Note: The following is the second in a series of columns on the origin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
Q: Our son started full-day kindergarten in September. For the first three months he had no problem with his behavior at school, but for the past few weeks he has gotten in trouble for talking and not listening, and he spit at a child at school today.
It's a question that often goes unanswered; "why?" Why is the sky blue? Why do birds fly south in the winter? Why do people die? Why do people kill? The news of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, which left 20 young children dead as well as several adults, will never have a satisfactory explanation. A 20-year-old man, apparently mentally and emotionally disturbed, first killed his mother with her own semiautomatic weapon, then went to the school ...
I am the business editor of the Statesboro Herald, and I am a school psychologist with the Bulloch County Board of Education. The mass murder of school children and school personnel in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday not only made me physically ill, it reminded me of the almost impossible charge that those working for schools today face.
It is the season of wonder, after all. And so, I have been wondering: wondering how long it takes to decorate that huge tree at Rockefeller Center; wondering how a person is supposed to learn all four verses of any particular Christmas carol now that school music programs are "holiday" performances; wondering how our little planet looks from the satellite that takes the photos for Google Earth when all the houses in all the ...
Note: The following is the first in a series of columns on the origin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
Q: Our 7-year-old has always been a great, respectful, funny little kid. However, recently he started lying and become a little sneaky. We punished him by taking his television privilege away and making him write apology letters as well as apologizing over the phone to everyone he has lied to.
Every year, I write about unusual Christmas gift ideas. I have to admit, the timing seems pretty good to suggest this one - naming opportunities at Georgia Southern University's planned Football Operations Center.
Q: This past August, when our son was a mere 22 months of age, it took him two weeks to learn to use the potty successfully. He was dry even at night. We were thrilled!
In its Aug. 5, 1939, paper, the Bulloch Herald reported on a bid by the Georgia Teachers College to gain approval to offer an aviation course. Earlier in 1939, the college was designated as a possible training center for aviation students by the Civil Aeronautics Authority in Washington, D.C.
For you barbeque aficionados, there is a new kiddo on the block. Curtis Starling and his daughter Christy have opened Hwy 67 BBQ adjacent to the Highway 67 Antique Mall (near the intersection of Highway 67 and I-16).
The first real air mail service in the United States was carried out, believe it or not, by a balloon. On Jan. 9, 1793, our nation's first president, George Washington, sent a private letter from his office in Philadelphia to be carried to a personal friend in Deptford, N.J.
Whenever I talk on the subject of self-esteem - how the research strongly suggests that people with high regard for themselves have correspondingly low regard for others and that high self-esteem is highly associated with antisocial behavior like bullying - people become understandably perplexed. After all, the notion that a state of high self-esteem is desirable has become as American as mom and apple pie. The inevitable response: "But John, I want my child ...
Once a month, Lily takes heartworm medicine. It is a chewy, brown rectangle that, now that I think of it, bears a passing resemblance to the chewy, brown rectangle of calcium that I take every morning.
The last month of the year 2012 is upon us, with only a handful of shopping days left until Christmas. Use your time wisely to make quality memories this month, not crazy ones. Don't let the frenzy of decorating, baking and shopping steal the joy of the season. Make time for friends and family, hot chocolate in front of the fire, carols and mistletoe kisses, and donations of goodwill to someone in need. Celebrate ...
I'm sure that many of you have noticed that Bruster's Real Ice Cream on Lovett Road near the mall has reopened. I stopped in to visit with the new owners, and here is what I found out.
Two Georgia Southern University students had their 15 minutes of fame when an episode of "Judge Mathis" aired Monday.
Julia Child taught a lot of cooks a lot of things, but nothing she said ever resonated with me more than these words: "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." That realization has gotten me through some otherwise mundane times in my life, and those are the very words that inspired me to create my food blog, "Some Kinda Good." I never imagined doing what you love could open so ...
When I was a child, back in the Parenting Stone Age (aka the Parentocentric Era), your parents were the most important people in the family. They paid the bills, bought your clothes, prepared the food you ate, took care of you when you were sick, drove you to where you needed to be, tucked you in and kissed you good night. They were essential.
A good question to ask about the home is, "Why did God create it?" When we look for the answer in the Bible - which tells us what God's will for mankind is - it becomes obvious that the home is the foundation of society in every culture. It doesn't take much effort to confirm this contention by observation. Other factors are involved, but "as goes the home, so goes humanity" is pretty much a universal truism.
One of Statesboro's most famous residents was known by a different name to many locals, as well.
It is always fun to interview people who are able to make a lifelong passion their livelihood. I had that opportunity recently when I visited with Ryan Marsh, owner of Bellies, Babies, and Ballerinas on West Main Street.
Q: Is it OK to start teaching our 1-year-old how to play independently? He screams and cries when I put him in any type of enclosure if he can't get "free," even when I arrange the furniture in a way that he has a very ample play area. Is there a method to teach him how to play by himself for at least a little bit? It seems I am following him around the ...
For the fourth time since a massive fish kill was discovered in the Ogeechee River in May 2011, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division held a public hearing to listen to concerns about the river and a proposed discharge permit for King America Finishing.
I was walking in the woods, a hundred yards or so past the broken down, rusted-out barbed wire fence that may or may not mark the property line between our land and our neighbors'. I had two friends with me, people accustomed to the outdoors, one of whom I call The Scientist. Their brand of nature, however, is generally more marine.
Once he entered the United States Navy during World War II, Ensign Flournoy Glenn Hodges made quite a name for himself. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Hodges, Glenn, as he was known, was a graduate of Statesboro High School.
When Frank Parker and his partner built the Woodland Square shopping center on Highway 301 South in 2006, I had more than one person express concern that it was "too far" out of town.
Q: It seems our 1-year-old is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am getting weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
Syndicated author and lecturer Cal Thomas, interviewed in 1994 on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program about his book "The Things That Matter Most," was asked about a newspaper column he wrote entitled "Children of Divorce." The title and idea for the piece, he said, came from an airline stewardess whom he asked if there was something she could do to help a little girl seated across the airplane aisle from him, crying her eyes out. She ...
In a curious twist of events, on Aug. 10, 1944, the Bulloch Herald reported that plans were finalized for the county's new prisoner-of-war camp. The barbed-wire compound was being built on Dover Road near the city limits. At first, talks were underway to build two camps - one near Portal and one in Statesboro - but those plans were shelved and the decision was made to build a single large camp to be open until at least October 15, 1944.