LOS ANGELES - Taco Bell Corp. launched a newspaper ad blitz and sent its president on a string of media interviews Tuesday to persuade customers that its food is safe - even as the cause of the E. coli outbreak linked to the fast-food chain remained a mystery.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber struck a crowd of mostly poor Shiites in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding more than 200 after luring construction workers onto a pickup truck by offering them jobs as they were eating breakfast.
Georgia Southern's John Mohring earned his first All-America honor from the 2006 season. The senior linebacker was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team. He is the first Eagle to receive the honor since Freddie Pesqueira in 2002.
A busier-than-usual social life could be in the offing for you. The problem is, you could get involved with two unrelated groups of friends and find yourself being pulled in numerous directions all the time.
Insurance company finally realizes one of its clients is not dead BELLEVUE, Neb. - Margaret C. Morris and her insurance company now agree: She's alive. Several months ago, her insurance company, Medicare or both dropped her coverage because they presumed the 95-year-old woman was dead. ''It's disgusting and it's irritating and it's frustrating, and if you can think of any other words, go ahead and use them,'' Morris said. ''And I'm not dead. ...
Editor: Last Monday night many of us in the Emit Community were to learn of the destruction, by fire, of Emit Grove Baptist Church. Though not a member of this historic church, I have many memories and connections. Back in 1980 I visited Raleigh Kennedy, son of Stephen Kennedy, to find out the date his father built his home a half mile in front of the church. My father bought this home in ...
DEAR DR. GOTT: My problem is shingles on my wife, who is 78 years old. She's had them now for six weeks. The first four weeks she endured sudden, sharp pain at intervals from 30 minutes to 12 hours. She is no longer bothered with those, but her back has scabs that won't fall off. They burn, and she is in terrible pain. She can't bear to have someone even touch her back. She ...
Robert Benchley's Law of Distinction is: "There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't."
Editor: Should Georgians continue to use run-off elections? Your discussion of that question yesterday (Dec. 5) did what a good editorial should do, it seems to me, except for your astonishing misspelling of the bold print title word "necessary." But even that scrambled spelling in the title of the piece made an effective contribution as an attention-getter. The question, "Are runoffs really n-e-s-s-e-c-a-r-y?" somehow wakes me up. And attention truly is needed concerning ...
Shown at the recent Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for BOHOOKS Restaurant are (l-r) Eben Nelson, nephew of owners, holding bow; Bulloch County Commission Chair Garrett Nevil, Chamber Chairman of the Board Jeff Raines, owner Jeff Hook (with scissors), his father, Bo Hook (with scissors), Mayor Bill Hatcher and Gavin Nelson, nephew of owners, holding bow. The restaurant is located at 732 Northside Drive East next to Wal-Mart.
Editor: I remember the first day I met him. This quiet man of soft voice. A young Ph.D. in English from Emory University. I look upon him as a force as mighty as Erk's as he taught his classes with class; as he initiated the RAFT project; as he responded to the leader and began the GSU Museum; as he coordinated 200 years of history of Statesboro with Smith Banks; and now GSU's ...
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. ‰Statesboro Police Arrests sScott Thompson Laniak, 20, Eagle Villas - marijuana possession. sJerry Lee Driggers Jr., 24, Twin City ...
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.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's 2007 General Assembly hasn't yet begun, but legislative leaders have already handed themselves and their colleagues a 35 percent boost in their daily allowance.
The serious holiday shoppers were back in the nation's stores and malls over the weekend, buying in earnest but also making sure they came away with great bargains.
ATLANTA - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.
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Johnathan Bryant got the scholarship he needed because he earned it.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A familiar face returned to the practice field for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A surprise no more, No. 9 Missouri leads the SEC East with three games to go.
Last Friday saw the Southeast Bulloch football team take on Tattnall County in driving wind and rain. Thanks to junior linebacker Isaiah Francois, it was still smooth sailing for the Yellow Jackets.
Injuries can be damaging to NFL teams - and to Pro Picks, which is hurting after an awful week in which even our Best Bet flopped, for the first time.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -Georgia Southern men's soccer senior goalkeeper Neal Bates has been named SoCon Player of the Week for his work between the pipes between Oct. 28, and Nov. 5.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Elon coach Matt Matheny hopes to make his final season in the Southern Conference a memorable one.
ATLANTA - The ACC isn't as top-heavy as a cursory glance would indicate.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Davis Love III was in the learning center at Sea Island Golf Club over the weekend when he looked out the door at four players hitting balls, including PGA Tour rookie Kevin Tway. It brought back memories of Love's early days on tour. And he has every reason to suddenly feel much older than 49. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
PORTLAND, Ore. - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.
Metter police hope citizens can identify a man they said robbed a fast-food restaurant employee at gunpoint.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected in August and September by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com. ➤ ...