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Wells Fargo earnings surprise sends market higher

NEW YORK - Stocks bounded higher Thursday after banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. surprised the market with an early profit report that blew past analysts' expectations thanks to a strong pickup in its lending business.

Investors have been grasping at any sign of improvement in the crippled banking industry, and Wells Fargo's report Thursday that it expects first-quarter earnings of $3 billion provided an encouraging sign that a deep freeze in borrowing activity may finally be thawing. Wells Fargo said it benefited from its January acquisition of Wachovia and an increase in mortgage applications.

April 09, 2009 | By STEPHEN BERNARD AP Business Writer | World


Obama to seek $83.4 billion for Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for a war supplemental spending bill like the ones he sometimes opposed when he was senator and George W. Bush was president.

Obama's request, including money to increase U.S. troops in Afghanistan, would push the costs of the two wars to almost $1 trillion since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the Congressional Research Service. The additional money would cover operations into the fall.

April 09, 2009 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | World


New jobless claims fall more than expected to 654K

WASHINGTON - New jobless claims fell more than expected last week but are stuck at elevated levels, while the number of people continuing to receive unemployment insurance approached 6 million, setting a record for the 10th straight week.

The government data released Thursday bolster recent projections from the Federal Reserve and private economists that the nation's job market will remain weak into next year as companies purge thousands more workers.

April 09, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | World


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Easter Bunny Breakfast; Shearing Alpacas

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 8, 2008

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


Prep Sports Update - SHS baseball shocked, soccer's Campbell MVP

April 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


The Eagles Nest: Spring football surprises; baseball sweeps Charleston

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April 08, 2009 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


Police investigating reported rape

Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape that occurred April 3, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.

April 08, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Shearing day for alpacas at Brannen farm

It was shearing day at the Brannen farm off Old Register Road Wednesday as more than 20 alpacas were relieved of their winter coats. Two professional alpaca shearers from Arizona spent most of the day cutting the fleece from the llama-like animals. The alpacas also received vaccinations and had their nails trimmed. Look for more photos and information about the alpacas in Sunday's Lifestyles section.

April 08, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Running to remember a friend

While most people were sleeping this past Saturday morning, Michael Holsonback was busy pounding out 20+ miles on the roads of Statesboro. At 3:13 a.m., Holsonback set out to begin a 23-mile run from his home off of Pulaski Highway to Magnolia Baptist Church where his friend and teammate, Levon Jones, rests.

April 08, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Barrow: I support ‘Free Choice Act’

The hotly-debated Employee Free Choice Act won't automatically strip away the secret ballot in union certification elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

April 08, 2009 | By PATRICK DONOHUE pdonohue@effinghamherald.net | Local


Par 3 is picturesque perfection

AUGUSTA - I'm convinced. Nature was perfected the day the Par 3 golf course at Augusta National Golf Club was created.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Five 'others' to watch at The Masters

For just a moment, let's forget about Tiger, Phil, and even Padraig Harrington. Those guys will likely be in the mix come Sunday afternoon at Augusta, but here are five other names to look out for as the weekend progresses.

April 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Police Report - April 9

(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.)

April 08, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Masters celebrating 75 years

AUGUSTA - Celebrating it's 75th anniversary in 2009, the Masters, according to the game's best players, has become the world's most prestigious golf tournament.

April 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Historic drought bids most of South adieu

ATLANTA - The epic southern drought has bid most of the region adieu after sucking reservoirs dry and shriveling crops for three years.

April 07, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World


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Bulloch Academy wraps up regular season

The Bulloch Academy boys were already locked into the No. 2 seed in next week's region tournament, but were still able to focus and ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Storey defends title at individual tournament

Heading into the second playing of Georgia Southern's individual men's golf tournament, GS coach Carter Collins said that he thought his team had ...

February 05, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Power agent Scott Boras slams MLB

NEW YORK - Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing ...

February 05, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Little Doses becomes a standalone store

Little Doses, the children's store located inside the original Walker Pharmacy on Northside Drive West, has expanded to a new location at 1100 Brampton ...

February 05, 2018 | | Local


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The Gardens Senior Living names Malphrus Health Services director

February 05, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Feelings are the key for gun issues

We're a month, more or less, into the new year and America has already suffered two school shootings. As usual, the usual voices are ...

February 04, 2018 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: February is meant for family fun

Not really sure why the month that spotlights all-things love and kisses and hearts is the shortest month of the year, but that just means ...

February 04, 2018 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Some things the church needs and must have

Although some are unlikely to admit it, people can get along without many of the things so much a part of modern existence: big cars ...

February 04, 2018 | | Life


Lessons learned from London Bridge

I was only 6 when my family moved from Mikell Street and yet it remains, all these years later, my neighborhood. The people who lived ...

February 04, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Phillips — Darsey

Garrett and Madison Darsey of Statesboro were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

February 04, 2018 | | Weddings


Cheshire — Thor

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cheshire of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Lindsey Cheshire, to Zachary William Thor, son of Mr. and Mrs ...

February 04, 2018 | | Weddings


Dr. Charles Bonds II: Headed for greatness

"Hey, Google! - Who taught in Wrens and Valdosta from 1966-1972; moved to Statesboro, and became the first black professor at Georgia Southern University in 1973 ...

February 04, 2018 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High School | Life


Are you brave enough to take the polar plunge?

The annual Polar Bear Plunge was held Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activity Center.

February 04, 2018 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Feb. 4 - Ms. Mary Eileen NeSmith Jenkins, age 57, died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at her residence

Ms. Mary Eileen NeSmith Jenkins

February 03, 2018 | | Obituaries


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