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:
The Statesboro Kiwanis Second Annual Rodeo brought in a crowd of about 7,000 from April 27 to 28.
Last week, the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee named Al Clark and his family the 2009 Farm Family of the Year.