The colony of Georgia was discovered, many say, by the Spaniards. However, some of the earliest maps of Georgia drawn by those who led expeditions to the New World do not show the topography couched in Spanish terms but rather in English or in French.
Not only did the first bookmobile in the Statesboro area stop at nine different public schools, but it also made numerous stops at private houses in 18 of the smallest communities across Bulloch County. The bookmobile also established a regular schedule visiting to the nursing homes and day-cares scattered throughout the county.
In the world of farmer's markets, Statesboro hosted some very prominent visitors this past weekend. Gail Hayden, director of the California Farmers' Markets Association, and her husband Doug came to Statesboro to tour different food production operations and to look at our Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market.
They were just eggs. Ordinary eggs. Scrambled for breakfast, fried hard and slapped between two pieces of white bread with mayonnaise, broken into pound cake batter in fat gold globes. But once a year they were anything but ordinary.
Easter is over, now what? As a pastor, I remember the day after Easter when I would look at my calendar and think how quiet the church will be, for a week maybe, and I can catch up on some stuff I had put aside until after the celebration was over. The fact is that the world goes on, everyday problems still exist and if we relax too much, opportunities can pass us by quicker than the blink of an eye.
In 1797, the Georgia Library Club was formed, creating the nucleus of what became the Georgia Library Association. Across the nation, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie began building 1,700 new public libraries in smaller American cities, including Savannah.
Everyone out there needs to be clear on one thing - manufacturing is an important part of the U.S. economy. Manufacturing is strategically critical and must always be a part of the economy. While it is changing, manufacturing is not going to disappear. In fact, there is now a trend toward bringing it back. But we have a significant problem in this country because of the public perceptions to the contrary.
When temperatures continued to dip night after night and snow blanketed Statesboro for the first time in several years, we wondered if springtime would ever visit again. But, just as faithful as the inevitable turning of the calendar page, so too is the faithfulness and beauty of springtime. Spring has arrived with grand splendor – from fluffy, white blossoms, to deep hues of purple and pink, to shades of green too many to count, ...
This past Thursday, our choir sang the beautifully haunting "Song of the Shadows" by Joseph M. Martin during the Tenebrae service. It is a way to remember the suffering of Jesus. Words and music hardly seem appropriate, and yet there is something about our trying to understand this sacrifice of our Lord that must be expressed with our entire being. When we sing, listen to the music and observe the darkness that surrounds this ...
Are you a "people-pleaser"? Do you try to make everybody like you and accept everything you do as what you ought to do? Some are, you know. And almost everyone wants to be accepted as a person of intelligence and ability, an individual of value. But most have experience the truth that it's really hard, even impossible, to please everybody.
Britain's North American colonial libraries sprang up at the nation's new educational institutions. The first library was established when Boston clergyman John Harvard donated his collection in the 1690s to the institution that now bears his name.
A recent town hall meeting regarding underage drinking drew a small crowd of concerned parents, law enforcement officers and educators - but it should have drawn more.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen recently awarded the Statesboro Popeyes restaurant with a coveted 2009 Bronze Plate at the company's International Franchise Conference. The Gold Plate program recognizes the very best Popeyes restaurants for serving consistent, quality products with fast, friendly and accurate service in a clean comfortable environment, day in and day out.
The new colony of Georgia was created to both provide security from Spanish and to provide a new home for the poor and indigent people of Great Britain and Ireland.
At 1:32 p.m. last Saturday, after a winter that was long and hard and heavy, spring arrived. At that moment, known as the vernal equinox, the center of the sun was on the same plane as the equator of the earth and there was a perfect balance of light and dark.
On the other side of the state, my mobile phone produced the bell chime that sounds like an elevator reaching its destination. A friend had sent me a message that read, "Y'all might want to call in reinforcements, there's gonna be some property destroyed in the Boro tonight!"
"Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
It is so hard to believe another year is almost history. There are just a few days left to decorate, shop, wrap, bake, visit, light candles and sing carols. Remember to keep the holiday frenzy in check, being mindful of what's really important during the Christmas season. Make the most of every day this month with family traditions, and try celebrating a few of the following holidays.
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."