It was a newspaper article just like this that was the catalyst for Charlie and Angie Howell to become foster parents and eventually adopt their third child.
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.
Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
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.
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.
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.
Mad scientists are on the loose at the Georgia Southern University Museum.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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 ...
NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.
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.
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.
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.
Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.
With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.
The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.
Man of the Decade
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