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A lesson in second chances

The hospital room where my father lay deathly ill from emphysema and pneumonia was small and sterile. All of his friends in Alcoholics Anonymous were gathered in the cluttered waiting room, telling stories and recounting fond memories of their time with Dr. John Mooney. This was 1982, and my father had been an upstanding citizen of Statesboro for 23 years. You see, he was a well-known surgeon who plummeted through the gates of hell with a drug addiction, along with my mother, until a series of miracles and loving friends forced him to get help. In the recently published book ...

July 14, 2013 | By CAROL LIND MOONEY Special to the Herald | Life


Let freedom rain

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank presented the 2013 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park on Thursday.

July 08, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Celebrating 100 years of Frieda Street

The Honey Bowen Building was filled to the brim with celebration and emotion as Frieda Street celebrated her 100th birthday.

June 30, 2013 | By GABY BENNETT Herald Intern | Life


For the love of the paws

Some people came to shop. Others shopped to give. But for most, the motivation was probably both, combined with the fun of being there.

June 23, 2013 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Life


Top shots seek national title

A few days every week, on a stretch of farmland near the county's edge, a group of friends get together to do what they have since childhood.

June 16, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Life


A tale of 3 love stories

Twenty-five years ago, three couples met several times at Arby's in Statesboro to plan the wedding of Mae Fonda DeLoach and Tony Riggs.

June 09, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


How 'bout these dogs?

Last weekend, Anderson's General Store hosted DockDogs, a three-day, high-flying canine aquatics competition.

June 02, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Valedictorians 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition: Sherwin Davoud, the valedictorian at Statesboro High School, chose retired Langston Chapel Middle School teacher Kathy Tucker as his STAR teacher. The name of his STAR teacher was incorrect in an article Sunday in the Lifestyles section. The Herald regrets the error.

May 26, 2013 | From staff reports Stories by Holli Deal Bragg, Hayley Greene, Jeff Harrison, Rahn Hutcheson and Gabby Bennett | Life


The future begins now

More than 20,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 11 to watch nearly 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Luis Aguilar, a 1976 GSU graduate and a commissioner on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was the keynote speaker.

May 19, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Fishing rodeo reels in a mess of kids

Last Saturday morning, the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Bulloch Bassmasters hosted the 10th annual Bassmasters Fishing Rodeo at Mill Creek Pond for children ages 5 to 15 years. About 180 kids registered to participate with their families. Over 70 sponsors supplied gifts for every child, and entrants had a crack at $50 for catching tagged fish.

May 12, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Working to stomp out bullying

Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.

May 05, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


A tale of 2 love stories

It's a book you cannot put down, a gripping storyline that reads like a disturbing movie that you can barely fathom but feel compelled to keep watching because it is so powerful.

April 28, 2013 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Life


Everybody's gone surfin'

"Surfin' USA: Greatest Hits of the Beach Boys" hit the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday to take the evening's audience on a journey back in time to summer days, good friends and great music. Rockin' guitar intros got guests out of their seats and grooving to classic Beach Boy hits including "I Get Around," Kokomono," "Good Vibrations," "Don't Worry Baby" and, of course, "Surfin' USA."

April 21, 2013 | | Life


Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

On April 5 and 6, for the third year in a row, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club invited Hedrick Rodeo Company to the fairgrounds. The rodeo, an International Professional Rodeo Association event, drew more than 4,000 visitors each night as local riders competed against world champions in bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. There were also fun, nonprofessional contests including a calf scramble and steer dressing.

April 14, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Deen Day Smith honorees gather for annual coffee

Following Tuesday evening's 25th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.

April 07, 2013 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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