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The Gift of Strength - Joseph's Home for Boys receives special donations

Bulging biceps, leaner bodies, and physical exercise as well as self-defense skills are all part of a recent surprise and an ongoing partnership that have made residents of Joseph's Home for Boys more health-minded.

July 27, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Bettering the Boro - Downtown Streetscape plans move forward

In the works for four years, the Downtown Streetscape project is nearing realization as the City of Statesboro secures a final agreement with the contractor.

July 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Local youngsters go on an 'Eco-Adventure'

July 13, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


End of an era - Tommy David ends term as OTC Board Chair

After many years of involvement on the Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors, F. Tommy David presided over his final Board meeting at the College June 18. In honor of David's departure from the Board, David's long-time friend, and freelance writer, Ric Mandes, spent some time as David reminisced about his passion for technical education and Ogeechee Tech. The story follows…

July 09, 2008 | By RIC MANDES Special to the Herald | Life


A return to the skies - WWII veteran gets opportunity to fly B-24 once again

Some of Statesboro's more "seasoned" citizens may remember back in the early 1940's when a man named R. D. Bowen would "buzz" Statesboro during his basic training in the Air Force.

June 22, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Pure gold - Local Girl Scout wins prestigious award

On May 4, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awarded four teens with the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award during an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge #183. One of these awards was given to Statesboro resident Ashlin Reid.

June 15, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Learning to handle expectations, DeAngelo Tyson's ready for next step

DeAngelo Tyson is just like any other high school senior – his situation is just a little bit different.

June 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Life


For love of family and country - 3 brothers follow father's path

Statesboro resident Martha Woodbery has three sons in the service of our country. For her and her sons, serving their country is just part of the family business.

June 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Faces from Africa - Boro native hopes his photography can help improve conditions

Photography has the unmatched ability of communicating the value of a human life," said Tyler Moore.

May 18, 2008 | By EMILY HAYMANS Special to the Herald | Life


Getting fit - Georgia Southern ‘Biggest Loser’ contest teaches lifestyle changes

Georgia Southern University's fitness director Michelle Martin is a bit of a task master - for health, that is.

May 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Wine, Moonlight and Magnolias auction and gala held Thursday

May 04, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Free as a bird - Herald reporter gives first-hand account of flying in WWII fighter plane

Last Tuesday morning, my editor, Jim Healy, presented me with an interesting proposition.

April 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Eagles’ nest - Family holds 4 generations of dedicated Eagle Scouts

There's a family of eagles living in Bulloch County. Eagle Scouts that is.

March 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Portal’s hardwood legacy - Former basketball player recalls trip to finals

It was a bittersweet ending for the Portal Panthers basketball team as they lost in overtime, at a Class A semi-final game Thursday in Macon.

March 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


African diaspora gives back from afar

The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


A cemetery apart

"The Colored Folks Cemetery," as a deed from 1903 describes it, is a smaller, privately maintained cemetery behind the city of Statesboro's publicly maintained Eastside Cemetery.

December 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Life


Avoid the approaching 'Holiday Overwhelm'

In the human version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jim Carrey as the Grinch shares these symbolic stresses in his busy holiday schedule: "Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, Jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare ...

December 07, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News | Life


How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.

December 07, 2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press | Life


Legacy of the land

Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


And the last Thanksgiving thank-you goes to: helium

NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Sad music may help winter blues

BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.

November 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News | Life


Winter is coming. Be prepared.

Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Life


Club celebrates 55 years of community, conversation — and coffee

With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.

November 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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