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Native set to deliver Averitt Lecture
Journalist Remer Tyson at Emma Kelly Nov. 3
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Remer Tyson
Bulloch County native, author and nationally recognized journalist Remer Tyson will deliver the 19th Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Kelly Theatre inside the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.The free lecture is sponsored by the Bulloch County Historical Society, but tickets are required and may be obtained without charge at the theatre box office.Tyson’s lecture is titled “Home from Africa,” and will focus on his recollections of growing up in Bulloch County in the 1940s and 1950s, his 41-year newspaper career – much of the last 16 of which were spent covering the African continent for Knight-Ridder newspapers. He covered some 40 African countries and the Middle East, including the First Gulf War. He will also describe how he and his wife Ginny have lived the past 14 years in Harare, Zimbabwe, under the rule of President Robert Mugabe.
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