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Life: Full Circle….FAST!

Life: Full Circle….FAST!


Posted By on Thursday, August 27, 2015

I remember how incredibly nervous I was 33 years ago this month when my grandmother Betty Grice took me to get my drivers license.  It really proved to be not that big of a deal.  Everything went well and fortunately, my years of driving have been pretty uneventful.  Today my mother, aunt and I accompanied my 84 year old grandmother (who I call mom because she is truly my second mom) to renew her license for what she thinks may be the...

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Lori Grice: The South’s Portrait Artist

Lori Grice: The South’s Portrait Artist


Posted By on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lori Grice discovered her love for photography as a child and spent years mentoring her under uncle Gil Riggs, a local portrait expert.  Her career received a jump start when she photographed the now famous Joe Ross image while attending her first Georgia Southern game in 1989.  Lori printed one of the images and placed it in her uncle’s store.  David Ball purchased a copy and placed it in Archibald’s, a restaurant he owned.  Erk...

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Lori Grice gets a behind the scenes preview of The Paula Deen Network which launches September 24th. Over the past few months, Lori has had the pleasure of visiting with and appearing on a couple upcoming shows with Paula Deen on her new Paula Deen Network.   “I have always been a great fan of Paula’s, especially with the girl power factor she brings. She is so creative and inspiring to me and so many of my clients and...

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Prayers from Fiji: Everyone in Statesboro followed the story a few years ago about the Murkison family.  They went from obscurity to a household name overnight as they experienced the worst nightmare anyone could ever imagine.  Two years ago, on a fun family outing enjoying Christmas lights, their lives changed forever in a horrible car accident.  I remember as word trickled in over the next few days, weeks and months throughout the...

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The Averitt Center’s Statesboro Youth Chorale were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC this summer.  The Statesboro Herald featured the SYC today in Sunday’s Lifestyle section of the paper.  If you select each section it will take you to a readable link.  This was an incredible experience for the Statesboro Youth Chorale and a wonderful way to spotlight our community...

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Bellville, Georgia: A train ride through memory lane.

Bellville, Georgia: A train ride through memory lane.


Posted By on Friday, June 13, 2014

It was a beautiful day, in April of 1971.  Thirty or so, excited kindergarten students from First Methodist and First Baptist of Claxton preschool boarded a bus to Dover. We had been invited to ride on one of the last voyages of the Nancy Hanks.  Even though I was five at the time, I remember it vividly.  It was the first time many of us had ridden a bus, let alone a train. This Saturday, many of those memories came flooding back as...

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