On October 29, 1914, J. A. Brannen reported that there were more than 400 autos in all of Bulloch County. Not everybody was thrilled with these new contrivances: an editorial reported that "farmers found that the cost of keeping an automobile in repair and operation is more than the cost of keeping horses to perform the same tasks." By 1915, even more rules had been written: the speed in town was now 8 mph, and 15 mph elsewhere; and it was declared that there was to be no "promiscuous use of horns for noise making" by their drivers. Policemen were ...
Imagine a Christmas celebration without Santa Claus or Christmas trees. Imagine a Christmas without holiday shopping and traffic jams. Now imagine the very first Christmas.
Holidays bring out the creative side in all of us. It is a time for decorating and entertaining family and friends. Getting our homes ready for guests can be done with enjoyment if we are organized. Dining rooms and kitchens have long been gathering spots when family and friends get together. The table is the key focal point in dining areas. This is where you can be creative and set your decorating theme and level of formality.
Mozelle Blankenship never set out to have a collection of Nutcracker figurines when she got her first few nearly 10 years ago.
In 1924, the hiring of first head football coach, E.G. Cromartie, brought a collegiate football program to the students at the Georgia Normal School. He was replaced in 1927 by head coach H.A. Woodle, who himself was replaced by head coach B.L. "Crook" Smith. His "Blue Tide" even played a football game in the then-unfinished stadium which has since become known as the "Orange Bowl" down in Miami, Fla. While the athletic programs at South Georgia Teachers College enjoyed some success, the involvement of America's armed forces in World War II resulted in the discontinuation of ...
For seven years, people in Statesboro and Bulloch County have seen their friends and neighbors on the cover and in the pages of one of the finest community lifestyle magazines in the South, Statesboro Magazine.
Kori Allison Williams, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at Georgia Southern University, will open her senior photography exhibition, Phi-nomenon, on Monday, in the Legends Gallery of the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art sponsors the exhibition, which will close with a reception on Thursday, December 7, from 5 –7 p.m.
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In 2004, members of Girl Scout Troop 070 were working to earn the highest award for Girl Scouts ages 11-14 - the Silver Award. To earn the award, the girls had to undertake a project that provided a community service and required approximately 40 hours of commitment. Hence, the group developed the idea of the Festival of Trees.
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.
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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