Outgoing Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube and wife Kathryn preside over their last annual Watermelon Cutting on campus Tuesday. According to Georgia Southern's Web site, the traditional event began with the late university President Zach Henderson in 1948.
View Herald photo galleries of local 4th of July observances by local citizens.
Students from the St. Benedict School for the Performing Arts in Darby, England, area participating in the Georgia Southern University International Arts Academy.
Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond spoke at Tuesday's Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Speakers Luncheon at the Quality Inn and Suites. Thurmond told the audience it was hard to find good news in Georgia's 9.7 percent unemployment rate, but he has noticed a slowing in state residents losing their jobs. He also praised Georgia Southern as a vital part of Bulloch's economy. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be the next Chamber luncheon speaker in August at the Forest Heights Country Club.
University of Georgia County Extension Agent Wes Harris leads residents on a Statseboro Kiwanis Club-sponsored tour of Bulloch County farms to increase awareness of local agriculture.
Area children performed 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Saturday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center.
Middle school students gathered at Georgia Southern this week for a five-day Eagle Science Camp session. According to the school Web site, the students live at GSU during the camp and participate in laboratory adventures and camp activities.
Statesboro High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Portal High School all held their commencement ceremonies at Hanner Fieldhouse at GSU Saturday. To see more photos or to purchase prints from these events, please visit the following links:
Gray skies and intermittent rain storms didn't deter hard core water fanatics during opening day at the aquatic park inside Mill Creek Park. Splash is open today from noon to 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its sneak preview Memorial Day weekend.
John Harden, a sophomore at Bulloch Academy, and his brother Will Harden, a fourth-grader at Brooklet Elementary, recently both competed in singles and as a doubles team at the World Sport Stacking Championships in Denver.
Last week, the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee named Al Clark and his family the 2009 Farm Family of the Year.