At almost 90 years young and less than 5 feet tall, Mrs. Lottie Johnson has seen her share of growth and change in small-town Statesboro. In fact, her entrepreneurial thinking brought about some of that change.
Izell Scott, a 2013 graduate of Statesboro High School, has been awarded the SECME ExxonMobil Scholarships' Overall Academic Scholar award from a slate of three finalists and a highly competitive pool of nationwide Class of 2013 applicants. The honor comes with a one-time $4,000 scholarship.
Three Stilson Elementary School third-graders received top honors in the 2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Chazz Shuman and Jayce Frutos each received first-place ribbons, and Laci White placed third in the kindergarten–third grade category.
Faculty promotions at East Georgia State College have been approved and are effective as of Aug. 1, 2014. They include the following: Alan Brasher promoted to professor, Paul Cerpovicz to professor, Pat Homer to assistant professor, Jing Kersey to assistant professor, Walt Mason to professor, Dana Nevil to professor, Carmine Palumbo to professor, Jessica Palumbo to assistant professor, Sandra Sharman to professor, Breana Simmons to associate professor, Mina Vora to associate professor, Jimmy Wedincamp to professor and Shawna Williams to assistant professor.
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Ethan Peacock, a sixth-grader at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, would work with the community to improve safety and emergency care if he were mayor. The essay in which Peacock expressed those ideas was selected as a winner of the Georgia Municipal Association's statewide "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest.
An estimated 25,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 10, to watch more than 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Gov. Nathan Deal was the keynote speaker.
Dr. Michael Moloney, a Global Distinguished Professor of Music at New York University, recently delivered two lectures at Georgia Southern University.
The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of the National Society of the American Colonists recently met at the Statesboro Regional Library, where Jeanette W. Peterson of Metter, Ga., presented historical books from her private collection to the chapter to be given as a gift to the library.
The Grammy award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum made a stop in the Boro on Friday, May 2, to headline Georgia Southern University's Spring Concert at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Currently on its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014, Lady Antebellum, featuring Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, is known for hits including "I Run to You," "American Honey," "Just a Kiss" and "Need You Now," the single that claimed five of the group's seven career Grammy wins in 2011.
His lifetime spans the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile crisis, the Cold War, FDR and JFK's time in office, the beginning of space exploration, 9/11, the introduction of televisions, computers, the Internet and more.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Brooklet came together recently to celebrate the club's 65th anniversary.
Some very special kids participated in Bulloch County's Spring Special Olympics on Friday at the Statesboro High School Stadium. Opening ceremonies kicked off the event at 9 a.m. and featured Georgia Southern University football head coach Willie Fritz and members of the Eagles football team.
WASHINGTON - Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.
A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.
Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.
Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?
The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.
Actor Will Cone visited with residents of Tattnall Healthcare Center in Reidsville on Friday, July 25.
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