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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Sibling bullying is not acceptable

Q: The younger of my two boys, 10 years old, has started cutting himself when his 13-year-old brother picks on him. His older brother is also verbally abusive to him and at times to me. I'm not sure what to tell the 10-year-old. He's a very sweet boy who does great in school and has nice friends. I've told him he needs to express his anger in a positive manner. Meanwhile my husband and I have told our 13-year-old that we will not tolerate this behavior. In the past I would tell them to solve it on ...

June 29, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Queensborough making move to S. Main

It has been just about a year since the FDIC forced the closure of First Southern National Bank on South Main Street in Statesboro. Several months ago, the First Southern building was listed for sale by the FDIC, and local realtor Sam Dipolito was given the listing.

June 25, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The empty tomb is a doorway to 'new life'

So much has been said and written about the resurrection of Jesus. Surely no event in all history has received more attention, both positive and negative, than this singular moment.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Augusta ships carried passengers, too

The first side-wheel steamer named the Augusta was built in 1828 in New York City and weighed 218 tons. The next passenger steamer named Augusta was built in 1852 weighing in at 1,310 tons.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parents help child move past tantrums

A reader in Buffalo resonated with a recent column in which I opined that a punishment is worthless unless it establishes a permanent memory.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Cornfields and Kool-Aid

With all the rain we've gotten lately, from Beryl and various other low-pressure systems, the corn may well be as high as an elephant's eye. My memories of the Grant Park Zoo, formed when I was considerably shorter than I am now, leave me a little vague as to how high that is exactly, but it is, I think, safe to assume, higher than my head and the corn is definitely that.

June 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Is co-sleeping really beneficial?

It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.

June 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - ‘Augusta’ ships have a long military history

The first two naval ships the Augusta were British: the first, a "Fourth rate" armed with 60 guns; and the second, a "Third rate" double-decked warship armed with 64 guns.

June 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Some things God told my mother

I know we're past our annual observance honoring mothers, but I wanted to do it even though it's late.

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Ships named Augusta began in 1839

In the early days of sailing there three main types of ships. A schooner usually had two masts, with the rear being the tallest. A Brigantine was a vessel with two square-rigged masts. A Bark, however, usually had three masts.

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Confining child to his room is not 'harsh'

I occasionally receive complaints from fellow mental health professionals that my approach to discipline is excessively punitive. The most recent accused me of actually recommending that 3-year-olds spend as much as a full day in their rooms for certain offenses. Said professional was horrified. She said punishment of that sort is "harsh" and does not "send positive messages."

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Basil and invisible topography

Basil, it is said, wards off dragons. I learned this long after having started growing basil in the big clay pot on the deck. Long after having mastered the technique the witty and beautiful people of the Food Network call "chiffonade" (the process of rolling the deep green leaves into tiny cigars and slicing them into slender ribbons of fragrance). Long after having decided that, when the time comes, I'd like my casket filled with fresh-cut basil so that I can leave this world surrounded by the scent of spring.

June 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - ‘Jenkins’ once the fastest in Navy

In the 200-plus years of he US Navy's existence, there have been two vessels named the Jenkins. The first, DD-42, was a Paulding Class Destroyer built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

June 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Mother wants to help son overcome father's death

Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he was always cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him, most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days, on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...

June 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Seafood eatery on stilts and CVS progress

I probably drive through the intersection of Fair Road and Zetterower Avenue at least four times a day. In doing so over the last few weeks, I have thought to myself many times, why in the world are they putting all of those telephone poles in the ground as they prepare to construct the new CVS pharmacy?

May 28, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Adopted children need no special treatment

Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?

May 24, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: 'Petite Pink' roses are cute, easy to grow

Question: I saw a man selling something called "Texas holey rock" at the fish and aquarium auction at the Atlanta Farmers Market. What is it and what is it used for?

May 24, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Learning more about God from Jesus' parables

One of Jesus' favorite methods of teaching was the use of parables, described by someone long ago as "an earthly story with a heavenly meaning." The parable of the "Prodigal Son" is one of his most instructive about the nature of the heavenly father.

May 24, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The first hospitals — sanitariums — open in Statesboro

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 24, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: So you want to open a pet store

Q: I want to open a store that sells pet supplies. Do I need a license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture?

May 17, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Grandparents should wait to be asked for advice

Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. They live about three hours away and, up until two years ago, we saw them fairly often.

May 17, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first hospital opens in Savannah in 1804

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Little black dresses don't prepare you for everything — especially not tragedies

It is a fashion rule that has been around so long, it is, like a politician, known by its initials: LBD. Little black dress. Every woman has to have one. Young or old or in-between, Southerner or Yankee, debutante or farm wife. You can dress it up or dress it down. A well-made LBD in a classic style will last forever, and you will be prepared to accept any invitation.

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Good citizens begin at home

A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.

May 10, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah gets its own medical college in 1853

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Remembering radio in the 1940s

When I was a little over 5 years of age, I remember lying on the floor in front of our big old Zenith radio listening to whatever just happened to be on that evening. The adults liked the news and stuff like: "Allen's Alley," "George Burns and Gracie Allen," while Shirley Jo and I loved "Little Orphan Annie," "The Lone Ranger," "Superman" and the comedy programs. I'll never forget that one evening when President F.D. Roosevelt announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor, "A day that will live in infamy!" It was only a few weeks later when ...

May 07, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Not as traumatic as you think

A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with people my age who can - for obvious reasons - relate.

May 03, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first medical college founded in Augusta

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 03, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Cherish every minute of May

Haven't we been blessed with splendid springtime weather the last several days? Spring temperatures sometimes seem like a rarity in south-Georgia; we tend to go from a relatively mild winter to steamy summer-like days in the time it takes to flip a calendar page. Celebrate the beauty of a Statesboro spring with one of the holidays below or create new, unique family festivities. But, whatever the weather, make memories together.

May 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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