SKIDAWAY ISLAND - More than 15 miles from the inlet marshes of Savannah and shores of Sapelo Island, like a drop of gray on a vast blue canvas, the enormous Nancy Foster research vessel bobs steadily atop the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Drew Cottril's oil paintings open a window to the immense scope of the natural world. Virginia Russell's ceramics let you hold it in the palm of your hand.
Seniors from Statesboro High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Portal High School participated in separate commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 26, at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.
On her first day of school as a freshman at Statesboro High School, Supriya Immaneni expressed to faculty her desire to be valedictorian. She accomplished that goal and amassed a multitude of honors from each of the many diverse student organizations of which she's been a part.
For Bulloch Academy valedictorian Lee Hendrix, his teachers and his classmates are his family. It's that family atmosphere that he credits with helping him blossom and grow beyond his wildest dreams.
With cooking and baking as her favorite hobbies, Bible Baptist Christian Academy valedictorian Anna Jones expects to focus on the healthier aspects of eating in the future.
When Mary Franks sets foot on the campus of Eastern University this fall, she will find an environment much like the one she is about to leave.
Skarleth Delfin-Uscanga overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve her graduating class' highest academic honor. First, at age six she immigrated to America with her parents and settled in Portal. Though already reading and writing in her native language, she did not speak English. Second, as a sophomore, she became a single mother and had to take on a part-time job to help provide for her infant son. Each of these challenges tested her, but with determination and constant encouragement and support from her parents, she's a testament to perseverance.
Since beginning her education as a kindergartner at Trinity Christian School, Anne Tanner Murray has done a lot of helping herself, making near perfect marks in every class thrown her way.
Joseph Strickland has ambition and a passion for learning. He's not afraid to work and has the willingness to go through what's necessary to achieve academically.
The Averitt Center celebrated its local stars at the first Emma Awards on Friday night. Cast members of the 2011-2012 Averitt STARs Community Theater productions were nominated for the awards in five categories. The winners are as follows:
As she slowly, confidently stretches tight a chord on her competition-style recurve bow - which seems more an extension of her body than inanimate object - and stands poised to fire, it is difficult to know for sure the thoughts that pass through Linda Stephens' mind.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Second Annual Rodeo brought in a crowd of about 7,000 from April 27 to 28.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is on top of the world today. As of this week, he's been one of the best hurlers in Major League Baseball over the past year.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may be over, but local club members aren't slowing down.
Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.
Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.
Man of the Decade
Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
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