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Tales from the Tomb gets earlier start this year
Event set for Oct. 9
Sally Deal, right, records video as Roscoff Deal portrays Colonel Albert Deal as the Bulloch County Historical Society hosts its second Tales from the Tomb living history event in 2013. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file

Statesboro and Bulloch County will become “historically spooky” when the “Tales from the Tomb” tours begin.
    The educational fundraiser for the Bulloch County Historical Society will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Statesboro’s Eastside Cemetery on Northside Drive East, said Joe McGlamery, the president of the Historical Society.
    The event offers “historical and educational” tours every 15 minutes, he said. Tickets are available at the Statesboro Herald for $10.
    Those taking the tour will “meet” several historical “spirits,” portrayed by local “trained actors,” he said. The event is the “dramatization of lives of notable historic figures” from the area.
    This year, the late Bulloch County leaders will include Mattie Lively, Charley P. Olliff Sr., his wife Myrtle Smith Olliff, John Alphonso Mooney, and Dr. R.J.H. DeLoach.
    The story of two Russian immigrants, railroad workers who died because of a “card game gone awry,” will also be featured, and a special guest spirit, William James will also make an appearance, McGlamery said.
    Mical Whitaker, the director of the Statesboro Youth Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts, will portray James.
    The tour will be held earlier in October this year than in previous years, and will begin at an earlier hour to accommodate those who may not wish to be out late.
    For more information contact the Statesboro Herald at (912) 764-9031, Tickets are available at the receptionist’s counter at the Herald office at 1 Proctor St.
    Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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