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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


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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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


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


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


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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FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Millsap's 23 points help Hawks hold off Kings 103-97

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 ...

November 18, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Lady Gators roll to win

Bulloch Academy got off to a strong start and never let up as the Lady Gators whipped Augusta Prep 57-41 in the second night of ...

November 18, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

FIFA rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against 90-day bans

GENEVA - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the growing corruption scandal that has shaken ...

November 18, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Fort Stewart commander: ‘We’re going to war’

During annual Marne Week activities earlier this week on Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to ...

November 18, 2015 | From the Coastal Courier | Local

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