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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


Lee-Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. and Lori T. Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Irene Lee, to Brian Michael Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Patricia B. Bradley of Claxton.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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Chasity Sequoia Denise

February 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Former UN chief hopes for political settlement in Kenya next week; gov’t lifts ban on rallies

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's rival political parties appear close to an agreement to share power, working on the details of a deal to end weeks of postelection bloodshed that has killed more than 1,000 people, the chief mediator and a leading negotiator said Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Holt’s to celebrate 50th

February 23, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Hendrix-Morris

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus O. Hendrix Jr. of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Joey Waters Hendrix of Statesboro, to Loyd Alexander Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd A. Morris.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

In the joy and excitement of becoming followers of Jesus, new Christians may not understand the nature of their commitment to God. It is important that those who teach others the way of the Lord try to help them grasp the fact that they are beginning a journey that will involve temptation and even suffering. An informed faith, although perhaps inexperienced, involves more than the hasty promise to Jesus: "I will follow you wherever you go." (Compare Matthew 8:19) It requires an understanding of the self-sacrificing nature of Christianity, and a willingness to follow God when other concerns compete ...

February 23, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Back in the early days, people in Bulloch County, and particularly in Statesboro, had some curious thoughts about the way things should run. Take the subject of animals, for instance, and most particularly, those roaming freely throughout the four corners of Main Street.

February 23, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Police respond to weapon tip at SHS but no weapon was found

Statesboro Police responded to Statesboro High School Friday morning after school officials received a tip that a student may have a weapon.

February 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Lady Eagles leave home, trek to Wofford

After winning its 10th-consecutive game at home, the Georgia Southern women's basketball team will leave the comforts of Hanner Fieldhouse and battle Southern Conference foe Wofford today in Spartanburg, S.C. Tip-off at Benjamin Johnson Arena is slated for 4 p.m.

February 23, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Anderson-Santiago

Mr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie W. Anderson of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Leigha Anderson of Tampa Bay, Fla., to Sean Edwin Santiago of Tampa Bay, Fla., son of Mr. and Mrs. íEdwin Santiago of Snellville, Ga.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Stubbs-Staffins

Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Stubbs of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Anna Stubbs, to Ralph Calvin Staffins III, son of the late Mr. Ralph C. Staffins Jr. of Decatur and the late Miss Katherine Anderson of Covington.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Big bucks battle: Obama rakes in $7.2 million, Clinton $6.4 million in intense Democratic race

NEW ORLEANS - Battling for every dollar and delegate, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in Super Tuesday's wake and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million, stunning totals reflecting the intensity of their neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

February 23, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON and NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


APNewsBreak: Evangelical leader James Dobson endorses Mike Huckabee for GOP presidential nod

James Dobson, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, backed Mike Huckabee's presidential bid Thursday night, giving the former Arkansas governor a long-sought endorsement as the Republican field narrowed to a two-man race.

February 23, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | Campaign 2008


Appeals court strikes down Bush administration’s relaxed emissions policy

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court struck down Bush administration policy allowing some power plants to exceed mercury emission levels, ruling Friday that the government failed to consider the effect on public health and the environment.

February 23, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports






SHS golfer signs with SSU Tigers

In front of friends, family and fellow golfers, Statesboro High School's Jordan Woody signed his national letter of intent to attend Savannah State University on a golf scholarship Tuesday afternoon in the school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




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