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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Oglethorpe is first to negotiate with Indian tribes

General James Edward Oglethorpe did much more than just help establish the colony of Georgia. After he was elected to represent Haslemere in the County of Surrey as a member of Parliament. He soon chaired a committee that investigated the living conditions of Britain's prison inmates.

May 01, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Matt Yogus on Sports - Looking behind the hype of the NFL Draft

With all the ritz, glamour, bling, pomp and circumstance surrounding an NFL Draft that made its debut on Thursday night prime time, it's amazing to think that none of the guys whose names were called have accomplished, well, anything yet in the league.

April 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Joe Davis turns Chrysler dealership around

How about this for a massive understatement - it has been a rough couple of years for U.S. automobile manufacturers and automobile dealers.

April 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Hiding is what we do when fear besieges the fortresses of our hearts

I have this friend. We've known each other for over 30 years. We don't see each other often, but when we do we don't have to reacquaint or search for topics of conversation. We tease and laugh and remember easily.

April 24, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - I am my greatest obstacle while trying to live for God

If you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it!

April 24, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - It takes courage to stand up for justice

If you're a golfer, you're likely to be familiar with the name Lee Trevino, the "Merry Mex" and "Supermex" who made his living playing professional golf for many years. In a television documentary several years ago, the commentator told about Trevino's efforts to get on the PGA tour as a young "nobody," noting the difficulty of getting past the credentials committee's reluctance to accept him because of his assumed inexperience. There was also the issue of Lee's Mexican heritage.

April 24, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Did Spanish, French or English first discover Georgia?

The colony of Georgia was discovered, many say, by the Spaniards. However, some of the earliest maps of Georgia drawn by those who led expeditions to the New World do not show the topography couched in Spanish terms but rather in English or in French.

April 24, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Voters approve regional library in referendum

Not only did the first bookmobile in the Statesboro area stop at nine different public schools, but it also made numerous stops at private houses in 18 of the smallest communities across Bulloch County. The bookmobile also established a regular schedule visiting to the nursing homes and day-cares scattered throughout the county.

April 17, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Farmers Market ‘guru’ offers constructive critique

In the world of farmer's markets, Statesboro hosted some very prominent visitors this past weekend. Gail Hayden, director of the California Farmers' Markets Association, and her husband Doug came to Statesboro to tour different food production operations and to look at our Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market.

April 12, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Make my eggs anything but over easy

They were just eggs. Ordinary eggs. Scrambled for breakfast, fried hard and slapped between two pieces of white bread with mayonnaise, broken into pound cake batter in fat gold globes. But once a year they were anything but ordinary.

April 10, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Easter is over so now what?

Easter is over, now what? As a pastor, I remember the day after Easter when I would look at my calendar and think how quiet the church will be, for a week maybe, and I can catch up on some stuff I had put aside until after the celebration was over. The fact is that the world goes on, everyday problems still exist and if we relax too much, opportunities can pass us by quicker than the blink of an eye.

April 10, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Statesboro Civic League opens first public library in 1911

In 1797, the Georgia Library Club was formed, creating the nucleus of what became the Georgia Library Association. Across the nation, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie began building 1,700 new public libraries in smaller American cities, including Savannah.

April 10, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - There are plenty of items ‘Made in U.S.A.’

Everyone out there needs to be clear on one thing - manufacturing is an important part of the U.S. economy. Manufacturing is strategically critical and must always be a part of the economy. While it is changing, manufacturing is not going to disappear. In fact, there is now a trend toward bringing it back. But we have a significant problem in this country because of the public perceptions to the contrary.

April 05, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy the beauty of Springtime

When temperatures continued to dip night after night and snow blanketed Statesboro for the first time in several years, we wondered if springtime would ever visit again. But, just as faithful as the inevitable turning of the calendar page, so too is the faithfulness and beauty of springtime. Spring has arrived with grand splendor – from fluffy, white blossoms, to deep hues of purple and pink, to shades of green too many to count, to brilliant yellows and crimsons swaying in the farmers' fields. How can one fail to celebrate the beauty of spring when such delightful colors adorn the Earth ...

April 03, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Sunday is Easter and I cannot help but sing

This past Thursday, our choir sang the beautifully haunting "Song of the Shadows" by Joseph M. Martin during the Tenebrae service. It is a way to remember the suffering of Jesus. Words and music hardly seem appropriate, and yet there is something about our trying to understand this sacrifice of our Lord that must be expressed with our entire being. When we sing, listen to the music and observe the darkness that surrounds this moment in time, it is as though we are weeping uncontrollably, tearing our clothing as a symbol of anguish and feeling our heart breaking because we ...

April 03, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Pull-ups are permissible in special cases

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we're at home. We use a "potty bell" and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we're away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into a trip and simply will not use a potty anywhere but at our home or at my mother's (she watches him one day a week at her place). Would pull-ups be a bad thing to use when we leave the house?

September 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Can you sleep when the wind blows?

Mr. Jones, the owner of a small farm on the coast, advertised for a hired hand. But people were hesitant about working on farms in the area out of fear of the terribly destructive storms that so often threatened buildings, crops and the lives of both people and animals. Consequently, the farmer found it almost impossible to hire anyone to help him with the work.

September 21, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Living the dream through cupcakes and coffee

It's mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, after a satisfying brunch and visit to my local farmers' market. Dressed completely casually with nowhere to be, I stroll along East Main Street in downtown Statesboro to find an inviting sidewalk chalkboard and the doors open wide at CAKE Bakery and Cool Beanz Espresso Bar. Upon entering, I discover much more than cupcakes and caffeine. Here two kindred spirits - one culinary artist and one head coffee geek - have joined forces to make their dreams a reality.

September 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County has trouble accepting first 'autoists'

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

September 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Column: Impacts of childhood obesity

Many people are uncomfortable talking about childhood obesity, especially when it comes to their own children. However, ignoring it, or thinking a child will slim down as he or she grows taller, can make things worse.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Column: It's time for action

There's been a lot of talk lately about what the Statesboro City Council is going to do about the terrible tragedy that happened at Rude Rudy's a couple of weeks ago. And we've heard a lot of opinions on what the city "should do" and rampant speculation as to why the council won't do it.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond - It's your child's homework, not yours

Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with homework. I want him to be independent. What are your thoughts on this?

September 14, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - The backs of drawers

I found it in the back of a drawer. I had no idea how long it had been laying in wait.

September 14, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First speed limits and early driving ordinances

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

September 14, 2014 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - He only did it once: the sacrifice of Jesus

According to what may be an apocryphal story, shared by my friend Alan Smith, two visitors were touring the U. S. Naval facility in Annapolis, Maryland. As they followed the tour guide, they noticed several students on their hands and knees examining a courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand.

September 14, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: September splendor awaits those with patience

Sweltering temperatures soaring in the 90-degree range makes one wonder if autumn will ever return below the Mason-Dixon line, but with prayers and patience, Southerners too will soon enjoy the splendor of September fall days. Beautiful hues of orange and yellow and red lay hidden until the shorter days of September.

September 07, 2014 | Julie Lavender | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Early bedtimes work for teens, too

New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o'clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers in question recommend that that school start times be extended to at least 8:30 am.

September 07, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: South & Vine Public House burned but not broken

During the summer of 2013, just six months after an intriguing new restaurant popped up in downtown Statesboro on the corner of South Main and West Vine streets, I ventured inside to discover a restaurant that would become the backbone of our community and so much more.

September 07, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The first automobile arrives in Bulloch County

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

September 07, 2014 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Happy kids get old-fashioned parenting

As the old parenting point of view fell out of fashion beginning in the late 1960s, the vernacular that accompanied it all but completely disappeared. Today's parents don't say to their children the sorts of things parents said to children in the 1950s and before, things like "You're acting too big for your britches again, young man."

August 31, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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