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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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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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