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Julia P. fifth-grader wins annual spelling bee

Gabe Scott, a 10-year-old, fifth-grade student from Julia P. Bryant Elementary, won the 2013 Bulloch County Spelling Bee Monday night at the Statesboro High School Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 10, 2013 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Life

A wild menu? It's fare game

Local leaders held the semi-annual Bulloch County Wild Game Supper Tuesday in Atlanta at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, across the street from the state Capitol.

February 10, 2013 | | Life

New church opens its doors for worship and service in Statesboro

More than 400 people worshipped last Sunday at the launch of a new church in Statesboro. Compassion Christian Church, currently meeting in Mill Creek Elementary School on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., is the fifth location of Savannah Christian Church, a nondenominational church that began in 1964.

February 03, 2013 | By Julie Lavender Herald Correspondent | Life

Local woman publishes children's book

Casey Murray Ivey loved writing when she was in school, but after graduation she somehow forgot how much she enjoyed it. That was, until she read the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.

January 27, 2013 | | Life

The bittersweet ending to a beautiful life

For all intents and purposes, Ray Whitaker's life ended the night of May 21.

January 20, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life

Georgia Southern presents newest art exhibitions

Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents two new exhibits, "Karen Ann Myers: Intimate Patterns" and "Michael Velliquette: Power Seeker." Both exhibits opened Jan. 14 and will be featured through Feb. 24 in the University Gallery.

January 20, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life

At home on the range

Last Saturday, the Bulloch County Sheriff's office held its first Basic Civilian Handgun Course of the year. Many family members and couples attended together, and participants' ages ranged from 17 to 67.

January 13, 2013 | | Life

The cost of volunteering

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.

January 04, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life

Ministry to international students a blessing

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.

December 30, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life

Finding joy as a volunteer musician

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 30, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life

Dreaming of a bright Christmas

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.

December 23, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Fa la la, ooh la la

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.

December 16, 2012 | | Life

2012 Farm Family of the Year

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.

December 09, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life

Let there be light

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.

December 02, 2012 | | Life

An international celebration

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.

November 25, 2012 | | Life

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Articles by Section - Life

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God loves children and so must we

In 1994, Susan Smith, a young mother in North Carolina, was indicted for deliberately pushing her car into a lake and watching her two small ...

October 02, 2016 | | Life

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Wishing for autumn on a fallen leaf

I think if we all wish for cooler weather each time a leaf falls from a tree, then maybe, just maybe, autumn will peak her ...

October 02, 2016 | | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: New way of parenting hyperfocused on kids' feelings

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation ...

October 02, 2016 | | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah Line ships sunk by German U-boats in both wars

Note: The following is one of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 02, 2016 | | Life

Southeast Bulloch hosts 2016 Band Blast Festival

Eleven regional high school marching bands strutted their stuff for one another and their parents during the Southeast Bulloch Band Blast Festival on Saturday, Sept ...

October 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life

Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life

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