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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Railroad stops key to forming new towns

Note: The following is the 22nd in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

February 09, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Origin of Black History Month

Of the 12 months on our calendar, February appears to be the month with several observances or events. Isn't it ironic that the shortest month, with 28 days - 29 in a leap year - would have such a plethora of events? Presidents Day is recognized with the celebration of our first president, George Washington, known as the father of our country. Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, is noted for his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and, notably, the Gettysburg Address. In this month, Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist, was elected president of the Freedman's Savings and ...

February 07, 2014 | 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?"

February 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Even good kids do bad things sometimes

Q: Our 13-year-old son has had an iPod for the last three years. We've always made use of the parental restrictions to make sure that he could only access "clean" music, movies and websites.

February 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Fields of gold

Leaving Darien, up and over the bridge that minds the shrimp boats, I ease my foot off the accelerator and let gravity pull me down toward sea level. The marsh spreads out on either side, at once embracing the river and wooing the ocean. What had been - not many weeks earlier - a rolling lawn, an endless swath of greenest green, has gone gold. Wispy grain heads waving in the winter wind, it is now a field unto harvest.

February 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Candler 'steals' Metter from Bulloch

Note: The following is the 21st in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

February 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Editorial: Gary Lewis owes the community an apology

Prior to his re-election to the District 2 seat on the Statesboro City Council in 2011, we wrote in this space that Gary Lewis continuing as a council member would be a blight on District 2 and the city of Statesboro.

February 01, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


God will take care of the rest

I usually don't get an inspiration from the comics page, but I just happened to glance at Arlo and Janis and looked to see a word being said between characters, "Existential!" The funny pages have gone up a notch or two since I was a kid. In fact, I really had no use for such a word -- even to show off -- until I found myself in seminary and a study group assigned to discuss the meaning of life. My first thought was to climb to the top of some mountain and find an old grizzled guy sitting in front ...

January 30, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Leefield was a 'big' town in 1900 Bulloch

Note: The following is the 20th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

January 26, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - There is no single cause, or cure, for nail-biting

Q: What can be done to stop a 19-year-old from biting his fingernails? This has been an ongoing habit from early childhood. He's obviously damaging his fingers and maybe even his teeth. Verbal correction and even punishment has not stopped him. Maybe it is not that big of a deal. Please advise.

January 26, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Local Spotlight: Barry Turner of Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Café

Statesboro is chock-full of local restaurants and bakeries that serve great food day in and day out, keeping the citizens of Bulloch County well fed. Over the next few weeks in the Local Spotlight, it's my mission to bring awareness to the chefs, bakers, farmers and business owners behind the scenes and to help you get to know the folks in your community who are passionate about what they do.

January 26, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The heavens tell us about God

Many important declarations have been made in human history - declarations that have dealt with important themes. One of the most familiar for Americans is the Declaration of Independence, which put into words and onto paper the intention of the American colonists to be free from the rule of England.

January 26, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The value of a complete education

It's the beginning of a new semester and new students are asking the same old questions, "Why must I take Math, English, History and Government when I want to be a nurse, lawyer, accountant or own and manage my store? Why is there a grade system? Wouldn't it be just as meaningful to give a pass/fail? Let's get serious. I have to sit in your class and listen to your lecture. That's enough pain as it is so just pass me."

January 24, 2014 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Want to try new place to eat? Go to college

As mayor, I had the pleasure of riding in Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade with Jamin Malone, a senior at Georgia Southern University majoring in Finance.

January 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - You say you want a revolution

Once a year I find myself thrown into the crucible of one of the great debates of Protestantism. Getting the Christmas tree down out of the attic is easy, but getting it back up is something like one of the labors of Hercules. The steep stairs, the narrow opening, the weight and irregular shape of the tree itself and the law of gravity create the laboratory in which I test the doctrine of eternal security. When, at long last, both the tree and I are lying sprawled in our particular states of disarray and exhaustion on the attic floor and ...

January 19, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Nighttime bed-wetting may sort itself out

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee.

July 27, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

"I SCREAM, You SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!" In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month, and 30 years later the frosty treat is still one of America's favorite ways to celebrate summertime.

July 27, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sherwood Railroad cuts across southwest Bulloch

(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.)

July 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Called to be in, not of, the world

Does God want his children involved in the activities of our world? And if so, just what should that entail? This is a question that ought to be of concern to every Christian.

July 27, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Child's anxiety may be caused by sudden changes

Q: Since our daughter - now 2 years old - was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost immediately, our daughter began pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. Doctors have said she does it for attention and we should just ignore it. That's what we've done but it has not stopped. It's now gotten so bad that I've cut her hair because the side she pulls has gotten so ...

July 20, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Imagine that!

I am lying on my back. The darkness outside the window has a green tinge to it, as though the night has mildewed. If there is a moon or any stars, they are blocked by the limp branches of the mimosa trees and the shed in the backyard - neither of which I can see, both of which I know are there. Also, there is the clothesline where my mother hangs the wet sheets and towels that flap and flap and flap and come back inside dry.

July 20, 2014 | Kathy Bradley | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Foy family brings railroad trams to 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.)

July 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Children may pick up sassiness from television shows

Q: The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she apologizes, which tells me she knows she's talking disrespectfully to me. What do you think about 10 minutes of timeout for this sort of thing?

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - How to choose food and wine pairings with grilled foods

Summertime is grilling season, and whether you prefer cooking with charcoal or gas, one thing is certain: a cold beverage makes everything taste better. Summer offers endless opportunities for matching lighter, refreshing wines with simple, easy-to-prepare foods. Whether you're grilling meats, vegetables or dessert this season, I'd like to share a few tips about pairing food and wine to help you get the most flavor on your plate.

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Summer sun and sensational fun

Summertime fun seems like it's just begun, but only a few weeks remain before the first school bell rings. I hope you've used every opportunity to make terrific summer memories, with swimming quests, hiking explorations, picnics, boiled peanuts and watermelon, camping excursions, baseball and softball tournaments, fresh fruit and vegetable delicacies and late-night reading adventures. Walk barefoot in the grass, swing on the porch and drink lots of lemonade this month to enjoy and celebrate everything summertime offers. Squeeze in some of the holidays below to create sensational summer fun with those you love.

July 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


God is in control of our lives

I was reading a document recently about a man whose wife committed suicide. From all that he said, she was lovely, talented, intelligent and extraordinary in so many ways, but had a well-diagnosed illness that the best counseling couldn't cure.

July 10, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Savannah gets a case of railroad fever

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

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Child should outgrow head-banging

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and comfort him. I know that reinforces head-banging, but I don't know what else to do. Making matters worse, a school counselor friend of mine tells me that head-banging is something lots of autistic kids do. I'm at a loss.

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Why did it have to be snakes?

The snake was 5 feet long - exactly 5 feet long. I know this because I measured the skin he left in the hosta bed right outside my back door; the skin he left in a soft pile, like dirty clothes he expected his mother to pick up and toss in the laundry; the skin I picked up with a broom handle and stretched across the cool concrete carport, careful not to touch it, because, well, you just never know.

July 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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