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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


The Haunted Forest at GSU

This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University brought back the Haunted Forest for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Blankenbaker, who taught recreation and leisure studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be an annual occurrence until Blankenbaker's retirement in 2003.

November 03, 2013 | Photos by Jeremy Wilburn Georgia Southern University | Life


A family affair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 52nd time last week, where the Statesboro Kiwanis Club welcomed folks from all across the region with food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 27, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Ric Mandes - Dance, ballerina, dance

I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.

October 20, 2013 | | Life


The Empty Bowl Project

On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.

October 13, 2013 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

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.

October 06, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A taste of life down on the farm

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.

September 29, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


A stompin' good time

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.

September 22, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Breaking in those dancing shoes

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.

September 15, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Life


Beekeepers band together

Colony collapse disorder. Neonicotinoid pesticides. A vampire-like mite named Varroa destructor. Foulbrood. The hive beetle.

September 08, 2013 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Day Six welcomes new semester at GSU

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.

September 01, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


For the love of the music

Being an award-winning musician is quite an accomplishment for anyone, but for Statesboro's Chyann Rose Hoyle, being 15 and having cystic fibrosis makes it an even sweeter achievement.

October 19, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's for mid-autumn

Question: I may be just imagining this, but are the colors of my flowers and rose blooms brighter and richer in the fall? They seem to be.

October 12, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


Modern art exhibit features real moms

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The first thing you encounter at a new contemporary art show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the "Mom Booth," where a woman in an apron sits at a table.

October 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Debate over the right to die

In her September 2012 wedding picture, available online, Brittany Maynard looks young, vibrant and happy, as she also does in a candid shot relaxing at her home in San Francisco with Charley, her dog.

October 12, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Turpentine gets time to shine

Portal's annual time to shine, which rolls around the first Saturday of October, celebrates the town's rich agricultural heritage.

October 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Stars light up the night

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 2.

October 06, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


A Statesboro girl's wish comes true

When Dawn Garrigus' parents and doctor approached her about taking advantage of her Make-A-Wish eligibility, the 11-year-old Statesboro girl had a few, very specific wishes.

September 28, 2014 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Life


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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