Is there an angel or two sitting on my shoulder whispering great thoughts into my brain or at least standing by to keep me out of trouble? Maybe there are a couple sent to watch over a character like me, but I have come to believe that they were asleep on the job.
When it comes to school dress code, I am all for keeping hemlines decent, banning offensive T-shirts and making kids pull their pants up.
At this time each year, the student housing market in Statesboro really begins to "heat" up. If you have been driving in and around Georgia Southern's campus the last few weeks, I'm sure you have noticed all of the "Now Leasing for Fall" signs out in front of the various apartment complexes near the campus.
Note: The following is the third in a series on the origin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
When we consider the future, whether near or distant, we often think in terms of what we'd like to happen to make our lives better. This isn't necessary the wrong way to think. But there's a higher plane on which to reflect and live.
When I started this job six years ago, the most recent wave of commercial and residential development was beginning to heat up. The boom was on the way.
A recent blog on the Statesboro Herald Web site raised questions about animals. Do they go to Heaven? Is it right to spend so much on our animals when people go hungry? Are service animals considered pets?
A couple of years ago I came home one afternoon to find a sycamore tree, a skinny little, smooth-barked sapling, planted in my back yard. I'm not exactly sure where on the farm Daddy found it, but he and Mama knew in that strange way that parents know their children that I would want it.
Note: The following is the second in a series on the orgin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
The English name "Knight" came from the Old English word "cniht," which meant boy, youth or serving lad.
The first few days of 2010 have slipped by... It's a brand new decade! What will our children say about us years from now? Will they talk about our skinny jeans tucked into our boots and our flat hair? Will they think vampire movies are so old-fashioned and cell phones are outdated? Yes, years from now our children may remember and poke fun of our so-cool-now fashions and tastes, but hopefully, they'll have an incredible array of warm, fun, family memories that will diminish even the worst fashion faux pas.
Note: The following is the 24th 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: I've been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter, and she's been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I'm still using a diaper at nap-time and during the night. (I'm waiting for some consistency in dryness before taking that away). Is that correct?
Cupcakes have always been near and dear to my heart, never mind my waistline. I've never met one I didn't like.
On Oct. 28, 2013, a Statesboro police officer and a city code enforcement officer went to the home of George Pryor to remove a van that neighbors said had sat idle in the yard next to his house "for years."
Almost everyone agrees that the example parents set for their children is of paramount importance. Unless we model the standards we desire for our children, it isn't likely they will value or follow them very closely.
If you are paying attention to the debate over the Common Core State Standards, you've probably thought, "let's wait and see what happens and go from there."
I remember when Julie told me about an incident which took place in one of her classes at Marshall. Someone in class mentioned, "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight." Julie said, "That's in the Bible."
After approval last week by the Georgia Senate of a bill that would abandon the Common Core State Standards the state first adopted in 2010, state House members are now getting set to debate the bill that, if signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, would do serious harm to the public school education of children in our state.
The homemade, fresh-out-of-the-oven yeast rolls that welcomed you to Isabella's are no more. Owner, Donnie Catrabone made the difficult decision to close Isabella's after a three-year run.
Attention, all community and region stakeholders! We need your help!
There is an old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which is as true today as when this saying was documented. Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his book, "A View From The Roof," writes about five gifts to give your children: the gift of love, the gift of affection and touch, the gift of discipline, the gift of integrity and the gift of purpose.
I happened to turn on the old TV to a movie entitled, "Bruce Almighty." Here's a young man in his 30s who seems to be the typical loser individual: less qualified folks get promoted over him; he can't keep a girlfriend; his dog doesn't know the difference between a fire hydrant and his favorite chair; nothing ever seems to work out and God obviously doesn't like him; he doesn't like God, and if he were God, the world would be so much better off.
The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.