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Members of local church work to get building on National Registry of Historical Places

On a small rise on the banks of Lotts Creek, which forms the boundary between Bulloch and Candler counties, stands the Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Built in 1881, the church has been a fixture in Portal for well over 100 years and traces its ownership to participants in the Revolutionary War.

November 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Red Ribbon Week gets a little bit tacky at Julia P. Bryant

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31

November 11, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Brother and sister team up to lose more than 100 pounds

The sibling tandem of Keely and Kyle NeSmith, of Statesboro, were named second place winners of Weight Watchers "2007 Inspiring Stories of the Year." Chosen from over 1,700 entries around the country, they were awarded with American Express gift certificates and Weight Watchers products. Combined, they lost 105 pounds over a six to eight month period.

November 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Last night of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in photos

October 29, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


The Force behind the Fair - Kiwanis Club members spend year planning the weeklong event

Every year as fall arrives, most people begin to think about the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. They anticipate it, they enjoy it, and after a week it's gone until next year.

October 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors two employees at annual Steak and Burger Dinner

On September 20th, the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County held their second annual Steak and Burger Dinner at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. As part of the festivities, the club's Board of Directors recognized two employees for their outstanding service and dedication to the club.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU museum offers hands-on experiments to students through outreach program, exhibit

Mad scientists are on the loose at the Georgia Southern University Museum.

October 08, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


It's all about the beans - local business man shares his passion about coffee

With all the coffee shops that have been cropping up around Statesboro, one would think there isn't room for another. But at Ogeechee River Coffee Company, a self-professed coffee geek is locally roasting and preparing coffee to satisfy the discerning tastes of his customers and himself.

October 01, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Blind Willie McTell becomes Statesboro’s second Legend in the Arts

The Statesboro Arts Council named their second Legend in the Arts during a ceremony held at the Averitt Center. Blind Willie McTell was inducted into the local "hall of fame," and an exhibition was opened in the Legend's Gallery in his honor Thursday evening.

September 24, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Statesboro teen embraces her place in the spotlight as advocate for cancer

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.

September 19, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU grad enjoys working with Junior

Some say he has the best job in sports.

September 10, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Life


Averitt Center offers dance, drawing classes, begins its fall season

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.

September 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Life


First day of school across Bulloch in pictures

Bulloch County public school students navigated the recent projects at Nevils Elementary, Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch, upon their return to school Wednesday.

August 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


British soccer coaches share love of game

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.

August 12, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Life


Eastern Heights Baptist gets help

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.

August 07, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Life


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Consumer Q's: Blue butterflies

Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


The Moth Project

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Tuesday's print edition: Wendy DesChene is an associate professor of art at Auburn University. Because of a photographer's mistake, her employer was listed incorrectly in a photo caption and article that appeared on page 1B Sunday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

September 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Go blue or go home

Georgia Southern's first home game as a member of college football's highest division Saturday prompted a weeklong celebration that spilled over into downtown Statesboro.

September 07, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Consumer Q's: Pear problems and apple inquiries

Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


13-year-old fashion designer finds success

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Perfect parenting expectation bad for mental health

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Bring your family closer with the power of interior decorating

Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.

August 17, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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