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2012 Farm Family of the Year

In the tiny community of Hopeulikit, surrounded by family farmland, catfish ponds and good neighbors, the Grayson Ellis family continues a way of life that has been passed down through generations.

December 09, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Life


Let there be light

Georgia Southern University's annual Lighting of Sweetheart Circle was held on campus Thursday, Nov. 29. President Dr. Brooks Keel and First Lady Dr. Tammie Schalue kicked off the event by "flipping the switch" that turned on the lights around Sweetheart Circle. Those who attended the free holiday event had the chance to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and play in the snow. They also were able to decorate cookies, ornaments and Christmas cards and drink hot apple cider and hot chocolate.

December 02, 2012 | | Life


An international celebration

Georgia Southern University hosted the seventh annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mill Creek Regional Park. As the brainchild of GSU's Center for International Studies, the community event is intended to serve as a positive, interactive environment in which to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding through educational, cultural and international games and activities. It also aims to increase the community members' awareness of different educational and cultural programs available to them through the university and other resources.

November 25, 2012 | | Life


Local farmers reap abundance

Farmers have much to be thankful for during the upcoming Thanksgiving season. Nearly every crop planted back in the spring is projected to bring a bountiful harvest. Three of the area's largest crops are cotton, soybeans and peanuts.

November 18, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Herald Correspondent | Life


Writing the story of us

A great story weaves together many strands of subplot and characters to tell its tale. This one is no different.

November 11, 2012 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Life


Fighting for a cure

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Statesboro Fire Department sponsored the 2012 Firefighter Challenge at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. The day of food, fun and family was a local fund-raising effort to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far-reaching professional and public health education.

November 04, 2012 | | Life


A community affair

Members of the Statesboro First Baptist Church congregation, along with local dentists, doctors and medical personnel, met needs of visiting fair workers from Amusements of America last week.

October 28, 2012 | By JULIE LAVENDER Special to the Herald | Life


The 51st annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair rode into Statesboro for the 51st time last week, bringing with it food, fun and entertainment for all ages. Georgia Southern University photojournalism students were there to capture a bit of the excitement in their photos.

October 21, 2012 | | Life


The return of a legend

For more than two decades, an undersized running back out of Gainesville, Fla., and eventual Georgia Southern University football Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson overcame a litany of challenges.

October 14, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison jharrison@statesboroherald.com | Life


An evening with the stars

On Thursday evening, Oct. 4, personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers for a night of entertainment at the second annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars.

October 07, 2012 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Goodbye, butterfly

A journey spanning thousands of miles began with a bit of fanfare Monday.

September 30, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

In early October, the stars will shine in Statesboro as two dozen local celebrities and trained dancers pair up to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence.

September 23, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Life


Helping hands in Haiti

Seven congregation members of Statesboro First Presbyterian Church, one Georgia Southern University student and two pastors journeyed to Haiti in mid-June to assist with the ongoing rebuilding efforts of the earthquake-ravaged city of Port-au-Prince.

September 16, 2012 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Life


Jars of Clay impresses at local show

Jars of Clay, one of the most popular Contemporary Christian bands worldwide, has been evolving for the past 18 years, following the group's inauspicious beginnings while students at Greenville College in Illinois.

September 09, 2012 | By CHARLES CRAVEY Special to the Herald | Life


3 GSU faculty members named governor’s fellows

Three Georgia Southern University faculty members have been named Governor's Teaching Fellows.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Life


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2014 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.

April 19, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV

NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.

April 16, 2014 | | Life


Celebrating the arts for 32 years

While anyone can be artistic anytime, anywhere, Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest provides a very public outlet for spontaneous creation.

April 13, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

April 11, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

April 10, 2014 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards

The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.

April 07, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Statesboro Youth Chorale now raising money for trip to NYC

Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Eagles ace the field at Schenkel

On March 16, for the first time ever, the Georgia Southern Eagles won their home golf tournament, the Schenkel Invitational, held at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 23, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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