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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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Bulloch man charged in December murder

A man suspected in the strangulation death of his wife in December is behind bars, charged Wednesday with murder.

April 02, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Armed robbery suspects arrested, extradited

Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Tuesday who were wanted for an armed robbery in Bulloch County March 27.

April 02, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Police investigate Metter robberies

Metter police are investigating two separate armed robbery incidents in which a group of men held victims at gunpoint. Metter Police Chief Mack Seckinger said the two cases are "possibly" related.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Lightning, winds cause no damage

Spectacular thunderstorms rumbled the skies in and around Statesboro late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, but little to no damage was reported, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Morning wrecks on 80, 25 cause delays

Two crashes around the same time Wednesday held up morning traffic as emergency responders and law enforcement worked to clear and investigate the accidents.

April 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Georgia's first lady reads to local children

With gleeful animation, Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal made characters come alive as she read a book to children at a local child care facility Tuesday. The governor's wife was in town as part of the Read Across Georgia initiative, which supports Gov. Nathan Deal's "goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by completion of the third grade," according to the Office of the Governor's website at www.gov.georgia.gov.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Second thoughts emerge on school zone change

School system officials are having second thoughts about a short-term rezoning plan that would send more than 140 children who now attend Langston Chapel Elementary School to Sallie Zetterower Elementary.

March 31, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man killed in crash

A Statesboro man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it became wedged underneath a mobile home.

March 31, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rare cloud formation waves over Statesboro

An unusual cloud formation rolled over the Statesboro area Monday morning, prompting a social media buzz as users posted photos, questions and comments about it.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro High School coach indicted after 2014 arrest

The second of two assistant high school coaches accused last year in separate cases of inappropriate contact with students was indicted earlier this month.

March 30, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


30 years of making reading fun

For over 30 years, Elaine McDuffie has been showing children and adults alike the joys of reading.

March 29, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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