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Statesboro, Georgia

Statesboro is the largest city and county seat of Bulloch County, United States, located in the southeastern part of the state. Statesboro is home to the flagship campus of Georgia Southern University and is part of the Savannah–Hinesville–Statesboro Combined Statistical Area; as of 2018, the Statesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Bulloch County, had an estimated population of 74,722. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 31,667. Statesboro is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Georgia, it is the largest city in the Magnolia Midlands Region. The city was chartered in 1803, starting as a small trading community providing basic essentials for surrounding cotton plantations; this drove the economy throughout the 19th century, both before and after the U. S. Civil War. In 1906, Statesboro and area leaders joined together to bid for and win the First District A&M School, a land grant college that developed into Georgia Southern University. Statesboro inspired the blues song "Statesboro Blues", written by Blind Willie McTell in the 1920s, covered in a well-known version by the Allman Brothers Band.

In 2017, Statesboro was selected in the top three of the national America's Best Communities competition and was named one of nine Georgia "live, play" cities by the Georgia Municipal Association. In 1801, George Sibbald of Augusta donated a 9,301-acre tract for a centrally located county seat for the growing agricultural community of Bulloch County; the area was developed by white planters for cotton plantations that were worked by black slave labor. In December 1803, the Georgia legislature created the town of Statesborough; the community most was named after the notion of states' rights, an issue central in the 1800 United States presidential election. In 1866 the state legislature granted a permanent charter to the city, changing the spelling of its name to the present "Statesboro." During the Civil War and General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea through Georgia, a Union officer asked a saloon proprietor for directions to Statesboro; the proprietor replied, "You are standing in the middle of town," indicating its small size.

The soldiers destroyed the courthouse, a log structure that doubled as a barn when court was not in session. After the Civil War, the small town began to grow, Statesboro has developed as a major town in southeastern Georgia. Many freedmen stayed in the area. Following the Reconstruction era, racial violence of whites against blacks increased. In the era from 1880 to 1930, Georgia had the highest rate of lynchings of any state in the nation. Among them were three black men who were lynched and burned to death on August 16, 1904, near Statesboro. A fourth man was lynched in the month in Bulloch County. After a white farm family was killed, the white community spread unfounded rumors of black clergy urging blacks to violence against whites, more than twelve black men were arrested in this case. Paul Reed and Will Cato were convicted of the Hodge family murders by an all-white jury and sentenced to death on August 16, 1904, but they were abducted that day from the courthouse by a lynch mob and brutally burned to death.

Handy Bell, another suspect, was burned by a mob that night. White violence against blacks did not end. Area newspaper coverage of the trial and lynching had been sensationalized, arousing anger, two more black men were lynched in August 1904: Sebastian McBride in Portal, another town in Bulloch County, A. L. Scott in Wilcox County. To escape oppression and violence, many African Americans left Statesboro and Bulloch County altogether, causing local businessmen to worry about labor shortages in the cotton and turpentine industries. African Americans made a Great Migration from the rural South to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century. Local effects can be seen in the drop in Statesboro population growth from 1910 to 1930 on the census tables below in the "Demographics" section. Around the turn of the century, new businesses in Statesboro included stores and banks built along the town's four major streets, each named Main. In 1908, Statesboro led the world in sales of long-staple Sea Island Cotton, a specialty of the Low Country.

Mechanization of agriculture decreased the need for some farm labor. After the boll weevil destroyed the cotton crop in the 1930s, farmers shifted to tobacco; the insect had invaded the South from the west. By 1953, more than 20 million pounds of tobacco passed through warehouses in Statesboro the largest market of the "Bright Tobacco Belt" spanning Georgia and Florida; the 1906 First District Agricultural & Mechanical School at Statesboro was developed as a land grant college, initiated by federal legislation to support education. Its mission shifted in the 1920s to teacher training. With expansion of the curriculum to a 4-year program, it was renamed as the South Georgia Teachers College in 1929. Other name changes were to Georgia Teachers College in 1939, Georgia Southern College in 1959. After this period, it became racially integrated and with development of graduate programs and research in numerous fields, since 1990 it has had university status as Georgia Southern University. During the Cold War, the Statesboro Bomb Plot was reported at the 12th RBS Squadron, a Strategic Air Command radar station for Radar Bomb Scoring.

The economy of Statesboro is based on education and agribusiness sectors. Statesboro serves as a regional economic hub and has more than one billion dollars in annual retail sales. Georgia Southern Unive

Golden Ears (peaks)

Golden Ears is the name of the summit that lies north of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and is visible from most of the western Lower Mainland. The mountain is in Golden Ears Provincial Park, was referred to as Golden Eyries for Golden Eagles that were observed near the summit. There is confusion about the name. Many people believe that the mountain is named because it looks like ears which become golden in the sunset light; the area encompassing Golden Ears, Edge Peak and Blanshard Peak was called The Golden Eyries, the name was corrupted to Golden Ears. The similarity of the 1,716 m peak with the double summit to ears led people to believe that this mountain had the name Golden Ears. In the 1930s or 1940s the government of the day renamed the entire area to Mount Blanshard, gave Edge Peak its name, named the southernmost summit Blanshard Peak, conferred the official name Golden Ears to the 1,716 m peak with the twin summit. Current editions of the NTC map 92G/07 and 92G/08 have the label Mount Blanchard since the Golden Ears group lies on the border between these two maps.

People in the Lower Mainland have always referred to the park and the peak as Golden Ears. Golden Ears Group Golden Ears Provincial Park "Golden Ears". BC Geographical Names. "Golden Ears". Bivouac.com. Live Trails: Golden Ears Golden Ears Summit hiking route

Act Noir

Act Noir is an Italian alternative-electro-rock band influenced by other music styles, such as: psychedelic rock, post-punk, industrial rock. 1998-2000 Sergio Calzoni formed Act Noir together with Stefano Nieri. Soon afterwards the newborn band found in Michele Gozzi and Claudio Pilati the right complement. 2001-2004 Relocated in Copenhagen, Sergio acquainted Nicholas Hill and after some time he joined Act Noir as main vocalist. In June 2003 the band released the promo-CD "Cosmo Minimized". One of the tracks was included in the sampler "k:goth", compiled by the web-magazine Kronic. During the same year the Italian band MonumentuM commissioned to Act Noir the remix of the track "Distance"; the remix was included in Metastasi, album containing rarities and various unreleased material by MonumentuM. 2005-2006 In December 2005, Act Noir signed a record deal with My Kingdom Music, for the release of Act Noir's debut CD Automatisme Psychique. On March the 3rd, 2006 the album was issued worldwide. At the beginning of 2006, the new singer Mark Benoit joined Act Noir.

In the same year, Sergio started working with Colloquio's mastermind Gianni Pedretti for the production of the album Si Muove e Ride, released in July 2007 by Eibon Records. 2007 In April, the band played as open-act for the Italian tour of John Foxx, while in June, they were invited to play in London at club Slimelight with Clan Of Xymox and Violet Stigmata. In the same year, contemporary artist Francesco Arena commissioned to Act Noir a fifteen minutes soundtrack for a video-installation included in his project "Respiri/Breath". 2008 A unreleased track is included in the download-compilation In the Dark Room vol. 1, compiled by the web-magazine Darkroom. 2009 At beginning of the year Act Noir parted ways with vocalist Mark Benoit. Soon afterwards the band started working with new singer Gaetano Notarnicola on the second album "Shape a New Start". 2010 With the support of Eibon Records, on January the new record "Shape a New Start" was released worldwide. Gaetano Notarnicola - vocals Sergio Calzoni - electronics Stefano Nieri - guitar Michele Gozzi - bass Claudio Pilati - drumsFormer members: Nicholas Hill - vocals Mark Benoit - vocals Albums "Automatisme Psychique" "Shape a New Start" CD-Demo "Cosmo Minimized E.

P." Compilations "k:goth" "Metastasi" Other works Signa Sørensen performance/installation "Nika Is Dead" Production/sound-design of Colloquio album "Si Muove e Ride" Francesco Arena's installation "Respiri/Breath" Official site, including music and informative resources Interview with Sergio Calzoni Gothic online - band history. Interview on Gryphon Metal - exhaustive interview on the Swiss magazine "Gryphon Metal". Eibon Records - record label website