I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.
On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.
On Thursday evening, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the third annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. The event is a fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties. A packed house was in attendance to see the show at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center. The event raised more than $80,000 for Safe Haven - almost $50,000 more than last year.
Held Saturday, Sept. 21, the Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company near Stilson played host to thousands who came to get a taste of a working farm.
Between 300 and 400 people visited Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday to enjoy its annual Grape Stomp Festival. Many bared their feet to pound grapes into juice the ancient way. Most sampled wine and cheese, and all were treated to live music from local classic-rock band PB&J.
When the curtain closes on this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraising event, the real stars will be the women and families who benefit from the people and programs at Safe Haven.
Colony collapse disorder. Neonicotinoid pesticides. A vampire-like mite named Varroa destructor. Foulbrood. The hive beetle.
For the second time in three years, rain postponed Georgia Southern University's Day One celebration last Monday night, turning the traditional start of the fall semester into Day Six. After students completed their first week of classes, the event was held at Paulson Stadium on Monday, Aug. 26.
Thousands braved intermittent rain last Saturday to attend the 24th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival. The event featured vendors, live music, games and food, along with the ever-popular parade and tractor races.
The room resembled a boutique, with racks and tables of clothes, shoes and accessories. Many of the clothes had dangling price tags, signifying their unworn status, and many showed signs of barely being worn.
Spend a dollar on a raffle ticket, help out a good cause - and possibly win a beautiful, handmade quilt.
A land before time, with mysterious and extinct creatures that have long captivated science and popular culture, is now within reach at Georgia Southern University.
When the well-equipped task force arrived on a recent Saturday morning, the tangle of scrubby bushes, trees, briars and tall grass atop a little hill was scarcely recognizable as a cemetery from the nearby dirt road.
Statesboro artist and Georgia Southern University professor Marc Moulton has created a piece of art for the Ogeechee Technical College campus. The artwork is displayed on a raised concrete pad near the college's Health Science Building-South.
NEW YORK - As far as catfights go, this is a doozy.
Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.
Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.
Man of the Decade
Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
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