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John Bressler - So, do you think there are puppies in Heaven?

There are a lot of days that I just sit and think. I used to try to walk and think at the same time but quit after walking into a tree and falling into a ditch. "Did God ever raise a puppy? Was the puppy house-broken or was he just turned loose in the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve to teach him all the things puppies must learn? Who did most of the cleaning up, Adam or Eve?"

June 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First Georgians arrive from England on the 'Anne'

In the book "A History of Savannah and South Georgia. Volume 1: Sailing and Landing the Colony," written by William Harden in 1913, the story of the trials and tribulations of the first colonists selected to form the colony of Georgia is unveiled.

June 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Timber! Value of forest land sees decline

I have written about real estate a great deal over the last several years. Like everywhere else in the country, Bulloch County and the surrounding area have gone through a boom and now a significant slowdown since 2003.

June 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Disney business model much more than a 'mouse'

On June 22, Ogeechee Tech in conjunction with the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation will host the famed Disney Institute. I have to confess that I did not know there was such a thing until my husband attended the Disney Institute program that was held in Atlanta a month or so ago.

June 15, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Genealogy with Roger Allen - Rushing comes to area as one of first

The name Rushing comes from the ancient Gaelic word "Ros." Over time this name changed to "Ross", "Ruisin," or "Rusheen." The name is quite common in areas of Ireland.

June 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - BOE should give Portal more respect

Ever hear of a little ol' town called Portal? It's a unique little place. Not a very rich or fancy community, nothing remarkable to look at unless you take into consideration the Carter Turpentine Still or the mural painted on the side of a building commemorating the town's turpentine history.

June 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Soon, you can 'Monkey' around in the Boro

The Market District in Statesboro just keeps chugging along. The latest entrant - Monkey Joe's Parties and Play - an interactive indoor party center filled with an array of giant air-filled play structures, jumps, slides, obstacle courses, developmental games and "wacky" party rooms.

June 07, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - The beauty of looking back at youth as you grow older

A computer hard drive is a lot like a junk drawer. Every so often you have to go in because there is always the chance that, back in the corner with the pennies sticky with Kool-Aid, under the 2-year-old church bulletin and in an envelope decorated with Hello Kitty stickers, you may find the key to the safety deposit box or your mother's engagement ring. Don't ask me why; that's just the way it is.

June 05, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Chase fireflies during the summer

Afternoon thundershowers, early-evening firefly theatrics, and warm, humid mornings....Let summertime begin! Use the warm weather as a reminder to make warm memories with your family that will last long into the winter months.

June 05, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - On vacation in Sarasota, Florida

Where does one go during a short holiday to be unconditionally admired by brilliant, well-mannered and good looking grandchildren? Why, to Sarasota, Florida, of course! There are those little glitches: driving into a truck stop by mistake and having to park between a half dozen 16-wheelers and walking 50 yards to the restaurant. The up-side was that you could get a hot shower and free high-speed hook up. There was the two-hour delay on I-75 due to a nasty accident. Our GPS didn't like our choice of Rt. 301 and kept wanting us to make a U-Turn to get ...

June 05, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First social clubs open in S.E. Georgia

Georgians loved the social life, and very quickly after the founding of the colony began starting clubs and organizations in which they both socialize as well as undertake civic projects to help those less fortunate than they.

June 05, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Why I'm hopeful about downtown purchase

The residents of Statesboro and Bulloch County are a relatively conservative lot. We don't necessarily have a problem with "change," it just needs to be well conceived and carried out in a deliberate and thoughtful manner.

May 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - I open my home to Jesus to rebuild, remodel and renew

Julie and I enjoy watching channel 46 that has all those "fixer upper" shows where an expert craftsman comes in to either upgrade, remodel or completely make over a disaster caused by a very incompetent or shady builder.

May 29, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our Views: Thanks to the soldiers who gave the last full measure to our nation

In the aftermath of one of our nation's bloodiest battles, President Abraham Lincoln described the ultimate sacrifice of all the soldiers who died at Gettysburg as the "last full measure of devotion" in his famous address.

May 29, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our Views: City manager needs to fully lay out plans for future of police, fire departments

A decision by Statesboro City Manager Shane Haynes to eliminate the positions of police and fire chief and alter the command structure in each department sent shockwaves throughout the community when it was implemented last week. Haynes' decision was made with the unanimous backing of Mayor Joe Brannen and all five city council members.

May 25, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Grice column: Remembering the 'Big Dawg'

This past week the Statesboro business and civic community lost a giant way too early. Scott "Big Dawg" Joyner died from a massive heart attack. He was 52.

January 27, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The rise and fall of King Cotton

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

January 25, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Sweet honey, sweet life

Q: Why are there so many different kinds of honey?

January 25, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Depend on God's help to overcome trials and sins

Randy Becton is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker who lives in Texas. In a small collection of Christian lifestyle essays entitled "Chosen Path," he has included an article on God's victory over our weakness and failure. Here's a brief excerpt:

January 25, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Off-road and cross country

From inside the house I can hear both sets of wind chimes clanging, harmonizing from opposite eaves, dancing madly like Russian Cossacks. The sun is high and the light is white. There is no good reason, no reason to stay inside.

January 25, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Give “special tantrums” a “special place”

Q: How do you stop tantrums in a 3-year-old? My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. This coincided with the birth of a sibling - a boy - but she's very affectionate and helpful toward him, so I don't know if there's any connection. I've tried everything I can think of to prevent and stop the tantrums - things I've seen recommended in various places - but nothing has worked. She throws one whenever she doesn't get her way. Help!

January 23, 2015 | John Rosemond c | Columnists/Editorials


Only one path to the true God

"All men, by different paths, seek the same God." Years ago, when I first heard this phrase, I thought it sounded pretty plausible, intelligent and seemed to have a ring of inclusion for those trying to make sense out of the many religions in this old world of ours. I don't think it does. I'll get to this in a few minutes.

January 22, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton and slave trades growing in equal measure

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

January 19, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Camellias and best birdhouse plans

Q: What is the difference between a sasanqua and a camellia?

January 18, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Cut stress and drop parenting magazines

Proposed: The primary reason so many of today's mothers are so very stressed by child rearing - something their grandmothers, for the most part, approached fairly nonchalantly - is because they do something their grandmothers did not do: they read parenting columns, magazines, and books. And yes, I'm well aware of the irony here.

January 18, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Change can be a good thing

It's Monday, January 12th, and the first day of classes here at old East Georgia State College. I've been preparing for today since the last semester ended about a month ago. I keep re-reading my old notes to find out if I had left anything out, need to emphasize this point or that section and just wanting to make the course better. I have come to the conclusion that the course has been revamped to the max and if anything needs to be fixed or improved, it's got to be me. It's got to be me ...

January 15, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Lead rational thought with understanding of God's will

Human beings are creatures of rational thought and ideas. We are able to plan, and follow those plans, because of our ability to think concretely. Just over 50 years ago, university professor Dallas Willard said that "we live at the mercy of our ideas" ("Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God," 1963). A few examples from the pages of Scripture showing the practical application of this statement might be helpful to us in understanding his meaning.

January 11, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Five easy steps for teaching obedience

Who are the happier campers in a workplace setting: the employees who (a) obey the rules, follow the procedures and voice any complaints respectfully so that the entire workplace is not disrupted, or (b) disobey the rules at every possible opportunity, deliberately fail to follow procedures and disrupt the workplace with frequent and often subversive complaints?

January 11, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Eli Whitney's cotton gin hits the industrial scene

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

January 11, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


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