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Working to stomp out bullying

Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.

May 05, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


A tale of 2 love stories

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.

April 28, 2013 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Life


Everybody's gone surfin'

"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."

April 21, 2013 | | Life


Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

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.

April 14, 2013 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Deen Day Smith honorees gather for annual coffee

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.

April 07, 2013 | By SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Let's get artsy

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.

March 31, 2013 | By CASEY STODDARD cstoddard@statesboroherald.com | Life


Festival quenches students' thirst for knowledge

On Friday, approximately 850 fourth-grade students attended the 2013 Children's Water Festival hosted by Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Georgia Southern University.

March 24, 2013 | | Life


Statesboro Music Festival

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.

March 17, 2013 | | Life


Up with People

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.

March 10, 2013 | | Life


Sweet success

Statesboro's inaugural Chocolate Run 5K was a resoundingly sweet success - despite the persistent, chilly rain on race day.

March 03, 2013 | | Life


One final curtain call

During his time at Georgia Southern University Theatre, James Harbour has taken on the parts of many pivotal characters.

February 24, 2013 | By CAROLYN JOHNSTON Special to the Herald | Life


Sharing a slice of American history

One enduring trait that people remember about President Jimmy Carter is his honesty and forthrightness - some would say to a fault.

February 17, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Life


Bulloch students shine at Regional Technology Fair

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.

February 10, 2013 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


Julia P. fifth-grader wins annual spelling bee

Gabe Scott, a 10-year-old, fifth-grade student from Julia P. Bryant Elementary, won the 2013 Bulloch County Spelling Bee Monday night at the Statesboro High School Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 10, 2013 | By HAYLEY G. GREENE Special to the Herald | Life


A wild menu? It's fare game

Local leaders held the semi-annual Bulloch County Wild Game Supper Tuesday in Atlanta at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, across the street from the state Capitol.

February 10, 2013 | | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

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

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Yes, Virginia, there is a pine tree with your name on it

Question: What is the Virginia pine? I just received my Market Bulletin and see that numerous Christmas tree farms grow it.

November 16, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


3 effects divorce has on your kids

I am a child of divorce. As a kid, I struggled internally with the divorce for one reason - I was no longer going to see my father every day. But, young as I was, I understood my mother and father were better at being friends, and my parents managed to give me and my sister a wonderful childhood. I hold no resentment. However, not all children understand and deal with divorce very well.

November 16, 2014 | Marya Bitsko Deseret News | Life


Local fraternal groups honor veterans

American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90 in Statesboro and Woodmen of the World, Chapter 158, joined with Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teachers Sorority, to provide gifts to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dublin.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


A Statesboro veteran's memories of flight

As a veteran, I.W. Spence is in an unusual category, but having served means a lot to him and he has maintained a lifelong interest in all things military. This explains why he recently flew aboard a 70-year-old military plane - despite not having the opportunity to jump out.

November 09, 2014 | Al Hackle | Life


How Charlie Brown saved Halloween

Whether it's trick-or-treating, decorating sugar cookies or watching scary movies, almost everyone has a favorite Halloween tradition or two. It's a holiday that is celebrated around the world, albeit with some pretty major differences.

November 02, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


How to pick a college? Data crunchers may help

WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

November 02, 2014 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life


What goes bump in the Boro

Nobody knows how to build up to Halloween quite like we do here in Statesboro. With ghost tours, zombie runs, parading pumpkins and costumed canines, it's been one celebration after another all week. Enjoy these pictures from various Halloween happenings around town.

November 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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