A part of southwestern Bulloch that has a curious history is the area now known as Groveland. The first post office in the area was Fido. It was named after Mrs. James G. Williams' feisty dog. It opened, and closed, in J.G. Moore's store in 1899.
The name Allen is very old. To the Irish, the old family name Ailin means hard and inflexible; while to the Scots the old family name Aluinn means handsome. It extends directly back to the McDonalds of Clan Ranald, named after one of the sons of King Somerled, who ruled all of Argyll and the Great Hebrides Islands.
According to family columnist Dolores Curran, a good family used to be one "That was self-sufficient, didn't ask for help from others, supported its institutions, was never tainted with failure, starved before it went on welfare and met all the criteria of good families as determined by community and church."
Collin is 6 years old. He has eyes like malted milk balls - round and chocolate brown. He picked up a book from the library table and, following the instructions of the librarian to "Go over there and let that lady read you your book," walked the few steps to where I was sitting and sat down beside me.
Having a religion and sharing that religion in a family setting is still important to Americans.
Can you believe another school year is coming to a close and summer is creeping our way? I hope you made memories to treasure throughout the school year, ones that will be recalled fondly for years to come. Celebrate the end of school with great festivities, and start planning summer merriment. Make use of every available minute in the month of May to create special times for your family. Try out a few of these holidays, or create your own!
The Austin Graduate School of Theology in Texas published a relatively small, well-written booklet in 1991 entitled "Things That Matter" for use in Russian evangelism. Since then it has been distributed over much of Eastern Europe, the United States, and perhaps in other localities as well. It has eight brief chapters dealing with some of the essentials of Christian faith and practice.
How the Catholic Church came to Statesboro and Bulloch County is a little known story. It all began with the arrival in Georgia in 1930 of two sets of brothers (who also just happened to be first cousins) and their families from Italy. They were Roman Catholics.
In the land of Great Britain at the time the American Colonies began their transformation into a new Republic, the man in charge of the Roman Catholic faithful was none other than the Vicar Apostolic of London, Dr. Richard Challoner. His was a huge territory indeed.
I will never forget the call I received at 4 a.m. from a Georgia state trooper.
I am standing on the loggia, two stories tall with a domed stone roof. The wide marble steps lead down to a fountain that sprays millions of water-drop mirrors into the warm spring afternoon. Black wrought-iron street lights and gnarly gray oaks, 100 years old at least, line the driveway and beds of just-bloomed pansies splotch the wide green lawn.
With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.
Beginning in the late 1790s, a group of wealthy Northeasterners tried to lead the people of Bulloch County down their own "Primrose" path.
The name Alderman is well-known throughout Bulloch County, as well it should be. They were one of the first families to settle in the area. Their ancestral family lines can be traced all the way back to Robert Alderman, who was born in Saint Margarets in Ipswich, England, at the end of the 16th century.
We all know that eating too many donuts and Big Macs and vegging out in front of our large-screen, high-definition TVs is not good for our waistlines. We also know that our national waistlines are expanding at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one in three of us today is a healthy weight.