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City and state officials to investigate firefighters’ handling of deadly S.C. blaze

CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?

July 05, 2007 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Local


High Hope volunteers help keep GSU's Botanical Garden beautiful

Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).

July 05, 2007 | BY STELLA STEWART Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Intern | Local


Bush vetoes embryonic stem cell bill, urges research on other stem cell lines

WASHINGTON - Vetoing a stem cell bill for the second time, President Bush on Wednesday sought to placate those who disagree with him by signing an executive order urging scientists toward what he termed ''ethically responsible'' research in the field.

July 05, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - June 21

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.

July 05, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 6/21

Conditions that have a direct bearing upon your work or career will be quite promising for you in the year ahead. Your chances for bettering yourself in work-related situations will be heightened and rewarded accordingly.

July 05, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Latest in education’s fight against cheating — proctoring exams with Web cams

The number of college students taking courses online is surging, creating a tough dilemma for educators who want to prevent cheating.

July 04, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Thou shalt not drink and drive, but do pray before getting behind the wheel, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Tuesday issued a ''Ten Commandments'' for motorists to keep them on the road to salvation, warning drivers against the sins of road rage, abuse of alcohol or even simple rudeness.

July 04, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Blaze engulfs South Carolina furniture warehouse, collapsing roof and killing 9 firefighters

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fire swept through a furniture warehouse, collapsing its roof and killing nine firefighters inside - the nation's deadliest single disaster for firefighters since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

July 04, 2007 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 6/20

DEAR ABBY: I live next door to a 75-year-old man whose wife died a few months ago. I'm fairly new to the neighborhood and heard of his loss just before Easter. As a caring gesture, I took him a homemade casserole and left my number in case he needed help going to the store or a cup of coffee. Since then, he has been over once with flowers to chat and have coffee, and is now calling me every few days inviting me for lunch, a glass of wine, etc.

July 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your recent column requesting feedback on a migraine product called MigreLief. Let me tell you my experience with the product.

July 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - June 20

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.

July 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Zoo Atlanta adopts orangutan orphan from Fort Wayne zoo

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is adopting an 8-month-old orphan orangutan from an Indiana children's zoo, officials said Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Associated Press | Local


Bridge 6/20

This week, we are looking at deals where the side with the balance of power does not have an eight-card or better major-suit fit. Then we usually end in three no-trump, but we are studying ways to find out if that contract is doomed because of a weak suit.

July 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/20

There should be ample opportunities coming your way, but nothing will pan out if you don't do your part to make the most of them. There may not be any second chances if you don't respond well the first time around.

July 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


78 killed by bombing at Baghdad mosque; U.S., Iraqi forces begin drives against militants

BAGHDAD - A truck bomb struck a Shiite mosque Tuesday in central Baghdad, killing 78 people and wounding more than 200, even as about 10,000 U.S. soldiers northeast of the capital used heavily armored Stryker and Bradley fighting vehicles to battle their way into an al-Qaida sanctuary.

July 04, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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An Easter feast of roasted lamb

Over two French doors in my kitchen hangs a sign that reads, "Good wine, good friends, good times." That couldn't have described the scene around my table more on the cool and rainy Tuesday night we had earlier this week. I'd invited a few of my closest friends to my early Easter feast, where we would dine on roasted lamb with mint chutney and farm-style side dishes hailing from the soil of Screven County.

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Torturing animals raises suspicions of sociopathy

Q: My 18-year-old son and a slightly younger friend recently found some mice and decided to dispose of them. They drowned one and set the other one on fire. When I confronted my son for torturing animals, his response was, "They're just mice." Is this typical boy behavior, or should I be concerned?

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


High rent driving middle class out of cities

Financial experts say housing costs should be around 25 to 28 percent of a person's income.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | World


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press | World


Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

April 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press | World


24/7: The case for a day of rest in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 20, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


2014 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Devastating deceit: How perjury and dishonesty plague America

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment.

April 20, 2014 | By AMY CHOATE-NIELSEN Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Brown-Kittrell

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.

April 20, 2014 | | Weddings


GSU, community stage 'Elijah'

Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah."

April 20, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

April 20, 2014 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | World


In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

DENVER - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

April 20, 2014 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press | World


Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY - Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

April 20, 2014 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press | World


April 20 - Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr., age 63, died suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr.

April 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


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