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Hardening sugar slows search for bodies at refinery

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Sugar that was still burning three days after a refinery explosion killed at least five people hampered the search Sunday for three other workers missing since the blast leveled portions of the plant.

Crews used construction cranes to shore up three badly damaged, 80-foot storage silos that rescue workers want to search for the missing men. One of the silos blew up late Thursday, possibly after combustible dust ignited.

February 25, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National

Georgia Southern names initial head of Office of Research

Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D., was named recently to the newly created position of associate vice president for research at Georgia Southern University, where he will support and enhance research at the University.

February 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Lady Eagles continue road trip to Furman

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team will continue its four-game road trip today in a Southern Conference scuffle at Furman. Tip-off versus the Paladins is slated for 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.

February 25, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Kenyan opposition leader demands president resign, dropping conciliatory stance

CHEPKIOYO, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader demanded Saturday that the president resign and new elections be held, dropping a conciliatory stance that had brought hope for a political settlement to end weeks of postelection violence.

February 24, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bush budget plan seeks no extra money for fixing immigration backlogs

WASHINGTON - President Bush is asking Congress to spend money to help businesses root out illegal workers but he did not request additional funds to help legal immigrants become American citizens more quickly.

February 24, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington

APNewsBreak: War demands strain military’s ability to meet other crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - A classified Pentagon assessment concludes that long battlefield tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with persistent terrorist activity and other threats, have prevented the U.S. military from improving its ability to respond to any new crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

February 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Obama, Clinton fight for delegates in 3 states in landmark struggle for Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON - Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton competed for Democratic convention delegates across three states on Saturday, locked in a landmark struggle for the party's presidential nomination.

February 24, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008

Clinton and Obama compete for delegates this weekend while Huckabee keeps going

WASHINGTON - By their presence, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton anointed Washington state as their prime battleground in a trio of Democratic presidential contests Saturday.

February 24, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Economic stimulus package is given high marks as the right medicine for the ailing economy

WASHINGTON - Despite remarkably quick passage, the economic aid plan and its cash rebates may come too late to prevent a recession this year. For many experts, however, the $168 billion boost to the lagging economy may mean the difference between a short downturn and something much more serious.

February 24, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Yahoo board plans to turn down Microsoft’s unsolicited $44.6B bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo Inc.'s board will reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues the slumping Internet pioneer, according to a person familiar with the situation.

February 24, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National

Essay: Shootings, tornadoes, floods and Super Tuesday make for a draining week in America

There's a fortune-cookie-style proverb that sounds like a blessing but, legend says, is really a curse: ''May you live in interesting times.''

February 24, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer | National

Shuttle Atlantis docks with space station and delivers new European-built science lab

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew delivered a sparkling new lab to the international space station on Saturday, smoothly docking after a two-day chase around the world.

February 24, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

A Valentine’s Day tale: How 3 couples found love on the lonely prairie

CARLISLE, Pa. - Sonya Rinker was looking for a guy: someone who was kind, respectful and had a special place in his heart ... for tractors.

February 24, 2008 | By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer | National

St. Louis suburb struggles to heal after City Hall rampage that killed 5, wounded mayor

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Some left flowers, balloons and memorials on the steps of City Hall. Others gathered at a prayer vigil where a bell tolled six times as mourners clutched white candles.

February 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National

Brother of former Philadelphia mayor goes on trial in tax, airport contract case

PHILADELPHIA - He's been a street vendor and a state senator, a duck-boat operator and a peripatetic public gadfly.

February 24, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National

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Hornets sting Portal

It was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride for the Panthers in a sub-region matchup against Savannah Country Day Friday night.

October 10, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

SEB takes care of Blue Jackets

BROOKLET - Coming in to Friday night's game, Southeast Bulloch had only forced two turnovers through five games. That changed dramatically as the Yellow Jackets ...

October 10, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

BA bowls over Edmund Burke

October 09, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

No. 6 Clemson ready for normal schedule vs. Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is grateful to get back to normal.

October 09, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

No. 19 Georgia, Tennessee seeking to put past behind them

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 19 Georgia's game at Tennessee on Saturday could come down to which team has the shorter memory.

October 09, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | UGA

Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure

CONCORD, N.C. - Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs. The event ...

October 09, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR

Bae delivers big moment in Presidents Cup debut at home

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - Bae Sang-moon never felt the kind of pressure that weighed on him Friday at the Presidents Cup.

October 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Linda Sammons and James Harris will be married on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in the Friendship Baptist Church Prayer Garden, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Statesboro.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Wildcats whip Statesboro

To say Statesboro High School got off to a rough start in a Thursday sub-region matchup against Richmond Hill would be an understatement.

October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

CHICAGO (AP) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

October 08, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with ...

October 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Portal wants another sub-region win


October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

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