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New church opens its doors for worship and service in Statesboro

More than 400 people worshipped last Sunday at the launch of a new church in Statesboro. Compassion Christian Church, currently meeting in Mill Creek Elementary School on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., is the fifth location of Savannah Christian Church, a nondenominational church that began in 1964.

February 03, 2013 | By Julie Lavender Herald Correspondent | Life


Local woman publishes children's book

Casey Murray Ivey loved writing when she was in school, but after graduation she somehow forgot how much she enjoyed it. That was, until she read the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.

January 27, 2013 | | Life


The bittersweet ending to a beautiful life

For all intents and purposes, Ray Whitaker's life ended the night of May 21.

January 20, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Georgia Southern presents newest art exhibitions

Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents two new exhibits, "Karen Ann Myers: Intimate Patterns" and "Michael Velliquette: Power Seeker." Both exhibits opened Jan. 14 and will be featured through Feb. 24 in the University Gallery.

January 20, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life


At home on the range

Last Saturday, the Bulloch County Sheriff's office held its first Basic Civilian Handgun Course of the year. Many family members and couples attended together, and participants' ages ranged from 17 to 67.

January 13, 2013 | | Life


The cost of volunteering

NOTE: The Statesboro Herald began a five-part series highlighting several local volunteers and their sacrifices last week. This week concludes the series with parts three through five.

January 04, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Ministry to international students a blessing

She is the "Mother Goose" of the international students at Georgia Southern University, volunteering almost daily to help them with such tasks as shopping, learning to drive and learning to cook, as well as helping them meet and network with other students.

December 30, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Finding joy as a volunteer musician

Stephen Gay works 10 hours a day, five days a week as the pharmacist at The Prescription Shop at South Zetterower and Savannah avenues.

December 30, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Dreaming of a bright Christmas

December nights in Bulloch County take on a festive glow as residents get into the Christmas spirit by stringing lights, hanging wreaths and red bows, and illuminating homes with spotlights.

December 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Fa la la, ooh la la

This holiday season, local retailer Frills by Scott and Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art are working together to bring a 5th Avenue feel to the windows of the downtown Statesboro store.

December 16, 2012 | | Life


2012 Farm Family of the Year

In the tiny community of Hopeulikit, surrounded by family farmland, catfish ponds and good neighbors, the Grayson Ellis family continues a way of life that has been passed down through generations.

December 09, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Let there be light

Georgia Southern University's annual Lighting of Sweetheart Circle was held on campus Thursday, Nov. 29. President Dr. Brooks Keel and First Lady Dr. Tammie Schalue kicked off the event by "flipping the switch" that turned on the lights around Sweetheart Circle. Those who attended the free holiday event had the chance to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and play in the snow. They also were able to decorate cookies, ornaments and Christmas cards and drink hot apple cider and hot chocolate.

December 02, 2012 | | Life


An international celebration

Georgia Southern University hosted the seventh annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mill Creek Regional Park. As the brainchild of GSU's Center for International Studies, the community event is intended to serve as a positive, interactive environment in which to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding through educational, cultural and international games and activities. It also aims to increase the community members' awareness of different educational and cultural programs available to them through the university and other resources.

November 25, 2012 | | Life


Local farmers reap abundance

Farmers have much to be thankful for during the upcoming Thanksgiving season. Nearly every crop planted back in the spring is projected to bring a bountiful harvest. Three of the area's largest crops are cotton, soybeans and peanuts.

November 18, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Writing the story of us

A great story weaves together many strands of subplot and characters to tell its tale. This one is no different.

November 11, 2012 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond — Holiday advice: Just roll with it

Q: My husband and I are looking forward to hosting our children and grandchildren over the holidays - or were. We were recently informed that our ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses 'road hands' to help maintain early roads

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

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A different kind of Christmas tree

There are fewer and fewer leaves on the sycamore tree each day. More and more sky showing through the satin-smooth branches. Its neighbors in the ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life


Here's to new beginnings

About 1,700 students received their diplomas, including roughly 1,300 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students, during Georgia Southern University's fall commencement Friday ...

December 11, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Tucker Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie E. Tucker of Statesboro celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. The couple was married on Dec. 8, 1956 ...

December 11, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


'Sweet' holiday tradition

Since 2007, the Lighting of Sweetheart Circle at Georgia Southern University has been an annual holiday tradition for Statesboro that helps to kick off the ...

December 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Finals and finishing strong

By the time you're reading this, I'll have just one week of finals to go before I complete my second semester of culinary ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted

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

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas, cocoa and the close of another year

As the calendar moves rapidly towards the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, everything seems rushed and frantic. Make a concerted effort to keep ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't make your children 'big fish'

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Living with gratitude: It's better late than never

In Luke's "good news" historical account of Jesus' teaching and deeds, he records the incident of the healing of 10 who were lepers (chapter ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825

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

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, don't engage in arguments with your children

Q: In last week's column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That's fine and dandy advice, John, but you failed to ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A spirit of thanksgiving

People arrive at thankfulness in a myriad of different ways. We're not naturally born with a heart of gratitude or a spirit of thanksgiving ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


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