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A Milestone - Averitt Center turns 5

On September 9, 2004, the Averitt Center for the Arts opened to the public. In a letter to the public that appeared in the Statesboro Herald, the center's executive director Tim Chapman wrote: "My hope is that you will make the Averitt Center for the Arts a part of your life ... The center is coming to improve your quality of life. That is our goal." After five years of hundreds of plays, musicals, dramas, concerts, art exhibits, dance recitals, movies, camps, classes, beauty shows, weddings and even a film festival, it's easy to say the Averitt Center has ...

September 05, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Robots, mousetraps and banners

For Statesboro High junior Ricky McCombs, coming into the auditorium of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for a national competition was a little nerve racking.

August 29, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Life

In Remembrance of Brock

Prior to Thursday night's scrimmage between Portal and Southeast Bulloch, a ceremony was held in remembrance of Sgt. Brock H. Chavers Sr.

August 22, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Life

Putting love in cross-stitching

An artist working on a portrait might make thousands of brush strokes, but one Statesboro artist captures portraits in thread. Cindy Snyder makes thousands of tiny "x" stitches when she creates a picture in cross stitch.

August 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Swap, Buy or Sell

For more than 40 years, it was a Statesboro institution. People huddled near their radios in the early afternoon, waiting for the familiar music that preceded the popular radio program, "Swap, Buy and Sell," where anyone could call in with things they wanted to buy, sell or trade.

August 01, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Cowboy Church

Horseback rides, roping tricks and hamburgers brought smiles to several boys recently as the New Day Cowboy Church welcomed residents of Joseph's Home for Boys to the Creasy Farm in Candler County.

July 25, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

A tale of two Russells

When John D. Russell's Statesboro job with Brooks sent him to Europe in the late 1960s for an extended period, he had no idea that he would return home to the U.S. with a German bride, Baerbel Russell.

July 18, 2009 | By N. LUREE BOWEN Special to the Herald | Life

Boro native explores New Zealand

In a world where penguins nest and insects as large as a man's hand exist, Statesboro native Dr. Nikki Grant Hoffman climbed over rocks and through stands of odd, twisted trees.

July 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Arts Academy


July 04, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

2009 Farm Tour

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June 27, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

Area children performed 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Saturday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center.

June 14, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life

Scientists and scalpels

Middle school students gathered at Georgia Southern this week for a five-day Eagle Science Camp session. According to the school Web site, the students live at GSU during the camp and participate in laboratory adventures and camp activities.

June 06, 2009 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life

Topsy Turvy tomatoes

It's been seen on TV and in local garden centers - the Topsy Turvy planter that grows tomatoes upside down. But local residents Steve and Lynda Lee put a new twist on the Topsy Turvy, and have a compact garden in their back yard where squash, peppers and tomatoes are growing by leaps and bounds - upside down, of course.

May 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

RIF turns 30 in Statesboro

Brooklet Elementary School students giggled and squirmed in anticipation Thursday as they waited for a puppet show to begin at the Statesboro Regional Library. Soon, a gray cat poked its head out from underneath the curtains, drawing squeals of delight.

May 10, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

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Cookbook review: 'Quinoa Crazy' highlights quinoa's many uses

"QUINOA CRAZY: The Gluten-Free Superfood Cookbook," by Britney Rule and Cherie Schetselaar, $19.95, 142 pages

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Life

Cookbook review: 'Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book' is a winner for weaning babies

"ELLA'S KITCHEN: The First Foods Book — The Purple One," Hamlyn, $19.99, 192 pages

September 23, 2015 | Jennifer Ball Deseret News | Life

Cookbook reviews: 2 cookbooks share healthy recipes for children

These books share healthy foods for children — including a few they can help with.

September 23, 2015 | Jennifer Lambert Deseret News | Life

Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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