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Methodist Church - 1911- After rennovations THE NEW METHODIST CHURCH by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
THE NEW METHODIST CHURCH Keeping Up With the Baptists  Competition is a good thing.  In the race to have the biggest sanctuary in the Emerald City, the Methodists won.  The Methodists built their first brick church in 1894, some 14 years before the Baptists completed their bigger and better churc...
FLD8_IMG_5682.JPG THOMAS CUSACK by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Here's Your Sign  Why did Thomas Cusack paint his name on walls?  And, why did he paint his name on one of our walls, far, far away from Cusack's home in Chicago, Illinois.  Actually, Cusack didn't paint his name on the wall of a West Madison Street building.  One of his legion of sign painters d...
Thanksgiving in Virginia THANKSGIVING - The Beginning by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
THANKSGIVING In the Beginning  When did Thanksgiving begin?  Many claim it began in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts in 1621.  Proud Virginians have a strong claim that it was on the banks of the James River two years prior when American colonists first celebrated their blessings on a day of Thanks...
DEATH ON TOBACCO ROAD by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Momentary Passion  It mattered not at all to Jackson Terry that he was the first and only member of his race to accomplish a feat in the 203-year history of Laurens County.  His lust for money and its evil roots, along with too much of the spirits,  led to his undesirable title.  Since and before...
3ALF_willie.hall.jpg WILLIE HALL by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WILLIE HALL Making Montrose Proud  If you were to say that Demaryius "Bay Bay" Thomas was the first native of Montrose, Georgia to play major college football and for a team in the National Football League, you would be wrong.  That high honor goes to one Willie Hall, who although he lived only a...
MARYAN HARRIS by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
An American Patriot  Maryan Harris is a patriot.  Who else would stuff her stomach with bananas and several quarts of water to qualify to serve her country?  It is in her blood, Maryan descends from  Hardy Smith of the Revolution and Andrew Pickens,  her 4th great-grandfather and South Carolina m...
ELECTION OF 1860 by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
THE ELECTION OF 1860  Dividing America  The opening salvo in the American Civil War may have come in big city and back woods polling places around the country on November 6, 1860, one hundred and fifty years ago this week.  Four different candidates, three of them Democrats, vied for the highest ...
IKLK_Sam_Sam.jpg LT. SAMUEL COURSEN by scottbthompsonsr
Oct 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
An Intrepid American Hero  Congressional Medals of Honor are shiny and blue.  They come in a narrow black box.  So, when Sam Coursen was handed one by General Omar Bradley, he really didn't know what was inside.  You would have to excuse Sam.  He was only fourteen months old.  You see, the medal,...
LAKU_Georgia.Dist.Gov.2010.2011..JPG KENNY MARTIN by scottbthompsonsr
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Building a Better World  There's a new governor in this state.  You may know him as the pool guy or the father of some pretty good athletes.  Now and for the next year, you will know him as the Governor of the Georgia District of Civitan International.   He is as old as life and as young as the r...
G9HM_AG4.jpg THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW by scottbthompsonsr
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Half Century of Memories  You may ask your self, what does Andy Griffith have to do with the history of Laurens County and East Central Georgia.  Is there a relationship between the North Carolina born actor and our area?  Unfortunately, there is no tie with the legendary television icon.  By n...
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