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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.

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.
B.B. Morris brings beloved BBQ sauce back to celebrate 100th

B.B. Morris brings beloved BBQ sauce back to celebrate 100th

Matt Price, great-grandson of B.B. Morris, one of Statesboro’s first BBQ restaurant founders, tells Grice Connect about coming back to Bulloch with his brother to make the a 100th anniversary batch of everyone's favorite sauce.
Four miracle preemie babies graduate with honors from SHS

Four miracle preemie babies graduate with honors from SHS

What began for two sets of Statesboro parents as the horrific premature births of their children has become a wonderful journey for their children. The four recently graduated from SHS as honor graduates and are preparing for the next step in their journey. It is a remarkable story that will inspire you and give you hope for our future.
Senator Jack Hill 30 years in politics exhibit at GS Henderson Library

Senator Jack Hill 30 years in politics exhibit at GS Henderson Library

Explore the 30 year legacy of commitment to Georgia by Senator Jack Hill at a temporary exhibit at the GS Henderson Library through May 30, 2023. The entire collection is available for public viewing and research. Read the full story for a preview of the exhibit which will walk you through his incredible life of service.
Former GS President Dale Lick shares his story of restarting football

Former GS President Dale Lick shares his story of restarting football

Dr. Dale Lick and his wife Marilyn called Statesboro home from 1978 to 1986 while he served as President of Georgia Southern College. In 1983 Dr. Lick announced the restart of football at Georgia Southern.