Familiar Christian denominations represented in St - 7/11/2012
Many Christian denominations are represented in Statesboro including African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic. A short list of larger congregations includes First Baptist Church, Eastern Heights Baptist, Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, Statesboro Church Of God, First United Methodist Church (UMC), Pittman Park UMC, First Presbyterian (PCUSA), Trinity Presbyterian Church(PCA), St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church. Numerous other Baptist, Methodist, interdenominational and non-denominational churches hold worship in the city and throughout Bulloch County.
Several Christian student organizations exist for the benefit of Georgia Southern University students. They include Reformed University Fellowship, Campus Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baptist Student Union, FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), among others.
This is by no means an exhaustive list.[read more...]
Big opportunities for culture and recreation in sm - 7/11/2012
Whether all in Statesboro appreciate it or not, Georgia Southern University is a major economic engine and contributes to culture and recreational opportunities. So far as culture is concerned, first-rate arts and entertainment events are quite frequent on campus and off. GSU faculty and staff, as well as family members are often involved in music and theater productions. The Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts, GSU Performing Arts Center and Foy Concert Hall are centers of activity. Visual arts are very well represented on campus and at The Averitt center. There are a few studios and galleries in the area.
Local music legends Emma Kelly (dubbed by Johnny Mercer as the Lady of 6000 Songs)and Blind Willie McTell (blues artist, master of the 12 string guitar, and writer of "Statesboro Blues" later made famous by the Allman Brothers)were native to Statesboro.
Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks are scattered about the area. The primary facility is Mill Creek Park where there are a number of ball fields, exercise facilities, tennis courts, a walking trail, large swimming pool and Splash In The Boro, an excellent water park that attracts visitors from around the region. Ball tournaments are often hosted at Mill Creek.
GSU has its own excellent sports facilities for faculty, staff and students.
Statesboro-Bulloch County has a master plan for several greenways around the city and county. One convenient stretch goes from Fair Road Park to East Main Street. A longer greenway, built following an old railroad route, is in stages of completion and useable from Gentilly Road to Pretoria-Rushing/Burkhalter Junction, a distance of almost of 3 miles. It is quickly becoming a favorite of walkers, runners and bicyclists. An extension to it has already begun.
Two Georgia State Parks, Magnolia Springs and George L. Smith are within an hour's drive of Statesboro. Camping, fishing, picnic facilities, boat ramps, walking trails, canoe trails are features. Both are of historical interest.
The GSU Botanical Garden is a small, but well-developed facility for gardening and plant enthusiasts. Landscaping is punctuated with sculptures. The garden walk and sites are well marked with informative plaques. Lectures, workshops, weddings, receptions and concerts are often hosted.
Statesboro is a small town, and feels like it, but presents opportunities for culture and recreation that you'd expect in a much larger community.[read more...]
cost of living - 2/24/2010
The cost of living is pretty low in Statesboro. If you are single you can make it work on just $20,000 a year. A married couple will need around $32,000 to $35,000 to make it work. To live very comfortably $60,000 a year is good.[read more...]