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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Words written in the firmament

Every morning, I get to look into the eyes of the most beautiful lady I have ever seen. I smile at her and she says, "Good morning, Doofus!" with a smile that makes my day. All week I get to drive on some back roads - hopefully avoiding the ubiquitous deer - to be at East Georgia State and surrounded by students of all shapes and sizes and some of the nicest colleagues you'd ever want to meet. My office is on the south side and I am within spitball range of three historians, two great English professors, a first class ...

February 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Get the jump' on sin and prepare with God's word

Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.

February 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: How do you pronounce the word 'pecan'?

Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Groundhogs, spring and things not seen

I want to believe the groundhog.

February 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch oil mill becomes factor in cotton production

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

February 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Column: Black History Month

What's in a name? Why everything, but mainly the great history that is tied to even greater people.

February 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Editorial - Making Statesboro safer: A good start

A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.

February 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


No time for distractions

I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.

February 05, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Black History Month

I came to know about "Blind Willie" McTell late in my life - about 11 years ago when I was working on Del Presley's "A Place to Call Home" at the brand new Emma Kelly Theater.

February 02, 2015 | By MICAL R. WHITAKER | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Celebrate the "love month"

Seems a little unreasonable that the month of February, the one that touts hearts and love and sweethearts and chocolate, is the shortest month on the calendar. But, that just means extra care and attention must be given each day to those we love. Warm up the days in February with time spent with family - bundle up and go for long walks, roast marshmallows, read books under the covers or gather in the kitchen and prepare a big pot of soup. Make every day a celebration with unique ideas or try some of the holidays below.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: These parents may need some therapy

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

February 01, 2015 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: South Georgia leads cotton production

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

February 01, 2015 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


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