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Coloring the campus for cystic fibrosis

It was a perfectly sunny, spring-like day for the second Color the Campus 5K for Cystic Fibrosis, but it rained a rainbow of colors at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 8.

March 16, 2014 | Photos and story by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Local scouts take top 3 places at Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby

Scouts from Pack 345 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church and Pack 413 at Nevils United Methodist Church took the top three places in the Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby held recently at Metter High School. Thomas Freeman, from Pack 345, is the son of Steven and Beth Freeman of Statesboro, and he took first-place honors.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A decade of public health at GSU

Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.

March 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Bulloch County law enforcement: 100 years later

On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


GSU fall 2013 Dean's List and President's List

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Second Chocolate Run exceeds expectations

Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.

March 02, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Composer Peter Schickele visits Georgia Southern

Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.

March 02, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Cole wins Best of Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.

February 23, 2014 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


A new day for Bennett Grove

Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.

February 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Troop celebrates golden anniversary

The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.

February 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Life


Tech-savvy students

Bulloch County Schools hosted its fourth annual Regional Student Technology Fair on Jan. 25 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

February 02, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREEN Special to the Herald | Life


‘A Yankee Girl’ gets e-published

You should know several things about "A Yankee Girl's Guide to the South," available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon.com, and Jillian Perry, the Bulloch Academy teacher who wrote it.

January 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Tos Theatre in Claxton still awaiting ‘Futureworld’

CLAXTON - Opened in 1927 when movies were still silent, the Tos Theatre in downtown Claxton closed after a November 1976 showing of "Across the Great Divide." "Futureworld," billed as the next attraction, apparently never played at the walk-in.

January 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


A birder's-eye view

While it's true that spring is the best time to watch the most colorful migratory birds in South Georgia backyards, the dead of winter can also bring some satisfying birding with inviting feeders and a little patience. Feeders placed near cover can attract many colorful species into view, such as cardinals, chickadees, titmice, warblers and sparrows. In January, in addition to the birds that remain here year-round, many migratory feathered creatures pass through the area on their way north to weather the heart of the coldest months. And of course, where there are small birds, there are predatory birds ...

January 12, 2014 | Photos and story by EDDIE LEDBETTER eledbetter@statesboroherald.com | Life


That's a wrap, 2013

The past year offered a lot of interesting stories, people and events to photograph. As a photojournalist, I'm always striving to make pictures that help our readers better understand our community. While reviewing my work from 2013, I found many pictures that weren't published but still offer a unique look back on the year. Sometimes there just was not enough space in the newspaper for every picture, and sometimes we chose others that better conveyed the most important part of a story. And sometimes, I simply shoot pictures because what I see looks cool and offers a different ...

January 05, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


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Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV

NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.

April 16, 2014 | | Life


Celebrating the arts for 32 years

While anyone can be artistic anytime, anywhere, Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest provides a very public outlet for spontaneous creation.

April 13, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

April 11, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

April 10, 2014 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards

The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.

April 07, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Statesboro Youth Chorale now raising money for trip to NYC

Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Eagles ace the field at Schenkel

On March 16, for the first time ever, the Georgia Southern Eagles won their home golf tournament, the Schenkel Invitational, held at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 23, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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