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FDA suspends permit for Castleberry's plant


The Food and Drug Administration has suspended a temporary emergency operating permit granted to Castleberry's Food Co. in September.


In a statement that WRDW-TV said was from the company, Castleberry's said it was halting production of all products at the Augusta plant and temporarily suspending all work shifts. The statement gave no reason for the FDA's action.


"We are cooperating fully with the agencies and look forward to a prompt resolution that we can resume operation and work shifts," the statement said.


A security guard at the plant told an Augusta Chronicle reporter Sunday night that she could not comment on the report.


The company recalled more than 90 of its products in July after sauces made at the plant were linked to cases of botulism.


Pregnant woman dies, 3 injured in car wreck


A pregnant Blythe woman was killed Sunday afternoon when she was ejected from a car.


Angeleca Slusher, 19, of Bath-Edie Road, was pronounced dead about 2:47 p.m. after being ejected from the Cadilllac Deville, said Burke County Coroner Betty White.


Three other people were injured and taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, she said. They are John Homer Clinton, 21; his brother, Jay Clinton, 24; and Sherrie Glackin, 19.


The accident occurred when the driver of the car lost control at the Georgia Highway 56 spur, authorities said.


Ms. Slusher was seven months pregnant, and the unborn child did not survive, Ms. White said.

National Women, Girls HIV/AIDS Day is today

Today marks National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The Richmond County Health Department and Beulah Grove Community Resource Center will sponsor an event tonight focused on the awareness day.

The program will offer information on HIV and AIDS, a dramatic performance, step show and poetry. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way.

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SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 03/10/08 - 03:28 am
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Such a tragic loss for the

Such a tragic loss for the young pregnant woman. It is a wonder that people still ride in cars with no seat belt. Their use has proven to be life saving.

christian134
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christian134 03/10/08 - 06:04 am
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More are killed for not

More are killed for not wearing seat belts than those who do. I am so very sorry for the loss of these two lives. Prayers going out to the family left behind. Now the strange turn of events to the low percentage not killed due to the fact they were not wearing seat belts are my 2 sons. Each were saved from certain death by not wearing a seat belt but these were and are rare accurrences.

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nestep 03/10/08 - 09:53 am
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My thoughts and prayers go

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I could not imagine losing a child and a grandchild. Please everyone start wearing your seatbelts!!

betterme706
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betterme706 03/10/08 - 10:46 am
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my prayers are with the

my prayers are with the family.....................may you find comfort in GOD in these times.........these roads are dangerous reguardless of seatbelts or not
these roads are gonna be renames soon to dieways instead of highways.
I pray everyday when i see accidents that i go by not to be my family i couldn't imagine if it was it could happen to anyone of us though its a tragic death that i would never want to happen to anyone .

betterme706
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betterme706 03/10/08 - 10:53 am
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just wondering the accident

just wondering the accident that happened on keysville rd last week in the afternoon the lady that died - i to this day do not know her name but she worked at Wallys in heph on hwy 88.
she had the long black hair and since the new owners took over she was the only one that stayed their she was always so nice and a very kind lady (infact she was the nicest and kindest lady that ever worked there always pleasant to speak with) i go in there all the time and i didn't relize it was her till last nigth they had a fund set up for her in there,
her daughter was in the car with her and her daughter survived but is in bad condition still at the hospital and please pray for her i don't know her personallly but i did see her a few times she was always comming to get her moms car (she is a teenager) but she does NOT know her mother died in the accident yet.

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zzcliff 03/10/08 - 01:03 pm
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maybe one day all news will

maybe one day all news will be good news.

christian134
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christian134 03/10/08 - 01:38 pm
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the touching thing about

the touching thing about reading what you wrote betterme706 was the knowledge that this woman was remembered for her kindness and great smile. God blessed you by just knowing her for the time she had here. I have just prayed for her child as well as all the others who will grieve for this precious soul.

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martigirl9999 03/10/08 - 01:54 pm
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Maxwell, Sheila Kay*

Maxwell, Sheila Kay* View/Sign Guest Book

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Sheila Kay Maxwell, 44, beloved wife of Harold R. Miller, entered into rest Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Gilman, IL to Caron Lewis Zirkle and the late Charles Zirkle, Jr.. Mrs. Maxwell managed the Wally's Convenience Store in Hephzibah for ten years. She enjoyed playing pool at Cuz's Pool Hall and spending time with her family. Mrs. Maxwell was loved by all that knew her and she will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. at DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008 from the Chapel of DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah with Reverend Terence McLaughlin officiating. Additional family members are two sons; James Weakley and Josh Weakley both of IL, four daughters; Crystal Ann Marie Hadden (Scotty), Michelle Kay Jowers (Robert), Katrina Nicole Miller, and Melissa Dawn Miller, all of Hephzibah, one brother; Timmy Zirkle of IL, two grandchildren; Destiny Alexis Nicole Hadden and Chase Donnell Andrew Hadden, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hephzibah to help defray the expenses of the funeral. DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service 2546 Hwy 88 Hephzibah, GA 30815 (706) 592-5000 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

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patriciathomas 03/10/08 - 06:05 pm
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I'm surprised people still

I'm surprised people still drive a car in a manner that makes them wreck as if it's fun or exciting or necessary or normal or what ever the reason. So far, cars that don't wreck have less casualties then seat belts.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 03/13/08 - 07:39 am
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patriciathomas you are an

patriciathomas you are an inconsiderate, ignoorant, certified idiot. Someone lost family members here, show some compassion or just don't say anything. You probably think those soldiers killed by roadside bombs in Iraq, should have paid closer attention? And they say Republicans are smarter than Democrats, they need to re-read your posts. Proves my point...

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pbforeman 03/15/08 - 09:41 pm
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My heart goes out to the

My heart goes out to the family. Always the individual, Angelica was not one to be influenced by peer pressure, yet she was sweet and kind to everyone she met. As a student, Angelica was a hard working girl who always put the extra effort into every assignment, project or test she was assigned. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know her. As one of her many fortunate teachers, I can only say that we've lost a treasure and light in this world. My continued prayers also go out to the Glackin family for Cherie's complete recovery. Cherie was another one of my hard working and considerate students who I was honored to have as a student.

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