Madison Merrifield is definitely not the typical freshman at Statesboro High School. She was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of eight. Then the second time at 10. Then the third time at 11.
Some say he has the best job in sports.
The easels are lined up, the dance floor is down and the piano is tuned. It's time to sign up for the Averitt Center for the Arts' fall season of community instructional programming.
Bulloch County public school students navigated the recent projects at Nevils Elementary, Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch, upon their return to school Wednesday.
The world knows it as "The Beautiful Game." It stirs passions around the globe as fans from Brazil to Germany to South Korea follow their teams with devotion usually reserved for the devoutly religious. The game is soccer.
It seems whenever the construction mission team from First Baptist Church in Barnwell, S.C., visits a location, they pick up members for their next mission trip.
Bo Smith could have spent this week hanging out with friends playing sports or video games at his home in Valdosta.
When flames engulfed 97-year-old Lawrence Baptist Church in July of last year, many onlookers felt as if a part of their own lives had been burned away. Most of the old church was constructed of highly flammable pine, and after lightning struck its steeple, there was very little anyone could do to stop the blaze. While firefighters protected the nearby Fellowship Hall and Youth Building, members of the congregation looked on with horror and sadness as the sanctuary burned to the ground.
My little black book has many important numbers in it, but one that I cherish the most in the summertime is listed under the C's. It's filed as CORN. Each year, in the latter part of June, I call the canning plant in Emanuel County and make my annual pilgrimage to Twin City to put up corn for the year.
One hundred pilots in 50 planes representing each of the 50 states, all leaving from the same place, will race around the United States in what is being billed as The Great Air Race beginning in early August.
For the past 50 years, his rich, soothing voice has offered inspiration - and often, salvation - to people all over the world. Dr. Michael Guido's "Seeds from the Sower" are broadcast and published worldwide to over 200 million people, and it all originates from the peaceful and beautiful Guido Gardens and Evangelistic Studios in the heart of Metter.
Winter, summer, spring or fall - no matter the season, the six garden clubs in Bulloch County are busy.
In the early hours of Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Emit Grove Baptist Church was dealt a hard blow -– their beloved 114-year-old building was severely damaged by fire.
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.
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