After many years of involvement on the Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors, F. Tommy David presided over his final Board meeting at the College June 18. In honor of David's departure from the Board, David's long-time friend, and freelance writer, Ric Mandes, spent some time as David reminisced about his passion for technical education and Ogeechee Tech. The story follows…
Some of Statesboro's more "seasoned" citizens may remember back in the early 1940's when a man named R. D. Bowen would "buzz" Statesboro during his basic training in the Air Force.
On May 4, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awarded four teens with the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award during an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge #183. One of these awards was given to Statesboro resident Ashlin Reid.
DeAngelo Tyson is just like any other high school senior – his situation is just a little bit different.
Statesboro resident Martha Woodbery has three sons in the service of our country. For her and her sons, serving their country is just part of the family business.
Photography has the unmatched ability of communicating the value of a human life," said Tyler Moore.
Georgia Southern University's fitness director Michelle Martin is a bit of a task master - for health, that is.
Last Tuesday morning, my editor, Jim Healy, presented me with an interesting proposition.
Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.
There's a family of eagles living in Bulloch County. Eagle Scouts that is.
It was a bittersweet ending for the Portal Panthers basketball team as they lost in overtime, at a Class A semi-final game Thursday in Macon.
Walk into Jessie Simpkins' rented home in Statesboro, and you will find the decor a little unusual. Where most people might have ornamental pieces or decorative furniture, Simpkins has shelves of medical supplies.
I have a new friend. A mockingbird has taken to arriving at Sandhill early every morning to perch on the empty shepherd's crook standing at the edge of the deck. Balanced carefully on the cold curve of iron, beak tilted into the crisp morning air, he looks for all the world like a well-fed vassal surveying his fiefdom. Or better, with his pale gray feathers that end in a long square tail, like a British bridegroom in cutaway and ascot.
The lights are coming up on the Center for Art and Theatre, the stunning $7-million home for the visual and performing arts at Georgia Southern University.
NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.
When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.
Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See history.com and catholic.org.) Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See history.com.)
There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on exploratorium.edu.
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