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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Don't accommodate child's irrational fears

Q: Because he is afraid of sharks, my fourth-grade son does not want to participate in an upcoming school field trip to an aquarium. In all other respects, he is perfectly normal. He's a great student and has lots of friends, and other parents and teachers love him. He doesn't give us or his teachers any problems at all.

October 21, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Dancing with the seeing-eye dog

When I was a girl, the only college football games on television on Saturday afternoon involved teams whose nicknames I did not understand (Sooners, Buckeyes) and whose players' names all seemed to have not enough vowels. I had no connection to Oklahoma or Ohio, Nebraska or Notre Dame, and it took me a long time to realize that I watched not for the competition itself, but for the broadcast. I watched so I could hear Keith Jackson.

October 21, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Sad to see Statesboro Mall end Leon's lease

I was saddened several weeks ago when Leon Shelkoff called to tell me that his store, Leon's Menswear in the Statesboro Mall, would close at the end of 2012. Documentation provided to me by Shelkoff showed the owners of the mall - Hull Storey Gibson Companies, LLC - had called Shelkoff's lease requiring him to vacate the premises by January 6, 2013.

October 16, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Emanuel County splits to form 5 Georgia counties

Note: This is the first in a series of columns about the origin of the counties that surround Bulloch County.

October 14, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 'Fearful' child knows parent means business

I recently received a letter from a grandmother who told me that her 14-year-old grandson is afraid of his single mother. When told this by her ex-husband, who was concerned, Mom said, "He'd better be!"

October 14, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Emotional consequences are child's alone

Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-one-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn't have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

October 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Presidents Taft, Wilson enjoy visits to Savannah

On Nov. 4, 1908, newly elected President William Howard Taft headed for a visit to Savannah. A special presidential reception committee, led by Mayor George W. Tiedemann, Congressman Charles G. Edwards and Postmaster General Henry Blunt Jr., met the president's train at the Central of Georgia Railroad depot at Dover.

October 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy autumn with all 5 senses

Have you picked a couple of trees to watch as autumn progresses? Search the woods for fall's glorious shades of oranges, reds and yellows, and celebrate everything the season brings, from football games to festivals and carnivals to mornings that require jackets to costumes and candy to sunflowers and freshly mowed fields. Additionally, celebrate these holidays with those you love, or make up a few of your own.

October 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The Bible is full of spiritual train whistles

John Gipson, a former preacher in Arkansas, likes to tell about his memories of trains, which seemed to pass endlessly through his childhood home of Midland, Texas, carrying petroleum products in every direction.

September 30, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Presidents Coolidge, Hoover, FDR make stops in Savannah

President Calvin Coolidge came to the Coastal Empire in 1928 at the invitation of his friend Howard Coffin. Coolidge appointed Coffin to the 1916 Morrow Board to help create a national air defense system and determine the federal government's role in air safety.

September 30, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Child's manners reflect character

Driving in Southern California recently, listening to talk radio, I heard a commercial for a Christian private school. The spokesperson went on and on about their very high test scores, the very high percentage of their students who go to top-rated universities, and other very high academic statistics. Send your child to Veryhighscore Academy! We will bring out the best in your child!

September 30, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - President Arthur enjoys 'healthy' visit to Savannah

When President Chester Alan Arthur's health took a turn for the worse in early 1883, he decided to take a vacation to Florida. He took the Fast Mail train to Jacksonville, arriving on April 6, 1883.

September 23, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - It's time for moms to take back their power

One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.

September 23, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - A few good boys

There are five of us around the table. The four children are seated; I am standing, walking from end to end, looking over their shoulders at their work. Strung along the center of the table are bottles of glue, pairs of scissors and stacks of magazines. In front of each child is a single piece of white paper. The exercise I've given them in this class for young writers is to make a collage representing an object each of them has drawn from a bag. One of the girls has drawn a broken seashell, the other girl a ceramic ...

September 23, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - An ice cream treat and more at 'dog resort'

I think the saying - "It's a dog's world" - may be taking on added meaning with the opening of the South Paws Dog Resort on Northside Drive. From special doggie ice cream at night, to playing during the day, pet owners can now take their dogs for doggie day care, while their pet parents are working.

September 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia, Southerners fight Second National Bank

Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 23, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


What can be repaired, what must be replaced

The three new boards on the deck are the color of honey. They are planed into barefoot smoothness and stand out against the other boards ...

August 23, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: What are 'doodlebugs'?

Question: In the soil under the eaves of my house and toolshed are little funnels my neighbor says are made by "doodlebugs." What exactly are ...

August 23, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: No 'good' science for attachment parenting

In a recent column, I referred to "attachment parenting babble," which is to say, I called a spade a spade.

August 23, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Column: Recycling an old idea

Ever have an unexpected comment move you to action?

August 20, 2015 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists/Editorials


Making the first team

Every now and then, I get on a tear about self-esteem and ego-building. I do this because I live in a world that feeds on ...

August 20, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The State of Georgia opens the Central Bank

Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 16, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Approved fuel containers

Question: I always see the "Do not put fuel in unapproved containers" warning at the gas pump, but have never really known what this meant ...

August 16, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Waste no time tackling drug use

Q: Our 17-year-old has completely fallen apart! In less than a year, he's gone from being an outstanding honors student, athlete and well-mannered young ...

August 16, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Statesboro’s dueling identities

As a teen, I lived in 1980s Selma, Alabama - the cradle of the civil rights and voting rights movements.

August 15, 2015 | Dr. Dionne Bates | Columnists/Editorials


The great gift of freedom of choice

What would have happened if you had known then what you know now? How often do we hear things like, "When I was in school ...

August 13, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Six rocking chairs

The front porch at Sandhill is a room with no walls. I have sat here to watch the sunset blaze with colors from the Crayola ...

August 09, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Parents' bed is for parents only — always

This is a story about how quickly parents, if they are determined enough, can make significant changes in parenting policy.

August 09, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bank of the State of Georgia opens, $1.5 million in assets

Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 09, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Sincerity, allegiance necessary for Christian's character

A young woman wrote a letter to her former fiance.

August 09, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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