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Screven inducts Jordan
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Dr. Stephen Jordan was inducted into the Screven County Hall of Fame on Oct. 27. - photo by Special
    Statesboro Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Stephen Jordan, was inducted into the Screven County Athletic  Hall of Fame October 27.
    Ceremonies were held in an annual banquet concluding halftime festivities at the SCHS-Metter football game at Kelly Memorial Stadium in Sylvania.
    Dr. Jordan is a 1960 honor graduate of Screven County High. An outstanding athlete, Jordan received eight varsity letters in three sports — four in baseball, three in football and one in basketball. Starting first baseman for four years, Jordan was a key part of the 1959 and ‘60 region champions and played in state championship games both years. He was co-captain of the baseball team his senior year and earned all-state honors in baseball.
    He was also invited to play in the Georgia All-Star baseball game in Atlanta. Starting quarterback for two years, he also started on the defensive side of the football for three years. While at quarterback he set numerous records including most touchdown passes in a game, season and career that were not broken until this current decade.
    Receiving numerous college football and baseball scholarships he chose to enter the University of Georgia, majoring in premed. Jordan was the starting first baseman on the freshman baseball team and is currently a member of the Letterman’s Club of UGA. Before receiving his bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry at UGA, he was president of the junior class and Sigma Chi Fraternity.
    He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a medical degree in 1969. While training in Florida and the Mayo Clinic, he eventually specialized in internal medicine and cardiology. After completing his medical training he became chief of cardiology at the U.S. Army’s Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas. He obtained the rank of major in the U.S. Army.
    In Statesboro, Jordan has practiced internal medicine for more than 30 years. Known as the last doctor in Bulloch County to make house calls, he has been very active in the Statesboro community, being a founding member of the Statesboro chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Statesboro Humane Society and Statesboro Field Trial Association. He has been chief of staff of the local hospital twice.