For the second time in three years, rain postponed Georgia Southern University's Day One celebration last Monday night, turning the traditional start of the fall semester into Day Six. After students completed their first week of classes, the event was held at Paulson Stadium on Monday, Aug. 26.
Thousands braved intermittent rain last Saturday to attend the 24th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival. The event featured vendors, live music, games and food, along with the ever-popular parade and tractor races.
Immortalized in the song "Seventy-six Trombones" featured in the musical play "The Music Man , the fictional town of River City, Iowa, had scads of the brass instruments with the familiar slides leading their parade. Next week, the parade is in Columbus, Ga., which will host hundreds of trombone players from around the world, including Statesboro.
A dozen police vehicles responded to a high-speed chase initiated on northbound Georgia Highway 67 just outside of Statesboro and ending on South Main Street where three suspects were arrested in a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Georgia Southern University welcomed a delegation of Korean students from Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, to campus as part of the collaborative exchange program the two schools have enjoyed since 2001.
The grounds were littered with peanut shells as people enjoyed the treat for which the Brooklet Peanut Festival is known; boiled peanuts. Vendors offered hot, fresh and salty boiled peanuts as well as roasted and even fried peanuts at the festival's 23rd annual celebration on Saturday, Aug 18. Throughout the day, crowds also enjoyed watching free live entertainment, vendors and games. The festival ended with a street dance Saturday night featuring Randy "Hat Man" Smith and the Magic Rocks Band.
Rain and lightning hampered the Georgia Southern Eagles' first day of fall football practice on Thursday.
Statesboro Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant has won many awards for his photography over the years - including 16 this year for work published in 2011.
The Averitt Center celebrated its local stars at the first Emma Awards on Friday night. Cast members of the 2011-2012 Averitt STARs Community Theater productions were nominated for the awards in five categories. The winners are as follows:
Nearly 400 paddling enthusiasts hit the Ogeechee River with their canoes and kayaks.
On Thursday, June 11, the Statesboro Regional Library welcomed Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education for an hour of up-close-and-personal interaction between Statesboro kids and a few of the center's critters. Connor Merry of the wildlife center taught about the animals' behaviors and environments and helped dispel myths surrounding the creatures in his care.
In three different commencement ceremonies at Hanner Fieldhouse last Saturday, May 30, high school seniors from Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School celebrated the end of their high school years and the beginning of their postgraduate lives.
Climbing clubs from four Georgia universities and Clemson University competed in the Eighth Annual Southern Sendfest regional bouldering competition at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 28.
Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares his favorite sports photos of 2014.
Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares his favorite feature photos of 2014.
Herald staff photographer Scott Bryant shares the first of three galleries featuring his favorite photos of 2014.
Under the direction of Matt Olsen, Southeast Bulloch High School celebrates the holidays with four different ensembles performing a Caribbean-themed holiday program.
Sallie Zetterower Elementary School stages their annual Holiday Songfest before heading home for break. Lots of kiddie cuteness.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.
The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County are introduced to many of the animals who make their home at the Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education through a special adaptation of "The Night Before Christmas" where Santa must find new animals to help him out on Christmas Eve when his reindeer fall ill.
Second and third graders at Mattie Lively Elementary School performed "How the Penguins Saved Christmas."
Images from the 2014 downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration
Peaceful protesters walk from Georgia Southern to Bulloch courthouse, call for unity, equal rights.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, clergy and members of local churches joined together in prayer and song to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.