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.
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?
Q: Our 9-year-old daughter is going to the fourth grade next school year. She loves school and has always done very well.
I've often been called a chip off the ol' block. I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're built just alike. I have his eyes and his exact feet, only mine are prettier. I get my trademark curly hair from Daddy. We love a classic country song and the Georgia coast. We like good eatin', going fishing and front porch rockin' among the pine trees on our home place. We love ...
If you are a regular at CHOPS in Statesboro, then you probably know its resident bartender Scott Martin. Martin has been bartending there off and on for the last several years.
The morning after a rain, no matter how sparse, is always startling. It isn't just that every sprout and blade and leaf of green is greener. It isn't just that the vista has been swiped by a giant squeegee and everything is in clearer focus. It's not even that the birdsong is deeper, as though the entire genus overnight has become a choir of contraltos. It's that some of the pall of dust that ...
The first white man to meet Georgia's native peoples was Dr. Henry Woodward, a surgeon and world traveler who had joined the English colonists sailing to the area that would become the Carolina colonies. In 1670, Woodward journeyed far inland to the Indian village of Cofitachequi, located between the lands of the Creeks and the Cherokees.
Q: My 3-year-old started preschool three days a week (with a private sitter the other two days) about two months ago. He did great.
There is always a certain excitement in the air around graduation season.
A good road trip becomes a great road trip at first sight of those often hand-painted, wooden, one-to-two-word signs seen along the interstate, leading up to an exit a mile away. Sometimes they're nailed to trees at eye level or simply secured in the ground one after another and written in shorthand exclaiming, "Boiled P-Nuts," "Peaches" and "Watermelon." The sign that makes me grin the widest that's often included in the mix - especially ...
Q: Our son's fifth birthday is in August. He did just fine, socially and academically, in preschool, but the counselor at the school he's slated to attend has recommended that we hold him back a year because of his late birthday. She says that kids with late birthdays, especially boys, do better if they're given an extra year of maturation before starting school. What do you think?
In the May 4, 1938, edition of the Bulloch Herald, it was reported that on the coming Saturday, May 6, the first legal whiskey would be sold in Bulloch County since Dec. 19, 1879.
The calendar officially may be counting down the days of spring, and some early mornings bless us with spring-like temperatures, but late-sleeping children with no homework to complete, the absence of large yellow vehicles on the road and teachers vacationing at the beach or pool signify that summer has arrived. Make plans to celebrate sunny, summer days with the family, and don't miss a minute of fun during the month of June.
Recently, I attended the annual scholarship banquet held by the Professional Women of Statesboro in which two scholarships were given by the organization totaling $2,500.
In the face of a chorus of loud, yet inaccurate, attacks on the Common Core State Standards, we felt it necessary to set the record straight.
Adabelle Road was a little like Beacon Street this morning, only without Fenway Park and Boston Common. It was a pair of Canada geese, not Mallard ducks, trying to cross the road with their offspring and, of course, there was no Michael the policeman stopping traffic. Still, the scene felt familiar as I was forced to a complete stop as an intergender discussion of which way to go took place on the white line running down the middle of the pavement.
Our commitment to one another is prompted by and based upon our allegiance to the Lord. Christians understand that God has perfect understanding of our needs as human beings made in his image: "All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom" (Isaiah 28:29).