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Firefighters continue battling refinery blaze; eighth victim dies

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - A week after a deadly sugar refinery explosion, dozens of firefighters continued to battle the obstinate blaze Thursday and the death toll rose to at least eight.

February 29, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Julia P. Bryant Elementary

The following students have been named to Julia P. Bryant Elementary School's Principal Honor Roll or the A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Mattie Lively Elementary School

The following students have been named to the Principal's Honor Roll or the Honor Roll at Mattie Lively Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period. Students on the Principal's Honor Roll made all As for that grading period while students who were named to the Honor Roll maintained a 90 average for that period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


CDC issues first-ever death count from ’choking game’; warns parents to watch for signs

ATLANTA - At least 82 youths have died from the so-called ''choking game,'' according to the first government count of fatalities from the tragic fad.

February 29, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Nevils Elementary School

Students named to the Principal's Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Merit Roll lists at Nevils Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period include:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Portal Middle School

The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal Middle School:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Langston Chapel Elementary School

The following students have been named to Langston Chapel Elementary School's Principal Honor Roll or the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Gulf Coast hurricane victims urged to move after tests find toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.

February 29, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


NYPD questioning Pennsylvania man in meat-cleaver slashing death of therapist

NEW YORK - NYPD investigators on Thursday questioned a man in Pennsylvania in the slaying of a psychologist hacked to death in her office with a meat cleaver, law enforcement officials said.

February 29, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Anti-Semitic flier attacks white congressman in black Tennessee district

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Steve Cohen, a white congressman representing a mostly black district, is no stranger to political attacks tinged with race. A new political flier circulating in the district is forcing him to confront anti-Semitism, too.

February 29, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Lawmakers urge White House to move quickly to limit harmful ship pollution

The Bush administration is making headway with other nations in setting new global standards to reduce dangerous emissions from giant diesel-burning ships that pollute U.S. ports, a senior environmental official said Thursday. An emergency room physician described a ''diesel death zone'' around major U.S. seaports, with higher cancer rates and other health risks.

February 29, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer | National


Dale, Jr. wins qualifier at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


With their mission extended, astronauts work on setting up new European lab Columbus

HOUSTON - With two of their three spacewalks completed, the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex focused Thursday on getting the new Columbus lab up and running.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Russia’s Putin sees long-term role for himself, no serious flaws in his presidency

MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.

February 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lawyer predicts a presidential pardon for Clemens

One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.

February 29, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Blue Devil Golf to host fundraising tournament

July 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


McIlroy injures ankle, Open Championship in doubt

LONDON - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Two women born in 1800s still living

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

July 05, 2015 | By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Life


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