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NeighborWorks America Works to Thwart Foreclosure Rescue” Scams

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 02, 2009-- Today NeighborWorks(R) America announced that it filed two trademark complaints with online search engines in an attempt to protect consumers from falling prey to foreclosure rescue scams. The trademark complaints filed by NeighborWorks sought to remove online ads paid for by so-called mortgage rescue companies that used the NeighborWorks name and logo and offered foreclosure help for a fee. The companies have no affiliation with NeighborWorks.

February 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Local

Obama to outline new economic rescue plan soon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as he readies a new strategy for spending billions from the second installment of the financial rescue plan.

February 01, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Local

Super Bowl party set for Tampa

TAMPA, Florida - Way before Prince, Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones ever stepped onto a Super Bowl stage, there was Shirlee Bertolini. In her donkey costume.

So much has changed since she paraded around the Los Angeles Coliseum field for that very first halftime show.

February 01, 2009 | BEN WALKER Associated Press Writer | Local

$2.4M awarded in wrongful death

A Bulloch County jury awarded about $2.4 million Wednesday to the wife of a man killed in a log truck accident in Jan. 2007. Georgia State Patrol investigators determined the accident was caused when a Bulloch County Sheriff's captain rear-ended another car, resulting in a four-car crash.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Soldier Portraits exhibition at GSU; Phil & Jake: Super Bowl prediction

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 30, 2008

January 30, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Bid for Portal school $1.5M over budget

The lowest bid received for the new Portal Middle/High School construction project came in about $1.5 million over budget, but Bulloch County Assistant Superintendent Charles Wilson believes the school system will find a way to secure the extra cash in order to include a gymnasium in the construction.

January 30, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Capt. Jim Lovell speaks at GSU

January 29, 2009 | Phil Boyum | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Planetarium; Momma's Boys TV show winner, Mindy Finney

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Local briefs: Akins has heart attack; Darien man dies in crash

Arnold Ray Akins recovering from heart attack

January 28, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local

US Attorney: Local man indicted on federal bank charges enters guilty plea

A Statesboro man indicted in October on federal bank fraud charges entered a guilty plea Monday, U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Hutchens: Woman arrested after striking husband’s car with hers

A woman chased down her husband Saturday, struck his vehicle with hers, got into a heated argument with him and a female passenger in his car and ended up in jail when someone called 911 to alert authorities about the altercation, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Capt. Todd Hutchens.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Postmaster General: Mail delivery may need to be cut

WASHINGTON - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.

January 28, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Local

Domestic disturbance leads to burglary charges

A domestic disturbance call led to a burglary arrest after a Bulloch County Sheriff's deputy responding to the call noticed suspicious items inside the couple's home.

January 28, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Fahrenheit 451 discussion; Religious fair at GSU

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Lumber truck overturns on Pulaski Highway bridge; will be closed Wednesday

A bridge on Pulaski Highway will be closed today for repairs after an 18-wheeler flipped over and destroyed part of the bridge's railings. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Blake Hendrix said driver Jeffrey Moore, 30, Santee, SC was driving east Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 p.m. , approaching the bridge near Brannen Lake Road, when he ran off the road and struck the bridge embankment. The tractor-trailer rig, carrying a load of small pieces of wood, overturned, scattering wood and vehicle parts across the roadway. The Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the bridge closed for clean up and repairs ...

January 27, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local

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Aspen incentive package could reach $4.25 million

To help convince Aspen Aerogels to locate its new factory in Bulloch County, county commissioners, the development authority and the city of Statesboro provided an ...

November 14, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Despite glitch, citizens are still responsible for tag renewals

People with birthdays in December still have to get their vehicle tags by deadline, even if they haven't yet received a notice or pre-bill.

November 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Habitat to build “House 50”

Joyce Baldwin and her teenage son, Jordan, have lived in their own home for over 21 years - the second house in Bulloch County built by ...

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

IRS back taxes scam resurfaces

An old scam resurfaced in the Bulloch County area Thursday, with callers threatening to sue victims if they didn't pay back taxes.

November 12, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Be a Santa to a senior

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community to sponsor Be a Santa to a ...

November 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Forums seek priorities for new GSU president

A job ad seeking Georgia Southern University's next president carries a soft deadline of Jan. 28 for applications and nominations. Meanwhile, the campus-based search ...

November 11, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Veterans Day for families of soldiers, too

Families of veterans should also be recognized on Veterans Day, since they, too, make sacrifices, said Lonnie Ellis, post commander of the American Legion Dexter ...

November 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Burglary suspect behind bars

A man suspected of stealing items and pawning them faces burglary charges.

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Experienced missionary to head Open Hearts Community Mission

The former leader of two major city missions will now serve Statesboro's Open Hearts Community Mission as its executive director, Delia Mobley, chairman of ...

November 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Bulloch Co. graduation rate up 9 percent

With Statesboro High School's rise in graduation rate leading the way, Bulloch County Schools' 2015 four-year graduation rates improved significantly, according to data released ...

November 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

'Play is the work of childhood'

"Play is the work of childhood," said Caroline Bowman as she and business partner and fellow speech-language pathologist Lea Lanier showed off the new therapy ...

November 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Saying thanks to vets is right thing to do

Veterans Day is Wednesday and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

November 09, 2015 | | Local

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