If you were one of the many viewers of MTV's "Jersey Shore" in Statesboro Aug. 18, you might have noticed a special commercial - one where Mike Cristancho, a member of the local band Born-Forty, proposed to his girlfriend, Carrie Loomis, on-air.
Amateur actors serve up some saucy roles for murder mystery nights produced by the Continuing Education Division at Georgia Southern University.
The scene: Rogers State Prison. Amid green fields and razor-wire topped fences near Reidsville, medium-security Rogers houses 1,487 male inmates, many of whom work on the surrounding 9,700-acre farm that supplies food to other prisons statewide. Inside: A shiny, tiled visitation room with words like "RESPECT" and "PURPOSE" painted on the walls.
Derrick Merritt was born in Atlanta and loves the city life. But deep inside beats the heart of a country boy who loves horses, outdoors and the slower pace of rural Georgia.
Guests at the Murder Mystery Night going down Aug. 20 at the Holiday Inn can have a drink during the cocktail reception, partake of an elegant dinner, meet a local author and solve a killing.
With the distinction of being the first female child born in Statesboro after the Civil War, Maude Brannen Edge began life as a curiosity of sorts.
Reared first in England and then in New York City by parents from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Don Thompson remembers sailing aboard the Queen Mary and other great ocean liners as a child. In more recent years, he and wife Sally have taken more than a dozen cruises.
Season tickets are on sale for the 2011-2012 Averitt Center for the Arts performance season, with a lineup that goes from The Eagles to "Annie."
Shannon Robertson, Media Specialist for Southeast Bulloch Middle School, has been selected by the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology and the Georgia Library Media Association as the 2011 Library Media Specialist of the Year for the Coastal Georgia District.
"Growing up a Catholic in the American South, you understood two things. One is that you were a minority, and number two, most of the people who were non-Catholics in the South were very kind and very devoted to their faith," says Dr. James M. Woods.
Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 10th season with a mix of entertainment that includes Broadway classics, a country music favorite, a world-renowned composer and musical political satire.
The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band is halfway through a two-week boot camp where physical training is as important as the music.
The Sixties were a time of revolution that brought us JFK's presidency, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, controversy in Vietnam, and great music. The Broadway hit, "Hairspray," is a fun, musical social commentary on the American 60s. The Averitt Junior STARS production will demonstrate that even today, we can't "stop the beat." "Hairspray" will be performed in the Emma Kelly Theater by the Averitt STARS on July 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 at 2 p.m.
Alumni of the historic Willow Hill School are planning the first Willow Hill Heritage Festival for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.
Statesboro-based Imaginative Journeys, creator of entertaining and educational children's programs, presented its "Could YOU Be A World War II Kid?" at the Newnan Carnegie Library, in Newnan, Ga., recently, for an enthusiastic group of nearly thirty local kids, ages 8-12.
On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens ...
Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.
True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...
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