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Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?

CHICAGO - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

December 20, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing.

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press




Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Republicans pushed on Tuesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Americans will learn to love when they see their paychecks in the new year. President Donald Trump cheered the lawmakers on, eager to claim his first major legislative victory.

December 19, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Metter man charged after high-speed chase

A man who led law enforcement on a three-county high-speed chase Monday morning turned himself in to the Candler County Jail on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Falcons get crucial win over Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - There's only one team the Atlanta Falcons need to be concerned about the rest of the way.

December 19, 2017 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Prep Sports 360


Gator boys rally, girls fall short

Bulloch Academy head coach Stacy Sikes said prior to Monday's matchup with Robert Toombs he thought this would be their biggest test of the young season. He was right, at least for a half, as the Gators overcame a 25-16 halftime deficit, to knock off the Crusaders 61-52.

December 19, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto Wash. highway

DUPONT, Wash. - An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring more than 100 and crushing two vehicles, authorities said.

December 18, 2017 | By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia still lags in health scores

Georgia remains at 41st in a national ranking of the healthiest states compiled by the United Health Foundation.

December 18, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Anderson's General Store stays a step ahead

When Raybon and Janelle Anderson began Bulloch Fertilizer Company in 1963 to serve local farmers with quality products backed up by wonderful personal service they could have never imagined the impact their business and family would have on our community. Nor could they have dreamed that two more generations of Andersons would be actively engaged in the business today.

December 18, 2017 | | Local


Humbug and blessings, every one

It started with a desire to come home for the holidays.

December 18, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


East Georgia Regional Medical Center: Keep holiday toy shopping safe, stress-free

While buying the hottest and trendiest toys for your child may be tempting as Christmas fast approaches, the doctors and nurses at East Georgia Regional Medical Center remind everyone that safety should always be the first priority. Nothing spoils a holiday celebration faster than an unexpected trip to the emergency room.

December 18, 2017 | | Local


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Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified ...

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press




A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard ...

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a ...

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and ...

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


Taking a look at 2017 business highlights

Yes, 2017 was another banner year for Statesboro and Bulloch County businesses. Let's take a look back at a few of the highlights:

December 25, 2017 | | Local


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus: He comes to make his blessings flow

The sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden brought a curse on not only men and women, but on nature itself.

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Discipline: Nothing new under the sun

Q: My parents recently told me that my husband and I are letting our toddler run our family and that it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable ...

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Postmaster general names early Bulloch town 'Gnat'

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Mermaids, Christmas and Amazon Prime

Chambless is 5. Her future career goals include being a mermaid. At a recent Georgia Southern football game, she excitedly noted that all of the ...

December 24, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


TMT Farms: Lighting up the holidays

TMT Farms hosts thousands each holiday season - thousands of people eager to enjoy the Christmas light display and feel the magic of the holidays.

December 24, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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