In the April 8, 1937, issue of the Bulloch Herald, it was announced that on the upcoming Thursday, a pair of boxing matches would be held at the Georgia Theater, which is now the Averitt Center for the Arts, in downtown Statesboro.
Q: In our city, most of the high school seniors participate in "Senior Beach Week" during spring break. They rent beach houses and condos and party like there's no tomorrow. Alcohol, marijuana and sex abound.
Do you understand how amazing the Bible is? Do you appreciate what this book contains? In the publication of this "Books of books," God used about 40 different authors living on three continents over a period of approximately 1,500 years. These men used three different languages to compose 66 books that were eventually bound into one volume and translated into thousands of languages spoken by people virtually everywhere on earth. These facts alone make ...
Q: Our 18 month old is a table terror! While I'm preparing dinner, she walks around acting like she's starving, but as soon as we sit her in her highchair, she takes a few bites and then wants down, screams, cries, and will sometimes throw food. Through all this, our 5- and 3-year-old try to talk to us but can't get a word in for all the chaos. We absolutely dread eating in a restaurant. How should we address her behavior?
I've been paying attention, the last few mornings, to the sunrise. I've broken the waking-up routine that normally follows my abrupt coming to the surface of reality by getting out of bed and, before doing anything else, opening the blinds on one window. For three mornings in a row I've stood there in my nightgown, bare arms breaking out in a rash of chill bumps, and squinted at the first beams of daylight like a newborn pup.
On Feb. 7, 1946, the Bulloch Herald reported on James Lester Riggs, a resident of the Register community. Riggs had received a certificate from Henry L. Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War, for his work on the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the creation of the world's first atomic bomb.
An old English proverb spoke of March weather when it announced: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." March has certainly blown in with great pomp and circumstance, but I'm not sure most of us noticed because we were too busy paddling our boats and trying to keep our heads above water. What a wet way to start a new month! Nevertheless, celebrate the gift of another month of ...
Someone recently told me she wanted her children to "think for themselves." Not me, I said. If I was still in my active parenting years, I would most definitely want my children to think like I do. That would be, in fact, my primary purpose. I would want them to accept that my values are the right values to hold, and I'd want them to eventually make every effort to pass those values on ...
The Bulloch Herald announced on March 23, 1939, that a farmer in Bulloch County had won "Best Negro Farmer of the Year," a prestigious competition of the Atlanta Constitution.
After this weekend, I think we are just seeing the "tip of the iceberg" as it regards a change in lifestyle in this country. If there was any doubt in my mind that there is a significant trend towards healthier living in the United States, those doubts have been removed.
Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?
As adventures go, it wasn't a particularly exciting, frightening or life-changing one. In fact, most people wouldn't call it an adventure at all. I do because I define adventure as anything that requires me to do something risky or that interrupts my plans or even that I will at some point in the future have the opportunity to recount to some unsuspecting soul by uttering the words, "Oh, that reminds me of the day I ..."
As it became more likely that America would get involved in World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. This bill created the nation's first peacetime draft.
People respond to things in different ways. Early last week, the Herald ran a story about a man who understandably shouted with joy when he won a million dollars on a $20 scratch-off ticket. But some react in strange ways, even to what ought to be "good news."
Dr. Gerard Burke, Chair and Associate Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University recently told me of a very impressive speaker that will be giving a lecture at the university next week.
I'm sure that many of you have noticed that Bruster's Real Ice Cream on Lovett Road near the mall has reopened. I stopped in to visit with the new owners, and here is what I found out.
Two Georgia Southern University students had their 15 minutes of fame when an episode of "Judge Mathis" aired Monday.
Julia Child taught a lot of cooks a lot of things, but nothing she said ever resonated with me more than these words: "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." That realization has gotten me through some otherwise mundane times in my life, and those are the very words that inspired me to create my food blog, "Some Kinda Good." I never imagined doing what you love could open so ...
When I was a child, back in the Parenting Stone Age (aka the Parentocentric Era), your parents were the most important people in the family. They paid the bills, bought your clothes, prepared the food you ate, took care of you when you were sick, drove you to where you needed to be, tucked you in and kissed you good night. They were essential.
A good question to ask about the home is, "Why did God create it?" When we look for the answer in the Bible - which tells us what God's will for mankind is - it becomes obvious that the home is the foundation of society in every culture. It doesn't take much effort to confirm this contention by observation. Other factors are involved, but "as goes the home, so goes humanity" is pretty much a universal truism.
One of Statesboro's most famous residents was known by a different name to many locals, as well.
It is always fun to interview people who are able to make a lifelong passion their livelihood. I had that opportunity recently when I visited with Ryan Marsh, owner of Bellies, Babies, and Ballerinas on West Main Street.
Q: Is it OK to start teaching our 1-year-old how to play independently? He screams and cries when I put him in any type of enclosure if he can't get "free," even when I arrange the furniture in a way that he has a very ample play area. Is there a method to teach him how to play by himself for at least a little bit? It seems I am following him around the ...
For the fourth time since a massive fish kill was discovered in the Ogeechee River in May 2011, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division held a public hearing to listen to concerns about the river and a proposed discharge permit for King America Finishing.
I was walking in the woods, a hundred yards or so past the broken down, rusted-out barbed wire fence that may or may not mark the property line between our land and our neighbors'. I had two friends with me, people accustomed to the outdoors, one of whom I call The Scientist. Their brand of nature, however, is generally more marine.
Once he entered the United States Navy during World War II, Ensign Flournoy Glenn Hodges made quite a name for himself. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Hodges, Glenn, as he was known, was a graduate of Statesboro High School.
When Frank Parker and his partner built the Woodland Square shopping center on Highway 301 South in 2006, I had more than one person express concern that it was "too far" out of town.
Q: It seems our 1-year-old is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am getting weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
Syndicated author and lecturer Cal Thomas, interviewed in 1994 on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program about his book "The Things That Matter Most," was asked about a newspaper column he wrote entitled "Children of Divorce." The title and idea for the piece, he said, came from an airline stewardess whom he asked if there was something she could do to help a little girl seated across the airplane aisle from him, crying her eyes out. She ...
In a curious twist of events, on Aug. 10, 1944, the Bulloch Herald reported that plans were finalized for the county's new prisoner-of-war camp. The barbed-wire compound was being built on Dover Road near the city limits. At first, talks were underway to build two camps - one near Portal and one in Statesboro - but those plans were shelved and the decision was made to build a single large camp to be open until at least October 15, 1944.