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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Mom losing her patience, sleep

Q: I gave birth to our second child a few weeks ago so I'm sleep-deprived and running low on patience. In the meantime, my 3-year-old son has become another person. He has regressed with potty training; he isn't cooperating with me about anything; and he laughs when I put him in time-out, like it's a joke. I find myself yelling and threatening constantly. Is this directly related to having a new sibling? If so, will it pass? By the way, he seems to like the idea of being a big brother. He's very sweet to him ...

September 09, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Genealogy with Roger Allen - Akinses get name from Scotch hero

The MacKinnons assisted King Robert I of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and were rewarded with their island estate. They ruled from "An Caisteal Moal," which after Findanus' marriage to Mary became known as "Dun Akin."

September 09, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Three views from an office

I've worked in this building for 11 years. I'm presently in my third office. The first one was directly by the front door and everyone who came in passed by. It had a set a double windows with a sill wide enough that, on afternoons when my brain pulsed like the walls of a disco and distraction was the only antidote for the throbbing, I could sit and watch the traffic - car and foot - move by on Main Street in currents running north and south.

September 09, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


A letter from a wise 'quacker'

The letter was postmarked "White River Junction" and the return address was "123 This Avenue, Anyplace, IA."

September 06, 2011 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Tractor Supply creating 12-17 new jobs

With no fanfare whatsoever, construction has begun, and you all have noticed. Right behind the McDonald's restaurant at the corner of Northside Drive and Lovett Road - in the Southern Square shopping center - the building of a new, free-standing Tractor Supply is underway.

September 05, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Bringing together folks of different faiths

While I was pastor of the Presbyterian Church on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, I was asked to convene, chair and moderate the NCCJ, the National Conference of Christians and Jews. We met monthly and the group included mostly Reform rabbis, members of their congregations, as well as Christian pastors and church members. There was one purpose of the gathering and that was to study the Bible and how it was read, studied and applied in Jewish and Christian communities.

September 03, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Cotton: Tobacco becomes a local staple crop

John Rolfe of Virginia established his plantation in 1616 "at West and Sherley Hundred … (with) twenty-five (workers) … imployed onely in planting and curing tobacco".

September 02, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Separate biting sister, brother

Q: In the last month, our 36-month-old daughter has started biting her 22-month-old brother, usually over toy struggles. It is always to get his hand to release the toy in question. I'm sorry to say that when she bites, I lose it. My husband says I should put her in her room until he gets home from work no matter what time of day the biting occurs. She is currently in her room until dad gets home. I worry that this is too much for a child her age, but then again, time-outs are a joke. Help!

September 02, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Savor sweet times in September

The sound of helmets and football pads clashing, tempered with melodious band notes in the background - the aroma of freshly mowed farmers' fields - and the sprinkling of orange and golden pumpkins and gourds at the produce stands heightens the senses to the impending shift from summer to autumn. Celebrate and treasure a new season with family members and those you love. Create lasting memories with the holidays below, or invent some new family traditions to cherish.

September 02, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Bi-Lo plans expansion with all work at night

What is significant about June 3, 1992? Well, that is the day that the brand new Bi-Lo opened in the Statesboro Mall. Taking into account the fervor that our community has for its grocery stores, I thought that date might have significance for some of you.

August 29, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - God will take care of the rest of the story

One of the biggest mistakes the educational system has made over the last 30 or so years has been the removal of what was once required in every school in just about every state: driver's education. I'm sure that funding had a great deal to do with the choice and many felt that being able to manipulate a vehicle around town and on the local highways was not brain surgery and any idiot could drive well enough to get by, so why put stress on the board of education's already stretched-to-the-limit budget?

August 29, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Rosemary and time

He was late in arriving. The lunch crowd had dispersed and the restaurant was nearly empty. The blades of the ceiling fans caught the sunlight from the glass panels in the front doors and threw tiny trapezoidal flashes at the corners of my eyes. Tall plastic glasses of tea - his sweetened the right way, mine artificially so - sweated on the table between us.

August 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Meet a modern witness of faith

In this edition of "Thinking of God," I'd like to talk a little more about the violent persecution of Christians in the modern world, in many so-called "civilized" areas. Bible readers are familiar with the stories of early Christians in the first century A. D. who paid for their faith in Jesus as the Son of God, often with their lives. Persecution has never totally ceased since then, down to the present day. Our awareness of its existence will hopefully lead to an appreciation of the importance of preparation for it in our time.

August 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Cotton: Lifeblood of Bulloch County

With cotton fields all around and bolls about to bloom, cotton remains the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a 150 years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and even sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

August 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - First Southern closing is shocking, sobering

When I started covering business news for the Statesboro Herald almost seven years ago, I never thought that I would write about a bank in Statesboro being shut down by regulators. It was surreal when I walked into First Southern's lobby on Saturday to speak with those involved with its closing and transition.

August 22, 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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