The road did not always have a name. It was just a road, barely wide enough for two cars to pass in some places, dusty in dry times, slippery in wet. It connected two county-maintained highways, both of which had names but no road signs. People didn't often need directions out that way, but when they did, they were given and received by landmark. When we moved there in January 1974, becoming the only ...
The marriage customs of Jesus' time are sometimes used in the Bible to represent the relationship between Jesus and his people. Three important passages concern the second coming of Christ and illustrate life lessons for followers of Jesus.
Susanne Jackson took her passion for yoga to a new level when she opened her own yoga studio - YourPowerYoga - in Woodlands Square this past May.
Sometimes, the so-called "good old days" really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when the go-to parenting experts were grandparents.
This article is the first in a series that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was settled. Some of these communities have since been cut into other counties.
If ever I had a signature dish, shrimp and grits it would be. It's my go-to meal to serve to company and the item that inevitably grabs my attention first on restaurant menus in the coastal South. The Lowcountry staple has been around for more than 100 years and has grown from what began as a humble fisherman's breakfast to an iconic Southern repast. In 2011, shrimp and grits was the most popular dish served at weddings across the United States.
The musical begins with the story of a recently engaged couple, Mary and Joe Davidson (he's from the linage of David). Joe is about to break off the relationship when an angel tells him that all will be revealed as it is the will of God. The young couple travel to Gainesville, Ga., to register for a census, and Mary gives birth to a boy named Jesus. Sound familiar? Of course it does and ...
Last month, I reported that a Wild Wing Café is going to be built on one of the Aspen Heights outparcels facing Highway 67. Well, add another wing restaurant to the mix.
The first bell of a new school year is history, and yellow buses filled with precious cargo dot the roads mornings and afternoons yet again. How could summer have slipped by unobtrusively? I hope you made incredible memories over the past couple of months, ones that your kids will daydream about during a lull in studies.
Britain's North American colonial libraries sprang up at the nation's new educational institutions. The first library was established when Boston clergyman John Harvard donated his collection in the 1690s to the institution now bearing his name.
Q: Our daughter and son-in-law have consented to be the guardians of our first grandchild, due in a few months. In preparation for this momentous event, we want to understand what our boundaries are. They will be living fairly close, and we anticipate seeing them fairly often.
As a child regularly nourished by television Westerns, I did not realize that I was absorbing centuries-old literary motifs and archetypes. I did not yet have the vocabulary to recognize the heroic quest in the wanderings of various cowboys, but, like every human that ever sat around a fire inside a cave or a hearth inside a hut, I came to find comfort in the repetitive story lines and stock characters. That sooner or ...
I will lay the blame on Pastor Jimmy for the start of today's article. I like the analogy of a mustard tree, but since Jimmy likes peaches, we'll go the peach route. Now, Jimmy, don't jump at me, but I couldn't concentrate on some of your sermon because of the pictures of the fruit basket, one on the right and one on the left of the platform. My congregation never gave me ...
Let me just say up front that I am fascinated by traffic patterns and maps. As construction of the massive Aspen Heights student housing development Highway 67 South nears completion, I can't help but wonder how the influx of more than 1,000 students is going to affect traffic on Burkhalter Road and Highway 67.
Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean - all this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?
Tis' the end of Brown Thursday, Black Friday, and now comes the rush to buy whatever's left for the Christmas morning debacle of boxes of ties and/or underwear for Dad, pots and pans for Mom and electronic gizmos for the kids. There is also a soon-to-arrive thank you card from Visa asking that you pay as you go just in case you forgot.
I really fell in love with Thanksgiving in the first grade. The teacher told us to put away our books and listen. She began telling us a story, using cutouts and maps, about some people called Pilgrims who wore black clothing trimmed in white, lived in log cabins and ate lots of food on a day we would soon celebrate as "Thanksgiving." I thought that Thanksgiving was a day when the family ate turkey, dressing, ...
Last week, Julie and I drove to our favorite nursery - which I call the grass and tree place - to pick up some Calliope plants to block the neighbor's view of our garage door. Notice how I used flower and grass language because my wife doesn't think I have any idea what the difference is between flowers and grasses. Also notice I did not show off my extensive knowledge of the Calvin cycle of ...
Q: My 5-year-old son is an only child who I homeschool. He talks back, argues and generally wears me down. I need help getting to him to realize that no is no, that I mean what I say. I know I'm the problem. Help!
Note: The following is the 15th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
On the other side of the state, my mobile phone produced the bell chime that sounds like an elevator reaching its destination. A friend had sent me a message that read, "Y'all might want to call in reinforcements, there's gonna be some property destroyed in the Boro tonight!"
"Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
It is so hard to believe another year is almost history. There are just a few days left to decorate, shop, wrap, bake, visit, light candles and sing carols. Remember to keep the holiday frenzy in check, being mindful of what's really important during the Christmas season. Make the most of every day this month with family traditions, and try celebrating a few of the following holidays.
For several years, I commuted back and forth on Highway 67 South to Bryan County serving as a school psychologist in the Bryan County school system. Each day, I would pass Hodges Antiques, occasionally stopping in.
Note: The following is the 14th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
Q: My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he'll leave the cleaning products behind. If his bed is hard to make, he hides the sheet in the closet and throws the blanket over the bed. Concerning his schoolwork, he doesn't bother studying for tests - he figures he'll gets A's, anyway. We're now seeing this in his soccer practices, where he literally has started cutting corners. How can we ...
Now that December is here, Christmas shopping is in full swing! It's the season of giving, and while material things are always nice to have, my favorite gifts to offer come from the heart of my home, the kitchen. Most folks can be found at the mall hunting for presents this time of year, but you'd have better luck finding me on the baking aisle of the grocery store. My shopping budget is spent ...
One of my favorite local charitable fundraisers is spearheaded by Statesboro artist Beth Sands. Sands is the owner of Barefoot Angel Designs, and her Christmas tree ornament fundraiser is affectionately known in and around Statesboro as Paul's Angel.
After about seven years of discharging effluent from its textiles plant into the Ogeechee River without a permit, King America Finishing is no longer in violation of federal law because King finally does have a permit. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division issued the permit earlier this week to the Screven County plant, nearly 18 months after a massive fish kill drew attention to what King America was discharging into the Ogeechee, and also the fact ...
In the navy blue of just dark, the headlights illuminate only a few feet in front of the car. The high beams give shadows to the rocks on the road directly in front of the tires in outlandish proportion to their size, but the hundred-foot pines on the other side of the ditch remain invisible. Behind me, the full moon is but a promise, not even a tease of her liquid silver light yet spilling over the horizon.