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AI1O_IMG_2087.JPG 1939: The Golden Year of the Movies by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
   The movie critics, whoever they are, say that 1939 was the greatest year in the history of American movies.  Led by iconic films Gone With the Wind and the Wizard of Oz, the last year of the 1930s featured many of the movie industry's finest films with an army of Hollywood legends on the scree...
The Courier Herald Digital Edition Is Touchscreen-Ready by courierherald
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
I might be letting the cat out of the bag a little early, or I might be putting my foot in my mouth.  Either way, I simply can’t resist writing about it.  To me it feels like I am watching history unfold before my eyes–the changing of a paradigm. As you may know, The Courier Herald completely cha...
TWIGGS COUNTY by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 09, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A Bicentennial Look Back  December 14th marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of Twiggs County, Georgia.  Named for Revolutionary War Hero, General John Twiggs, Twiggs County lies in the geographic center of the State of Georgia.  Carved out of the county of Wilkinson, Twiggs County became ...
KATHERINE BANKS by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 06, 2009 | 14 14 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
An American Great Grandmother   I cannot imagine the United States of America without Katherine Banks. You ask, who is Katherine Banks? Katherine lived around three hundred and fifty years ago in 17th Century Virginia. So why is this Virginia lady so significant and what does she have to do with ...
FVTT_IMG_1973.JPG EARL DUNHAM by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 01, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Captain of Carolina  Earl Dunham started something. Way back in the 1930s and 40s, about every eight or ten years or so, a young Laurens County boy moved with his parents to Macon.  While they were in the capital of Central Georgia, three boys thought it would be a good idea to play football ...
E2MA_Rufus_20Kelly.jpg RUFUS KELLY by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
  Taking a Stand in Dixie  Rufus Kelly didn't take too kindly to Yankees.  You see, one of them shot him in the leg and it commenced to hurt very powerfully.  It got to hurting so badly that the ol' doctor had to cut if clean off.   So, when about thirty thousand of the blue coated "Billy Yanks" ...
Nov 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This photograph was taken of the International Space Station, moving at more than 17,000 miles per hour over Dublin on the evening of November 28, 2009.  From time to time the space station can be spotted in the first hours after sunset or before sunrise.  To find out when the station and other o...
4ENJ_IMG_1509.JPG TRIBUTES TO UGA VII by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I took these photographs of the tributes to UGA VII, the University of Georgia mascot who died unexpectedly of heart problems on Nov. 19, 2009.  The photographs are copyrighted by the Courier Herald and the University of Georgia and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written pe...
DBNC_john.robinson.circus.3.jpg THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, Almost  It wasn't the circus of P.T. Barnum and James Bailey or that of the Ringling Brothers, but everybody loves a circus.  Oh my why not? They have lions, tigers and bears!   People, by the thousands, came from far and near to gather under the big top of one of the country's largest circ...
7DIJ_IMG_9679.JPG HERE COME THE BAPTISTS! by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The State Convention of 1909  The Baptists were coming! The Baptists were coming!  It was a grand week in Dublin.  Some seven to eight hundred bible toting, hymn singing and money spending Baptist messengers and officials descended on the Emerald City for a week of worship, reaffirmation and busi...
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