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John Bressler - Happy and blessed to call Statesboro home

I was sitting in the waiting room, office, dog house and spa of Jappy Stringer's gas station waiting for the car to get its annual oil change and bulb replacement feeling warm all over. It was 32 degrees F outside but felt pretty good inside as I was close to the heater and the Stringer's dog, Gracie, a 100-pound German Shepherd, was sitting on my lap. Who says no to a dog the size of a Volkswagen?

January 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - U.S. currency keeps evolving

The popular and informal "National Motto" of the United States, "In God We Trust," was ordered to be added to all currency in 1955, and first appeared on the 1957 $1 Silver Certificates and then the 1963 Federal Reserve Notes. The American dollar was redesigned once again in 1996, when new $100 and then $20 bills were released to foil counterfeiters. Unfortunately, they soon had copies of the new bills flowing freely.

January 06, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Many parents don't use common sense

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow is a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team and the author of the recently-released book Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony (St. Martin's Press).

January 06, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Optometrist Deal brings 'vision' to office

Every once in awhile, a "pun" opportunity presents itself, and most of the time, I really try not to succumb. However, this time, I can't help myself.

January 02, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - It's time to give immature son 'painful' lesson

Q: My husband and I have micromanaged, spoiled, and enabled our 21-year-old son all his life. We paid a heavy price during his teen years. At this point, he is arrogant, immature, and irresponsible. For example, he recently went online and posted a vile comment about a former girlfriend. When we confronted him about it, he told us she deserved it. We realize the error of our ways, but our need to protect him from the consequences of his impulsivity and irresponsibility is so strong that we can't seem to break the habit. On the positive side, he holds ...

January 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Not a resolution

It was early. The sky was a solid gun-metal gray. The rain smelled like summer rain, light and a little musty. It fell softly and met the concrete lip of the carport like the skirt of a ball gown lowered over satin shoes. A womb outside a womb, the morning pulled me from the warmth and stillness of the house into the cool and stillness of the day.

December 31, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Start New Year off in fun way

Tinsel and lights have made their way back to the attic just in time for the dawn of a new year. And this year, 2012, the calendar treats us to an extra day, as February 29th leaps onto the page. Lay aside useless resolutions and instead of making preposterous promises and plans to lose pounds, plan one very important objective for 2012 – make loved ones a priority, orchestrating special times with family and friends. Count stars and pick wildflowers; roast marshmallows and camp on the den floor; bake cookies and read books; dance in puddles and chase butterflies. Celebrate 366 ...

December 30, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Currency gets bigger, smaller

After the Civil War ended, the once-again unified American currency included $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills.

December 30, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - His was the most unusual birth of all

The Bible has a lot to say about the birth of Jesus. All of them are important. But none are more important than the manner of His conception. It could be a misconception on my part, but it seems this is a topic not emphasized as much as it used to be.

December 25, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - It's good to just say NO!

At an online source of parenting advice, a mother recently asked a female marriage and family therapist how to handle her eighth-grade daughter's announcement that she and her ninth-grade boyfriend have decided to "prove their love" by having sex. The mother says, "I don't think she's ready to have sex with this boy."

December 23, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - What became of Rebel gold?

Due to a difficulty in acquiring additional gold and silver bullion, the Confederate Congress closed all three mints after existing bullion had been used up. Therefore, the Confederacy desperately needed some other sources of local currency in order to encourage normal commerce. Many Southern states promptly created their own paper scrip, and the new Confederate Post Office began printing its own "postal currency."

December 23, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Turnout for job fair a sobering reminder

How could you not be moved by the picture on the front of the Statesboro Herald last Thursday showing the massive number of people waiting patiently to apply for a job with Great Dane.

December 19, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Cotton plant prophet

I first noticed it on Sunday - a sycamore leaf, the size of a spread hand and the color of cured tobacco, was stuck in the stems of a cotton plant at the edge of the driveway. Surprisingly, it was still there Wednesday morning, having withstood a couple of days of stiff wind and one day of sustained rain. Obviously, I was meant to take note. I got out of the car and walked to the edge of the field for a closer look.

December 16, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - 'O little town of Bethlehem'

Sometimes we can only wonder at the working of God, and the way he chooses to bring about his ends. It is true that "God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform."

December 16, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - War creates 2 currencies

By 1850, America's supplies of silver had been nearly exhausted as the mother lodes of silver ore discovered out west had been mined dry. The majority of existing American silver dollars were being melted down and sold back to the mint at greatly inflated prices in order to provide it with silver bullion with which it could mint new coins.

December 16, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Consumer Q's: Mystery caterpillar

Question: Will using cedar chips as bedding in the doghouse protect my dog from fleas?

August 30, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Second National Bank stirs states' rights issues

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

August 30, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A no-meds approach to addressing ADHD

In America, the go-to guy on ADHD is Dr. Russell Barkley, whose impressive credentials include psychologist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of ...

August 30, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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


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