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.
Clyde Akins Cannon
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.
NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's overtime pass into the end zone last Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl?
Winter is here, the tree branches are bare, and the outdoor landscape can be, well, a bit drab this time of the year. But it doesn't have to be.
Man of the Decade
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