Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest, now in its 31st year, will be held April 6 and is the perfect opportunity to let your little artists shine - and perhaps your own inner artist, too.
On Friday, approximately 850 fourth-grade students attended the 2013 Children's Water Festival hosted by Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Georgia Southern University.
The Statesboro Music Festival returned for its second year last weekend at the Statesboro Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. The three-day festival welcomed spring with over 20 different musical performances from across several genres, family activities for all ages and local vendors providing their best products.
More than 110 performers from 20 countries arrived at the Averitt Center for the Arts Monday to continue their 18-city world tour with Up with People, a nonprofit organization designed to provide travel, cultural, art performance and community service experiences for its students, who pay tuition.
Statesboro's inaugural Chocolate Run 5K was a resoundingly sweet success - despite the persistent, chilly rain on race day.
During his time at Georgia Southern University Theatre, James Harbour has taken on the parts of many pivotal characters.
One enduring trait that people remember about President Jimmy Carter is his honesty and forthrightness - some would say to a fault.
Bulloch County Schools hosted its Third Annual Regional Student Technology Fair Saturday, Jan. 26, at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. This year's event was sponsored by Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon LLC of Statesboro and was open to third- through 12th-grade students from area public, private and home schools. Students, competing either individually or in two-person teams, submitted 197 projects in 12 of the 13 eligible categories.
Gabe Scott, a 10-year-old, fifth-grade student from Julia P. Bryant Elementary, won the 2013 Bulloch County Spelling Bee Monday night at the Statesboro High School Fine Arts Auditorium.
Local leaders held the semi-annual Bulloch County Wild Game Supper Tuesday in Atlanta at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, across the street from the state Capitol.
More than 400 people worshipped last Sunday at the launch of a new church in Statesboro. Compassion Christian Church, currently meeting in Mill Creek Elementary School on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., is the fifth location of Savannah Christian Church, a nondenominational church that began in 1964.
Casey Murray Ivey loved writing when she was in school, but after graduation she somehow forgot how much she enjoyed it. That was, until she read the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.
For all intents and purposes, Ray Whitaker's life ended the night of May 21.
Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents two new exhibits, "Karen Ann Myers: Intimate Patterns" and "Michael Velliquette: Power Seeker." Both exhibits opened Jan. 14 and will be featured through Feb. 24 in the University Gallery.
Last Saturday, the Bulloch County Sheriff's office held its first Basic Civilian Handgun Course of the year. Many family members and couples attended together, and participants' ages ranged from 17 to 67.
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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