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Economic forum focuses on issues in southeast Georgia

A free, public forum on how southeast Georgia can prosper despite a struggling national economy will be held on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the College of Information Technology Auditorium on the Georgia Southern University campus.

February 16, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Police Report - February 17

(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 16, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - United Way's Annual Subway Challenge; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 16, 2008

February 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Push is on to tailor cancer care to tumor's genes

WASHINGTON - The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in your tumor's genes.

Everyone with advanced colon cancer now is supposed to get a genetic test before taking two of the leading treatments. It's a major change adopted by oncologists last month after studies found that those pricey drugs, Erbitux and Vectibix, won't work in 40 percent of patients.

February 16, 2009 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | World


Lincoln ranked best president by historians

WASHINGTON - Just days after the nation honored the 200th anniversary of his birth, 65 historians ranked Abraham Lincoln as the nation's best president.

Former President George W. Bush, who left office last month, was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN.

February 16, 2009 | By NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writer | World


Jones-Fordham

Susanne Elise Jones and Master Sgt. Ernest Keith Fordham, USA, Retired, were married at 11 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2008, at The Chapel in the Pines in Guido Gardens in Metter, Ga. The Rev. Jamie Archer of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Millen officiated.

February 15, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Waagner-Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Waagner of Valdosta, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Michelle Waagner, to James Craig Marsh, son of Chris and Annette Marsh of Statesboro, Ga.

February 15, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Daniel-Snell

Jack and Hope Daniel of Pulaski and DeDee and Matthew Conneff of Ellabell announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Daniel, to Steven Snell, son of Carvy and Susan Snell of Metter.

February 15, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


'Friday the 13th' nails No. 1 box office spot with $42.2M

LOS ANGELES - "Friday the 13th" had all the luck as the remake of the 1980 slasher flick opened with $42.2 million, putting blood and guts ahead of hearts over Valentine's Day weekend.

That was a record for the horror genre, topping the $39.1 million debut for 2004's "The Grudge." Accounting for today's higher admission prices, "The Grudge" sold slightly more tickets, however.

February 15, 2009 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | World


Kenseth wins rain-shortened Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth drove from the back of the field to take the Daytona 500 lead minutes before the sky opened up, handing the former series champion his first victory in NASCAR's version of the Super Bowl.

Coming off one of the worst seasons of his career, Kenseth's bad luck followed him into Daytona International Speedway. He wrecked his primary car, had to go to a backup and started Sunday's race in last place.

February 15, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | World


Investigator: Plane fell flat onto Buffalo house

CLARENCE, N.Y. - Continental Connection Flight 3407's yoke was shaking as the plane fought to stay aloft, its deicing mechanisms pulsing to crack ice away.

The commuter plane was approaching a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport when its safety systems warned pilot Capt. Marvin Renslow that the plane was perilously close to losing lift and falling from the sky. The stick automatically pushed forward, the plane's nose dropping in a last-minute corrective measure before it belly-flopped onto a house in a fireball - landing with its nose pointed away from the runway.

February 15, 2009 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Recession, fires: double trouble for the Red Cross

NEW YORK - The worsening recession, coupled with a seasonal surge of house fires, has depleted the resources of many American Red Cross chapters as they struggle to meet rising demands at a time of dwindling donations.

Red Cross staff have been laid off in San Diego and Long Beach, California; in western Oregon; Minnesota's Twin Cities, Tampa, Florida, and elsewhere. Office hours have been cut back, salaries trimmed, training programs scrapped.

February 15, 2009 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | World


WWII-era bomber offering rides

ATLANTA - Inside the B-17 bomber, five miles high over Germany in 1944, the temperature fell to 50 degrees below zero. Lt. Jonathan Swift, U.S. Air Force, wore thick gloves to keep his hands from getting stuck to his bombardier's sight like a kid's tongue on a flagpole.

February 15, 2009 | By PHIL KLOER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | World


The recovery plan: A national jolt to economy

WASHINGTON - America is bringing shock and awe to the home front, using dollars instead of bombs.

It's the military doctrine of lightning force - fast and brute, or as brute as the shaken country can manage - applied to the campaign for economic recovery.

February 15, 2009 | By NANCY BENAC and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writers | World


Officials: Plane crew saw ice before crash

BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.

February 14, 2009 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


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Man charged in strong-arm robbery

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February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

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NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series ...

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