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.
In 1937, Bulloch County's citizens had a chance to match wits with the one and only "Sultan of Swat," Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest baseball player in the game's long history.
The principal of a middle school recently confided in me that "this bullying thing has gotten completely out of hand." He wasn't referring to bullying itself, although that's certainly out of hand. Instead, he referred to the fact that many parents have become overly sensitized to the possibility that their kids might, at any moment, become bullied and overreact, therefore, to any indication that they have been.
Georgia Southern University, Georgia Tech Savannah's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), and the Creative Coast are holding the fifth annual FastPitch Competition at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium March 28.
Christian brotherhood is a wonderful yet complex relationship between individuals saved by grace and in continual need of spiritual help from God to live godly lives in a world devastated by sin. Our common heritage as God's children makes it possible for us to help one another, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to be victorious over Satan and his wicked forces. This is why we are instructed to "carry each other's burdens," ...
Q: Our two sons are in the fifth and sixth grades at a private school that just held a father-daughter dance. Now the school has announced that it's putting on a mother-son dance so as not to leave out the boys. I really don't want to attend this. It's just not my thing. One of our boys says he doesn't really want to go. The other one says he'd like to go but doesn't ...
The sign over my head identified it as the Express Lane. The crowd pressing around me suggested that the designation might be a bit optimistic. I wondered for not the first time what exactly had made me think that I could not live one more day without banana bread yogurt and that, because I'd just left the gym, I was aptly armed to brave the Saturday afternoon mob of shoppers. There were, though, only ...
Q: For the past several weeks, our just-turned 3-year-old has been waking up and coming into our room at all hours of the night with the usual excuses: He's scared, hungry, thirsty, lonely, can't sleep, has to use the bathroom, wants a kiss and so on. He goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. if he takes an afternoon nap and 6:30 p.m. if he doesn't. We are a marriage-centered household, so evenings are for ...
It's hard to believe we're more than a month into the year 2013. (And it's even more incredulous what beautiful spring-like weather we've had while approaching the half-way point of winter in early February!)
Local restaurant entrepreneur Heath Robinson is at it again. When New York City Pizza in the Market District didn't work out as he had planned, he simply stepped back, and decided on a new concept for that location - Big Show Burger.
The Bible is literally full of not only interesting but, in many cases, gripping stories about God and his relationship with people. The Old Testament book of Jonah is such a story. A prophet of God, Jonah lived in the small town of Gath-hepher in Galilee, some five miles north of Nazareth in the eighth century before Christ.
Q: What should I do when my 9-year-old daughter loses all of her privileges because of her misbehavior but refuses to go to her room? I tried to physically force her, but she put up too much of a fight. I feel like she's in complete control of our family. I'd have never disobeyed or disrespected my parents. What have I done wrong?
For the first time in days the landscape is still and silent. The wind chimes outside my bedroom, like icicles, hang hard and motionless. The empty fields, rolled out like bolts of unpressed linen, the edges fringed with caramel-colored broom sedge, are empty. No flocks of blackbirds to be flushed by the sound of a door being opened, a car being started. No dead leaves rattling. Just stillness. Just silence.
Recently, Statesboro Parks and Recreation director Mike Rollins presented an overview of Splash in the Boro's operating results from the summer of 2012 at a Board of County Commissioners meeting. He very kindly forwarded that presentation to me, and I am going to share some of it with you.
Q: How can we help our 7-year-old twin girls stop fighting? They constantly provoke and antagonize each other. We thought this was just normal sibling conflict, but it seems to be developing into actual resentment. One of them is now saying we love the other one more, and the other one bullies and intimidates her when we're not looking. We seem to be doing nothing but mediating their fights. Help!
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.