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Consumer Q's: The sweets of summer

Question: Is one variety of peach better than another for making cakes and cobblers? What about ice cream?

June 21, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Treat emotional outbursts with more sleep

Q: Our 8-year-old daughter tries to manipulate us and her siblings (she is the youngest of three) with emotional outbursts and whining when things don't go her way. She is mostly a delightful, cheerful child, but this bothersome cycle flares up at least every other day. For the time being, at least, she only behaves this way at home. I think she would be embarrassed to behave this way in front of other people, including her friends.

June 21, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah yellow fever epidemic kills 900 in summer of 1820

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

June 21, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


You know you're in Fla. when ...

I turned to Julie and said, "I really know we're in Florida!" We had to take some stuff to Goodwill, and while I was talking to the young man who was processing our giveaways, I noticed a sign just back of their store almost hidden by the bushes. I thought it said, "Warning! No golfing or laughing!" That didn't seem to make a lot of sense, so I walked closer to get a better look. There was a makeshift wall that had been put up as a sort of barrier and a shirtless guy leaned out and said ...

June 18, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah's marine quarantine station battled Yellow Fever

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

June 13, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Do bananas grow on trees?

Question: Do bananas grow on trees? I have heard bananas are not actually trees.

June 13, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: 'Because I said so' is a perfectly good reason

Two months ago, I conducted a two-day small-group "parent retreat," during which I talked about, among other things, the legitimacy and power of "because I said so."

June 13, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Worthiness of rain

Across the field I could hear it coming, like the rustling of a thousand pages, the whispers of a thousand lovers, the lifting of a thousand wings. The rain moved toward me across the broad, flat field, a row at a time.

June 13, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch Memorial expands, becomes East Georgia Regional

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

June 07, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Ungrateful teen can still be corrected

Question: Our 14-year-old daughter has difficulty controlling her anger. She has extreme outbursts fairly frequently here at home - screaming, cursing and even throwing things when she doesn't get her way. She appears to have no respect for us and very little consideration for her two younger siblings. At school and in other people's homes, however, she's a model citizen. She's a straight-A student about whom all of her teachers have nothing but praise. When I describe her outbursts to friends and family, they are disbelieving. Is it too late to do anything about her anger issue?

June 07, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Credit card security at the gas pump

Question: What is a hog peanut?

June 07, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Everyone's days are numbered — whether we like it or not

I suppose most folks who work for a living begin, at some point, to look forward to retirement. Some prefer not to quit for various reasons, but they are exceptions. One thing that causes many to want to stop working is having to go in whether they want to or not. As one fellow reportedly said, "I wouldn't mind the job as much if it just wasn't so every day!"

June 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Let summer begin with June holidays

Thunderstorms, warmer weather, sleeping late and the absence of big yellow buses on the road can only mean one thing: Summertime has arrived!

June 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Water, water everywhere

The clouds that teased rain have drifted away to empty themselves elsewhere and I am left to do the watering myself. I have planted strategically so that the hose does not have to be dragged all over the yard. I can, for the most part, stand on the deck and reach every thirsty green thing.

May 31, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County's first hospital funded by WWII bonds

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 31, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Giving unto the Lord

The Bible teaches that giving is a matter of worship to God, whether done as part of our corporate worship in church or in our personal and private expressions of devotion and obedience.

July 26, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Take ADHD diagnoses with grain of salt

Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker and the head of the special education department, lots of pressure was put on us to have him tested and put on medication.

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dengue joins yellow fever, smallpox in S. Georgia

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Start a butterfly garden

Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why?

July 26, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Making and being made by memories

I know these colors so well. These pale and luminous colors of sand and sea and sky. These colors that melt and morph into each other and back again with the rise and fall of the tide, the climb of the moon, the set of the sun. These creamy whites and silvery grays. These liquid blues. I could drown in the colors and never stop breathing.

July 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says she doesn't like it. This has been going on for over a year.

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says she doesn't like it. This has been going on for over a year.

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Recycling the water from air conditioners

Question: Can I collect the water dripping out of my air conditioner to water my plants?

July 19, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Overcoming challenges and imitating Christ

The maxim "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery" was almost certainly coined when flattery was more highly thought of than it seems to be today. Yet, several popular versions of the Bible use a related term in 1 Corinthians 4:16, as in the ESV: "I urge you, then, be imitators of me."

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro doctor combats smallpox, flu outbreaks

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Bread, wine and blue

On the Fourth of July, I walk outside and hoist the flag and drive into town to the farmers market, where I buy three fat tomatoes from a man whose accent I can't quite place but whose tent smells fresh and green and whose tomatoes have just the right amount of mottling so that I can tell for certain they have been ripened to that perfect red firmness on the vine. Having found my Holy Grail, I wander around for a few more minutes and end up buying a cantaloupe for $3 from a little boy who is learning ...

July 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aftermath of yellow fever and beginning of smallpox

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

July 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Lettuce blooms, herbal teas and backyard birds

Question: The lettuce I grew this spring is flowering now. I usually pull it up and plant something else but did not do that this year. This is the first time I have seen lettuce bloom. The flowers and the seed heads look like those of dandelions. Are they related?

July 12, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Minor consequences can cause major problems

One of the most common of complaints from today's parents is "we've tried everything." They refer, of course, to having tried numerous approaches to various long-standing behavior problems, all with no success. In many cases, the problems in question have worsened, as if they have developed resistance over time to any and all forms of discipline.

July 12, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Enough hate to go around

Lately I've been reminded of Aretha Franklin's song, "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.," but it seems that some folk don't want to find out what it means.

July 11, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


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