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Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

To celebrate the holiday season, here are a few photos from selected recent events in Statesboro and Brooklet.

December 15, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Medals for Jake

Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.

December 08, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


'Two Cooks in the Kitchen'

Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.

December 01, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


7-year-old battling leukemia becomes a firefighter for a day

Standing at about 4 feet tall, with a waist no larger than the hydrant next to him, 7-year-old Aaron Oliver doesn't look like the average firefighter.

November 24, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Musical achievement

Mark Cartwright, who will be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music/Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 30, has roots in the Statesboro area, playing and singing in the 1970s and '80s at places like the Holiday Inn.

November 17, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


Live without worry

She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.

November 10, 2013 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


The Haunted Forest at GSU

This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University brought back the Haunted Forest for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Blankenbaker, who taught recreation and leisure studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be an annual occurrence until Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

November 03, 2013 | Photos by Jeremy Wilburn Georgia Southern University | Life


A family affair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 52nd time last week, where the Statesboro Kiwanis Club welcomed folks from all across the region with food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 27, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Ric Mandes - Dance, ballerina, dance

I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.

October 20, 2013 | | Life


The Empty Bowl Project

On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.

October 13, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

On Thursday evening, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the third annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The event is a fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties. A packed house was in attendance to see the show at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center. The event raised more than $80,000 for Safe Haven - almost $50,000 more than last year.

October 06, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A taste of life down on the farm

Held Saturday, Sept. 21, the Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company near Stilson played host to thousands who came to get a taste of a working farm.

September 29, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A stompin' good time

Between 300 and 400 people visited Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday to enjoy its annual Grape Stomp Festival. Many bared their feet to pound grapes into juice the ancient way. Most sampled wine and cheese, and all were treated to live music from local classic-rock band PB&J.

September 22, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Breaking in those dancing shoes

When the curtain closes on this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraising event, the real stars will be the women and families who benefit from the people and programs at Safe Haven.

September 15, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life


Beekeepers band together

Colony collapse disorder. Neonicotinoid pesticides. A vampire-like mite named Varroa destructor. Foulbrood. The hive beetle.

September 08, 2013 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tried and true works best with children

I've said it many times, but it bears repeating: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience; as in ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First stagecoach mail routes approved for Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Sunday Supper -- Herb roasted chicken

The warm climate we experience in Southeast Georgia often leaves cold temperatures few and far between. It's only February and already, I've had ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must work at being more sensitive to others

I heard about a woman who was so sensitive she even lied about the age of her dog!

February 26, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The changing face of death

Death and dying, event and process, have always generated personal problems, the physical and emotional agonies of grief. Witness the biblical accounts of David's ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Davis achieves highest rank in Boy Scouts

Only a ninth grader at Southeast Bulloch High School, Drew Davis earned the rank of Eagle Scout last quarter and held his Eagle Court of ...

February 26, 2017 | By Julie Lavender | Life


Hands-on approach key for Bishop Sharma Lewis

She's the little sister to three older sisters and big sister to one brother. To fill their shoes would be huge task, but Sharma ...

February 24, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High | Life


And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Victor Simmons: Leader in the art world, humble servant

For Statesboro High School graduate Victor Simmons, art is more than a vocation. Much like Proverbes 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart ...

February 19, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New stagecoach routes would hug the Georgia coast

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Roxie Remley a pioneer for women in uniform

Before Roxie Remley was a force for the arts in Statesboro, she helped beat a path for women into the U.S. Army during World ...

February 19, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


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