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Let freedom rain

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank presented the 2013 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park on Thursday.

July 08, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Celebrating 100 years of Frieda Street

The Honey Bowen Building was filled to the brim with celebration and emotion as Frieda Street celebrated her 100th birthday.

June 30, 2013 | By GABY BENNETT Herald Intern | Life


For the love of the paws

Some people came to shop. Others shopped to give. But for most, the motivation was probably both, combined with the fun of being there.

June 23, 2013 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


Top shots seek national title

A few days every week, on a stretch of farmland near the county's edge, a group of friends get together to do what they have since childhood.

June 16, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Life


A tale of 3 love stories

Twenty-five years ago, three couples met several times at Arby's in Statesboro to plan the wedding of Mae Fonda DeLoach and Tony Riggs.

June 09, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


How 'bout these dogs?

Last weekend, Anderson's General Store hosted DockDogs, a three-day, high-flying canine aquatics competition.

June 02, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


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


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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 expands, Confederacy forms own service

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the history of the postal service 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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