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By the Book: Story takes readers inside Georgia Governor's Mansion

...includes a history of the various domiciles where Georgia governors have kicked off their loafers. Pity poor Gen. James Oglethorpe, who slept in a tent under four pine trees on a bluff in Savannah in 1734. Conditions grew cushier over the years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-09-12/book-story-takes-readers
After 276, a birthday for Augusta is no big deal

...because in a letter that was dated June 14, 1736, James Oglethorpe ordered authorities to lay out our town.Over the...continues.Anyway, let me tell you my favorite James Oglethorpe story. During his military duty in Europe, a German...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/bill-kirby/2012-06-11/after-276-birthday-augus
Keep Brown statue at fans' level

...photos of a statue of James Brown than a statue of James Oglethorpe. It's not that we shouldn't have that nice statue...spent many years here. But the truth is that both James Oglethorpe and James Brown have put Augusta on the map. Of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/12/op_55342.shtml
Opinion columns
Augusta celebrates birthday this week

...Find a match and light the candles ? June 14 is Augusta's 279th birthday.On this date in 1736 Georgia founder James Oglethorpe ordered authorities to lay out a town on the biggest, flattest, driest patch of land on the Georgia side of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/augusta-celebrates-birthday-w
The Way We Were: Augusta's bicentennial

...the 1730s. It was held near the grounds of St. Paul's Church, and this scene is supposed to show British Gen. James Oglethorpe and his officers smoking a "pipe of peace" with local Indians while traders and others look on.It is unclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-21/way-we-were-augustas-bicenten
Test your knowledge of June events in Augusta

...Democratic Party convention. C. Big fire. D. Hurri cane. 7. Who ordered Augusta to be created in a 1736 order?A. James Oglethorpe. B. George Washington. C. Gov. Telfair. D. King George III. 8. In June 1947, plans were revealed to construct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-27/test-your-knowledge-june-even
Your Story: What happened to the Tory Henry Overstreet?

...Burke County) in 1736. In 1739, Overstreet was one of several Augusta area residents mentioned in a letter by James Oglethorpe. Do we know what happened to him later?A: In January 1779, after the British had captured Savannah, two British...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-08-09/your-story-what-happened
We will move forward on Savannah's port

...White House.In 1999 Congress passed legislation to deepen the Savannah River. This is not a new concept. When James Oglethorpe sailed up the Savannah River in 1733, the depth was 12 feet. When I worked in the late 1970s on the waterfront...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-11/we-will-move-for
Savannah tour seeks Paula Deen, Forrest Gump impersonators

...tour company known for using Savannah's colorful range of historical characters - from the city's founder Gen. James Oglethorpe to the infamous central character of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," Jim Williams - to illustrate the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-24/savannah-tour-seeks-paula-de
Local youth choir preparing for trip to England

...tour in England, including one date in Godalming.They leave for England on June 10.Godalming is the hometown of James Oglethorpe, who spent most of his childhood in the small town. Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a colony in 1732 and named Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-05-23/local-youth-choir-prepar