When flames engulfed 97-year-old Lawrence Baptist Church in July of last year, many onlookers felt as if a part of their own lives had been burned away. Most of the old church was constructed of highly flammable pine, and after lightning struck its steeple, there was very little anyone could do to stop the blaze. While firefighters protected the nearby Fellowship Hall and Youth Building, members of the congregation looked on with horror and sadness as the sanctuary burned to the ground.
My little black book has many important numbers in it, but one that I cherish the most in the summertime is listed under the C's. It's filed as CORN. Each year, in the latter part of June, I call the canning plant in Emanuel County and make my annual pilgrimage to Twin City to put up corn for the year.
One hundred pilots in 50 planes representing each of the 50 states, all leaving from the same place, will race around the United States in what is being billed as The Great Air Race beginning in early August.
For the past 50 years, his rich, soothing voice has offered inspiration - and often, salvation - to people all over the world. Dr. Michael Guido's "Seeds from the Sower" are broadcast and published worldwide to over 200 million people, and it all originates from the peaceful and beautiful Guido Gardens and Evangelistic Studios in the heart of Metter.
Winter, summer, spring or fall - no matter the season, the six garden clubs in Bulloch County are busy.
In the early hours of Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Emit Grove Baptist Church was dealt a hard blow -– their beloved 114-year-old building was severely damaged by fire.
It is dry. Very dry. So dry that the new leaves on the holly trees at Sandhill have rolled into tight brown spirals that make them look like miniature cigars. They disintegrate into fine powder when pressed between my thumb and index finger.
When the final bell sounds on the last day of school this year, 800 years of experience will walk out the doors of Bulloch County Schools. Thirty teachers, administrators and staff will retire at the end of this school year.
"... since the days of our founding, our nation has been called to prayer. That's exactly what our first President did, George Washington. "It's the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor."
Register Baptist Church will be celebrating 100 years of worship and fellowship Sunday with a special centennial service.
The sight of a quaint one-room school house nestled against some woods in a field off Bowen-Rushing Road takes one back to the old days.
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.
For many people, one of their first introductions to reading was through the crazy colors, characters and meter of the writings of Dr. Seuss. These stories also introduce a lot of fun and crazy foods, from green eggs and ham to truffula fruit and yink, ink, pink, drink! With Dr. Seuss' birthday, and National Read Across America Day, approaching on March 2, it's a great time to brush off your books and create some Seussian celebration foods.
Man of the Decade
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