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John Bressler - God sure knew what He was doing when He brought us together

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy," so goes the old song from Porgy and Bess. When June rolls around, I look forward to warm days and cool nights. By the time July is underway, I yearn for November. What can I say? I am fickle.

July 24, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Shyness normal for your toddler

Q: Our 32-month-old daughter has always been outgoing and loves to be around people…until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?

July 22, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Rumors: Five Guys, Raco, a grocery store

As with most things, our local rumor mill goes through cycles. Well, it appears that the doldrums of summer and a couple of lots being cleared have the mill working at an unusually high pace at this time, so I decided to address the rumors that I am hearing most often (FYI, I am saving the grocery store for last).

July 18, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - A life lesson on the golf course

It was one of those special days at the "Old Course" - as we members like to call Smithfield Golf Club and Spa - simply because it reminds us of St. Andrews, Scotland, the fabled home of golf. Trying to copy the layout of the Scottish course is no easy task: every tee box, fairway and greens are duplicated so perfectly that one needs but to close his eyes and feel an ocean breeze and smell the haggis boiling in some wee kitchen. The rough is not for the faint of heart as it is a combination of gorse, heather, okra and ...

July 18, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Curious effects of the drought

Droughts have personalities. The late-blooming adolescent who appears only after hope is high and the corn is tall and then proceeds to turn the green satin fronds into cardboard tubes. The chronic melancholy who arrives on the train that picks up winter and hangs around so long that, by the Fourth of July, she's just another face in the crowd at the parade. The manic-depressive that explodes the afternoon in a 20-minute three-inch downpour and then slinks away to pout for two weeks without so much as a cool breeze. This drought, the one that presently bears down on ...

July 17, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Conquering temptation

Every sincere child of God wants to live faithfully before the Lord. But Satan wants us to fail, and is constantly throwing roadblocks in our path. He is a schemer (2 Corinthians 2:11) and a liar (John 8:44), who wants to lead everyone away from the will of God (Revelation 12:9). Since the Garden of Eden, he's been using the same basic methods to tempt men and women into following him (1 John 2:16). In spite of God's goodness and longing for fellowship with us (Jn14:23), we – his children – often find it difficult ...

July 17, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Violent video is not free speech

I believe it is vital that First Amendment rights be protected, and I further believe that doing so may sometimes require ruling in favor of speech that some group, even the majority, may perceive as having generally negative consequences. Nonetheless, I was struck momentarily speechless at learning that the Supreme Court overwhelmingly (7-2) believes that banning minors from purchasing gratuitously violent video games is unconstitutional.

July 15, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - County businesses owe Occupation Tax

You know that old expression - it's time to pay the piper - well that is the case if your business is located in an unincorporated part of Bulloch County, and you haven't paid your Occupation Tax which was due on July 1.

July 11, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - What will happen 'One Second After'?

As most of you know and remember, the decision to drop the atomic bomb not only ended World War II but created a global terror that has continued to escalate. I will never forget the times when I and my classmates went through safety drills to prepare us in case of a bomb actually being dropped on my elementary school. We all crouched under our desks and waited for the inevitable. We really weren't sure what would happen, but we saw newsreels of the destruction in Japan and the horrible results of radiation. If that weren't bad enough ...

July 10, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 'Because I say so' very logical

While wandering through various Internet parenting sites the other day, I came across a professional who advises parents to never say "Because I said so."

July 08, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - What happened to Caylee?

Monday night's fireworks were nothing compared to Tuesday afternoon's explosion when Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee.

July 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Don't over think introducing your kids to your 'friend'

"When is the right time to introduce my girlfriend/boyfriend to my kids?" is a question single parents frequently ask.

July 01, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Exit, laughing

The little town where Mama grew up was so small that, whenever there was a funeral, any child who wanted could leave school to attend. The church bell would ring and teachers would announce, "If you are attending the funeral today, you may leave now." Mama, whose career goal at age 10 or 12, was to be a "funeral home lady," never missed an opportunity to show respect, express condolences and observe the tricks of the trade.

July 01, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Waters Transfer adds portable storage

After a steady stream of requests, Hal and Adam Waters have expanded their moving and storage operation to include large portable storage containers.

June 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - God is with us all of the time

This past Sunday, our choir sang a beautiful rendition of Psalm 139, and I was truly touched by its powerful words. While some may say it is a psalm of lament or sorrow, I want to say it is a psalm of great comfort.

June 23, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Religious freedom worth protecting

This is my country and I am proud to call myself an American. I believe in the God I worship and am proud to call ...

July 30, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Giving unto the Lord

The Bible teaches that giving is a matter of worship to God, whether done as part of our corporate worship in church or in our ...

July 26, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Take ADHD diagnoses with grain of salt

Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second ...

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dengue joins yellow fever, smallpox in S. Georgia

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 ...

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Start a butterfly garden

Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why?

July 26, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Making and being made by memories

I know these colors so well. These pale and luminous colors of sand and sea and sky. These colors that melt and morph into each ...

July 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Recycling the water from air conditioners

Question: Can I collect the water dripping out of my air conditioner to water my plants?

July 19, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Overcoming challenges and imitating Christ

The maxim "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery" was almost certainly coined when flattery was more highly thought of than it seems to be ...

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro doctor combats smallpox, flu outbreaks

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 ...

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Bread, wine and blue

On the Fourth of July, I walk outside and hoist the flag and drive into town to the farmers market, where I buy three fat ...

July 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aftermath of yellow fever and beginning of smallpox

(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 ...

July 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Lettuce blooms, herbal teas and backyard birds

Question: The lettuce I grew this spring is flowering now. I usually pull it up and plant something else but did not do that this ...

July 12, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Minor consequences can cause major problems

One of the most common of complaints from today's parents is "we've tried everything." They refer, of course, to having tried numerous approaches ...

July 12, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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