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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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Oklahoma City Bombing: 20 years later

Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.

April 18, 2015 | By JUDY GIBBS Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle Flea offers something for everyone

After Betty Murray retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a long term postmaster, she decided she was ready for a new challenge.

April 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tech pleased to get through spring with no more injuries

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was pleased to report that Georgia Tech made it through a rainy spring scrimmage with no major injuries.

April 17, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Yellow Jackets in search of state playoff berth

April 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS Blue Devils ready for rematch

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 16, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




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