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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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Commonsense rules for taking kids to restaurants

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Daniel Eddy, a New York City chef, on how to have a mutually successful experience with a young child ...

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Army Corps helps navigation above Augusta on the 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.

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Heat to boiling

It is so hot. So hot that, by 7:30 in morning, the basil on the deck droops like little green flags on a windless ...

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Atlanta Ballet

The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's Summer Intensive for intermediate ballet students was held at Georgia Southern University June 11–22, where dancers ...

July 24, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Steaming down the Savannah

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

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Because I said so' is a perfectly reasonable response

One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "Children deserve reasons." To ...

July 17, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The drug crisis in America

This country is in the midst of a drug crisis, and it is steadily getting worse.

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?'

In 1892, J.G. Dailey wrote the beautiful hymn with a beautiful theme: "Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?" It's a hymn that ...

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Eat seed and be merry

I have tried for years to feed birds. Hung all manner of feeders from stout branches and metal shepherd's crooks, tried seed mixture blended ...

July 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Wrecks, explosions make steamboating a dangerous job

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

July 10, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: In an adult-child power struggle, the child is in control

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 10, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Recent actions to help seniors

In my last column, I pointed to the problem that disabled seniors have with delivering and returning garbage containers for street-side pickup and asked if ...

July 03, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Finally, some steamboat competition on the Savannah

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

July 03, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents should have a game plan for kids' anxiety

Q: My 8-year-old daughter is having anxiety issues that seem to border on obsessive-compulsive disorder. She wants me to repeat certain things back to her ...

July 03, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Hot summer days provide warm family memories

Hot much so far in your neck of the woods? Well, there's more where that came from as the Boro anticipates climbing temperatures throughout ...

July 03, 2016 | | Life


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