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Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Cotton is the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a hundred years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and evens sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". This very versatile fabric revolutionized the way the world's population dressed, not to mention how they ran most of their daily affairs. The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

October 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Astrograph 9/29

You could be quite fortunate with friends or acquaintances willing to work on your behalf in order to gain advantageous arrangements for you. Doors could be opened to you without having to make a request.

October 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Turner-Ellrod

Jessica Brooks Turner became the bride of Christopher Ray Ellrod during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held on April 28, 2007, at the Nevils United Methodist Church. James Taylor officiated.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 9/29

The opening ceremony for this year's world bridge championships in Shanghai takes place today. The premier events are the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Senior Bowl. In all three, the American teams start among the favorites.

October 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Neighbor charged in hanging, sexual assault of 6-year-old Texas girl

CORSICANA, Texas - A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Indiana father wants to know why police didn’t find young men’s bodies after crash

GARY, Ind. - Bleeding and disoriented after being thrown from a car in a crash, 17-year-old Darius Moore managed to climb a steep embankment in the darkness and walk a quarter-mile to find help. When police arrived, Moore says, he asked them to look for his buddies who had been in the back seat.

October 13, 2007 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former astronaut’s son buys space tourist ticket, to be first astronaut child to fly in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The millionaire son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a seat on a Russian rocket.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Health officials advise against giving cold and cough medicine to toddlers

WASHINGTON - Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the ''consult your physician'' advice to parents on the labels be dropped.

October 13, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fla. man in legal fight with his home’s former owner over $100K he found in attic

SANFORD, Fla. - Bernard Salcedo was looking for a bad wire in his attic after the power went out when he found $100,000 in cash. Now the money is in a police evidence vault while Salcedo and his home's former owner argue over who should get it.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Iraqi prime minister rejects congressional proposal to divide his country

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday rejected a Senate proposal calling for the decentralization of Iraq's government and giving more control to the country's ethnically divided regions, calling it a ''catastrophe.''

October 13, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats say company sent team unprepared into insurgent stronghold, provoked Fallujah battle

WASHINGTON - Blackwater USA triggered a major battle in the Iraq war in 2004 by sending an unprepared team of guards into an insurgent stronghold, a move that led to their horrific deaths and a violent response by U.S. forces, says a congressional investigation released Thursday.

October 13, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Rice orders team to Iraq next week in Blackwater probe of shootings that left civilians dead

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq are focusing on five incidents where Blackwater USA guards killed civilians in Iraq this year as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered a high-level review board to Baghdad, U.S. officials said.

October 13, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writers | Nation


Dear Abby 9/29

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old. I have a friend I'll call "Betsy" whose father has hit her or tried to hit her twice. She is depressed and unhappy - clearly suffering. Aside from this abuse, I know her family is having other issues.

October 13, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Kathy Bradley

The Escape is going to be six years old next month. Together we've traveled over 90,000 miles. Last week I took her in for a check-up. I'd called ahead and reserved a rental car so that I wouldn't have to sit in the customer service lounge reading out-of-date magazines and listening to other customers either talk loudly on their cell phones or snore for the several hours I'd been told the check-up would take.

October 13, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - September 29

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 13, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Missouri clinches SEC East title

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.

November 28, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Old-Fashioned Hate

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

November 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

November 28, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

November 28, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


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