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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


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


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Suicide rates on the rise

While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.

October 10, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Tormenta meets with reps for new pro league

When South Georgia Tormenta FC was created over two years ago, the franchise stated from its first day of operations that it intended to grow ...

October 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Oct. 10 - Mrs. Dorothy Faye Chester Johnson, 73, of Guyton, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017,

Mrs. Dorothy Faye Chester Johnson

October 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


GATAcast: 10.10.17 Tyson Summers

Mike and Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers discuss the Eagles' rough start and what the team needs to do in order to get into ...

October 09, 2017 | | Sports


1 shot, 2 arrests in four weekend gunshot reports in Statesboro

One victim was shot and two suspects arrested in separate cases as Statesboro police investigated several reports of gunfire over the weekend.

October 09, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other ...

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

Christian Social Ministry thrift stores and food pantry are one of the best kept secrets in Bulloch County. The ministry was started in 1998 by ...

October 09, 2017 | | Local


GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't get 'too big for your britches'

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's militia districts multiply inside Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Dinner on the grounds is like coming home

On the first Sunday of October at noon every year, my family shares the time-honored tradition of attending homecoming and dinner on the grounds at ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Offering help to each other

Christian brotherhood is a wonderful, yet complex bond between individuals saved by grace, and in continual need of spiritual help from God to live faithfully ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: All that glitters

The world of personal finance abounds with wise words that often are ignored by people who should be wiser. "All that glitters is not gold ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


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