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.
The name Lewis most likely came from the Welsh word "Llewellyn" (that translates to 'Lion-Like'). This term comes from the Welsh word "llyw," which means leader.
One of the hottest topics in our current political climate is "States Rights." Members of the American Continental Congress were appointed by their state's governors to guard their state's rights as much as they were to form a union while writing the "Articles Of Confederation."
In the massive multi-volume history of the United States entitled "The American Nation," which was edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, the story of Georgia's role in the American Revolution is spelled out very clearly.
This will probably sound somewhat negative, but I think you might agree with me regarding my opinion about the northwest corner of the intersection of North Main Street and Northside Drive - the location where Franklins Restaurant operated for so many decades.
There are a lot of days that I just sit and think. I used to try to walk and think at the same time but quit after walking into a tree and falling into a ditch. "Did God ever raise a puppy? Was the puppy house-broken or was he just turned loose in the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve to teach him all the things puppies must learn? Who did most of the cleaning up, Adam or Eve?"
In the book "A History of Savannah and South Georgia. Volume 1: Sailing and Landing the Colony," written by William Harden in 1913, the story of the trials and tribulations of the first colonists selected to form the colony of Georgia is unveiled.
I have written about real estate a great deal over the last several years. Like everywhere else in the country, Bulloch County and the surrounding area have gone through a boom and now a significant slowdown since 2003.
On June 22, Ogeechee Tech in conjunction with the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation will host the famed Disney Institute. I have to confess that I did not know there was such a thing until my husband attended the Disney Institute program that was held in Atlanta a month or so ago.
The name Rushing comes from the ancient Gaelic word "Ros." Over time this name changed to "Ross", "Ruisin," or "Rusheen." The name is quite common in areas of Ireland.
Ever hear of a little ol' town called Portal? It's a unique little place. Not a very rich or fancy community, nothing remarkable to look at unless you take into consideration the Carter Turpentine Still or the mural painted on the side of a building commemorating the town's turpentine history.
The Market District in Statesboro just keeps chugging along. The latest entrant - Monkey Joe's Parties and Play - an interactive indoor party center filled with an array of giant air-filled play structures, jumps, slides, obstacle courses, developmental games and "wacky" party rooms.
A computer hard drive is a lot like a junk drawer. Every so often you have to go in because there is always the chance that, back in the corner with the pennies sticky with Kool-Aid, under the 2-year-old church bulletin and in an envelope decorated with Hello Kitty stickers, you may find the key to the safety deposit box or your mother's engagement ring. Don't ask me why; that's just the way it is.
Every dot on the map needs a hometown grocer - a personable place where you can load up your buggy with beef, where you're called "darlin'" by the cashier at checkout and where you know your butcher by name. They're the jewels of small towns, the businesses that give a city personality. In this week's Local Spotlight, I visit a place that's served Bulloch County for more than 40 years in that very capacity.
February may be short on the calendar, but let's hope it's long on family fun. With the cold days the Boro has experienced in 2014 so far, make sure to create warm and cozy memories with those you love, enough to last until the groundhog comes out to play in the spring.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd 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.