Thomas Jefferson may have been the original farm-to-table foodie. At his Monticello estate, he grew 330 vegetable varieties and 170 fruit choices. The meals he served often made the pages of statesmen's journals and celebrity's letters. Statesboro has a seat at that renowned table on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro Library, when cookbook author Damon Lee Fowler talks about his Dining at Monticello, the only cookbook authorized by the Jefferson Foundation.
The Georgia Hospital Association awarded Southeast Bulloch High School Senior Ansley Rushing its $1,000 Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Health Occupation Student Association Scholarship during the Spring HOSA Leadership Conference held recently in Athens.
A contest between community leaders to raise money, Kiss-a-Pig is a regional campaign with competitors from throughout Southeast Georgia and Coastal South Carolina. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association and concluded last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Savannah.
Renee Roesel, granddaughter of Albert and Tappy Roesel of Statesboro, was honored last week as the top chemical engineering student in the 2011 graduating class at Georgia Tech.
Sixth Grader Madison Morgan was crowned as the 2011 Miss Southeast Bulloch Middle School during the school's fifth annual pageant on April 16.
George Tames walked into the White House with a 10th grade education, an ego that set him equal to every occasion, a camera and an eye for telling a story.
If one didn't know better, the crowd at the Bulloch County Relay for Life Friday night could have been mistaken for the annual fair, the grounds were so packed. Cars filled the parking lots before 6 p.m. as people made their ways to the center of activity around the edges of the relay course.
One after another, Portal Elementary School Principal Paul Hudson dropped bowls, buckets and boxes filled with cotton and paper shredding from atop a ladder perch on the school playground's basketball court.
In September 2010, Will McIntosh won the Hugo Award, the science fiction writer's equivalent of an Academy Award, for his short story "Bridesicle." Now his first novel, "Soft Apocalypse," has been released by Night Shade Books.
In a sprawling field, nestled among rows of tall pines, a pond and stable of horses, 13 volunteers were welcomed, for the first time, to what will be their weekly home-away-from-home this summer.
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.
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