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Vampin' Gamer with Timothy Webb - 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' anything but amazing

Xbox One's cartoonish-styled golf simulator "Powerstar Golf" is now a free-to-play title. Developed by Zoë Mode and published by Microsoft Studios, "Powerstar Golf" has dropped its $19.99 price tag and is free to download from the Xbox Game Stores, with separate extra courses that are available for purchase. Giving an alternative to Tiger Wood's realistic models and locations, the arcade-style approach of "Powerstar Golf" gives players a laid-back but entertaining title.

June 03, 2014 | By TIMOTHY WEBB twebb@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


A sober Brantley Gilbert still singing party songs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Go ahead and congratulate country rocker Brantley Gilbert on his No. 1 hit, "Bottoms Up." Just don't buy him a beer.

June 03, 2014 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Entertainment News


#BringBackOurGirls

The abduction of almost 300 high-school girls from their dormitories in northern Nigeria more than a month ago went largely unnoticed by the Western press until a social media campaign using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls brought it to the forefront of American political discussion.

June 03, 2014 | DESERET NEWS | Entertainment News


Student Spotlight

Lauren West is a rising sophomore at Georgia Southern University who is described by her peers as determined and hardworking.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Professor Profile

Thomas Buckhoff is a Georgia Southern University professor who enjoys not only teaching but also observing the transition of students developing into professionals.

June 03, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Connect Crime: Wally World shoplifters

Last week, sticky-fingered patrons tried leaving Walmart with all kinds of items. First, a homeless man was seen on camera stealing a KitKat candy bar, a flashlight battery and a fist dagger. It was listed as his second offense. Another man threatened to slap an employee in the face after he and a buddy were caught shoplifting wings, macaroni and cheese, household goods and electronic items. A third incident involved two men who shoplifted a 12-pack of Kool-Aid Watermelon Jammers and a pair of fingerless gloves.

June 03, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON hsaxon@statesboroherald.com | Entertainment News


Georgia Southern Police: Man robbed while walking in Herty Woods

Georgia Southern University Police are searching for two men who reportedly robbed another man as he was walking in Herty Woods early Monday morning.

June 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 03, 2014 | By GRANT OLSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 03, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER | Faith


Did Catholics just beat out Satanists at Harvard?

Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.

June 03, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Can you rely on Social Security?

Social Security is too popular to ever be allowed to go away, at least that's what CBS News' Steve Vernon thinks.

June 03, 2014 | By JJ FEINAUER Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 tips to feel less depressed as a parent

Feeling in control of life can lead to more confidence, family happiness, and overall satisfaction. Here are 6 tips to help you manage your feelings.

June 03, 2014 | By SCOTT HINTZE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 03, 2014 | By SHANNON SYMONDS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

June 03, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | World




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Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


My Take: Truly the dawn of a new Georgia Southern era

Did you notice anything different in the air when you woke up Tuesday morning? Was there a sense of newness, wonder and anticipation that wasn't present on Monday?

June 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Sun sets on SoCon for Georgia Southern

It's been long anticipated, but as of today, Georgia Southern is officially an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.

June 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native puts on 'World's Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo'

Statesboro native and former superintendent of schools Dr. Billy Bice and his wife, Florence Ann, retired to St. Simons Island several years ago. Shortly after moving there, he purchased a 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat and began Billy Bee Charters. Billy caters to families, but the focus is on children.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


A successful season for Statesboro's Averitt Center

Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - After 95 years, H.W. Smith Jewelers closing

The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

June 30, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Potty training is a process

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told - we're using your "potty bell," and it's working extremely well - and produces every time. As a result, she's having very few, if any, wee incidents. However, we still have to catch her before an impending bowel movement - she usually begins releasing gas - and rush to get her to the potty. She will sit and poop on the potty, but at day care (three days a week), they can't watch her every second; therefore, she often poops in her pants there. How can ...

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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