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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First Ga. paper published in Sav.

If any early Georgian managed to get a hold of a copy of a newspaper, be it from Boston or New York or Philadelphia, that was quite a feat. Once acquired, that newspaper was something to be treasured. Every page was read and reread many times before it was even considered that someone else might borrow it and take it from your home.

November 11, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Geneology with Roger Allen - First Bulloch Allen meets bloody end

Allens, it would seem, have been around forever. In Irish, the name Ailin would translate as someone who was hard and inflexible; while in Scotland the old family name Aluinn would translate as someone who was handsome.

November 11, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Reagan Daly - Tell us about your favorite ornaments

Several years ago, we celebrated our first Statesboro Christmas. Being that we were in a new home, I wanted to make it special. I decided I wanted to do a red and silver themed tree, and I wanted to make it perfect. I went to the store and picked out as many red and silver ornaments as I could possibly find. But after I decorated the tree, I realized it was missing something.

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 1-year-old is too young to 'get' harsh discipline

Q: My 1-year-old has started slapping us. He also screams a lot, often for no reason, or at least we can't figure out the reason. He is a very busy little boy and won't sit still for longer than a few seconds. Is it too early to begin disciplining him?

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - A time to be very thankful

Aren't the colors of autumn just brilliant this year? One can't possibly walk outside without spotting a gorgeous canvas of fall colors splashed against a background of beautiful blue sky, white puffy clouds, and patches of greenery from evergreens. Each time you walk outside and see the splendor, be reminded of your blessings during this Thanksgiving season. Share blessings with those you love each day this month. Celebrate with some of the holidays below, or create your own Thanksgiving traditions with family and friends.

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First banks open in North America

The English word 'bank' comes from the Italian work 'banco,' which roughly translated as 'bench'. It turns out Italian moneychangers actually transacted their business from benches as early as 1157.

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - 'Blessed are the poor in spirit'

The opening words of the greatest sermon ever given are "Blessed are the poor in spirit." The "Sermon on the Mount" is the cornerstone of Jesus' teachings about the Kingdom of God. The beatitudes are the foundation of the sermon, and this beatitude is the heart of the group of beatitudes.

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Take these chains

Two more ligustrum are gone, the two that guarded either side of the front steps. They were well over six feet tall, too tall for me to trim from the ground, too dangerous to try to trim leaning off the porch, so they constantly sported asymmetrical spikes of bright yellow and neon green that made them look like herbaceous rock stars.

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - What would Jesus say in a debate?

"Today's debate will be between some very respected and recognizable speakers from around the country and a relative unknown from the small province of Galilee. In all fairness, our panel needs no introduction and they have all agreed to let the newcomer speak first out of professional courtesy. So, let's hear from the young man we'll refer to as Jesus who we understand was trained as a carpenter by His deceased father, Joseph. Opening statement?"

November 04, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Frontier CEO talks about future of the company

Last week, Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter came to Statesboro as part of a plan to visit each of Frontier's properties and its employees.

October 31, 2011 | Jan Moore | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Bulloch opens its first county bank

The first bank to open in Bulloch County was the Bank of Statesboro, which although chartered in 1891 didn't actually open its doors for business until 1894. The bank's first President was J.L. Coleman, its Vice President was W.C. Parker, and its Head Cashier was S.C. Groover.

October 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Dating is not a subject dad will discuss

Q: My husband won't allow our 17-year-old daughter to date. She is an excellent student, very involved in activities at school and church, and has never given us any major problems. A rather brave boy has tried repeatedly to ask my husband to date our daughter, but my husband won't even give him the time of day, despite the fact that he's a good kid from a good home. We know his family, and it's become embarrassing for all of us, except my husband, that is. He refuses to even discuss it. The whole situation is ...

October 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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


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Consumer Qs: Growing thyme and raising lilies

Delete Question: Do you have any suggestions for growing thyme? Mine almost always rots. Are there any varieties that are best for Georgia?

April 19, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Counting the ways...And counting what matters

Just past the shed, along what would be a fencerow - if there was a fence - the field lies flat and even. Not like a pane of glass, but like a table covered in a cloth smoothed by hands smelling of dish soap and lotion, with vague and uneven undulations that beg to be smoothed. Cut over and harrowed, it holds no sign of what grew there last year or the year before, or the decades of years before.

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County gets its first physician in 1838

(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.)

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: What does God look like? Jesus Christ

There is a lot of skepticism about God today - as there has almost always been. Whether from atheists who deny God's existence, agnostics who aren't sure about the existence of God; or pessimists who doubt God's nature, who ask questions such as, "Where is God when bad things happen?" or, "Why does God allow evil?" These are not unusual ideas or questions, and honest questioners deserve an honest response.

April 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let's get dressed for heaven

The Holy Spirit seems to have loved the use of analogy in inspiring the teachers and writers of Scripture. In the New Testament, the marriage union is used to represent the relationship between Jesus and his people. The Bible's applications of this parallel can help us prepare for the coming of Christ. If we want to be followers of Christ, we need to understand that "the Way" of Christ involves a change of our nature and a change of relationship to sin.

April 12, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Facts must trump parents' 'feelings'

One of the signs of these confused and confusing times we live in is that facts don't matter. What matters are feelings and opinions, which are often confused and confusing. According to another author friend, this is the primary feature of post-post-modernity.

April 12, 2015 | John Rosemond Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Pet obesity and winter-resilient aloe varieties

Question: I just heard a news story that many dogs and cats are overweight, but the owner doesn't realize it. Is this true? I have a big breed of dog, and I think he is just naturally large.

April 12, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'doctor' feared alligators in the street

(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.)

April 12, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Parenting books can stress moms out

I've asked the men in several recent audiences to raise hands if they believe moms stress out concerning their children at least five times more than dads. All the men's hands went up to general laughter.

April 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: April showers bring the treasures of springtime

The month of April showers the observant one with a magnificent display of colors, from the fragrant wisteria blossoms creeping through the boughs of trees to the willowy stems of bright-yellow Jessamine, to the snowbells bowing their heads and wild azaleas bursting forth. Seemingly every shade of green imaginable puts on a show just for the month of April before fading and dulling as summer approaches. New life springs forth: buds and blossoms, chicks and bunnies, an empty tomb and the Resurrection.

April 05, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Easter lilies and the resurrection fern

Question: Can I plant my Easter lily outdoors?

April 05, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: People, like books, must be opened to be understood

Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, his shoulder fits into the hollow of my side and the loop of my arm conforms to the back of his neck. Exactly. Perfectly. I have to tilt my chin only slightly to rest it on the blonde head, to draw in the scent of little boy. One chair, two of us.

April 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First health studies in S. Georgia focus on 'fevers'

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

April 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A little homework for Easter

Last Sunday, every church throughout the world celebrated Palm Sunday in sermon, music and pageantry. Allow me to use what I consider to be the first of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, and read about the man Jesus, who many thought just might be the long-awaited Messiah. First off, let's try to envision Jesus' entry into Jerusalem from a point of view that most likely existed with at least three succinct and different groups: There were those who claimed that Jesus was the Messiah, those who were the locals and who may have recalled an event which took place nearly ...

April 02, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Shy, independent children are normal

Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend, who is also quite shy. His mother and I have conspired to arrange weekly play dates, but whereas the boys get along fine, both kids sometimes balk at cooperating with them. My son occasionally tells me he'd rather read or play alone than play with this other boy. When I ask why, he tells me he "just would." His school counselor has recommended that ...

March 29, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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