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Valedictorians 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition: Sherwin Davoud, the valedictorian at Statesboro High School, chose retired Langston Chapel Middle School teacher Kathy Tucker as his STAR teacher. The name of his STAR teacher was incorrect in an article Sunday in the Lifestyles section. The Herald regrets the error.

May 26, 2013 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Bragg, Hayley Greene, Jeff Harrison, Rahn Hutcheson and Gabby Bennett | Life


The future begins now

More than 20,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 11 to watch nearly 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Luis Aguilar, a 1976 GSU graduate and a commissioner on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was the keynote speaker.

May 19, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Fishing rodeo reels in a mess of kids

Last Saturday morning, the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Bulloch Bassmasters hosted the 10th annual Bassmasters Fishing Rodeo at Mill Creek Pond for children ages 5 to 15 years. About 180 kids registered to participate with their families. Over 70 sponsors supplied gifts for every child, and entrants had a crack at $50 for catching tagged fish.

May 12, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Working to stomp out bullying

Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.

May 05, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


A tale of 2 love stories

It's a book you cannot put down, a gripping storyline that reads like a disturbing movie that you can barely fathom but feel compelled to keep watching because it is so powerful.

April 28, 2013 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Life


Everybody's gone surfin'

"Surfin' USA: Greatest Hits of the Beach Boys" hit the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday to take the evening's audience on a journey back in time to summer days, good friends and great music. Rockin' guitar intros got guests out of their seats and grooving to classic Beach Boy hits including "I Get Around," Kokomono," "Good Vibrations," "Don't Worry Baby" and, of course, "Surfin' USA."

April 21, 2013 | | Life


Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

On April 5 and 6, for the third year in a row, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club invited Hedrick Rodeo Company to the fairgrounds. The rodeo, an International Professional Rodeo Association event, drew more than 4,000 visitors each night as local riders competed against world champions in bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. There were also fun, nonprofessional contests including a calf scramble and steer dressing.

April 14, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Deen Day Smith honorees gather for annual coffee

Following Tuesday evening's 25th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 07, 2013 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Let's get artsy

Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest, now in its 31st year, will be held April 6 and is the perfect opportunity to let your little artists shine - and perhaps your own inner artist, too.

March 31, 2013 | By CASEY STODDARD cstoddard@statesboroherald.com | Life


Festival quenches students' thirst for knowledge

On Friday, approximately 850 fourth-grade students attended the 2013 Children's Water Festival hosted by Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Georgia Southern University.

March 24, 2013 | | Life


Statesboro Music Festival

The Statesboro Music Festival returned for its second year last weekend at the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. The three-day festival welcomed spring with over 20 different musical performances from across several genres, family activities for all ages and local vendors providing their best products.

March 17, 2013 | | Life


Up with People

More than 110 performers from 20 countries arrived at the Averitt Center for the Arts Monday to continue their 18-city world tour with Up with People, a nonprofit organization designed to provide travel, cultural, art performance and community service experiences for its students, who pay tuition.

March 10, 2013 | | Life


Sweet success

Statesboro's inaugural Chocolate Run 5K was a resoundingly sweet success - despite the persistent, chilly rain on race day.

March 03, 2013 | | Life


One final curtain call

During his time at Georgia Southern University Theatre, James Harbour has taken on the parts of many pivotal characters.

February 24, 2013 | By CAROLYN JOHNSTON Special to the Herald | Life


Sharing a slice of American history

One enduring trait that people remember about President Jimmy Carter is his honesty and forthrightness - some would say to a fault.

February 17, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Life


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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 ...

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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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Naps not the best solution for teens

There must be some relationship between aging and the "You've got to be kidding me!" response, if I am any indication, that is. What ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:End times -- Taking care of business

"In this life, two things are certain - death and taxes." This familiar saying is correct, but I can name other certainties, good and bad. The ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Long distance stagecoach lines make it to Georgia

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

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Music more than a profession for GSU master's student Cottle

A musician's work is never done is a fact that Robert Cottle knows all too well. When asked to describe himself in a few ...

February 12, 2017 | By Rashida Otunba | Life


Mical Whitaker’s everlasting mark in Statesboro, Bulloch

Witty, classy, outspoken, knowledgeable, well-traveled, polite with a splash of Southern charm coupled with a thick layer of New York temerity all tempered with a ...

February 06, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Tradition spreads love locally — to help spread it globally

A sweet tradition in the Boro continues this year as students from Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Georgia Southern University deliver singing valentines Feb. 10 to ...

February 06, 2017 | By Angye Morrison amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


One sky to shelter us all

Like a blackboard on the first day of school, the night sky is flat and clean and dark. So very dark. The stars are strung ...

February 05, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


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