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Funerals begin for victims of Southern tornadoes; Bush tours devastated towns

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - A family killed when a cluster of tornadoes swept through the South this week is in heaven together, a pastor said during a funeral Friday attended by so many mourners that the church had to televise the service in a gymnasium.

February 23, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Woman kills 2 fellow students in their seats in La. college classroom, takes her own life

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students in a classroom at a vocational college Friday, then killed herself, police said. In South Carolina, a person was shot at Greenville Technical College, but was expected to survive.

February 23, 2008 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


FDA warns of deaths in children treated with Botox

WASHINGTON - The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor Myobloc have been linked to some deaths and other severe side effects suggestive of botulism, the government warned doctors Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Chadians take stock of damage from heavy fighting in coup attempt

N'DJAMENA, Chad - Turbaned troops patrolled the streets of Chad's capital in pickup trucks Friday while residents took stock of the damage from days of fierce fighting that brought rebels to the doorstep of the presidential palace.

February 23, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Oral Roberts University accountant alleges $1 billion a year funneled through school

TULSA, Okla. - A former senior accountant at Oral Roberts University alleges that more than $1 billion annually was inappropriately funneled through the school.

February 23, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Sadness, focus on self, impair ability to spend wisely

BOSTON - If you're sad and shopping, watch your wallet: A new study shows people's spending judgment goes out the window when they're down, especially if they're a bit self-absorbed.

February 23, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer | National


Microsoft, police trace $900 million global software piracy ring from L.A. to Taiwan

SEATTLE - Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago.

February 23, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


Bartley-Tanner

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bartley of LaGrange, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Leigh Bartley of LaGrange, to Steven Earle Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tanner.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Roberson-Morris

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Roberson of Brooklet are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Kae Roberson, to James Matthew Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Morris of Stilson.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Dealer says Chrysler plans to significantly reduce its products, dealerships

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler LLC could reduce its vehicles and dealerships significantly under a tentative plan called Project Genesis, a Chrysler dealer in Texas said Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


Nebraska Supreme Court says electrocution unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, outlawing the electric chair in the only state that still used it as its sole means of execution.

February 23, 2008 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | National


L.A. police try to piece together attack that left family, SWAT officer dead

LOS ANGELES - Police on Friday were trying to piece together the motives of a gunman who went on an hours-long rampage and engaged police in an 11-hour standoff a day earlier.

February 23, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Johnson-Walker

April, Arshe and Theron of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their mother, Miss Irene Sapp Johnson, to Mr. Calvin Walker. The future groom is the son of Theron Coney of Metter and Almeta Mincey Reed of Statesboro.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Gunman left suicide note warning ‘the truth will come out,’ brother says

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - A gunman carrying a grudge against City Hall left a suicide note on his bed warning ''The truth will come out in the end,'' before he went on a deadly shooting spree at a council meeting, his brother told The Associated Press on Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Four killed in explosion that destroyed sugar refinery

PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.

February 23, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


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Police looking for Oliver family children

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is looking for the four children of Kelly Myrick and William Oliver, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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