General James Edward Oglethorpe did much more than just help establish the colony of Georgia. After he was elected to represent Haslemere in the County of Surrey as a member of Parliament. He soon chaired a committee that investigated the living conditions of Britain's prison inmates.
With all the ritz, glamour, bling, pomp and circumstance surrounding an NFL Draft that made its debut on Thursday night prime time, it's amazing to think that none of the guys whose names were called have accomplished, well, anything yet in the league.
How about this for a massive understatement - it has been a rough couple of years for U.S. automobile manufacturers and automobile dealers.
I have this friend. We've known each other for over 30 years. We don't see each other often, but when we do we don't have to reacquaint or search for topics of conversation. We tease and laugh and remember easily.
If you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it!
If you're a golfer, you're likely to be familiar with the name Lee Trevino, the "Merry Mex" and "Supermex" who made his living playing professional golf for many years. In a television documentary several years ago, the commentator told about Trevino's efforts to get on the PGA tour as a young "nobody," noting the difficulty of getting past the credentials committee's reluctance to accept him because of his assumed inexperience. There was also the issue of Lee's Mexican heritage.
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, to brilliant yellows and crimsons swaying in the farmers' fields. How can one fail to celebrate the beauty of spring when such delightful colors adorn the Earth ...
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 moment in time, it is as though we are weeping uncontrollably, tearing our clothing as a symbol of anguish and feeling our heart breaking because we ...
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?
As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"