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Letters to Santa

The following are letters written to Santa by area children, who dropped them in the mailbox in Santa's Village at the Statesboro Mall. Writers include 7-year-old Michael, 8-year-old Zoe, 9-year-old Braeden and 15-year-old Jamillah, all of Statesboro; 5-year-old Cason of Metter; and 10-year-old Katie of Cobbtown.

December 22, 2013 | | Life


Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

To celebrate the holiday season, here are a few photos from selected recent events in Statesboro and Brooklet.

December 15, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Medals for Jake

Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.

December 08, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


'Two Cooks in the Kitchen'

Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.

December 01, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


7-year-old battling leukemia becomes a firefighter for a day

Standing at about 4 feet tall, with a waist no larger than the hydrant next to him, 7-year-old Aaron Oliver doesn't look like the average firefighter.

November 24, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Musical achievement

Mark Cartwright, who will be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music/Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 30, has roots in the Statesboro area, playing and singing in the 1970s and '80s at places like the Holiday Inn.

November 17, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


Live without worry

She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.

November 10, 2013 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


The Haunted Forest at GSU

This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University brought back the Haunted Forest for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Blankenbaker, who taught recreation and leisure studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be an annual occurrence until Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

November 03, 2013 | Photos by Jeremy Wilburn Georgia Southern University | Life


A family affair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 52nd time last week, where the Statesboro Kiwanis Club welcomed folks from all across the region with food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 27, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Ric Mandes - Dance, ballerina, dance

I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.

October 20, 2013 | | Life


The Empty Bowl Project

On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.

October 13, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

On Thursday evening, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the third annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The event is a fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties. A packed house was in attendance to see the show at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center. The event raised more than $80,000 for Safe Haven - almost $50,000 more than last year.

October 06, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A taste of life down on the farm

Held Saturday, Sept. 21, the Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company near Stilson played host to thousands who came to get a taste of a working farm.

September 29, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A stompin' good time

Between 300 and 400 people visited Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday to enjoy its annual Grape Stomp Festival. Many bared their feet to pound grapes into juice the ancient way. Most sampled wine and cheese, and all were treated to live music from local classic-rock band PB&J.

September 22, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Breaking in those dancing shoes

When the curtain closes on this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraising event, the real stars will be the women and families who benefit from the people and programs at Safe Haven.

September 15, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must not try to reason with kid

Q: Our 18-year-old daughter is a month away from high school graduation and she is failing nearly every class! About six months ago, she took ...

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Postal service espands, Confederacy forms own service

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

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must give Jesus first place in our lives

In the first chapter of Paul's letter to the Colossians, the apostle presents Jesus as supreme over everything and everyone; he is the all-sufficient ...

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Practical ways to cook with fresh herbs

In the month of May, National Herb Week is observed, which makes this the perfect time to tell you about my first herb garden and ...

May 21, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The darndest things

Art Linkletter, a popular television personality decades ago, hosted a show entitled, "Kids Say the Darndest Things." It was built around things children said while ...

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Praise mom more than 1 day a year

By the time this column appears in most papers to which it is distributed, Mother's Day 2017 will have come and gone. Nonetheless, I ...

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: This month May be a great time for family fun

The clock is ticking in preparation for the last school of the year to sound its celebratory ring. Big kids and little kids, parents and ...

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: A nation is born, postal system begins delivering mail

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

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Trimming the tree

The holly trees have stood at either end of the porch for nearly 15 years. They arrived in black plastic buckets, stubby and unimpressive, veritable ...

May 14, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Mitchell tunes to technology

"Music and technology have always been my biggest interests," said Southeast Bulloch Middle School Band Director Joey Mitchell. "But it's time for me to ...

May 14, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: ADHD still not proven biologically

I fully expected my recent column on ADHD - in which I expanded upon noted Harvard psychologist (emeritus) Jerome Kagan's contention that it is an ...

May 07, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: For all you've done, thank you Mama

As Mother's Day approaches this year, I'd like to tell you a little bit about the lady I call Mama. A strong-willed and ...

May 07, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: No good grief

"Good grief" used to be a favorite exclamation of Charlie Brown, the unlucky main character in the Peanuts cartoon. Perhaps he has learned what many ...

May 07, 2017 | | Life


True 'heroes' honored at annual coffee at Pittman Park church

The Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala was held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building. A coffee was ...

May 07, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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