VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Day with a call for an end to violence around the world and urged people not to lose sight of their need for God in an age of technological marvels.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 82. When I was about 45, my urologist prescribed finasteride and Proscar for my BPH. After taking the medicine for about 15 or 20 years, I developed a heart condition. They put a stent in one vessel. Do you think the finasteride and Proscar could have contributed to the collapse of the blood vessels?
ATLANTA (AP) - Taxes could dominate the agenda in the upcoming legislative session.
JAKARTA, Indonesia gas- Two years after a devastating tsunami crashed into coastlines, villagers in hardest-hit Indonesia were preparing for future disasters, with thousands expected to flee their homes by foot and car in an early warning drill.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old who lives in northern Portugal, and while it's true that the vast majority of teens suffer from depression, mine is different.
Note: This is the second in a six-part series previewing Georgia's upcoming legislative session, which starts Jan. 8.
DENVER - Denver's airport was operating at close to capacity Saturday after being snowed in for two days, but for many travelers jammed in its terminals it was not expected to be enough to rescue their hopes of joining their families for Christmas.
DENVER - Nearly 5,000 travelers who mistakenly thought they were beating the Christmas rush struggled to find a hotel room or faced another night on the hard floor at Denver's snowbound airport Thursday after a blizzard paralyzed the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Martha Riggs of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 16 at the Elm St. Church of God. The couple was married on December 21, 1956, here in Statesboro. They have six children: Craig and Connie Riggs of Augusta, Teddy Riggs of Statesboro, Tony and Mae F. Riggs of Statesboro, Karen and John F. Jones of Statesboro, the late Kathie Riggs Wiggins and the late Lisa Riggs; and 13 grandchildren.
Christmas away from home. In my family, Christmas was a true celebration, hearing again the Bethlehem Christmas Story.
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Rebecca Lauren Deal and Matthew Hamilton Rogers.
John and Carla Wood were wed August 19, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Ga.
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I hope all my readers and their families will have a merry Christmas and a happy holiday.
Mr. James "Bo" Allen
Last year in the season opener, nine different Georgia Southern football players scored a rushing touchdown.
Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.
Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.
The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.
Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.
Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.
Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.
LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
The discovery of seven babies found dead and concealed in the garage of a Utah home has Americans struggling to comprehend what would drive a mother to allegedly kill her newborn babies.
CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.
Lloyd William "Billy" Barnes
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.