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.
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.
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.
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ATLANTA - After knocking off his biggest rival, Paul Johnson couldn't help himself.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Brandon Prince transferred to UAB to help his ailing father, a single parent, while still doing what he loves most: Playing football.
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.
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.
The Statesboro Police Department announced Wednesday that it will conduct compliance checks of businesses licensed to sell alcohol this month.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A student aboard one of two Tennessee school buses involved in a deadly crash says it was a terrifying experience.
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.
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PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.
The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?
SAVANNAH - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they've seen on the screen.
In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.
Anyone writing critically about the Bible - scriptures revered and followed by millions of believers worldwide - would do well to brace himself or herself for pushback from those believers, as well as scholars who view the Bible as God's word.
WASHINGTON - Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."
CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.
WASHINGTON - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.
Couples tend to marry someone close to their age - at least initially. But of those who remarry, men seem drawn to younger women, while women tend to marry older men, a Pew Research Study says.
One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.
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She says her husband has a bright, shiny new car. It's a beauty. She's happy for him. She's not saying she wants his new car and wishes it were hers. No, it's not about coveting his incredible new machine. She wants to be that incredible machine. Here's why.