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.
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.
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.
There's nothing more devastating to a couple trying to have a child than the reality of a miscarriage.
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.
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.
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.
The Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro is trying to be the center of arts activity for the city and Bulloch County. Judging by the array of programs, shows and exhibits slated for this spring, they appear to moving in that direction.
Perhaps your New Year's resolution was to pick up a new hobby. Perhaps it was to get out and meet new people. Perhaps it was just to try and find a way to hang out more with the friends you already have. Well, by joining the burgeoning ranks of people participating in the Statesboro dart league, you could satisfy any and all those promises – and have fun doing it.
Two holidays, two families, two house fires and two completely different experiences.
Tis the season to spend time with friends and family, but who says you have to stay home? A fun drive around the neighborhood - or beyond - is an ideal way to share quality time with loved ones as well as enjoy the sights and sounds.
Most of the folks in Bulloch County are familiar with the Fort Stewart National Guard Training Center located just south of Bulloch in Liberty County. But what many folks may not know is that the Garrison Commander is one of Bulloch's own. His family even has their own road.
Another burgeoning Statesboro holiday tradition is upon us this upcoming weekend as the Averitt Center for the Arts puts on Emma's Holiday Follies in the Emma Kelly Theater Dec. 14 - 16. Sponsored by the Averitt STARS, this Vaudeville-style variety show promises to be even more exciting and festive than last year.
In most ways, Emily Hager is the typical college senior.
The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.
Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.
"The Colored Folks Cemetery," as a deed from 1903 describes it, is a smaller, privately maintained cemetery behind the city of Statesboro's publicly maintained Eastside Cemetery.
In the human version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jim Carrey as the Grinch shares these symbolic stresses in his busy holiday schedule: "Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, Jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare ...
NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.
Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.
NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.
BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.
Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.
With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.
The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.
Man of the Decade
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