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Wine, Moonlight and Magnolias auction and gala held Thursday

May 04, 2008 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Free as a bird - Herald reporter gives first-hand account of flying in WWII fighter plane

Last Tuesday morning, my editor, Jim Healy, presented me with an interesting proposition.

April 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Eagles’ nest - Family holds 4 generations of dedicated Eagle Scouts

There's a family of eagles living in Bulloch County. Eagle Scouts that is.

March 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Portal’s hardwood legacy - Former basketball player recalls trip to finals

It was a bittersweet ending for the Portal Panthers basketball team as they lost in overtime, at a Class A semi-final game Thursday in Macon.

March 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Caring for K.K. - A Statesboro grandmother needs help to get Habitat for Humanity home

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.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Kathy Bradley - A bird perched offers a lesson

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.

March 15, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Life


The lights come up - New Black Box, art gallery open Friday

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.

March 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Miracle baby - After suffering seven miscarriages, Millen couple has daughter

There's nothing more devastating to a couple trying to have a child than the reality of a miscarriage.

March 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Mosquito Man - GSU professor invents device to help control spread of malaria

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.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


CSI Statesboro: Forensic anthropologist moves crime scene clean-up business to Bulloch

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.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU's Child Development Center welcomes new director, accreditation

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.

February 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Averitt Center provides environment for the community to share talents, creations

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.

January 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Try a new hobby - join Statesboro dart league

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.

January 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Two Bulloch County families find their ways after fire destroys their homes during the holidays

Two holidays, two families, two house fires and two completely different experiences.

January 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

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

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Yes, Virginia, there is a pine tree with your name on it

Question: What is the Virginia pine? I just received my Market Bulletin and see that numerous Christmas tree farms grow it.

November 16, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


3 effects divorce has on your kids

I am a child of divorce. As a kid, I struggled internally with the divorce for one reason - I was no longer going to see my father every day. But, young as I was, I understood my mother and father were better at being friends, and my parents managed to give me and my sister a wonderful childhood. I hold no resentment. However, not all children understand and deal with divorce very well.

November 16, 2014 | Marya Bitsko Deseret News | Life


Local fraternal groups honor veterans

American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90 in Statesboro and Woodmen of the World, Chapter 158, joined with Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teachers Sorority, to provide gifts to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dublin.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A Statesboro veteran's memories of flight

As a veteran, I.W. Spence is in an unusual category, but having served means a lot to him and he has maintained a lifelong interest in all things military. This explains why he recently flew aboard a 70-year-old military plane - despite not having the opportunity to jump out.

November 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Life


How Charlie Brown saved Halloween

Whether it's trick-or-treating, decorating sugar cookies or watching scary movies, almost everyone has a favorite Halloween tradition or two. It's a holiday that is celebrated around the world, albeit with some pretty major differences.

November 02, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


How to pick a college? Data crunchers may help

WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

November 02, 2014 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life


What goes bump in the Boro

Nobody knows how to build up to Halloween quite like we do here in Statesboro. With ghost tours, zombie runs, parading pumpkins and costumed canines, it's been one celebration after another all week. Enjoy these pictures from various Halloween happenings around town.

November 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Facebook takes stand against pages for babies

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


Taking the scare out of the cost of Halloween

Halloween is never really Halloween without a dose of sheer fright tossed into the brew.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


"Fair-well!" to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Now that the 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, here are some photos to help you relive the week that was. And judging by the attendance, many of you were there at least once.

October 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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