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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


A birder's-eye view

While it's true that spring is the best time to watch the most colorful migratory birds in South Georgia backyards, the dead of winter can also bring some satisfying birding with inviting feeders and a little patience. Feeders placed near cover can attract many colorful species into view, such as cardinals, chickadees, titmice, warblers and sparrows. In January, in addition to the birds that remain here year-round, many migratory feathered creatures pass through the area on their way north to weather the heart of the coldest months. And of course, where there are small birds, there are predatory birds ...

January 12, 2014 | Photos and story by EDDIE LEDBETTER eledbetter@statesboroherald.com | Life


That's a wrap, 2013

The past year offered a lot of interesting stories, people and events to photograph. As a photojournalist, I'm always striving to make pictures that help our readers better understand our community. While reviewing my work from 2013, I found many pictures that weren't published but still offer a unique look back on the year. Sometimes there just was not enough space in the newspaper for every picture, and sometimes we chose others that better conveyed the most important part of a story. And sometimes, I simply shoot pictures because what I see looks cool and offers a different ...

January 05, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


For the Andersons, farming is life

Farming isn't just a profession, but a lifestyle that involves more than just one person; it is a family affair that takes the whole family unit to be successful.

December 29, 2013 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Letters to Santa

The following are letters written to Santa by area children, who dropped them in the mailbox in Santa's Village at the Statesboro Mall. Writers include 7-year-old Michael, 8-year-old Zoe, 9-year-old Braeden and 15-year-old Jamillah, all of Statesboro; 5-year-old Cason of Metter; and 10-year-old Katie of Cobbtown.

December 22, 2013 | | Life


Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

To celebrate the holiday season, here are a few photos from selected recent events in Statesboro and Brooklet.

December 15, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Medals for Jake

Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.

December 08, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


'Two Cooks in the Kitchen'

Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.

December 01, 2013 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


7-year-old battling leukemia becomes a firefighter for a day

Standing at about 4 feet tall, with a waist no larger than the hydrant next to him, 7-year-old Aaron Oliver doesn't look like the average firefighter.

November 24, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Musical achievement

Mark Cartwright, who will be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music/Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 30, has roots in the Statesboro area, playing and singing in the 1970s and '80s at places like the Holiday Inn.

November 17, 2013 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald writer | Life


Live without worry

She sat in the sunshine filtering through the windows at a local assisted living home, dressed in her best and obviously pleased to have visitors.

November 10, 2013 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

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

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Yes, Virginia, there is a pine tree with your name on it

Question: What is the Virginia pine? I just received my Market Bulletin and see that numerous Christmas tree farms grow it.

November 16, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


3 effects divorce has on your kids

I am a child of divorce. As a kid, I struggled internally with the divorce for one reason - I was no longer going to see my father every day. But, young as I was, I understood my mother and father were better at being friends, and my parents managed to give me and my sister a wonderful childhood. I hold no resentment. However, not all children understand and deal with divorce very well.

November 16, 2014 | Marya Bitsko Deseret News | Life


Local fraternal groups honor veterans

American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90 in Statesboro and Woodmen of the World, Chapter 158, joined with Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teachers Sorority, to provide gifts to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dublin.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A Statesboro veteran's memories of flight

As a veteran, I.W. Spence is in an unusual category, but having served means a lot to him and he has maintained a lifelong interest in all things military. This explains why he recently flew aboard a 70-year-old military plane - despite not having the opportunity to jump out.

November 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Life


How Charlie Brown saved Halloween

Whether it's trick-or-treating, decorating sugar cookies or watching scary movies, almost everyone has a favorite Halloween tradition or two. It's a holiday that is celebrated around the world, albeit with some pretty major differences.

November 02, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


How to pick a college? Data crunchers may help

WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

November 02, 2014 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life


What goes bump in the Boro

Nobody knows how to build up to Halloween quite like we do here in Statesboro. With ghost tours, zombie runs, parading pumpkins and costumed canines, it's been one celebration after another all week. Enjoy these pictures from various Halloween happenings around town.

November 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Facebook takes stand against pages for babies

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


Taking the scare out of the cost of Halloween

Halloween is never really Halloween without a dose of sheer fright tossed into the brew.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


"Fair-well!" to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Now that the 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, here are some photos to help you relive the week that was. And judging by the attendance, many of you were there at least once.

October 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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