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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 | World


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


AP Impact: Nile voyage is homecoming for Sudan refugees, but future is uncertain

ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.

February 29, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Iran’s hard-line president to make landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, Iraqi official says

BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | World


Hezbollah chief threatens to take battle with Israel anywhere in world

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.

February 29, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | World


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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Local


Magazine names Clubhouse of Statesboro a top 'sports destination'

Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Say Thanks': Facebook launches new feature to encourage gratitude this Thanksgiving

Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.

November 24, 2014 | By MORGAN JONES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Nation


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Sugar becomes profitable product in Georgia, Bulloch

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

November 23, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A brief list of today's parenting problems

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...

November 23, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Odom-Steinberg

Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 23, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Familiar woes doom Falcons, lose to Browns 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

November 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


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