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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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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: America's first exports go from Savannah to London

Note: The following is part of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Are you looking forward to 'the other side'?

Disaster and tragedy in our world are common. Sometimes it seems that, "like bananas, they come in bunches!" Floods, earthquakes and storms affect populations over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Things to consider when choosing a private school

Q: We are looking for a private school for our 4-year-old. Regardless of the school we ultimately choose, we want to keep him there through ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A fairy tale of a different stripe

The bride was as lovely as I have ever seen, the groom as serious. The bridesmaids floated down the aisle like mermaids, the groomsmen lumbered ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Day One

With classes starting Monday and the excitement of the upcoming football season adding to the enthusiasm, Georgia Southern University welcomed a new academic year Monday ...

August 21, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Laws for and against sailors enacted in Savannah

Note: The following is the first of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Smart car for teen may not be the smart choice

Greg Fulton thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car - thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would ...

August 14, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Messages to merchants and senior customers

The senior segment of the population in this country is growing and will continue to do so for years.

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Carrie Ann Baade: 'Piece and Pieces'

It's been a summer of artistic exploration for local children at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and many of them have learned the ...

August 14, 2016 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Summer road trip to remember

As a final ode to summer's end and in celebration of our one-year wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a road trip to ...

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Marco Polo, Magellan and me

Late in the day, when the light has bloomed lavender and the audible heartbeat of the earth has faded to a quiet drone, when the ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia steamboats play a role in Civil War battles

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

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Stepparents should have disciplinary discretion

Q: The woman I've been dating - a single mom with two young boys - and I have decided to get married. My only reservation, and ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy some last-minute summer fun

Large, yellow children- and teen-movers on the highways in the early hours of the morning and again in the mid-afternoon can only mean one thing ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Pay attention to your inner self

Cosmetic surgery has been a booming business for many years. An amazingly high percentage of people have had one, two and in some cases several ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


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