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Offering their hearts, their home: Local family shares their experiences as foster-to-adopt parents

It was a newspaper article just like this that was the catalyst for Charlie and Angie Howell to become foster parents and eventually adopt their third child.

December 11, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Pictures of Market District's Fall Festival

November 24, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Members of local church work to get building on National Registry of Historical Places

On a small rise on the banks of Lotts Creek, which forms the boundary between Bulloch and Candler counties, stands the Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Built in 1881, the church has been a fixture in Portal for well over 100 years and traces its ownership to participants in the Revolutionary War.

November 18, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Red Ribbon Week gets a little bit tacky at Julia P. Bryant

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31

November 11, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Brother and sister team up to lose more than 100 pounds

The sibling tandem of Keely and Kyle NeSmith, of Statesboro, were named second place winners of Weight Watchers "2007 Inspiring Stories of the Year." Chosen from over 1,700 entries around the country, they were awarded with American Express gift certificates and Weight Watchers products. Combined, they lost 105 pounds over a six to eight month period.

November 04, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Last night of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in photos

October 29, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


The Force behind the Fair - Kiwanis Club members spend year planning the weeklong event

Every year as fall arrives, most people begin to think about the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. They anticipate it, they enjoy it, and after a week it's gone until next year.

October 21, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County honors two employees at annual Steak and Burger Dinner

On September 20th, the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County held their second annual Steak and Burger Dinner at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. As part of the festivities, the club's Board of Directors recognized two employees for their outstanding service and dedication to the club.

October 14, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU museum offers hands-on experiments to students through outreach program, exhibit

Mad scientists are on the loose at the Georgia Southern University Museum.

October 08, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


It's all about the beans - local business man shares his passion about coffee

With all the coffee shops that have been cropping up around Statesboro, one would think there isn't room for another. But at Ogeechee River Coffee Company, a self-professed coffee geek is locally roasting and preparing coffee to satisfy the discerning tastes of his customers and himself.

October 01, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Blind Willie McTell becomes Statesboro’s second Legend in the Arts

The Statesboro Arts Council named their second Legend in the Arts during a ceremony held at the Averitt Center. Blind Willie McTell was inducted into the local "hall of fame," and an exhibition was opened in the Legend's Gallery in his honor Thursday evening.

September 24, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


Statesboro teen embraces her place in the spotlight as advocate for cancer

Madison Merrifield is definitely not the typical freshman at Statesboro High School. She was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of eight. Then the second time at 10. Then the third time at 11.

September 19, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


GSU grad enjoys working with Junior

Some say he has the best job in sports.

September 10, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Life


Averitt Center offers dance, drawing classes, begins its fall season

The easels are lined up, the dance floor is down and the piano is tuned. It's time to sign up for the Averitt Center for the Arts' fall season of community instructional programming.

September 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Life


First day of school across Bulloch in pictures

Bulloch County public school students navigated the recent projects at Nevils Elementary, Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch, upon their return to school Wednesday.

August 19, 2007 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


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California water wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that's the envy of the entire neighborhood.

June 13, 2015 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | Life


Road tripping? These 10 simple snacks are way more fun than trail mix

This summer vacation whether you're headed to Disneyland, national parks, or your in-law's, it's time to start packing up the snacks. But when it comes to long hours in the car and "starving" children in the back seat, there's a point when trail mix just doesn't cut it. Here are ten healthy and easy alternatives that will ensure your trip gets off to a good start.

June 09, 2015 | Danielle Christensen FamilyShare | Life


Marriage today: rich-poor gap, later vows, gays gain access

Through two decades of debate on whether America's gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, opponents of such unions depicted their resistance as "defense of marriage." Now, on the cusp of a Supreme Court ruling that could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, the underlying institution is under scrutiny anew.

June 07, 2015 | David Crary The Associated Press | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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