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Topps closes business 6 days after the second-largest U.S. beef recall

NEWARK, N.J. - Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it first opened its doors.

October 20, 2007 | By JEFFREY GOLD AP Business Writer | Nation


Tennessee barber shoots himself at City Council meeting after zoning request rejected

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A barber with strong ties to the military community pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head at a City Council meeting after his request for a rezoning measure was rejected.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Covington does it all for Eagles

It was first and goal inside the one - about a foot and a half short of the goal line actually - with 2.5 seconds remaining before halftime. Western Carolina, trailing 27-0, desperately needed some points.

October 20, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 10/6

DEAR ABBY: I am close friends with a couple I'll call "Angie" and "Gil." I met them at the same time and have always been unattached while they are a married couple. This didn't matter, and we hit it off right away.

October 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just returned from my doctor's office and feel very discouraged. An MRI of my lumbar spine shows disc-space narrowing and loss of normal hydration at all levels. There is first-degree spondylolisthesis at L5 - S1 as a result of facet joint degenerative changes with moderate spinal stenosis at that level.

October 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 6

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

October 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).

October 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


The Answer Doc by Dr. Christopher Munger

Last time we talked about what concussions are and how they are treated. I would like to take this opportunity to write about concussion and sports. I have had several parents contact me about their children having concussions or concussion like symptoms. Often, the questions that are most commonly asked are "Should my child participate again?" and "When can my child safely participate again?"

October 20, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Enfinger-Fulmer

William Daniel Brighton Jr. of Ozark, Ala., announces the engagement of his daughter, Judy Brighton Enfinger of Troy, Ala., to Dr. Hal W. Fulmer of Troy, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Fulmer of Chula, Ga.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Tirey-Hodges

Gail Tirey of Savannah and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hodges of Guyton announce the marriage of their children, Kristen Elizabeth Tirey and Brandon Joseph Hodges.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Harrison-Forest

Dr. and Mrs. Gary N. Harrison of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Harrison of Statesboro, to Jason Michael Forest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forest of Suwanee.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


SDSU still working to become GSU-like program

South Dakota State coach John Steiglemeier's team is coming off an impressive win, a 45-0 shellacking of Stephen F. Austin. But the Jackrabbit coach said a win by that margin was not on his radar screen.

October 20, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Celebrating 60 years

October 20, 2007 | | Anniversaries


3-year-old boy lost in Brazilian Amazon found after 11 days

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A 3-year-old boy who was lost in the dense Amazon rain forest was found after 11 days, apparently unharmed but for dehydration and thorns in his feet and legs, police said Friday.

October 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL ASTOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Coroner says pregnant woman tried to defend herself against attacker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A pregnant woman whose baby was crudely cut from her womb tried to defend herself from her attacker before she was strangled, a medical examiner testified Friday.

October 20, 2007 | By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

October 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.

October 19, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brannen Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Mize-Ralston

Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Miller-Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

October 19, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

October 19, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press | World


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