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Jesus' birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The city is considering a dramatic solution to the problem - digging a tunnel under Manger Square.

December 23, 2014 | By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

December 23, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Santa and local elves donate Statesboro AMBUCS bikes

The Statesboro AMBUCS organization, with assistance from Santa Claus and some elves, brought Christmas joy to six children a little early this year.

December 22, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia's Bobo off to Colorado State

December 22, 2014 | By PAT GRAHAM Associated Press | UGA


Falcons hope for playoff berth, fresh start

December 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons




Police departments on alert after cop killings

NEW YORK - Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

December 22, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tired of interruptions, Catholic priest installs cellphone jammer in church

Bedeviled by jangling cellphones, a Roman Catholic priest in Naples, Italy, has decided to exorcise the electronic interference in high-tech style: he's installed a cell signal jammer, according to London's Daily Express.

December 22, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 ways God can save your marriage

Marriage and religion have been bound together for years. Marriage ceremonies are, after all, done in churches, temples and other religious houses of worship, as a way of uniting couples.

December 22, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


SEB High alum brings home second national championship title

Knapp Boddiford, 19, a 2013 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, won his second national championship in two years during the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was one of four national finalists that competed in the Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency category, and he received $1,000 for his win. Though now in college, Boddiford still affiliates and competes under the SEBHS FFA Chapter.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Potty training triggers power struggle

Q: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least one accident a day. I can see she needs to go, but when I ask her she says no. At this point, if I try to get her to go, she begins screaming and crying and resisting. If I'm able to get her to the bathroom, she wets herself as I'm taking ...

December 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Local


'Best and brightest' students in state honored at GSU showcase

More than 150 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day in Statesboro, Georgia. The University's Scholars Day is a unique invitation-only event providing incoming students the opportunity to meet Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., learn more about student organizations, participate in campus and residence hall tours and interview for a variety of academic scholarships and the University Honors Program.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCorkle-Sowell

Jennifer Layne McCorkle and Stephen Garrett Sowell were united in holy matrimony on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the evening at Nevils United Methodist Church in Nevils, Georgia. The Reverend Don Proctor and the Rev. Ron Johnson officiated the double-ring ceremony. The couple also shared their first communion as a married couple during the ceremony. Music was provided by Donny Collins and Donna Brigman.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


The heart of Christmas is priceless

When I was about eight years old, I took great pride in decorating my bedroom for Christmas. We lived in a two-story home in the quaint community of Blythe, Georgia - population 708 - and my room was upstairs to the right and down the hallway. It had two windows that looked out onto the street, a small closet, a little white ceiling fan and pink carpet. I had a radio and cassette player that sat on my window seat. The seat was crafted by my late Great Uncle J.E., who was a cabinet maker. In early December, I would clean ...

December 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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


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