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.
To celebrate the holiday season, here are a few photos from selected recent events in Statesboro and Brooklet.
Katie Jasionowski, a prekindergarten teacher at Langston Chapel Elementary School, is on a quest for a family in need.
Nan Rushing and Buford Brannen, both of Register, have published a new cookbook that is simple and unique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go.
On the campus of Georgia Southern University this month, professor Jeff Schmuki's ceramics studio has been a busy place.
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.
Held Saturday, Sept. 21, the Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company near Stilson played host to thousands who came to get a taste of a working farm.
Between 300 and 400 people visited Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery Saturday to enjoy its annual Grape Stomp Festival. Many bared their feet to pound grapes into juice the ancient way. Most sampled wine and cheese, and all were treated to live music from local classic-rock band PB&J.
When the curtain closes on this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraising event, the real stars will be the women and families who benefit from the people and programs at Safe Haven.
NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.
When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.
Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See history.com and catholic.org.) Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See history.com.)
There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on exploratorium.edu.
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