NOTE: The Statesboro Herald began a five-part series highlighting several local volunteers and their sacrifices last week. This week concludes the series with parts three through five.
She is the "Mother Goose" of the international students at Georgia Southern University, volunteering almost daily to help them with such tasks as shopping, learning to drive and learning to cook, as well as helping them meet and network with other students.
Stephen Gay works 10 hours a day, five days a week as the pharmacist at The Prescription Shop at South Zetterower and Savannah avenues.
December nights in Bulloch County take on a festive glow as residents get into the Christmas spirit by stringing lights, hanging wreaths and red bows, and illuminating homes with spotlights.
This holiday season, local retailer Frills by Scott and Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art are working together to bring a 5th Avenue feel to the windows of the downtown Statesboro store.
In the tiny community of Hopeulikit, surrounded by family farmland, catfish ponds and good neighbors, the Grayson Ellis family continues a way of life that has been passed down through generations.
Georgia Southern University's annual Lighting of Sweetheart Circle was held on campus Thursday, Nov. 29. President Dr. Brooks Keel and First Lady Dr. Tammie Schalue kicked off the event by "flipping the switch" that turned on the lights around Sweetheart Circle. Those who attended the free holiday event had the chance to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and play in the snow. They also were able to decorate cookies, ornaments and Christmas cards and drink hot apple cider and hot chocolate.
Georgia Southern University hosted the seventh annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mill Creek Regional Park. As the brainchild of GSU's Center for International Studies, the community event is intended to serve as a positive, interactive environment in which to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding through educational, cultural and international games and activities. It also aims to increase the community members' awareness of different educational and cultural programs available to them through the university and other resources.
Farmers have much to be thankful for during the upcoming Thanksgiving season. Nearly every crop planted back in the spring is projected to bring a bountiful harvest. Three of the area's largest crops are cotton, soybeans and peanuts.
A great story weaves together many strands of subplot and characters to tell its tale. This one is no different.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Statesboro Fire Department sponsored the 2012 Firefighter Challenge at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. The day of food, fun and family was a local fund-raising effort to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far-reaching professional and public health education.
Members of the Statesboro First Baptist Church congregation, along with local dentists, doctors and medical personnel, met needs of visiting fair workers from Amusements of America last week.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 51st time last week, bringing with it food, fun and entertainment for all ages. Georgia Southern University photojournalism students were there to capture a bit of the excitement in their photos.
For more than two decades, an undersized running back out of Gainesville, Fla., and eventual Georgia Southern University football Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson overcame a litany of challenges.
On Thursday evening, Oct. 4, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the second annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars.
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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