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Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Eagles ace the field at Schenkel

On March 16, for the first time ever, the Georgia Southern Eagles won their home golf tournament, the Schenkel Invitational, held at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 23, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Coloring the campus for cystic fibrosis

It was a perfectly sunny, spring-like day for the second Color the Campus 5K for Cystic Fibrosis, but it rained a rainbow of colors at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 8.

March 16, 2014 | Photos and story by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Local scouts take top 3 places at Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby

Scouts from Pack 345 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church and Pack 413 at Nevils United Methodist Church took the top three places in the Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby held recently at Metter High School. Thomas Freeman, from Pack 345, is the son of Steven and Beth Freeman of Statesboro, and he took first-place honors.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A decade of public health at GSU

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.

March 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Bulloch County law enforcement: 100 years later

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.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


GSU fall 2013 Dean's List and President's List

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.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Second Chocolate Run exceeds expectations

Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.

March 02, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Composer Peter Schickele visits Georgia Southern

Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.

March 02, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Cole wins Best of Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.

February 23, 2014 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


A new day for Bennett Grove

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.

February 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Troop celebrates golden anniversary

The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.

February 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Life


Tech-savvy students

Bulloch County Schools hosted its fourth annual Regional Student Technology Fair on Jan. 25 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

February 02, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREEN Special to the Herald | Life


‘A Yankee Girl’ gets e-published

You should know several things about "A Yankee Girl's Guide to the South," available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon.com, and Jillian Perry, the Bulloch Academy teacher who wrote it.

January 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Tos Theatre in Claxton still awaiting ‘Futureworld’

CLAXTON - Opened in 1927 when movies were still silent, the Tos Theatre in downtown Claxton closed after a November 1976 showing of "Across the Great Divide." "Futureworld," billed as the next attraction, apparently never played at the walk-in.

January 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


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African diaspora gives back from afar

The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


A cemetery apart

"The Colored Folks Cemetery," as a deed from 1903 describes it, is a smaller, privately maintained cemetery behind the city of Statesboro's publicly maintained Eastside Cemetery.

December 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Life


Avoid the approaching 'Holiday Overwhelm'

In the human version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jim Carrey as the Grinch shares these symbolic stresses in his busy holiday schedule: "Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, Jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare ...

December 07, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News | Life


How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.

December 07, 2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press | Life


Legacy of the land

Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


And the last Thanksgiving thank-you goes to: helium

NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Sad music may help winter blues

BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.

November 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News | Life


Winter is coming. Be prepared.

Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Life


Club celebrates 55 years of community, conversation — and coffee

With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.

November 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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