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7-year-old battling leukemia becomes a firefighter for a day

Standing at about 4 feet tall, with a waist no larger than the hydrant next to him, 7-year-old Aaron Oliver doesn't look like the average firefighter.

November 24, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Musical achievement

Mark Cartwright, who will be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music/Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 30, has roots in the Statesboro area, playing and singing in the 1970s and '80s at places like the Holiday Inn.

November 17, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


Live without worry

She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.

November 10, 2013 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


The Haunted Forest at GSU

This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University brought back the Haunted Forest for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Blankenbaker, who taught recreation and leisure studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be an annual occurrence until Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

November 03, 2013 | Photos by Jeremy Wilburn Georgia Southern University | Life


A family affair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 52nd time last week, where the Statesboro Kiwanis Club welcomed folks from all across the region with food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 27, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Ric Mandes - Dance, ballerina, dance

I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.

October 20, 2013 | | Life


The Empty Bowl Project

On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.

October 13, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

On Thursday evening, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the third annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The event is a fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties. A packed house was in attendance to see the show at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center. The event raised more than $80,000 for Safe Haven - almost $50,000 more than last year.

October 06, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A taste of life down on the farm

Held Saturday, Sept. 21, the Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company near Stilson played host to thousands who came to get a taste of a working farm.

September 29, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A stompin' good time

Between 300 and 400 people visited Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday to enjoy its annual Grape Stomp Festival. Many bared their feet to pound grapes into juice the ancient way. Most sampled wine and cheese, and all were treated to live music from local classic-rock band PB&J.

September 22, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Breaking in those dancing shoes

When the curtain closes on this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraising event, the real stars will be the women and families who benefit from the people and programs at Safe Haven.

September 15, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life


Beekeepers band together

Colony collapse disorder. Neonicotinoid pesticides. A vampire-like mite named Varroa destructor. Foulbrood. The hive beetle.

September 08, 2013 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Day Six welcomes new semester at GSU

For the second time in three years, rain postponed Georgia Southern University's Day One celebration last Monday night, turning the traditional start of the fall semester into Day Six. After students completed their first week of classes, the event was held at Paulson Stadium on Monday, Aug. 26.

September 01, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Don't rain on this parade

Thousands braved intermittent rain last Saturday to attend the 24th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival. The event featured vendors, live music, games and food, along with the ever-popular parade and tractor races.

August 25, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Local church hosts Back to School Extravaganza

The room resembled a boutique, with racks and tables of clothes, shoes and accessories. Many of the clothes had dangling price tags, signifying their unworn status, and many showed signs of barely being worn.

August 18, 2013 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Stagecoaches arrive in Savannah, southeast Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 05, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Stretch out the fun this month

One must wonder why the calendar month dedicated to love and mushy sentiments, hearts, candy, chocolate and romance has the fewest days of any month ...

February 05, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Common sense can equal good parenting

As regular readers of this column already know, I am completely, 100 percent opposed to children, including teenagers still living at home, being in possession ...

February 05, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:From out of the past

These columns about issues facing the elderly in this country typically go past reporting and analysis to offer suggested solutions. I admit that I am ...

January 29, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Prep for Super Bowl entertaining

Super Bowl Sunday is one week from today, and whether you're a football fan or not, the big game is a great excuse to ...

January 29, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch and its early roads

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 29, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Like, take away the smart phone

Q: Our 15-year-old daughter has become, over the past year or so, quite a disruptive influence in our normally peaceful home. She was a gem ...

January 29, 2017 | | Life


Women's March draws 200 locally

About 200 local residents attended the Women's March in Statesboro, held Jan. 21 on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march was held in ...

January 29, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Limited visibility

It has been a week of fog. The first morning it made me think of the tendrils of smoke wafting from a cartoon Santa's ...

January 22, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's key role in creating the 'Dixie Highway'

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 22, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Habitual manners takes regular work

"People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive."

January 22, 2017 | | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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