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For love of family and country - 3 brothers follow father's path

Statesboro resident Martha Woodbery has three sons in the service of our country. For her and her sons, serving their country is just part of the family business.

June 01, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Faces from Africa - Boro native hopes his photography can help improve conditions

Photography has the unmatched ability of communicating the value of a human life," said Tyler Moore.

May 18, 2008 | By EMILY HAYMANS Special to the Herald | Life


Getting fit - Georgia Southern ‘Biggest Loser’ contest teaches lifestyle changes

Georgia Southern University's fitness director Michelle Martin is a bit of a task master - for health, that is.

May 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Wine, Moonlight and Magnolias auction and gala held Thursday

May 04, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Free as a bird - Herald reporter gives first-hand account of flying in WWII fighter plane

Last Tuesday morning, my editor, Jim Healy, presented me with an interesting proposition.

April 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Eagles’ nest - Family holds 4 generations of dedicated Eagle Scouts

There's a family of eagles living in Bulloch County. Eagle Scouts that is.

March 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Portal’s hardwood legacy - Former basketball player recalls trip to finals

It was a bittersweet ending for the Portal Panthers basketball team as they lost in overtime, at a Class A semi-final game Thursday in Macon.

March 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Caring for K.K. - A Statesboro grandmother needs help to get Habitat for Humanity home

Walk into Jessie Simpkins' rented home in Statesboro, and you will find the decor a little unusual. Where most people might have ornamental pieces or decorative furniture, Simpkins has shelves of medical supplies.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Kathy Bradley - A bird perched offers a lesson

I have a new friend. A mockingbird has taken to arriving at Sandhill early every morning to perch on the empty shepherd's crook standing at the edge of the deck. Balanced carefully on the cold curve of iron, beak tilted into the crisp morning air, he looks for all the world like a well-fed vassal surveying his fiefdom. Or better, with his pale gray feathers that end in a long square tail, like a British bridegroom in cutaway and ascot.

March 15, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Life


The lights come up - New Black Box, art gallery open Friday

The lights are coming up on the Center for Art and Theatre, the stunning $7-million home for the visual and performing arts at Georgia Southern University.

March 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Miracle baby - After suffering seven miscarriages, Millen couple has daughter

There's nothing more devastating to a couple trying to have a child than the reality of a miscarriage.

March 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Mosquito Man - GSU professor invents device to help control spread of malaria

When someone is doing some creative thinking, we often say they are thinking "outside of the box." But in the case of Thomas Kollars, when he decided to try and reduce the incidence of malaria infections around the world, thinking outside of the box meant thinking inside the mosquito.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


CSI Statesboro: Forensic anthropologist moves crime scene clean-up business to Bulloch

Statesboro now has its own forensic anthropologist who performs all the duties and more of the characters on the popular television show CSI - without all the interrogation.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU's Child Development Center welcomes new director, accreditation

January 3, 2008 was a big day for Georgia Southern University's Child Development Center. Not only did the center receive word from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that its program accreditation had been continued through 2012, but it was also the first day on the job for its first 12-month, full-time director - dedicated solely to running the center.

February 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


13-year-old fashion designer finds success

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Consumer Q's: Pear problems and apple inquiries

Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Perfect parenting expectation bad for mental health

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Bring your family closer with the power of interior decorating

Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.

August 17, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Healthy lunches may be winning over students

A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.

August 08, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Tips for autumn gardeners

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's: Butterfly sanctuaries

Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?

August 03, 2014 | | Life


Eagles begin new era

The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.

August 03, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Actor Will Cone visits Tattnall Health Center

Actor Will Cone visited with residents of Tattnall Healthcare Center in Reidsville on Friday, July 25.

August 03, 2014 | | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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