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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


Kathy Bradley - A song and the passing of time

The sun this morning is a cross-section of pink grapefruit back-lit by a strobe light. It balances on the horizon, pulsing and trembling with the tension of anticipation, as though the day cannot begin quickly enough. As the road curves, it moves back and forth like the bouncing ball on the old Mitch Miller television show and I find myself wishing desperately that I knew the song. I try to identify what I am feeling and I settle on wistfulness.

October 09, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Don't need 'app' for your chores

Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one. Second, I am convinced that the less technology, the better the life. Third, the technology in my life consists of a laptop, basic cell phone, stereo system, DVD player, flat-screen television, ROKU, and a Digital Video Recorder. Fourth, I do not believe children should have cell phones until they are able to take full responsibility for them, including paying the monthly bill.

October 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Genealogy with Roger Allen - Aldermans arrive in Bulloch in 1816

The name Alderman is well-known throughout Bulloch County, as they were one of the first families to settle in the area. Their ancestral family lines can be traced all the way back to Robert Alderman, who was born in Saint Margarets in Ipswich, England at the end of the 16th century.

October 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Tobacco market sees expansion

Because of the onset of the "Great Depression," Statesboro's tobacco prices dropped from an already low price of 8.9 cents a pound in 1930 to 6.2 cents a pound in 1931, but then rose very slightly to 7.8 cents a pound in 1932.

October 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.

October 19, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Simpson, Bowles: Barrow is 'brave'

Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).

October 18, 2014 | By ERSKINE BOWLES and ALAN SIMPSON | Columnists/Editorials


Make reckless drivers pay

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...

October 18, 2014 | By PAIGE HAVENS | Columnists/Editorials


For the love of reading

I love reading college textbooks. Well, that is an exaggeration, as math has few stories about killin' and drinkin' and pillagin', which are very good subjects for an active mind like mine. Anyway, I always ask my teaching friends if they happen to have some old used books that could be tossed my way. The fact is that most old textbooks are quite accurate. However, they do lack colorful pictures to break up the monotony of long and sometimes boring paragraphs. I have always wondered why many of my students ask if they could take my picture to have for ...

October 18, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk industry starts seeing success in Georgia colony

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

October 17, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son may naturally outgrow shy personality

Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more worried about getting in trouble than defending himself. I worry that other boys will see him as easy to pick on. Occasionally, he complains about how other boys treat him. What words can I use with him to explain how to be confident in himself and his athletic abilities, and not allow himself to be intimidated by other boys?

October 12, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Moon, myth and slow eclipse

Eclipses are slow. Which means there is plenty of time to notice the dew on my feet and the armadillo hole I may or may not be standing in, to hear a strange choral performance by the frogs in the branch that sounds like a rustling of the feathers of a giant flock of geese, to get just a little impatient and start staring at the stars instead, making up my own constellations.

October 12, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: The teenage brain is not a mystery

I've spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called "teenage brain" are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome for the whole family

The weather in the 'Boro seems bent on keeping us guessing. Is it a raincoat day? Sweater day? Or shorts-and-sunglasses day? But the gentle tease of recent cool weather lets us know fall truly is coming, eventually, maybe in December. Enjoy all that fall offers, regardless of the thermometer, and make this an incredibly awesome autumn with your family. Celebrate the usual - fair week, Columbus Day, football games, church fall festivals and trick-or-treat night - and add a few of the zany but real holidays below to the family calendar for October.

October 05, 2014 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Our View: Finding a solution to underage drinking

It's been more than a week since the Statesboro City Council voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement that closed Rudy Rudy's for good and required owner Johnathan Starkey to never again apply for a liquor license in the city.

October 05, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk production creates an early cash 'crop'

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

October 05, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


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