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Van Tassell wins International Media Award

Whitt Van Tassell, a freshman at Statesboro High School, has received an "Excellence in Media Production" Award from the International Student Media Festival's pre-event panel of judges. Winners from across the United States and their work will be honored during the International Student Media Festival (ISMF) in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 10-12.

September 17, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Life


Visiting local farms

A trip through Bulloch County back roads to a remote farm, a visit to a fertilizer company and a stop at a small local grist, cane and sawmill was followed by lunch and a display of tractors Thursday as the Statesboro Kiwanis Club and Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce combined their annual farm tours for the first time.

September 11, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Walker completes basic training at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet Brandon Walker recently completed the six-week Cadet Basic Training and began classes at the United States Military Academy.

September 11, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Life


We interrupt this commercial for a very special proposal

If you were one of the many viewers of MTV's "Jersey Shore" in Statesboro Aug. 18, you might have noticed a special commercial - one where Mike Cristancho, a member of the local band Born-Forty, proposed to his girlfriend, Carrie Loomis, on-air.

September 04, 2011 | By CASEY STODDARD caltman@statesboroherald.com | Life


Mystery Night actors serve entertainment

Amateur actors serve up some saucy roles for murder mystery nights produced by the Continuing Education Division at Georgia Southern University.

September 02, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


Shakespeare in prison

The scene: Rogers State Prison. Amid green fields and razor-wire topped fences near Reidsville, medium-security Rogers houses 1,487 male inmates, many of whom work on the surrounding 9,700-acre farm that supplies food to other prisons statewide. Inside: A shiny, tiled visitation room with words like "RESPECT" and "PURPOSE" painted on the walls.

August 28, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


A beautiful heart

Derrick Merritt was born in Atlanta and loves the city life. But deep inside beats the heart of a country boy who loves horses, outdoors and the slower pace of rural Georgia.

August 21, 2011 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Seats available for Murder Mystery Night

Guests at the Murder Mystery Night going down Aug. 20 at the Holiday Inn can have a drink during the cocktail reception, partake of an elegant dinner, meet a local author and solve a killing.

August 14, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


Book Review: ‘Out of the Past’ brings Boro author to life

With the distinction of being the first female child born in Statesboro after the Civil War, Maude Brannen Edge began life as a curiosity of sorts.

August 14, 2011 | By KATHY BRADLEY Herald Columnist | Life


An enigma at sea

Reared first in England and then in New York City by parents from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Don Thompson remembers sailing aboard the Queen Mary and other great ocean liners as a child. In more recent years, he and wife Sally have taken more than a dozen cruises.

August 13, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


Ticket sales underway for '11-'12 Averitt Season

Season tickets are on sale for the 2011-2012 Averitt Center for the Arts performance season, with a lineup that goes from The Eagles to "Annie."

August 09, 2011 | | Life


Robertson named District Media Specialist of the Year

Shannon Robertson, Media Specialist for Southeast Bulloch Middle School, has been selected by the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology and the Georgia Library Media Association as the 2011 Library Media Specialist of the Year for the Coastal Georgia District.

August 06, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Life


Catholics and the South

"Growing up a Catholic in the American South, you understood two things. One is that you were a minority, and number two, most of the people who were non-Catholics in the South were very kind and very devoted to their faith," says Dr. James M. Woods.

July 31, 2011 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


GSU hosts mix of entertainment

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 10th season with a mix of entertainment that includes Broadway classics, a country music favorite, a world-renowned composer and musical political satire.

July 23, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Life


Band boot camp

The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band is halfway through a two-week boot camp where physical training is as important as the music.

July 18, 2011 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


Kathy Bradley: Summer solstice, summer storm

At about 9 o'clock Monday night, I stood in the middle of the front yard and took in the magic. Over my right shoulder ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Team boats' powered by horses gain popularity on the river

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Your children, teenagers don't need smart phones

Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: More help is needed

At any given time, most seniors are getting along well. At some point in time, however, all seniors will have problems and need help, but ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Enterprise explosion doesn't slow progress on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Raise children to make the world a better place

I recently enjoyed the privilege of seeing and hearing radio talk-show host Dennis Prager speak on the topic of happiness. He only spoke for 20 ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is the perfect model of a father's love and humility

There are many figures used in Scripture to illustrate the nature of God. One of the most comforting for us, showing the caring nature of ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Statesboro hosts statewide daylily convention

Statesboro recently played host to a stunning display of award-winning hemerocallises. Though gardening enthusiasts may recognize that difficult-to-pronounce word, the rest of us may know ...

June 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome summertime with Blueberry Lattice Pie

I had lunch with a good friend the other day, and toward the end of our meal together, she asked, "What are you doing Sunday ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Improving navigation becomes priority on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Summertime, summertime — let the fun times begin

School's out for summer; let playtime begin. Hopefully your family has a list - mental or written - of lots and lots of fun activities to ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Although world is more complex, parents need not stress

"Puzzled Grandma in the South" recently wrote to "Dear Abby" asking, "Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Help from unexpected friends

Social Security retirement, Medicare and Medicaid are national programs that help senior citizens in many ways. Still, we live locally, and massive social changes have ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


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