On Nov. 4, 1908, newly elected President William Howard Taft headed for a visit to Savannah. A special presidential reception committee, led by Mayor George W. Tiedemann, Congressman Charles G. Edwards and Postmaster General Henry Blunt Jr., met the president's train at the Central of Georgia Railroad depot at Dover.
Have you picked a couple of trees to watch as autumn progresses? Search the woods for fall's glorious shades of oranges, reds and yellows, and celebrate everything the season brings, from football games to festivals and carnivals to mornings that require jackets to costumes and candy to sunflowers and freshly mowed fields. Additionally, celebrate these holidays with those you love, or make up a few of your own.
John Gipson, a former preacher in Arkansas, likes to tell about his memories of trains, which seemed to pass endlessly through his childhood home of Midland, Texas, carrying petroleum products in every direction.
President Calvin Coolidge came to the Coastal Empire in 1928 at the invitation of his friend Howard Coffin. Coolidge appointed Coffin to the 1916 Morrow Board to help create a national air defense system and determine the federal government's role in air safety.
Driving in Southern California recently, listening to talk radio, I heard a commercial for a Christian private school. The spokesperson went on and on about their very high test scores, the very high percentage of their students who go to top-rated universities, and other very high academic statistics. Send your child to Veryhighscore Academy! We will bring out the best in your child!
When President Chester Alan Arthur's health took a turn for the worse in early 1883, he decided to take a vacation to Florida. He took the Fast Mail train to Jacksonville, arriving on April 6, 1883.
One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.
There are five of us around the table. The four children are seated; I am standing, walking from end to end, looking over their shoulders at their work. Strung along the center of the table are bottles of glue, pairs of scissors and stacks of magazines. In front of each child is a single piece of white paper. The exercise I've given them in this class for young writers is to make a collage representing an object each of them has drawn from a bag. One of the girls has drawn a broken seashell, the other girl a ceramic ...
I think the saying - "It's a dog's world" - may be taking on added meaning with the opening of the South Paws Dog Resort on Northside Drive. From special doggie ice cream at night, to playing during the day, pet owners can now take their dogs for doggie day care, while their pet parents are working.
I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little if any concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...
Jefferson Finis Davis, the one and only president of the Confederacy, also known as the Confederate States of America, visited Georgia's Coastal Empire three times. The first was on Oct. 21, 1863. Davis knew of Savannah's importance to his plans.
Of course, you already know Pat Steadman's sculpture. Oh, yes, you do. The imposing bronze bust of coach Erk Russell at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium is Steadman's "Game Day." And, in fact, a small gem of a replica is part of "Pat Steadman: A Retrospective" on exhibit at the Averitt Center through Saturday. But if that single piece is all you know about the man, you're missing a much bigger story.
I'm sure that many of you are aware of the grave health crisis facing local dentist and Statesboro native Dr. Hudson Powell. He is diagnosed with stage four cancer and is undergoing treatment.
My very first class at Wesleyan was Survey of American Literature taught by Dr. Leah Strong. The class met on the second floor of Tate Hall at the end of the second floor overlooking the library.
James K. Polk was the first former president to visit Savannah, arriving on Saturday, March 10, 1849 at 9 p.m. Upon reaching the city, there was a thunderous salute from cannons situated around the city.
(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
I suppose most folks who work for a living begin, at some point, to look forward to retirement. Some prefer not to quit for various reasons, but they are exceptions. One thing that causes many to want to stop working is having to go in whether they want to or not. As one fellow reportedly said, "I wouldn't mind the job as much if it just wasn't so every day!"
Thunderstorms, warmer weather, sleeping late and the absence of big yellow buses on the road can only mean one thing: Summertime has arrived!