I have waited an entire year for this! Julie and I came early to meet friends, Hal and Cyborg Fiscal, whose names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the parking lot is filled to capacity. Why do all these folks in town always arrive before we do? The signs clearly say, "Doors open at 6 p.m." so we are sure to get here by no later than 5:55 p.m.
Editor: Any "deal" the House Republicans make with the White House ought to include a full repeal of Obamacare. Short of that it ought to include a full repeal of one of the most insidious taxes of all time, the Medical Device Tax. The inappropriately titled "Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare) raises over $500 billion in taxes over the next 10 years. In fact, it is the largest single tax increase in our nation's history. There ...
Editor: As a business owner and lifelong resident of the city of Statesboro, I have become aware that there are people in our community who are trying to paint mayoral candidate Jan Moore as someone to represent the interests of county residents ONLY. I can say with great authority that that is simply not true. My sister Patricia Price, a Statesboro resident and retired Georgia Southern University professor, and I have known Jan and her ...
While I was in Sarasota, Florida, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with runaways and develop a method of teaching non-directive counseling to the medical staff at our shelter as well as to interested nurses who wanted to attend some of my classes. The one area that seemed to be of major importance was the session on crisis. One educator wrote, "A crisis develops character." I lean to the definition, "A crisis is the ...
The "their biology makes them do it" hypothesis concerning the oft-horrid behavior of today's teens keeps on rolling along, charming parents of said teens into the comforting belief that said behavior has absolutely nothing to do with their parenting.
Note: The following is the 10th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan needed a while to figure out the last time he played for a team with a losing record.
NEW YORK - Geoffrey Mutai ran by himself through Central Park, the same scene as the last New York City Marathon.
SHANGHAI - It only took four holes over two days for Dustin Johnson to lose a six-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. All that mattered was the high-powered kick down the stretch Sunday at Sheshan International that brought him the biggest win of his career.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson is the leader again in the Chase for the Sprint Cup title after a dominating victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
This Halloween, the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University brought back the Haunted Forest for another year of spooky fun. The history of the Haunted Forest dates back to 1980, when Professor "Mouse" Blankenbaker launched the event for the first time. Blankenbaker, who taught recreation and leisure studies, hosted the event with the help of the students in her planning program class. The forest was a phenomenal success and continued to be ...
It's officially holiday season, and if you're like me, visions of green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé and pumpkin pie have been dancing in your head. This time of year, I'm always itching to entertain. I spend my spare time planning what to bake and take to Thanksgiving dinner and conjuring up a few seasonal parties of my own.
The beautiful fall sights and temperatures coupled with the harvest adornments remind us that it's that special time of year when we purposefully count our blessings. Though we should incorporate an attitude of gratitude daily, we're especially reminded to do so in the month of November. Use each day to talk with family members about the blessings you share. Talk in the car while darting here and there, discuss at mealtimes or playtime, and ...
Mr. and Mrs. Tiku Shroff of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Lyn of Statesboro, to Ronald Anthony, son of Ron Flott Sr. and Sheryl Bahr.
Jerry Aldrich Hodges-Moore Funeral Home Jerry Aldrich, age 67, died Thursday, October 31, in his residence. Barbara Powers Chapman Dixon Hodges-Moore Funeral Home Barbara Powers Chapman Dixon, 78 died Friday, November 1, in East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Mr. Joseph Thomas "Joe" Maharrey Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph Thomas "Joe" Maharrey, age 84, died November 1, 2013, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro, Georgia. Mr. William ...
A young man who chooses to wear a smile on his face every day, just below the glasses he has to wear every day, recently had an extra reason to smile.
Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cambridge at Southern apartments on Dec. 3.
Yes, those pipes being laid along U.S. Highway 301 near Interstate 16 are Statesboro water and sewer mains. Nearby, a million-gallon water tower is rising. Expect to see more in 2014, but for the payoff in businesses and industries, think 2015 and beyond.
Tis' the end of Brown Thursday, Black Friday, and now comes the rush to buy whatever's left for the Christmas morning debacle of boxes of ties and/or underwear for Dad, pots and pans for Mom and electronic gizmos for the kids. There is also a soon-to-arrive thank you card from Visa asking that you pay as you go just in case you forgot.
I really fell in love with Thanksgiving in the first grade. The teacher told us to put away our books and listen. She began telling us a story, using cutouts and maps, about some people called Pilgrims who wore black clothing trimmed in white, lived in log cabins and ate lots of food on a day we would soon celebrate as "Thanksgiving." I thought that Thanksgiving was a day when the family ate turkey, dressing, ...
Last week, Julie and I drove to our favorite nursery - which I call the grass and tree place - to pick up some Calliope plants to block the neighbor's view of our garage door. Notice how I used flower and grass language because my wife doesn't think I have any idea what the difference is between flowers and grasses. Also notice I did not show off my extensive knowledge of the Calvin cycle of ...
Q: My 5-year-old son is an only child who I homeschool. He talks back, argues and generally wears me down. I need help getting to him to realize that no is no, that I mean what I say. I know I'm the problem. Help!