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John Bressler - The fear is gone, anxiety has passed

"John, I lost my memory this morning and I am terrified!" I remember sitting across from a friend, a member of my congregation, and for the first time in my life, found myself speechless.

May 15, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Early Georgia games horrify British visitors

In the early 1800's, visitors from the European continent were often aghast at the rough and tumble manner of Georgians. Charles William Janson wrote in his 1807 book "A Stranger in America," of his experiences traveling around coastal Georgia.

May 15, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - OTC's Cartee looking for more ways to boost students

This past week, Ogeechee Technical College president Dr. Dawn Cartee announced an articulation agreement between Ogeechee Tech and the University of South Carolina at Beaufort.

May 10, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Need annuals and perennials in gardens and life

I planted hostas last spring. They were, according to the little plastic-coasted stakes in the pots, well-suited to the shaded spot right outside the back door at Sandhill. I planted four, realized that I had greatly underestimated the number needed and planted eight more. They were green, so very green, and about half of them were a variety that had a thin yellow trim along the leaves.

May 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Considering Jesus' impact on the world now and forever

I brought in the mail expecting only the best of news: a long lost relative has just left me a gazillion dollars, Antiques Roadshow wants to buy my collection of CDs, here's my self-help book, "Playing the Banjo for Fun and Profit," and a request to be a guest of Oprah so I can explain to the world my new book, "Success is Just an Eight-Letter Word."

May 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Genealogy - Sheffields one of first in Georgia's colony

The Sheffield name was originally used to identify somebody who came from the area around "the open space by the River Sheaf," which ran through the middle of the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.

May 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Matt Yogus on Sports - Fun with baseball numbers

It's been a roller-coaster ride of a baseball season so far for the Georgia Southern Eagles, but as the schedule begins winding down and GSU looks ahead to a break from Southern Conference play this weekend, they finally hit the bar.

May 03, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Case tractor dealership opening on Hwy 67

I thought by now that one of the Herald's observant readers would have emailed me to ask what is being built on Highway 67 South near the Denmark community. The building that I am referring to is a large steel structure being constructed at the former location of Red Diamond Homes.

May 03, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make it an a-MAY-zing month

April showers (or the lack thereof) brought forth May flowers and more hours of celebrations for families to share. Allow memorable, sweet times to blossom and grow throughout the month of May. Take advantage of every possible moment in May to cherish those you love.

May 01, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Make marriage much more than just a contract

I was walking to my classroom the other day and, as I passed by another room, a young lady asked if I would step inside. She looked at one of the other students and said, "Ask him." His question, "When you get married and give someone a ring, isn't that a contract?' I started out with an engagement ring, which is given as a promise, and then to the wedding ring, which is a sign and symbol for the bride and groom as well as to the public that these folks are married and plan to be a faithful ...

May 01, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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


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The heart of Christmas is priceless

When I was about eight years old, I took great pride in decorating my bedroom for Christmas. We lived in a two-story home in the quaint community of Blythe, Georgia - population 708 - and my room was upstairs to the right and down the hallway. It had two windows that looked out onto the street, a small closet, a little white ceiling fan and pink carpet. I had a radio and cassette player that sat on my window seat. The seat was crafted by my late Great Uncle J.E., who was a cabinet maker. In early December, I would clean ...

December 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

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

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Dr. John Bressler: The magic of Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful for someone who likes the Christmas season and especially if he or she is looking for some Christmas spirit. Julie and I started out by attending the downtown tree lighting ceremony in Brooklet. It was a bit chilly - which is just right for folks like us - and we felt like we were in a Christmas card surrounded by angels. There was great music, Scripture and plenty of laughter and applause to warm our hearts. We love attending church and singing all those carols and admiring the tree decorated with crismons and the ...

December 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Why you shouldn't walk your kid to class

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Teaching religion in the classroom

I have been thinking about the GSU professor whose religious approach in class - if what I have read and heard is accurate and not just rhetoric - is at odds with our U.S. Constitution. There are plenty of ways to use intelligent discussion of religion to make a point, open some creative critical thinking and take advantage of a good liberal arts education. I have always believed that some of our theologians, like Augustine or Calvin, could really make an impact in sociology or economics without beating students over the head with Catholicism or Protestantism.

December 11, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Five fundamentals every parent needs

Despite the conclusion one might reach after reading the latest issue of any popular parenting magazine, the job of parent is actually quite simple - so simple that I can describe the entire ball of wax in less than 15 column inches.

December 07, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: December refrain

It is Advent. The season of wonder. Hot on the trail of Thanksgiving and Black Friday and just a few hours before Cyber Monday. And so far the only wonder I've experienced is what to do with two perfectly good pumpkins that, along with a couple of diminutive bales of hay, some cotton stalks and branches of eucalyptus and about a dozen pine cones, made a lovely autumnal tableau for the front porch at Sandhill for the last two months.

December 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice growers set up shop in South Carolina, Georgia

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

December 07, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Why Christmas is so special

Just in case you haven't been watching the everyday yuletide movies on television, Christmas is right around the corner. It's not just around the corner. It's on our doorsteps! Many years ago, we held off all the carols, decorating and buying until after Thanksgiving. Not now! Christmas has become such an economic necessity that retailers are already licking their lips as the GDP looks like it's made a comeback and money is for the making so prepare yourselves for a mountain of Rudolph, advertising and items that you must have in order to fill those stockings ...

December 04, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Preschool ain't all it's cracked up to be

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Neal (www.ourchildishways.com) comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to learn from her teacher that she is having difficulty with scissors and somewhat behind the other kids in letter and number recognition. The parents apparently blew the teacher's mind when they replied that they were more concerned with their daughter's heart and character than her academic achievement. Was she compassionate? Was she respectful of her teachers and peers?

November 30, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas and cocoa and crosswords

Stockings and lights and cedars and reindeer are appearing, which can only mean one thing: Another year is almost over, and December has arrived. Is your house decorated? Have you marked everything off your Christmas list? Are the cookies baked?

November 30, 2014 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Sugar becomes profitable product in Georgia, Bulloch

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

November 23, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A brief list of today's parenting problems

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...

November 23, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Owl-eyes spoke to me

I hit an owl.

November 23, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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