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Avoid these common holiday shopping pitfalls

According to Discover Financial Services, Americans plan to spend an average of just over $1,000 during the holiday season. During Christmas season, it's easy to get so caught up in the deals and the discounts that you end up checking your reasoning and budget at the retail door. It's important to make sure this season is about giving and spending time with family - not financial irresponsibility and hardship. As you are shopping this holiday season, make sure to avoid these common pitfalls.

December 04, 2014 | By BEN LUTHI Deseret News National | Hot topics


Ga. lawmakers consider medical marijuana proposals

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers revisited a divisive argument over legalizing medical marijuana on Wednesday, as parents pleaded for something to help children with seizure disorders and representatives of law enforcement and conservative groups warned of unintended consequences.

December 04, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Multistate coalition sues over immigration order

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the move "tramples" key portions of the U.S. Constitution.

December 04, 2014 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press




The PJ way

ATLANTA - After knocking off his biggest rival, Paul Johnson couldn't help himself.

December 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


BA's Stuckey named to GISA All-Star team

Bulloch Academy senior Dylan Stuckey has been selected to play in the 2014 Georgia Independent School Association All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.

December 03, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Streaky Cowboys should top Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy.

December 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Braves agree to terms with reliever Jim Johnson

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.

December 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


UAB players, coaches ponder the future after football program axed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Brandon Prince transferred to UAB to help his ailing father, a single parent, while still doing what he loves most: Playing football.

December 03, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Michele Norris to Speak at Georgia Southern MLK Celebration

Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2015 MLK Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Psychology program accredited

The American Psychological Association's Council on Accreditation has formally accredited Georgia Southern University's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology, the university announced Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police to conduct alcohol compliance checks

The Statesboro Police Department announced Wednesday that it will conduct compliance checks of businesses licensed to sell alcohol this month.

December 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Girl describes harrowing Tenn. school bus crash

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A student aboard one of two Tennessee school buses involved in a deadly crash says it was a terrifying experience.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

LOS ANGELES - Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts.

December 03, 2014 | By SUE MANNING Associated Press | Associated Press




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Portal Panthers blast Woodville-Thompkins

PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.

January 03, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Claxton sweeps Wheeler County

ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Cardinals go nowhere, Carolina wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Gators survive ECU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs: So far, so good, so let's expand

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.

January 03, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parade Magazine no longer available in Statesboro Herald

After more than 11 years of being delivered every Sunday inside the Statesboro Herald, Parade Magazine has decided to no longer make its publication available to the Herald and hundreds of other small newspapers around the nation. The issue inserted last Sunday - Dec. 28, 2014 - will be the final Parade inserted in the Herald.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Businesses invited to join Bulloch Historical Society

The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive early in January, under the leadership of William I. Griffis, according to Joe McGlamery, president of the Historical Society.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


That moment when your kid sees you naked

You're getting out of the shower early in the morning when the door opens. Standing there, staring blankly back at you, is your kid. He or she has just caught a glimpse of your naked adult body. You spring into action, help your kid out of the bathroom and then return to drying off and redressing.

January 03, 2015 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Your personality might help your doctor give you better treatment

Are you an introvert or extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? A cat person or a dog person?

January 03, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY - Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.

January 03, 2015 | By MARK STEVENSON and AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents and two other family members has been released from the hospital, an official said Saturday.

January 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Big Ten striking back with bowl success

The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.

January 02, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer | Sports


SEC getting roughed up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


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