In the 1817 book "A Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the Late War," author William James told of the battle between the British warship "Epervier" and the American warship the "Peacock" in the War of 1812.
"I hated my work. Because when I die I will leave all I have done to a complete stranger who might be competent or a complete idiot. I will have spent a lifetime on work which will be given away. What a waste!" (My translation of Ecclesiastes 2:18-19).
A few weeks ago, I was genuinely saddened when the Flowers Discount Bakery store on North Zetterower Avenue in Statesboro closed. It was my "go to" place for all kinds of bakery products when I was feeding a large crowd.
Part two of history of the Confederate Navy. The first "Savannah" (or the Old Savannah) started out as the side-wheeled steamer "Everglade." Purchased by the State of Georgia, she was converted into the gunboat "Savannah." This vessel served as the flagship of the senior Georgia Naval Officer, Commodore Josiah Tattnall. Tattnall is most famous for his spirited but unsuccessful defense of Port Royal against the Union Navy's South Atlantic Squadron. Tattnall's Confederate naval force consisted ...
"Wait until next year."
Part One of history of the Confederate Navy. The formation of the Confederate Navy is one in which Georgia, and particularly the port of Savannah, played an important part. Savannah authorities first seized the Revenue Cutter "Gallatin." This foretopsail schooner had been a coastal survey vessel. The Confederacy then assigned three tugs and a steamer to become Georgia's first official Confederate naval force. After expanding this force by adding five gunboats and another steamer, in ...
The blinds cut the winter sunshine into thick slices and they fall across my shoulder in long broad stripes. The movement of the rocking chair, forward and back, turns them into waves - reaching out and pulling back, a tide of light. Jackson is tilted in the crook of my arm, the rays making a halo of the soft fuzz on the top of his head.
Since the late 1960's the coyote population in Georgia has exploded. Around 1970 there had only been confirmed coyote sightings or kills in 23 Georgia counties. Today, all of the state's 159 counties are home to this wily veteran of the woods. Coyotes have migrated steadily eastward from the western and mid-western states and have found our part of the country to their liking. Coyotes can and will eat a wide variety of foods ...
It's hard to admit when you haven't been successful at something, but I will admit that I have not been successful in getting a timely story to you regarding the purchaser of Cleve White Nissan in Statesboro.
Last Saturday, Julie and I were hoping that the GSU road playoff game would be televised. Unfortunately, that was not the case, but it would be broadcast on radio. It's not the same as being there, but close enough for avid fans.
On June 27, 1775, Georgia's Royal Governor, Sir James Wright, sent a letter to Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, commander of British naval forces in North America, pleading for a sloop-of-war with which he could both defend the approaches to the Savannah River and protect the colony's shipping.
I heard about Your Pie several months ago from my brother Thornton who lives in Athens.
Before the turkey leftovers were completely devoured, December splashed on the page with twinkling lights, Santa inflatables, cedar wreaths, and holiday rhythms. Whether you've completed your holiday shopping or not even started - Christmas will arrive in less than three weeks. Take time during December to make treasured memories or start new traditions. Go caroling with friends, make hot chocolate or S'mores, watch seasonal movies, bake yummy goodies to share, decorate gingerbread houses, go ...
Second of two parts. In his book entitled "The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape," Brevet Captain Willard W. Glazier of Company G of the 3rd New York Volunteers told the story of how he became "The Sylvania Spy." On the Lexington Court House Road Glazier and his group ran into some people coming their way. It turned out that the group was three slaves who were returning from Columbia back to ...
The laid-out field on the other side of the pond dam is unrolled like a bolt of ecru lace, knotted and tied into a landscape of bumps and nubs. That which was left to sprout and grow on its own over the spring and summer has died, stems and leaves that once stretched toward the sky now bent into creamy curves back toward the earth. The whole world is the color of toast.
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.