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Statesboro's Lottie Johnson: A little lady with big ideas

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.

June 01, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Life


2013 Statesboro High grad awarded $4,000 scholarship

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.

June 01, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


Stilson students win state art contest

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.

May 25, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREEN Special to the Herald | Life


East Georgia State College faculty members promoted

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.

May 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


2014 Bulloch valedictorians

Bible Baptist Christian

May 25, 2014 | From staff reports Stories by Jennifer Arthurs, Hayley G. Greene and Brooke Rabon | Life


Bulloch student wins essay contest

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.

May 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Class of 2014

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.

May 18, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


GSU lectures focus on early American music

Dr. Michael Moloney, a Global Distinguished Professor of Music at New York University, recently delivered two lectures at Georgia Southern University.

May 18, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Statesboro library receives historical gift

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.

May 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A 'Downtown' getdown

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.

May 11, 2014 | Photos by JOSEPH GUGLIELMETTI Special to the Herald | Life


Retired Register postmaster recalls 99 years of memories

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.

May 04, 2014 | By DAVID COLBURN Special to the Herald | Life


Brooklet Kiwanis marks club's 65th anniversary

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Brooklet came together recently to celebrate the club's 65th anniversary.

May 04, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Special Olympics celebrate some very special kids

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.

April 27, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

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.

April 23, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Life


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

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.

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer | 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


Checklist for fall garden care

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

September 21, 2014 | By MELINDA MYERS Special to the Herald | Life


From the beat to the books

In a second-floor classroom inside the Carroll Building at Georgia Southern University, equipped with dimmed fluorescent lights and a projector, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner holds a policing lecture class with about 25 students each Wednesday.

September 21, 2014 | By CASEY STODDARD Special to the Herald | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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