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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


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


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African diaspora gives back from afar

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.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

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.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


A cemetery apart

"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.

December 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Life


Avoid the approaching 'Holiday Overwhelm'

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 ...

December 07, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News | Life


How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.

December 07, 2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press | Life


Legacy of the land

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.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


And the last Thanksgiving thank-you goes to: helium

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.

November 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Sad music may help winter blues

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.

November 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News | Life


Winter is coming. Be prepared.

Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Life


Club celebrates 55 years of community, conversation — and coffee

With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.

November 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

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

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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