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In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

Statesboro wins another at Gentlemen's Classic

Day two of Statesboro High's Gentlemen's Classic saw the Blue Devils playing without two starters, but it didn't slow them down much as they won their second straight game by over 20 points with a 62-40 win over Richmond Academy.

December 27, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY | Prep Sports 360

Now or never for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Falcons found themselves in what coach Dan Quinn on Wednesday called "a spin cycle of frustrated, anger and then motivated" after a mistake-filled loss last week at New Orleans.

December 27, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year

HOUSTON - Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise's first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later.

December 27, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Georgia’s Top 10 health care stories in 2017

Like many parts of the United States, health care in Georgia was impacted by multiple changes to Obamacare, a deepening opioid epidemic and struggling with funding for health care in general. Here is a look at the top 10 health care stories in Georgia for 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it's called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall.

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the trip.

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press

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 from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

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 swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

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 summons to appear in court.

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 recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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

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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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