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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


Pumpkin Parade 2006

November 06, 2006 | By KATHERINE KENNEDY | Life


The Immediate Artist

Cicero once said "Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." This couldn't be truer for artist Jim Chapman. An artist, writer and teacher, Chapman brings his love of nature and creativity to Statesboro for a one-day workshop on watercolors.

November 02, 2006 | By MICHELLE BOAEN | Life


Recalling a century of change

During her 40s, Cannon saw the first nuclear weapon built and tested and watched Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Bob Hope on TV. As she turned 50, Cannon watched as Elvis swiveled his hips and doctors attempted the first organ transplants.

November 02, 2006 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Column — Bulloch History

In the 1880's, railroad magnate John Williams consolidated a number of small coastal North Carolina railroad lines into the Seaboard Railroad (SB). The SB then bought the Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery Railway (SA&M). The SB purchase of the SA&M gave the SB a route into Savannah, essentially breaking the stranglehold of the Central Of Georgia Railroad (CGA) railroad on Savannah traffic.

October 30, 2006 | By ROGER ALLEN | Life


Column — For Young Readers

Well, we can't say he didn't warn us.

October 30, 2006 | By LINDSEY & PAIGE OLIVER | Life


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For the love of the music

Being an award-winning musician is quite an accomplishment for anyone, but for Statesboro's Chyann Rose Hoyle, being 15 and having cystic fibrosis makes it an even sweeter achievement.

October 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's for mid-autumn

Question: I may be just imagining this, but are the colors of my flowers and rose blooms brighter and richer in the fall? They seem to be.

October 12, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


Modern art exhibit features real moms

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The first thing you encounter at a new contemporary art show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the "Mom Booth," where a woman in an apron sits at a table.

October 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Debate over the right to die

In her September 2012 wedding picture, available online, Brittany Maynard looks young, vibrant and happy, as she also does in a candid shot relaxing at her home in San Francisco with Charley, her dog.

October 12, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Turpentine gets time to shine

Portal's annual time to shine, which rolls around the first Saturday of October, celebrates the town's rich agricultural heritage.

October 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Stars light up the night

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 2.

October 06, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


A Statesboro girl's wish comes true

When Dawn Garrigus' parents and doctor approached her about taking advantage of her Make-A-Wish eligibility, the 11-year-old Statesboro girl had a few, very specific wishes.

September 28, 2014 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Life


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Checklist for fall garden care

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

September 21, 2014 | By MELINDA MYERS Special to the Herald | Life


From the beat to the books

In a second-floor classroom inside the Carroll Building at Georgia Southern University, equipped with dimmed fluorescent lights and a projector, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner holds a policing lecture class with about 25 students each Wednesday.

September 21, 2014 | By CASEY STODDARD Special to the Herald | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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