William Few Jr. was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 8, 1748 to William Few and Mary Wheeler. They were poor tobacco farmers, and along with many of their neighbors became bankrupt because of a series of droughts.
I have always wondered if a caveman - most likely a cave woman - just missing being eaten by a T-Rex, hummed a tune and that was the beginning of music. I am not sure if he or she had words to the tune like, "I'm so glad that the big lizard ate she and not me … dum ditty dum." Don't get me going on what I think the first "rock" band resembled.
Every summer, I am reminded just how important Georgia Southern has become to Statesboro and the prosperity of its full time residents. Things clearly slow down here in the summer months, and business owners will admit that it can be a struggle.
I got a plaque in the mail the other day. Well, I should technically say I found an envelope containing something that I would later discover to be a plaque but for now had been blown into the driveway by one of those sideways rainstorms that will suddenly pop up on any given brutally hot, late summer Georgia afternoon. You know the kind. The kind where the sticks on the ground ...
Joshua was now an old and weathered man who had been with the Israelites through the invasion into Canaan and wanted to be absolutely certain this young nation to be understood their responsibilities and their loyalties to the God who had brought them this far.
I used to think naively that social networking (i.e., Facebook) had nothing to do with business. Well, I missed the boat on that one. I have always understood how Facebook can be used as a marketing tool. However, it is the covert side of the social networking site that took me by surprise.
The table is large and round. The food is good. The conversation is warm and inclusive. We laugh a lot. Some of the laughter is directed at each other. Some of it is directed toward the unspeakable matters with which we deal every day and which we can't share with the people we love, the unavoidable dark humor of those who see the worst in humanity and manage, somehow, not to fall into the abyss themselves.
In my old age, I often think that all children should be taught how to cook from scratch. Nowadays, too many folks of all walks of life want stuff now, prepackaged and in easy heat, open and eat containers. I am not saying that we have to return to our roots where we planted, tended, harvested, canned or processed our future food. What I am moving towards is our ability to get away from ...
In just a few hours, the roads of Bulloch County will become dotted with large yellow buses in the early morning hours. School bells ring again! Make this a memorable school year for your family. Celebrate good grades with ice cream, completed projects with doughnuts, and new friends with a soda. Celebrate each day this school year as a special gift with your family and loved ones. Make memories that will last a lifetime ...
Abraham Baldwin is best known as the founder of the Franklin College & the University of Georgia, but was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Over the last six weeks, we took a look at each Georgia Southern athletic program and what each has accomplished since becoming a member of the Southern Conference.
When I go to the Statesboro Farmers Market on Saturdays (and now Tuesday nights), I tend to look at it as a time to pick up some produce and visit with my neighbors.
Reverend James R. Miller came to the Georgia & South Carolina border area in order to spread the gospel. Miller's first pastorate was at the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
My editor Jim Healy forgot that this is my vacation "week", i.e., I normally don't write a column this week. When he called me on Thursday to firm up what we were doing, I just laughed, because I really didn't have anything to offer.
I don't know about you all, but I have just have had it with that crowd in Washington, D.C., and the "removed" way from the populous that they govern. The latest installment in their arbitrary manner of "ruling" is the "tanning" tax levied on the sale of tanning bed time.
Note: The following is the 14th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
Q: My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he'll leave the cleaning products behind. If his bed is hard to make, he hides the sheet in the closet and throws the blanket over the bed. Concerning his schoolwork, he doesn't bother studying for tests - he figures he'll gets A's, anyway. We're now seeing this in his soccer practices, where he literally has started cutting corners. How can we ...
Now that December is here, Christmas shopping is in full swing! It's the season of giving, and while material things are always nice to have, my favorite gifts to offer come from the heart of my home, the kitchen. Most folks can be found at the mall hunting for presents this time of year, but you'd have better luck finding me on the baking aisle of the grocery store. My shopping budget is spent ...
After about seven years of discharging effluent from its textiles plant into the Ogeechee River without a permit, King America Finishing is no longer in violation of federal law because King finally does have a permit. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division issued the permit earlier this week to the Screven County plant, nearly 18 months after a massive fish kill drew attention to what King America was discharging into the Ogeechee, and also the fact ...
In the navy blue of just dark, the headlights illuminate only a few feet in front of the car. The high beams give shadows to the rocks on the road directly in front of the tires in outlandish proportion to their size, but the hundred-foot pines on the other side of the ditch remain invisible. Behind me, the full moon is but a promise, not even a tease of her liquid silver light yet spilling over the horizon.
On this Sunday before our national day of Thanksgiving, let's think a little about the importance of gratitude.
Note: The following is the 13th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The city of Statesboro and our community are safer places today because the Platinum Lounge and the Primetime Lounge are closed.
Thanksgiving is upon us. Whether you're planning to host the event at your home, travel to a relative's house or opt to dine out and let someone else do the dishes, I've got a holiday menu that won't disappoint and some downhome local restaurant recommendations that are sure to satisfy.
Note: The following is the 12th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
One of the most problematic words in America's post-1960s parenting language is "cooperate."
A good way to get some in-depth information about a career is to go online and type in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mess around with that database for a tad and then switch to Occupational Outlook Handbook. As they say in West Virginia, "You'll have more stuff than you can shake a stick at." I have no idea what that means, but it sounds good.
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
Note: The following is the 11th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.