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New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

CONCORD, N.H. - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest - dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

May 23, 2008 | By NORMA LOVE Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles advance to semis

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Megen Smith drove in three runs and ended a furious College of Charleston rally in the final inning to earn the save as Georgia Southern advanced 6-5 in game eight of the 2008 Southern Conference Softball Championship at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex.

May 23, 2008 | Southern Conference AMR | Georgia Southern


Excelsior EMC’s 70th Annual Meeting of Members set for Friday

Excelsior EMC's 70th Annual Meeting of Members is set for today, at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 8, 2008

May 23, 2008 | | Local


Authorities: Fla. courthouse shooter had ammo, gas mask

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - About 12 seconds was all it took for two bailiffs to gun down a man who shot at them in a courthouse lobby, and authorities said the swift response helped prevent anyone else from being seriously hurt.

May 23, 2008 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, and BA state playoff previews - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, May 8.

May 23, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press


Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/9

DEAR ABBY: A man I know is engaged to a woman 20 years younger. I think she's a gold digger, and here's why: She waved his credit card around after he gave it to her saying, "Look what I've got!" (He was not present.)

May 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Severe storms strike Southeast, damage Miss. mall

TUPELO, Miss. - An apparent tornado spawned by storms sweeping across the Southeast damaged a shopping mall and downed power lines in northeast Mississippi on Thursday, and severe weather warnings were in effect for northwest Alabama.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air pollution in Wyo. community rivals that of big cities

BOULDER, Wyo. - There isn't anything metropolitan about this tiny unincorporated town in southwest Wyoming, where a few single-family homes and a volunteer fire station stand against a skyline of snowcapped mountains.

May 23, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Hard-hit consumers turn to Amish-run stores, expired goods

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio - In a quiet gas-lit farmhouse, two girls in bonnets and long blue dresses wind tape around expired bottles of Newman's Own salad dressing, and wipe dust off dented cans of vegetables and crumpled boxes of Butterfinger candy bars.

May 23, 2008 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writer | National


Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bridge 5/9

John Dalberg Acton, an English historian who died in 1902, wrote, "Be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good."

May 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/9

There will be a general marked improvement in all conditions in the year ahead. However, just because a number of things are much better, it does not give you license to coast or be careless about what you get into.

May 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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