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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


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


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Georgia transportation funding bill a moving target

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 10, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Former Statesboro High coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

A former assistant coach charged with sexual misconduct with a high school student in April pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.

February 10, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AND EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Local


‘Back on Broadway’ performance at PAC canceled

"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Deal outlines financial rebound, Savannah port expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 09, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Brooklet farmer honored for conservation efforts

A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 09, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Statesboro police report scam by fake Georgia Power representative

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


House fire kills Metter man

A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Move over, Edison

Editor's note: The caption on one of the pictures to the left has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Because of a photographer's mistake, the name of a student in a photograph caption on the front of Sunday's Lifestyles section was misspelled. Paul Scarpinato is the Statesboro High School senior explaining artificial intelligence design in his quadrocopter at the Regional Student Technology Fair held Jan. 31 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

February 08, 2015 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Local


‘Saints and Soldiers: The Void’ screening Tuesday at GSU

International award-winning director Ryan Little will be at Georgia Southern University for a public screening of his latest film, "Saints and Soldiers: The Void" Tuesday evening.

February 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Groundbreaking set for homeless shelter

Open Hearts Community Mission will celebrate the groundbreaking for its homeless shelter in a ceremony open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.

February 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A chance to sing in Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall.

February 07, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center to host community forums

The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center invites the public to participate in one of two community forums.

February 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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