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Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Are you one of the many folks who made a list of inspiring resolutions, only to have ditched the list already? Or, are you like me, and didn't bother with a list this year? Whether you have a tangible list or a mental list, add this resolution immediately: Spend more time with family. Make this year the best ever for family memory-making events. Start with some of these zany - but real - celebrations and holidays.

January 20, 2007 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

On October 29, 1914, J. A. Brannen reported that there were more than 400 autos in all of Bulloch County. Not everybody was thrilled with these new contrivances: an editorial reported that "farmers found that the cost of keeping an automobile in repair and operation is more than the cost of keeping horses to perform the same tasks." By 1915, even more rules had been written: the speed in town was now 8 mph, and 15 mph elsewhere; and it was declared that there was to be no "promiscuous use of horns for noise making" by their drivers. Policemen were ...

January 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Life


‘An Evening in Bethlehem'

Imagine a Christmas celebration without Santa Claus or Christmas trees. Imagine a Christmas without holiday shopping and traffic jams. Now imagine the very first Christmas.

January 10, 2007 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Life


Southern Style

Holidays bring out the creative side in all of us. It is a time for decorating and entertaining family and friends. Getting our homes ready for guests can be done with enjoyment if we are organized. Dining rooms and kitchens have long been gathering spots when family and friends get together. The table is the key focal point in dining areas. This is where you can be creative and set your decorating theme and level of formality.

January 02, 2007 | By REBECCA MASTERS | Life


Nutcrackers for the holidays

Mozelle Blankenship never set out to have a collection of Nutcracker figurines when she got her first few nearly 10 years ago.

January 01, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Life


Foundation of football

In 1924, the hiring of first head football coach, E.G. Cromartie, brought a collegiate football program to the students at the Georgia Normal School. He was replaced in 1927 by head coach H.A. Woodle, who himself was replaced by head coach B.L. "Crook" Smith. His "Blue Tide" even played a football game in the then-unfinished stadium which has since become known as the "Orange Bowl" down in Miami, Fla. While the athletic programs at South Georgia Teachers College enjoyed some success, the involvement of America's armed forces in World War II resulted in the discontinuation of ...

December 24, 2006 | Story and research by ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Statesboro Magazine transitions to Morris Multimedia

For seven years, people in Statesboro and Bulloch County have seen their friends and neighbors on the cover and in the pages of one of the finest community lifestyle magazines in the South, Statesboro Magazine.

December 18, 2006 | | Life


Williams to display work at Averitt Monday

Kori Allison Williams, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at Georgia Southern University, will open her senior photography exhibition, Phi-nomenon, on Monday, in the Legends Gallery of the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art sponsors the exhibition, which will close with a reception on Thursday, December 7, from 5 –7 p.m.

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Life


The Three Celtic Tenors featured at Emma Kelly

Special to the Herald

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Life


Tradition branches out

In 2004, members of Girl Scout Troop 070 were working to earn the highest award for Girl Scouts ages 11-14 - the Silver Award. To earn the award, the girls had to undertake a project that provided a community service and required approximately 40 hours of commitment. Hence, the group developed the idea of the Festival of Trees.

December 18, 2006 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Life


Legendary slugger Babe Ruth played exhibition against team from Georgia Teachers College

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, played at every level of baseball. He started his career with the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, and the moved up to the big game when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1914.

December 18, 2006 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Statesboro was site of game with youngest player ever

Statesboro took part in another piece of baseball history, but this time those playing in Statesboro actually created it, rather than just observing.

December 18, 2006 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


After ‘Black Sox’ scandal, Joe Jackson and Waycross team played 3 games in Statesboro

Another legend of baseball made an appearance in the Coastal Empire, actually coming to Statesboro itself.

December 18, 2006 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


How John Gibson helped save the G.I. Bill

(Note: The following is an excerpt from "When Dreams Came True," a book about the passage of the G.I. Bill and how it helped shape modern America.)

November 20, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Life


The midnight ride of John Gibson

Growing up, Walter Gibson heard magnificent stories about his grand-uncle, John Gibson.

November 20, 2006 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


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DLocal officer completes DUI training course

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

On June 18, 25 members of the Statesboro Youth Chorale serenaded passengers of the 11:38 a.m. Jet Blue flight from Savannah to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


The most popular sport in the world

Soccer - or football, as it's known in the rest of the world - is deadly serious business in the United Kingdom.

July 13, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


A tale of 2 centennials

Candler County and Evans County may not be identical twins, but they have more in common than many siblings, and they remain joined at the hip. Created by acts of the Georgia Legislature in the summer of 1914 with ratification by voters that fall, both are now celebrating their 100th birthdays.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Graduates receive $4,000 in scholarships

Four recent graduates received $1,000 scholarships from Bulloch County's Georgia Association of Educators chapter on June 13 during a special banquet to honor their achievements. Sydney Davis and Andreas Ward of Statesboro High School, Brantley Spence of Portal Middle High School and Preston Smith of Southeast Bulloch High School each attended the event with their families and shared their future plans.

July 06, 2014 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


Local student wins Ga. forestry contest

Eric Riggs, a rising 10th-grade student at Southeast Bulloch High School, was selected as the winner of the Georgia Forestry Foundation's 2014 "Forestry: A Foundation for Our Future" artwork and slogan contest in the ninth–12th grade category. GFF awarded Riggs and SEBHS a prize package valued at $35,000. More than 1,000 students statewide participated, and Riggs' artwork was selected from 56 entries that were chosen to be judged.

July 06, 2014 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


Statesboro connection to the newly crowned king of Spain

Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Millen woman ready to celebrate 100 years

Until just a few years ago, Sarah Black Johnson could be found in her little country store in Herndon, a Jenkins County community, helping customers and keeping track of what was going on with everybody.

June 22, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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