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Offering their hearts, their home: Local family shares their experiences as foster-to-adopt parents

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.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Pictures of Market District's Fall Festival

November 24, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


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


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Articles by Section - 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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