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Coloring the campus for cystic fibrosis

It was a perfectly sunny, spring-like day for the second Color the Campus 5K for Cystic Fibrosis, but it rained a rainbow of colors at Georgia Southern University on Saturday, March 8.

March 16, 2014 | Photos and story by SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Local scouts take top 3 places at Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby

Scouts from Pack 345 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church and Pack 413 at Nevils United Methodist Church took the top three places in the Ogeechee District Pinewood Derby held recently at Metter High School. Thomas Freeman, from Pack 345, is the son of Steven and Beth Freeman of Statesboro, and he took first-place honors.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A decade of public health at GSU

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.

March 09, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Bulloch County law enforcement: 100 years later

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.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


GSU fall 2013 Dean's List and President's List

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.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Second Chocolate Run exceeds expectations

Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.

March 02, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Composer Peter Schickele visits Georgia Southern

Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.

March 02, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Cole wins Best of Breed at Westminster

Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.

February 23, 2014 | By CHARLES E. CRAVEY Herald Writer | Life


A new day for Bennett Grove

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.

February 16, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Troop celebrates golden anniversary

The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.

February 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Life


Tech-savvy students

Bulloch County Schools hosted its fourth annual Regional Student Technology Fair on Jan. 25 at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

February 02, 2014 | By HAYLEY G. GREEN Special to the Herald | Life


‘A Yankee Girl’ gets e-published

You should know several things about "A Yankee Girl's Guide to the South," available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon.com, and Jillian Perry, the Bulloch Academy teacher who wrote it.

January 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Tos Theatre in Claxton still awaiting ‘Futureworld’

CLAXTON - Opened in 1927 when movies were still silent, the Tos Theatre in downtown Claxton closed after a November 1976 showing of "Across the Great Divide." "Futureworld," billed as the next attraction, apparently never played at the walk-in.

January 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


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


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Facebook takes stand against pages for babies

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


Taking the scare out of the cost of Halloween

Halloween is never really Halloween without a dose of sheer fright tossed into the brew.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


"Fair-well!" to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Now that the 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, here are some photos to help you relive the week that was. And judging by the attendance, many of you were there at least once.

October 26, 2014 | From staff reports | 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


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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