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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A journey spanning thousands of miles began with a bit of fanfare Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Three Georgia Southern University faculty members have been named Governor's Teaching Fellows.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Georgia Southern University welcomed a delegation of Korean students from Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, to campus as part of the collaborative exchange program the two schools have enjoyed since 2001.
The grounds were littered with peanut shells as people enjoyed the treat for which the Brooklet Peanut Festival is known; boiled peanuts. Vendors offered hot, fresh and salty boiled peanuts as well as roasted and even fried peanuts at the festival's 23rd annual celebration on Saturday, Aug 18. Throughout the day, crowds also enjoyed watching free live entertainment, vendors and games. The festival ended with a street dance Saturday night featuring Randy "Hat Man" Smith and the Magic Rocks Band.
Eleanor Akins turned 100 looking back with laughter and appreciation on episodes from a life she continues to enjoy living.
Rain and lightning hampered the Georgia Southern Eagles' first day of fall football practice on Thursday.
Children whirl around a bustling game room and gym, seeking bragging rights at a foosball table, fast-stepping to interactive dance games and sprinting against friends in a relay race.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.
A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.
Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.
Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?
The Georgia Southern football team took the practice fields at Beautiful Eagle Creek Thursday to kick off their first fall camp after officially joining the Sun Belt Conference.
Actor Will Cone visited with residents of Tattnall Healthcare Center in Reidsville on Friday, July 25.
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