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Our View: Don't abandon Common Core

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.

March 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Isabella's transforming into 'Buns' eatery

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.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Help us build our future

Attention, all community and region stakeholders! We need your help!

March 03, 2014 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists/Editorials


It really does take 'a village'

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.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


We are all part of God's plan

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.

March 03, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Makers of contemporary black history: Part 3 — Commander J.R. Holloway

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.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Makers of contemporary black history: Part II — The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson

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.

March 03, 2014 | By DR. CHARLES W. BONDS | Columnists/Editorials


Writing our own memorials

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.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Gues Column: Makers of contemporary black history: Part I — Jemelleh Coes

The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.

March 03, 2014 | By DR. CHARLES W. BONDS | Columnists/Editorials


Are there self-fulfilling prophecies?

When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"

March 03, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Consequences do not work reliably with toddlers

Q: We are having a problem with our 32-month-old son. He picks his nose - most often in a public setting - and then proceeds to wipe it on other family members. It's disgusting.

March 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Make March a green month of merriment

Enjoy the month of everything green with lots of fun and merriment. Eat green eggs and ham, broccoli, green beans and kale. Add a slice of lime to your water glass, and dip zucchini in ranch dressing for a snack. Wear every shade of green imaginable, and look for those same beautiful hues of green on every shrub, tree and bush as plants come back to life in the promise of springtime. Celebrate all things green and many more holidays this month. Check out a few of these wild ones for more fun.

March 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Chaos and comfort

The ice storm was upon us. The rain had been falling since the night before, and in the cold, cold air, the water had chosen not to drip from but cling to the branches and freeze. The power lines were drooping like the fluttering eyelids of a baby fighting sleep. It was time to get home.

March 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hoping to meet Jan Moore's very high bar

I had just returned from the funeral of Boonie Monroe, a cousin from Metter, when the phone rang. The pastor had reminisced about Boonie's favorite saying, "You don't know what I know." On the other end of the call was Jim Healy, operations manager for the Statesboro Herald, who wanted to discuss the Business Tuesday section.

February 24, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - For effective discipline, parents must act as superior beings

In my most popular presentation, "Parenting with Love and Leadership," I reveal the secret to proper, effective discipline: to wit, acting like a superior being.

February 23, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parent Anxiety: the root of potty problems

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he's not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom's expectations. And so on.

August 17, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Bits and scraps and making nests

Why do we call it nesting? Why not denning or lairing? Why was the home of a bird, as opposed to that of a lion or fox or bear, turned into a verb?

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Federal aid work act spurs building of U.S. Highway 80

(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.)

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


God does answer prayers

I was talking to a neighbor last week, and what he said was so moving that I asked if I could share our conversation with you folks. We talked about prayer.

August 14, 2014 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Fall-friendly annuals and fig etiquette

Q: My annual flowers are looking ragged. I just came back from the beach and some of them look terrible. Is there anything I can plant now to replace them with?

August 10, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Give them an inch, they'll take a mohawk

A mom recently asked me what I would say to my son if he were 12 years old and wanted a mohawk haircut for the summer. I told her I'd say no.

August 10, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Georgia begins construction of state highway system

(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.)

August 10, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Health advice: Maybe you need a vacation

Most people enjoy out-of-town excursions. Lots of people take them annually. But as another summer begins to fade, many workers may be wondering if a vacation is worth the trouble and expense. Modern travelers often face an added problem as they go on holiday: They take along their personal technology devices, allowing the stresses that they are trying to escape to follow them out of town.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Three cool ways to enjoy summer watermelon

Where there's watermelon, there's usually a good time. They instantly take a beach trip or picnic to the next level. Georgia may be the Peach State, but we're also among the leading five states in the U.S. that consistently produce watermelons.

August 10, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


On fruit production, the Jesus way

"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing … But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father." (John 15:5-8)

August 09, 2014 | Marcus Toole | Columnists/Editorials


How does county spend our $?

(Note: The following is the second of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The first column ran in Wednesday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 09, 2014 | Dr. Ruth Green | Columnists/Editorials


Concerns with government

(Note: The following is the first of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The next column will run in Sunday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Turning to the channel of life

I was listening to good old 91.1, the public radio station, and heard about something I found hard to believe. Hold that thought for just a minute. Trying to find a decent show on television can be a heartbreaker at times. There are so many of those so-called reality shows on these days and I have a very difficult time wondering why anyone would watch them.

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Arguing is no fun for parents or children

I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they're having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem - they are! All this time (however long that might be), they've been trying to correct the wrong person - the child - getting nowhere and becoming nothing but frustrated in the process. Instead, they need to correct themselves, and it goes without saying that correcting one's self is much, much easier than trying to correct someone else.

August 03, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Cuyler and Woodburn connects Bulloch, Bryan

(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.)

August 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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