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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
To celebrate the holiday season, here are a few photos from selected recent events in Statesboro and Brooklet.
Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.
Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.
On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 ...
NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.
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.
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.
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.
Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.
With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.
The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.
Man of the Decade
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