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John Bressler - It's a tough job market out there

I am glad that elections are over for the time being and now all will be waiting for the shoe to drop. By that, I mean it will be put up or shut up time. A huge fact: this voting public may be some of the most informed and motivated as most are far less concerned about the looks and demeanor of a candidate as they are about the credentials and ability each hopefully possesses. To boil this all down, the candidates have made a career choice, the electors have set high standards and all who voted will not be ...

November 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Give thanks & eat turkey

Copious turkey decorations everywhere we turn signify that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Though it shouldn't take a ceramic or wooden turkey to remind us to be thankful, November seems to prompt us to be more aware of our blessings. Use every day this month to appreciate the blessings in your life - family, friends, freedom, beautiful weather, gorgeous autumn colors abounding, delicious harvest foods, and each precious day. Celebrate a season of thankfulness and the celebrations below.

November 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Loyalist Mulryne exiled from Ga.

John Mulryne was elected to the Colonial Georgia Assembly on Oct. 23, 1735. Serving on the committee to investigate the condition of the Savannah River, he pushed for the construction of its first lighthouse.

November 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Looking toward the future today

I am glad that elections are over for the time being and now all will be waiting for the shoe to drop. By that, I mean it will be put up or shut up time. A huge fact: this voting public may be some of the most informed and motivated as most are far less concerned about the looks and demeanor of a candidate as they are about the credentials and ability each hopefully possesses. To boil this all down, the candidates have made a career choice, the electors have set high standards and all who voted will not be ...

November 04, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Who is calling and who will heed the call?

This is the "Out of the Box" thinking week when I attempt to share some of my past to move my students forward so we can discuss their future.

October 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Loyalist Waters revered in Ga.

Thomas Waters was a dedicated Georgia Loyalist. His correct name, however, has stirred up debate. In Buchanan's book "The Road to Guilford Courthouse" he is referred to as Frances Waters. In Bass's book "Ninety-Six," he is referred to as John Waters.

October 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Change always a constant in life

"Mr. Somebody" (a really popular guy) said, "The most constant thing in life is change."

October 30, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Are we learning through suffering?

This is the "Out of the Box" thinking week when I attempt to share some of my past to move my students forward so we can discuss their future.

October 28, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Incentives may give a boost to downtown

Downtown Statesboro Development Authority executive director Allen Muldrew recently announced some incentives to attract new businesses to downtown.

October 25, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - An exit filled with grace

Bobby Cox sits in the home dugout at Turner Field, arms folded across his belly like a slightly discontented Buddha. It is the bottom of the ninth and the good guys, as Skip Caray used to say, are down 3-2. The coach checks his scorecard, looks down the bench and calls for a pinch hitter.

October 23, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Langworthy: From Loyalist to Patriot

Edward Langworthy was born in Savannah in 1738. Since he was born only five years after Georgia was settled, it is likely his parents were recruited from debtors' prisons or poorhouses back in London.

October 23, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our Views: Non-responsive council is losing all credibility

The Statesboro City Council received a visit from members of the Bulloch County TEA Party during each of its past two meetings. Appearing first on the agenda on Oct. 5 and also Tuesday, members of the TEA Party asked several questions about recent financial settlements the council voted to give ex-employees and how they reached several recent decisions.

October 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Life: The circus, fair rolled into one

It has been nearly 40 years since Julie and I took our kids to the circus. I mean the old traveling Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus that came to town one very early misty Florida morning.

October 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Chamber preparing for leadership changes

December 31, 2010 will mark an official end to an era of leadership in our business community. Development Authority of Bulloch County executive director and Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce president Peggy Chapman is slated to retire after 20 years of service in those two positions.

October 18, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Electronics confuse us men

While many already know this, there are those few who have heard and yet are skeptic: God has given men a sense of direction so keen and wise that they do not need a map or mathematics to find their way … to things they really need.

October 17, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let's get dressed for heaven

The Holy Spirit seems to have loved the use of analogy in inspiring the teachers and writers of Scripture. In the New Testament, the marriage union is used to represent the relationship between Jesus and his people. The Bible's applications of this parallel can help us prepare for the coming of Christ. If we want to be followers of Christ, we need to understand that "the Way" of Christ involves a change of our nature and a change of relationship to sin.

April 12, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Facts must trump parents' 'feelings'

One of the signs of these confused and confusing times we live in is that facts don't matter. What matters are feelings and opinions, which are often confused and confusing. According to another author friend, this is the primary feature of post-post-modernity.

April 12, 2015 | John Rosemond Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Pet obesity and winter-resilient aloe varieties

Question: I just heard a news story that many dogs and cats are overweight, but the owner doesn't realize it. Is this true? I have a big breed of dog, and I think he is just naturally large.

April 12, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'doctor' feared alligators in the street

(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 and Bulloch County.)

April 12, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Parenting books can stress moms out

I've asked the men in several recent audiences to raise hands if they believe moms stress out concerning their children at least five times more than dads. All the men's hands went up to general laughter.

April 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: April showers bring the treasures of springtime

The month of April showers the observant one with a magnificent display of colors, from the fragrant wisteria blossoms creeping through the boughs of trees to the willowy stems of bright-yellow Jessamine, to the snowbells bowing their heads and wild azaleas bursting forth. Seemingly every shade of green imaginable puts on a show just for the month of April before fading and dulling as summer approaches. New life springs forth: buds and blossoms, chicks and bunnies, an empty tomb and the Resurrection.

April 05, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Easter lilies and the resurrection fern

Question: Can I plant my Easter lily outdoors?

April 05, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: People, like books, must be opened to be understood

Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, his shoulder fits into the hollow of my side and the loop of my arm conforms to the back of his neck. Exactly. Perfectly. I have to tilt my chin only slightly to rest it on the blonde head, to draw in the scent of little boy. One chair, two of us.

April 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First health studies in S. Georgia focus on 'fevers'

(Note: The following is the first of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

April 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A little homework for Easter

Last Sunday, every church throughout the world celebrated Palm Sunday in sermon, music and pageantry. Allow me to use what I consider to be the first of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, and read about the man Jesus, who many thought just might be the long-awaited Messiah. First off, let's try to envision Jesus' entry into Jerusalem from a point of view that most likely existed with at least three succinct and different groups: There were those who claimed that Jesus was the Messiah, those who were the locals and who may have recalled an event which took place nearly ...

April 02, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Shy, independent children are normal

Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend, who is also quite shy. His mother and I have conspired to arrange weekly play dates, but whereas the boys get along fine, both kids sometimes balk at cooperating with them. My son occasionally tells me he'd rather read or play alone than play with this other boy. When I ask why, he tells me he "just would." His school counselor has recommended that ...

March 29, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aww, nuts: Pecan production in Georgia gets slow start

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 29, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is always a good, wise choice

Years ago, Lindell Doty, a retired preacher and friend of mine now living in Florida, suggested that everybody has choices to make. Now, making decisions can be hard - sometimes so hard that we delay them as long as possible.

March 29, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Encourage your child's flights of fancy

Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.

March 22, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Flirting with the sunrise

The color of this early morning in not-quite spring is liquid lavender, is pearly pink, is slightly silver in the way it glints and glows. The sky and the fields and everything in them are shaded as though tinted by a crayon unwrapped and swiped across the countryside with its long barrel, the sharp tip forgotten. Outlines and details are unimportant to the day as it languorously wakens.

March 22, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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