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Caring for K.K. - A Statesboro grandmother needs help to get Habitat for Humanity home

Walk into Jessie Simpkins' rented home in Statesboro, and you will find the decor a little unusual. Where most people might have ornamental pieces or decorative furniture, Simpkins has shelves of medical supplies.

March 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Kathy Bradley - A bird perched offers a lesson

I have a new friend. A mockingbird has taken to arriving at Sandhill early every morning to perch on the empty shepherd's crook standing at the edge of the deck. Balanced carefully on the cold curve of iron, beak tilted into the crisp morning air, he looks for all the world like a well-fed vassal surveying his fiefdom. Or better, with his pale gray feathers that end in a long square tail, like a British bridegroom in cutaway and ascot.

March 15, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Life


The lights come up - New Black Box, art gallery open Friday

The lights are coming up on the Center for Art and Theatre, the stunning $7-million home for the visual and performing arts at Georgia Southern University.

March 09, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Miracle baby - After suffering seven miscarriages, Millen couple has daughter

There's nothing more devastating to a couple trying to have a child than the reality of a miscarriage.

March 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Mosquito Man - GSU professor invents device to help control spread of malaria

When someone is doing some creative thinking, we often say they are thinking "outside of the box." But in the case of Thomas Kollars, when he decided to try and reduce the incidence of malaria infections around the world, thinking outside of the box meant thinking inside the mosquito.

February 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


CSI Statesboro: Forensic anthropologist moves crime scene clean-up business to Bulloch

Statesboro now has its own forensic anthropologist who performs all the duties and more of the characters on the popular television show CSI - without all the interrogation.

February 10, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU's Child Development Center welcomes new director, accreditation

January 3, 2008 was a big day for Georgia Southern University's Child Development Center. Not only did the center receive word from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that its program accreditation had been continued through 2012, but it was also the first day on the job for its first 12-month, full-time director - dedicated solely to running the center.

February 03, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Averitt Center provides environment for the community to share talents, creations

The Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro is trying to be the center of arts activity for the city and Bulloch County. Judging by the array of programs, shows and exhibits slated for this spring, they appear to moving in that direction.

January 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Try a new hobby - join Statesboro dart league

Perhaps your New Year's resolution was to pick up a new hobby. Perhaps it was to get out and meet new people. Perhaps it was just to try and find a way to hang out more with the friends you already have. Well, by joining the burgeoning ranks of people participating in the Statesboro dart league, you could satisfy any and all those promises – and have fun doing it.

January 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Two Bulloch County families find their ways after fire destroys their homes during the holidays

Two holidays, two families, two house fires and two completely different experiences.

January 17, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Holiday In Lights - Traditional, unique displays draw numerous visitors

Tis the season to spend time with friends and family, but who says you have to stay home? A fun drive around the neighborhood - or beyond - is an ideal way to share quality time with loved ones as well as enjoy the sights and sounds.

January 06, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


A ‘win-win’ situation for Boro Guardsman

Most of the folks in Bulloch County are familiar with the Fort Stewart National Guard Training Center located just south of Bulloch in Liberty County. But what many folks may not know is that the Garrison Commander is one of Bulloch's own. His family even has their own road.

December 30, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Averitt STARS present variety show at Emma Kelly Theater Dec. 14-16

Another burgeoning Statesboro holiday tradition is upon us this upcoming weekend as the Averitt Center for the Arts puts on Emma's Holiday Follies in the Emma Kelly Theater Dec. 14 - 16. Sponsored by the Averitt STARS, this Vaudeville-style variety show promises to be even more exciting and festive than last year.

December 23, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life




Local teen set to graduate from GSU at 18

In most ways, Emily Hager is the typical college senior.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


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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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