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US poll: Black optimism up; Hispanics wary on race

WASHINGTON - One year after the election of President Barack Obama, black optimism about the United States has surged, while Hispanics have become more skeptical about race relations, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent of blacks say African-Americans are better off now than five years ago, according to the poll. In 2007, just 20 percent of blacks felt that way.

January 12, 2010 | By JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Fed posts record profits for last year

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

January 12, 2010 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | World


FDIC seeks comment on bank pay plan

WASHINGTON - Federal banking regulators moved Tuesday to seek public input on a plan to link the insurance premiums levied on U.S. banks to the degree of risk-taking encouraged by their executive pay policies.

A divided board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to make public a preliminary proposal for using executive compensation as a factor in assessing the fees that banks must pay for the deposit insurance fund. The plan could involve both rewards and penalties for banks.

January 12, 2010 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | World


China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING - China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

China's nascent rebound from the global crisis was fueled by a flood of lending by state-owned banks last year. Bankers cut lending under government orders toward the end of 2009 but regulators worry credit might rebound this year.

January 12, 2010 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


January 12 - I would like to know how city hall can ... give people bonuses ... in their offices and

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January 12, 2010 | | Soundoff




My Take: Maybe not a leap, but GSU took a step

The Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win in the worst possible way, and they finally got one in the form of an 81-76 victory over visiting Western Carolina.

January 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Three Tech juniors are saying goodbye

ATLANTA - Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.

January 11, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take down Celtics... again

BOSTON - Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

January 11, 2010 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Honoring Black Creek's history

The freezing temperatures Saturday morning didn't stop members of the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and area camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans from gathering to honor the 39 Confederate Army dead who are buried in the church cemetery.

January 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


January 12 - Statesboro Police Arrests Marcus Maurice Bryant, 20, Hillcrest Circle, Sylvania

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.

January 11, 2010 | | Police Report


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January 11, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Parents seek to toss charges in girl's drug death

BROCKTON, Mass. - Parents accused of killing their 4-year-old daughter by overmedicating her with prescription drugs asked a judge Monday to dismiss murder charges, arguing that a new medical report by a prosecution expert supports their claim that the girl died of pneumonia.

Lawyers for Carolyn and Michael Riley said that because the grand jury that indicted the couple did not have the report, they were given "inaccurate" information on the cause of Rebecca Riley's death.

January 11, 2010 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | World


Super Bowl-style corporate ads for candidates?

WASHINGTON - Possibly coming soon to your TV screen: election-season Super Bowl-style ads promoting congressional and presidential candidates, paid for by some of the nation's largest corporations.

It may happen. For decades, business and union money has been largely shut out of state, congressional and presidential campaigns. The Supreme Court may change that in a big way.

January 11, 2010 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | World


Republicans cite Lott in calling for Reid to quit

WASHINGTON - A double standard? Republicans seeking Sen. Harry Reid's resignation as majority leader over racial remarks he made about Barack Obama say yes - that Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.

Democrats say no, that Reid's comments - while unfortunate - were nothing like Lott's.

January 11, 2010 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press Writer | World


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Power outages continue to drop in Georgia after Irma

ATLANTA - The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least ...

September 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


State’s uninsured rate drops

Georgia's uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of ...

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press




'Spike Squad' winning with speed

ATHENS, Ga. - There's a new reward for Georgia defensive players who create turnovers - golden shoulder pads adorned with spikes.

September 12, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


In the Pits: Button up the pre-playoff issues

This is supposed to be a shining moment for NASCAR, which kicks off its playoffs this weekend.

September 12, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark ...

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

SAVANNAH - New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint - Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a ...

September 12, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM and JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Herald owner earns top award at SNPA annual meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Statesboro Herald, was named the recipient of the 2017 Frank W ...

September 12, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro given top honor from Kyocera

For the third year in a row, Digital Office Equipment in Statesboro received top honors from Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. for the company's ...

September 12, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't change kids -- Change yourself

Q: I get very frustrated with my children when they don't obey me, even down to the simplest of instructions, and end up yelling ...

September 10, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Stormy weather

Hurricane Harvey produced unprecedented flooding and indescribable human misery; much of it captured in images from news cameras and cell phones. Among the most disturbing ...

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Sarratt — Porubiansky

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Sarratt of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Nicole of Statesboro, to Andrew Malcom Porubiansky, son of Mr. and ...

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


Lee — Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lee (Kim) of Metter, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebeka Lee of Metter, to Brandon Johnson, son of Mr ...

September 10, 2017 | | Weddings


Family records key, says Willow Hill festival speakers

Passing on the importance of knowing your heritage and preserving it were key points for speakers at the annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival, held Sept ...

September 10, 2017 | Photos by JULIA FECHTER | special | Life


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