In 2008, Dawn Oliver, a member of the Statesboro Arts Council Board and a volunteer for the visual arts committee, was having coffee with a friend who mentioned to her an internationally renowned artist with ties to the Statesboro community. Oliver shared the information with Tim Chapman, executive director of the Averitt Center, and Frank D'Arcangelo, visual arts chair.
Statesboro newcomer Bill Simpson is sharing his life's hobby with Sallie Zetterower Elementary. Simpson is placing more than 40 hand-carved, hand-painted, maritime masterpieces he created from scratch on long-term display at the school.
Last Tuesday, local leaders held their annual Wild Game Supper at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta, across the street from Georgia's capital building.
Many young ladies dream of being elected to their high school's Senior Homecoming Court. For Susannah Davis of Southeast Bulloch High School, not only was she elected homecoming queen, but she received an invitation to compete for America's Homecoming National Queen.
Roger Allen Jr., now concluding his senior year at Southeast Bulloch High School, will be in rarified company this fall as a freshman 1906 Scholar at Georgia Southern University.
Laura Gonzalez: Stay-at-Home Moms and Involvement
It's not unusual for a Chamber of Commerce president to dress for success, but few could claim Star Harris' credentials as a model.
Photography's greatest attribute is its ability to preserve moments.
Photography has the unique ability to freeze otherwise fleeting moments in time.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Walker Sr. of Brooklet celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 24, 2010. The couple was married on December 24, 1960, at the Brooklet First Baptist Church. They have three children, Charles Walker of Brooklet, Melinda Greene of Collins, Ga., and Mike Walker of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Merck (Betty and Lamar) will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on December 26, 2010, with their children and grandchildren. They were married on December 26th, 1950, in Huntington, W.Va.
It's been almost a year since Dr. Brooks Keel assumed his role as Georgia Southern University's 12th president on Jan. 1, 2010. He's had the tough task of slashing a budget three months into the job, but also the joy of Georgia's Board of Regents approving a full engineering program for the university.
Like Tim Allen's character in "The Santa Clause" movies, the real Santa was once an ordinary man, who was chosen and transformed through a mysterious process.
The air was crisp as helpers loaded the purple stalks of sugar cane onto trailers, brought them to the syrup house, and fed them through grinders to produce the sweet juice that would soon be boiled down into cane syrup.
Man of the Decade