It is always fun to interview people who are able to make a lifelong passion their livelihood. I had that opportunity recently when I visited with Ryan Marsh, owner of Bellies, Babies, and Ballerinas on West Main Street.
Q: Is it OK to start teaching our 1-year-old how to play independently? He screams and cries when I put him in any type of enclosure if he can't get "free," even when I arrange the furniture in a way that he has a very ample play area. Is there a method to teach him how to play by himself for at least a little bit? It seems I am following him around the ...
For the fourth time since a massive fish kill was discovered in the Ogeechee River in May 2011, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division held a public hearing to listen to concerns about the river and a proposed discharge permit for King America Finishing.
I was walking in the woods, a hundred yards or so past the broken down, rusted-out barbed wire fence that may or may not mark the property line between our land and our neighbors'. I had two friends with me, people accustomed to the outdoors, one of whom I call The Scientist. Their brand of nature, however, is generally more marine.
Once he entered the United States Navy during World War II, Ensign Flournoy Glenn Hodges made quite a name for himself. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Hodges, Glenn, as he was known, was a graduate of Statesboro High School.
When Frank Parker and his partner built the Woodland Square shopping center on Highway 301 South in 2006, I had more than one person express concern that it was "too far" out of town.
Q: It seems our 1-year-old is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am getting weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
Syndicated author and lecturer Cal Thomas, interviewed in 1994 on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program about his book "The Things That Matter Most," was asked about a newspaper column he wrote entitled "Children of Divorce." The title and idea for the piece, he said, came from an airline stewardess whom he asked if there was something she could do to help a little girl seated across the airplane aisle from him, crying her eyes out. She ...
In a curious twist of events, on Aug. 10, 1944, the Bulloch Herald reported that plans were finalized for the county's new prisoner-of-war camp. The barbed-wire compound was being built on Dover Road near the city limits. At first, talks were underway to build two camps - one near Portal and one in Statesboro - but those plans were shelved and the decision was made to build a single large camp to be open until at least October 15, 1944.
We're just days away from the last classes and tests of the school year, with graduation and vacation following closely behind. Talk about the good and the not-so-good happenings of the past 10 months with your family, and remember to thank those who helped make the school year possible. Use every minute of May to treasure those end-of-the-year events with unique celebrations like the following ones or a few of your own.
What exactly is the Cook-Out Restaurant? We've seen the employment ads running in the Herald for the past several weeks, and now construction is underway on its Fair Road location (next to Popeyes).
Q: Our 7-year-old son is very negative about everything. He's a middle child, so that may have something to do with it, but everyone else in the family is very happy, positive, optimistic and so on.
Things wear out. Over the past four months, this very simple axiom has been demonstrated to me in the following ways: My office computer began the familiar slowdown that leads to the inevitable flashing blue screen and had to be replaced. The extendable handle on my office briefcase stopped extending and the briefcase had to be replaced. The glue on the crown on my front tooth that had stuck admirably for 30 years ...
The Bulloch Herald reported in the July 4, 1940, issue that "forty white boys and eight negro boys" from Bulloch County had left for the new Millen Civilian Conservation Camp.
What I am about to assert may be a tad bit controversial, but I really believe it to be the case. Our society has become so dependent on communicating digitally (myself included) that our face-to-face communication skills overall are not as developed or as good as they used to be.
Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?
Editor's Note: The following story has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in the June 4 print edition: Because of incorrect information supplied, a transaction that resulted in Sam and Gail Haapala, from Beaufort, S.C., owning Bruster's Real Ice Cream on Lovett Road was inaccurately described in a business column in the May 21 edition. Hull Storey Gibson Companies LLC, the owner of the Statesboro Mall, purchased the property out of foreclosure ...
Two Georgia Southern University students had their 15 minutes of fame when an episode of "Judge Mathis" aired Monday.
Julia Child taught a lot of cooks a lot of things, but nothing she said ever resonated with me more than these words: "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." That realization has gotten me through some otherwise mundane times in my life, and those are the very words that inspired me to create my food blog, "Some Kinda Good." I never imagined doing what you love could open so ...
When I was a child, back in the Parenting Stone Age (aka the Parentocentric Era), your parents were the most important people in the family. They paid the bills, bought your clothes, prepared the food you ate, took care of you when you were sick, drove you to where you needed to be, tucked you in and kissed you good night. They were essential.
A good question to ask about the home is, "Why did God create it?" When we look for the answer in the Bible - which tells us what God's will for mankind is - it becomes obvious that the home is the foundation of society in every culture. It doesn't take much effort to confirm this contention by observation. Other factors are involved, but "as goes the home, so goes humanity" is pretty much a universal truism.
One of Statesboro's most famous residents was known by a different name to many locals, as well.