George Herman "Babe" Ruth, played at every level of baseball. He started his career with the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, and the moved up to the big game when he signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1914.
Statesboro took part in another piece of baseball history, but this time those playing in Statesboro actually created it, rather than just observing.
Another legend of baseball made an appearance in the Coastal Empire, actually coming to Statesboro itself.
(Note: The following is an excerpt from "When Dreams Came True," a book about the passage of the G.I. Bill and how it helped shape modern America.)
Growing up, Walter Gibson heard magnificent stories about his grand-uncle, John Gibson.
Cicero once said "Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." This couldn't be truer for artist Jim Chapman. An artist, writer and teacher, Chapman brings his love of nature and creativity to Statesboro for a one-day workshop on watercolors.
During her 40s, Cannon saw the first nuclear weapon built and tested and watched Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Bob Hope on TV. As she turned 50, Cannon watched as Elvis swiveled his hips and doctors attempted the first organ transplants.
In the 1880's, railroad magnate John Williams consolidated a number of small coastal North Carolina railroad lines into the Seaboard Railroad (SB). The SB then bought the Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery Railway (SA&M). The SB purchase of the SA&M gave the SB a route into Savannah, essentially breaking the stranglehold of the Central Of Georgia Railroad (CGA) railroad on Savannah traffic.
Well, we can't say he didn't warn us.
Regulating the temperature of your foods is a critical step in controlling the growth of harmful bacteria. Most people know that foods need to be cooked to proper temperatures in order to be safe, but the ability of your refrigerator, freezer or oven to maintain the proper temperature is often overlooked. Refrigerators and freezers need to be cold enough to prevent rapid bacterial growth on foods and ovens need to reach high enough temperatures to destroy any harmful bacteria that may be present on a food.
The man talking to me was a native of Treutlen County (Soperton) but a longtime resident of Bulloch County. He is now deceased so I will let his statements stand, either as fact or folklore.
The Bulloch Academy fall sports program lists quarterback Jordan Walker at 6-1, 165 pounds. Friday night against Tiftarea Academy, the slim junior ran as if he weighed 40 pounds more.
Take advantage of any opportunities that involve you with worthwhile people and/or organizations. You're destined to play a significant role in something that can be quite meaningful to you.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I liked your response to the reader who objected to the word "pee" in your column.
Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
Donations are still coming in, and the second Chocolate Run possibly could see around $30,000 raised when the final tally is calculated.
Over the years, Peter Schickele has earned many musical titles - composer, professor and doctor of music.
Man of the Decade
Lynn Vogel and her Hungarian Kuvasz dog have brought home yet another medal for Statesboro.
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County's only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.
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