees will be counting it as vacation time ...

July 14, 2017 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press




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