The Erk Russell Project is halfway completed and organizers are asking the public to view the progress so far. The project, a collaboration between the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts, is based largely on oral histories collected from people who were acquaintances of the late coach. The effort will culminate in a stage production telling the story of Russell's immeasurable impact on Statesboro and the University – set to debut at the start of the 2008 football season.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - One running back named Adrian Peterson has become a familiar name, leading the NFL in rushing as a star rookie for the Minnesota Vikings. Another plays for the Chicago Bears and isn't nearly as well known.
PROVO, Utah - A couple accused of kidnapping their daughter on the eve of her wedding pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge and a judge ordered mental-health professionals to evaluate them for actions he called ''clearly irrational.''
At the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry last month, a young man from the Denmark Community in Bulloch County took his prize steer to the top.
NUGEGODA, Sri Lanka - A bomb exploded Wednesday evening near the entrance to a popular department store in a busy Colombo suburb, killing 16 people and wounding 37 in a rare attack on civilians that the military blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels.
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, an offense that could subject her to 40 lashes, the Justice Ministry said.
Georgia Southern Football will host six games at Paulson Stadium during the 2008 season, as announced by Director of Athletics Sam Baker.
PAHOKEE, Fla. - Two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies who had tried to stop a stolen vehicle on a rural road in the Everglades were killed when they were struck by a fellow deputy's patrol car early Wednesday. The driver of the patrol car was injured, authorities said.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Searchers looking for a former police officer's missing wife were told by police to watch for a blue plastic barrel that could fit the woman's body inside, one of the searchers said.
LONDON (AP) - Young galaxies, so faint that scientists struggled to prove they were there at all, have been discovered by aiming two of the world's most powerful telescopes at a single patch of sky for nearly 100 hours.
MULLEN, Neb. - Ted Turner's men didn't flinch. As the price climbed past $8 million, $9 million, $9.5 million, they continued bidding at a rapid-fire pace.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, capping an intense flurry of diplomacy, said Wednesday the agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks was ''a hopeful beginning.''
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander's ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 45 years old and had a hysterectomy three weeks ago. No cancer was found in my ovaries, but they were removed because I am anemic and have low blood formation. The uterine test came back positive for cancer, and the organ was removed. I was told no follow-up was necessary. Do you feel I need a second opinion?
MIAMI (AP) - Despite alarming predictions, the U.S. came through a second straight hurricane season virtually unscathed, raising fears among emergency planners that they will be fighting public apathy and overconfidence when they warn people to prepare for next year.
A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II's bloodiest battles.
SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
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Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors of Statesboro as a "Preferred" Partner for 2015.
During the annual grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation earlier this month, Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was honored for his two years of service as Bar president and $472,274 was awarded in grants to Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services.
Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.
The Bible teaches that giving is a matter of worship to God, whether done as part of our corporate worship in church or in our personal and private expressions of devotion and obedience.
Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker and the head of the special education department, lots of pressure was put on us to have him tested and put on medication.
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.
The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why?
I know these colors so well. These pale and luminous colors of sand and sea and sky. These colors that melt and morph into each other and back again with the rise and fall of the tide, the climb of the moon, the set of the sun. These creamy whites and silvery grays. These liquid blues. I could drown in the colors and never stop breathing.
Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.