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John Bressler - What would Jesus say in a debate?

"Today's debate will be between some very respected and recognizable speakers from around the country and a relative unknown from the small province of Galilee. In all fairness, our panel needs no introduction and they have all agreed to let the newcomer speak first out of professional courtesy. So, let's hear from the young man we'll refer to as Jesus who we understand was trained as a carpenter by His deceased father, Joseph. Opening statement?"

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Frontier CEO talks about future of the company

Last week, Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter came to Statesboro as part of a plan to visit each of Frontier's properties and its employees.

October 31, 2011 | Jan Moore | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Bulloch opens its first county bank

The first bank to open in Bulloch County was the Bank of Statesboro, which although chartered in 1891 didn't actually open its doors for business until 1894. The bank's first President was J.L. Coleman, its Vice President was W.C. Parker, and its Head Cashier was S.C. Groover.

October 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Dating is not a subject dad will discuss

Q: My husband won't allow our 17-year-old daughter to date. She is an excellent student, very involved in activities at school and church, and has never given us any major problems. A rather brave boy has tried repeatedly to ask my husband to date our daughter, but my husband won't even give him the time of day, despite the fact that he's a good kid from a good home. We know his family, and it's become embarrassing for all of us, except my husband, that is. He refuses to even discuss it. The whole situation is ...

October 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Make your choices wisely and carefully

I don't know how many of you read the Wall Street Journal, but occasionally there are some good articles to be found. Last week's was a hoot! It seems that two men in the Pittsburgh area stole a 30,000-pound steel bridge to sell for scrap. I used this for a class in critical thinking.

October 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - It is our destiny to do our best to be responsible

When I was in my teenage years, my mother was at the bedside of her father - my wonderful grandfather, "Dad Brown" - just before he died. He was hardly religious - even though he never objected to my attending the local Methodist church - and we never spoke of God, the hereafter or anything remotely resembling religion. My grandmother made up for his lack of beliefs because she always told me bedtime stories. These hardly comforting tales were like, "There was this little boy who was very bad and the devil punished him ... a lot. Good night, sleep tight and don't let ...

October 22, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First banks form in South Georgia

The first banks to open in Georgia were the privately owned Planters Bank of the State of Georgia (1810), the state owned Bank of the State of Georgia (1815), and the privately owned Bank of Darien (1818).

October 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - A hymn for all the community

A few years ago, "community" was one of the popular words used by speakers and writers, especially among those dealing with Christian themes. It's a good word, denoting the concepts of kinship, harmony and mutual concerns.

October 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Proper behavior follows proper discipline

Once upon a time, I thought, as did and still do many if not most people in my profession, that behavior modification was going to make the discipline of a child as simple and straightforward as teaching a rat to run a maze.

October 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Caribou and coyotes

The fog thins just enough for me to see the sun, a flat white communion wafer floating in a halo of wavy opalescence. The trees and fences and barns beneath it stand unusually straight, as though three dimensions are not enough to spotlight their long lines and sharp angles. My hand on the steering wheel moves left and right, in the easy rhythm of a weaver's shuttle, following the curves of the road toward that flat white sun onto which it was easy to believe that, if I just keep going, I could slide like a base runner stealing ...

October 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Vaden Nissan moving to Brannen Crossing

The Vaden family is making a statement about its Statesboro Nissan dealership - they are here to stay in a big way. Everything is now in place for construction to begin on a new location for the Statesboro dealership.

October 17, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Seed mill spurs cotton industry

On Nov. 14, 1902, a Mr. Preston asked the citizens of Statesboro to subscribe to his plan to build a seed mill in Statesboro, estimating it would take $30,000 to build the plant.

October 16, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Pentecost 30 A.D. A day for eternity

The Jews of Jesus' day celebrated several major feast days - Passover, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths. Pentecost was the second most important of these celebrations, Passover being the most important. It always came exactly fifty days following the Passover Sabbath, according to Leviticus 23:15-l6, and was always on the first day of the week.

October 14, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Twins have mom's number

Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of noise, then they giggle and run when I approach, and feed off each other as they're escaping. I'm not sure what to do. All I know is that what I've been doing isn't working! Help!!!

October 14, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - New York City Pizzeria opening November

As Georgia Southern continues to grow, so do the number of pizza restaurants in Statesboro. On that note, look for another pizza player to enter the field this November - New York City Pizzeria.

October 10, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Nighttime bed-wetting may sort itself out

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee.

July 27, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

"I SCREAM, You SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!" In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month, and 30 years later the frosty treat is still one of America's favorite ways to celebrate summertime.

July 27, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sherwood Railroad cuts across southwest Bulloch

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

July 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Called to be in, not of, the world

Does God want his children involved in the activities of our world? And if so, just what should that entail? This is a question that ought to be of concern to every Christian.

July 27, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Child's anxiety may be caused by sudden changes

Q: Since our daughter - now 2 years old - was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost immediately, our daughter began pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. Doctors have said she does it for attention and we should just ignore it. That's what we've done but it has not stopped. It's now gotten so bad that I've cut her hair because the side she pulls has gotten so ...

July 20, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Imagine that!

I am lying on my back. The darkness outside the window has a green tinge to it, as though the night has mildewed. If there is a moon or any stars, they are blocked by the limp branches of the mimosa trees and the shed in the backyard - neither of which I can see, both of which I know are there. Also, there is the clothesline where my mother hangs the wet sheets and towels that flap and flap and flap and come back inside dry.

July 20, 2014 | Kathy Bradley | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Foy family brings railroad trams to Bulloch County

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

July 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Children may pick up sassiness from television shows

Q: The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she apologizes, which tells me she knows she's talking disrespectfully to me. What do you think about 10 minutes of timeout for this sort of thing?

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - How to choose food and wine pairings with grilled foods

Summertime is grilling season, and whether you prefer cooking with charcoal or gas, one thing is certain: a cold beverage makes everything taste better. Summer offers endless opportunities for matching lighter, refreshing wines with simple, easy-to-prepare foods. Whether you're grilling meats, vegetables or dessert this season, I'd like to share a few tips about pairing food and wine to help you get the most flavor on your plate.

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Summer sun and sensational fun

Summertime fun seems like it's just begun, but only a few weeks remain before the first school bell rings. I hope you've used every opportunity to make terrific summer memories, with swimming quests, hiking explorations, picnics, boiled peanuts and watermelon, camping excursions, baseball and softball tournaments, fresh fruit and vegetable delicacies and late-night reading adventures. Walk barefoot in the grass, swing on the porch and drink lots of lemonade this month to enjoy and celebrate everything summertime offers. Squeeze in some of the holidays below to create sensational summer fun with those you love.

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


God is in control of our lives

I was reading a document recently about a man whose wife committed suicide. From all that he said, she was lovely, talented, intelligent and extraordinary in so many ways, but had a well-diagnosed illness that the best counseling couldn't cure.

July 10, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Savannah gets a case of railroad fever

Note: The following is one of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Child should outgrow head-banging

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and comfort him. I know that reinforces head-banging, but I don't know what else to do. Making matters worse, a school counselor friend of mine tells me that head-banging is something lots of autistic kids do. I'm at a loss.

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Why did it have to be snakes?

The snake was 5 feet long - exactly 5 feet long. I know this because I measured the skin he left in the hosta bed right outside my back door; the skin he left in a soft pile, like dirty clothes he expected his mother to pick up and toss in the laundry; the skin I picked up with a broom handle and stretched across the cool concrete carport, careful not to touch it, because, well, you just never know.

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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