More than 20,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 11 to watch nearly 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Luis Aguilar, a 1976 GSU graduate and a commissioner on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was the keynote speaker.
Last Saturday morning, the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and the Bulloch Bassmasters hosted the 10th annual Bassmasters Fishing Rodeo at Mill Creek Pond for children ages 5 to 15 years. About 180 kids registered to participate with their families. Over 70 sponsors supplied gifts for every child, and entrants had a crack at $50 for catching tagged fish.
Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.
It's a book you cannot put down, a gripping storyline that reads like a disturbing movie that you can barely fathom but feel compelled to keep watching because it is so powerful.
"Surfin' USA: Greatest Hits of the Beach Boys" hit the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday to take the evening's audience on a journey back in time to summer days, good friends and great music. Rockin' guitar intros got guests out of their seats and grooving to classic Beach Boy hits including "I Get Around," Kokomono," "Good Vibrations," "Don't Worry Baby" and, of course, "Surfin' USA."
On April 5 and 6, for the third year in a row, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club invited Hedrick Rodeo Company to the fairgrounds. The rodeo, an International Professional Rodeo Association event, drew more than 4,000 visitors each night as local riders competed against world champions in bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. There were also fun, nonprofessional contests including a calf scramble and steer dressing.
Following Tuesday evening's 25th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, this year's award recipients as well as past recipients enjoyed socializing at a coffee held in their honor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.
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.
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.
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.
Portal's annual time to shine, which rolls around the first Saturday of October, celebrates the town's rich agricultural heritage.
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.
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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.
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.
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