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These personal stories from community members in connection with Statesboro and Bulloch County’s rich history are made possible through the continued support of Lori Grice Photography as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Dinner for Two: Botanic Garden celebrates romantic evening with couples who were married there

Dinner for Two: Botanic Garden celebrates romantic evening with couples who were married there

The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern recently hosted a delicious and romantic dinner under the Heritage Pavilion for eight couples who were married in the Garden over the years. It was a beautiful walk down memory lane!
Remembering Private Rutledge: A devoted daughter's story

Remembering Private Rutledge: A devoted daughter's story

Step back in time as Ginger (Rutledge) Gregory shares childhood memories of her father, Private Robert Lee Rutledge, as he went to serve in WWII, where he ultimately gave his life. Her story is from the April Bulloch County Historical Society meeting.
Looking back on quintessential hostess Patsy Bobo, one of Statesboro's most influential women

Looking back on quintessential hostess Patsy Bobo, one of Statesboro's most influential women

As Women's History Month draws to a close, we take a look back at one of the most influential women to ever grace Statesboro: Mrs. Patricia Lee "Patsy" Rocker Bobo. Hundreds were impacted by Patsy through the Deen Day Smith Awards. Click on the image to view a list of Deen Day recipients over the years.
73 years of legacy and love for James and Doris Tucker

73 years of legacy and love for James and Doris Tucker

In 1951, James and Doris Tucker married and began their wonderful life together. The parents of six daughters, they shared their advice for a long and happy marriage with us. Commitment, resilience, and devotion are just a few of the qualities that have made their marriage into a legacy worth leaving.
Vintage Navion planes descend on Statesboro for annual inspections

Vintage Navion planes descend on Statesboro for annual inspections

Annual inspections for nearly a dozen 1940s-era Navion aircraft are taking place at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport. Russell Herrington, Portal resident, ER doc, and current President of the American Navion Society, shares his love of flight and history as a Navion owner.
Cleaning windows and composing hymns go hand-in-hand for Charles Davis, Statesboro's "window guy" of 40 years

Cleaning windows and composing hymns go hand-in-hand for Charles Davis, Statesboro's "window guy" of 40 years

Charles Davis shares his story as a musician and composer who began a window washing business in Statesboro in the 1980s. The business and his music have led his family through many chapters, including serving in missions and getting the opportunity to attend his alma mater's 50th and 100th anniversary celebrations.
Memory Lane | Cane Grinding, Syrup Boiling, and Barn Dancing Fun

Memory Lane | Cane Grinding, Syrup Boiling, and Barn Dancing Fun

Michele LeBlanc steps back in time to learn the Southern tradition of the cane grind at the Johnson-Welter Heritage Farm's 2023 event.
Builders of the University: See Georgia Southern’s retiree wall up close -- or online

Builders of the University: See Georgia Southern’s retiree wall up close -- or online

Just off Sweetheart Circle, there's a beautiful and serene terrace dedicated to the hands and feet that built Georgia Southern University. Retirees from 1906 to 2020 are honored on the wall, which now has a virtual component that allows you to visit without ever leaving home.
The Beaver House: Fried chicken with a side of history and haunts

The Beaver House: Fried chicken with a side of history and haunts

John Alexander McDougald, former Mayor of Statesboro, built the big white house that sits at 121 South Main Street in 1911, and it hasn't left his lineage since. Now the Beaver House Restaurant, his granddaughter-in-law and great grandson, Sue and Clay Beaver, serve a boarding house style meal there seven days a week.
Take a walk down Memory Lane in the library's Genealogy Room

Take a walk down Memory Lane in the library's Genealogy Room

In the quiet, cool back corner of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library, you'll find a special room teeming with memories of our past. From photos and news stories to old high school yearbooks, the Genealogy Room offers the perfect walk down Memory Lane.