William Kehoe: An Irish-American Underdog Success Story

By: Wesley J. Worthington Rags to Riches  William Kehoe was born in Wexford, Ireland on August 21, 1842 and grew up poor and then immigrated to America with his family in 1850. They landed in Savannah, GA and in a few short years, William began working in factories and eventually wound up in an iron […]

The Habersham Family: Georgia and American Founders–A House Divided

James Sr.  The Habersham family had great influence on the founding of the Georgia colony and can be considered as one of the first “American Dream” stories as well. James Habersham, Sr. was born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England on January 26, 1716. His mother died when he was 7, and his father died when he […]

James Oglethorpe – The Many Facets of an Extraordinary Man by Wes Worthington

Early Life  James Edward Oglethorpe was born to a wealthy aristocratic family in Godalming, England on December 22, 1696. His mother, Eleanor, called him Jamie when he was a child and had high expectations for her tenth and last child. During James’ youth, his family lived at Westbrook Manor, a country estate outside of London. […]

James Edward Oglethorpe

James Edward Oglethorpe was born on December 22, 1696 in Godalming, England. He received his education from Eton and then attended Corpus Christi College at Oxford. After a year he left Oxford to attend a military academy in Paris. At the beginning of the Austro-Turkish war he enlisted in the Imperial Austrian Army serving as […]

Chapter 11: Tuscaloosa Academy Knights – Mighty Warriors

(Left to Right) Jeremiah Tullidge #7, Ashton McLeod #21, Wayne Brantley, and Alston Poellnitz #12 after a big overtime win over Morgan Academy The next season, in 2008, our roster grew to 39 players, and we encouraged students from our own hallways to join the team. We also added a few new coaches to the […]

Chapter 10: Play Like Your Hair’s on Fire

Jack Rutledge (left) John Copeland (middle) Wayne Brantley (right) John Copleand was our Defensive Coordinator at Tuscaloosa Academy   “Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the overcoming of fear”  “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well being , to risk his body, […]