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Festival of trees in photos

Georgia Southern University hopes to raise $3,000 for the local Toys for Tots campaign through a raffle of 10 elaborately decorated trees and four wreaths. Toys for Tots will give toys and goods to children of qualifying families for Christmas.

December 07, 2008 | | Life


Anne Frank: A History for Today

The Holocaust during World War II was possibly the single most horrific undertaking by a Western government in the 20th Century with its most famous victim a teenage German Jew who wanted nothing more than to become a famous journalist.

November 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


The longest 8 seconds

The 1994 movie "8 Seconds" announced the rise of the sport of bull riding, and here in Statesboro there is another rider trying to hang on for eight seconds as he practices his technique in nearby Ludowici.

November 23, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Life


Learning from a tragedy

A party. Four drinks. A bad decision. Two lives lost.

November 09, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


A view of the world through hungry eyes

Inside the Georgia Southern University Russell Union ballroom Monday, 15 students sat at tables covered in linen, dining on herb-encrusted chicken and potatoes on china, with water goblets and iced tea, salad, and a decadent dessert. Butter and a basket of bread accompanied their repast.

October 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Serving our soldiers - Military mom mails troops care packages

"It's my little thing I can do from here to help," she said.

October 12, 2008 | By JENNY MILLER | Life


Stompin' up a good time - Grape Stomp Festival at Meinhardt draws crowd

People of all ages found something to enjoy at the Grape Stomp Festival at Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday. Whether it was taking a hay ride, stomping grapes, sipping a glass of wine and munching on cheese, or swinging by the waterfall and listening to live music - the festival featured something for all who attended.

October 05, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Life


Spiritual torch - Local minister shares faith at Beijing Olympics

The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were more than athletic competitions for Statesboro's Dr. Jerry Johnson - they were a spiritual experience.

September 28, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Life


Music of the night - GSU music faculty share talents at annual showcase

Faculty members of the GSU Music Department took centerstage at the Performing Arts Center Tuesday for the annual faculty talent showcase.

September 21, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Get moving - Civic club donates new machines to Mill Creek walking trail

Mill Creek Regional Park has always been a place where exercise is the main focus, but now citizens will benefit from a gift a local civic club added to the park's walking trail.

September 14, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


'The Nutcracker' tradition - locals try out for annual production

The Statesboro Youth Ballet's fifth annual production of "The Nutcracker" held its first set of auditions at the Averitt Center for the Arts in the Emma Kelly Theatre in downtown Statesboro on Sunday.

August 31, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART Special to the Herald | Life


An Olympic task — Darin Van Tassell in Beijing for 2008 games

When Darin Van Tassell was bypassed for the Georgia Southern head baseball coaching position following Jack Stallings' 1999 retirement it was a bitter disappointment.

August 24, 2008 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Life


The Art of Cuisine - OTC program helps teach, train future chefs

For some, cooking isn't just another chore - it's an art. At least that's what Ogeechee Technical College instructor Chef Tony Pisacano says.

August 17, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Life


Wet and ... fit? Water aerobics at Splash in the Boro attracts all ages

Exercisers of all ages have been attending water aerobics sessions held at Splash in the Boro.

August 10, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Dance, Dance, Dance - Atlanta Ballet summer program held at GSU

"Who's felt something they've never felt before? Who understood a concept they've never thought about before?"

August 03, 2008 | By EMILY EISENHART | Life


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'Twas the week before Christmas...

...And all through the town, we proved that we have the most spirit around. Check out these pictures from the month's buildup to the big day!

December 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


African diaspora gives back from afar

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.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

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.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


A cemetery apart

"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.

December 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Life


Avoid the approaching 'Holiday Overwhelm'

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 ...

December 07, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News | Life


How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.

December 07, 2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press | Life


Legacy of the land

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.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


And the last Thanksgiving thank-you goes to: helium

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.

November 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Sad music may help winter blues

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.

November 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News | Life


Winter is coming. Be prepared.

Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Life


Club celebrates 55 years of community, conversation — and coffee

With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.

November 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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