Internationally acclaimed historian Peter A. Coclanis will present the 2006 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series at Georgia Southern University on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24. A faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Coclanis studies, writes, and teaches in the fields of American, international, and Southeast Asian economic history.
The first time I heard of Samaritan's Purse, I was immediately reminded of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament.
In the year ahead, because you will be desirous of breaking off old, unproductive patterns, as well as disengaging yourself from troublesome acquaintances, you'll be making a number of positive changes that will serve you well.
An unknown person said, "Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses."
DEAR DR. GOTT: Our daughter suffered over 1-1/2 years with Lyme disease before it was diagnosed. She was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She saw an internist and two rheumatologists before going to a preventive medicine clinic in San Francisco where the Lyme test was given and came back positive.
A record crowd is expected to attend the big five-day event bluegrass and gospel music festival at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, October 18-22.
French philosopher Denis Diderot, who died in 1784, wrote, "There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
Pearl Buck wrote, "Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied." Not just great mistakes, small ones too.
Willie Tyler said, "The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time."
Robert Fitzgerald, when discussing his criteria for translating Homeric Greek, wrote: "The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To 'make a beeline' for something. That's worthy of being immortal and is immortal in English idiom. 'I guess I'll split' is not going to be immortal and is excludable, therefore excluded."
DEAR DR. GOTT: My problem is my low pulse.
There's a strong possibility you might have to shoulder more responsibilities than you are accustomed to. A positive attitude will help you accomplish more than you expect and yield greater rewards.
DEAR ABBY: What has become of social skills in this country? I have been planning my daughter's wedding for eight months, and mailed invitations with self-addressed, stamped response cards six weeks ahead of my deadline with the caterers and rental companies.
Surrounded by oak trees high on a river bluff, the sportsman hefts his gun to his shoulder. Peering down the barrel, he yells "Pull!" and fires a split second later.
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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