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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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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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Tuesday’s with Earlene

Tuesday’s with Earlene


Posted By on Jun 7, 2014

For over twenty years, my favorite day was Tuesday.  Not simply because it was the day after Monday.  It wasn’t because this was the day that my house would be cleaned spotlessly, my laundry was done and my shirts were ironed with precision and a stiffness that only a drill sergeant could appreciate.  It was the day that the second most important woman in my life would come, like clockwork, and handle all the mentioned tasks...

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In case you have been living under a rock the past week – then you may have missed that at 41, Sara Blakely was named by Forbes magazine as the youngest female Billionaire.  Sara is the founder of Spanx.  I could not be more thrilled for her.  I first met Sara 10 years ago – when we were both featured in Georgia Trend magazines 20 under 40 selection.  She is one of those very special people who you know is going to...

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