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Obama: ‘I screwed up’ - Daschle abandoned as health nominee

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama on Tuesday abruptly abandoned his nomination fight for Tom Daschle and a second major appointee who failed to pay all their taxes, fearing a lingering ethics dispute would undercut his claims to moral high ground and cripple his presidency in just its second week. ''I screwed up,'' Obama declared.

February 03, 2009 | By JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent | Local


Local news briefs - February 4

2 SEB high school students arrested on alcohol charges

February 03, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Community garden; Boro Business with Jan Moore

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, February 3, 2008

February 03, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Soldier on 1st skydive leads dying instructor down

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Strapped to his dying instructor a few thousand feet from the ground on his first skydive, Daniel Pharr found himself floating toward a house and some trees.

February 03, 2009 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer | Local


Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity, dies

ATLANTA - Millard Fuller, the millionaire entrepreneur who gave it all away to help found the Christian house-building charity Habitat for Humanity, died Tuesday. He was 74.

February 03, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Treasury needs to borrow $493B in current quarter

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department said Monday it will need to borrow $493 billion in the first three months of this year, a record amount for the January-March period.

February 02, 2009 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Math Tournament; Bulloch History Moment: Saw Mill Industry

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, February 2, 2008

February 02, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Georgia's groundhog predicts early spring

LILBURN, GA - Georgia's groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, has failed to see his shadow, predicting an early spring.

February 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Local


Stocks pare losses after manufacturing report

NEW YORK - Wall Street pared its losses Monday after a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing eased some of the market's anxiety about the economy.

February 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Local


Proposal calls for new Georgia Constitution

ATLANTA - Georgia could have its first constitutional convention since 1877 under a proposal introduced by a group of House Republicans.

February 02, 2009 | Associated Press | Local


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 mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Armed teen arrested in burglaries

An armed teen suspect was arrested Sunday when a sheriff's deputy reportedly caught him with a stolen utility vehicle and a stolen handgun.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Rodeo riding into the Boro

Cowboys from around the world will ride into town this weekend to compete in the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

April 13, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Coffee, fellowship with Deen Day Smith honorees

Following Tuesday evening's 27th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 12, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


Irelynn’s battle

In just five short years, a precocious and spunky little darling has endured 83 blood transfusions. This week, Statesboro High School students and employees did their part to keep Irelynn Rose a happy and growing 5-year-old.

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


Allen: Congress busy, problems are real

Rep. Rick Allen talked about the surprising fast pace of his first quarter representing Georgia's 12th District in Congress and the Republican answered "Yes" when asked if the relationship between Congress and the White House is as dysfunctional as it looks.

April 11, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Jenkins woman’s death leads to arrests

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County have led to the arrest of two suspects police believe are connected to a woman reported missing earlier this year.

April 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Boy Scouts honor Emory Melton posthumously

A room was filled to capacity Thursday evening with people gathered to show their continued support of the Boy Scout organization and to honor two distinguished men of the community.

April 10, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Remains suspected to be of missing Jenkins woman

Human remains found Friday behind an abandoned wood frame house in Jenkins County could be those of a woman reported missing earlier this year, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police major terminated

Statesboro Police Major Scott Brunson was terminated Friday, but city officials won't yet say why.

April 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Jordan Spieth's 130 breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters.

April 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Local


Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

April 10, 2015 | By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press | Local


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local


City staff requests pay study rather than raise

Key city of Statesboro staff members have proposed a pay study, instead of an across-the-board raise, as City Council looks at the requested fiscal year 2016 budget.

April 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local


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