I was in the waiting room of our favorite family practice here in Statesboro - I am fine, but they just wanted to look at my legs - and started up a conversation with an intelligent-looking guy sitting across from me. Reading the magazines was out of the question as I have looked at them so many times that I have memorized the articles.
The former location of the "revered" Pizza Inn on South Main is slated to open as El Jalapeno in the next few weeks. Owner Luis Gomez is the proprietor of several other Mexican restaurants in Georgia and Alabama, and is very excited about his latest venture.
On Sept. 12, the Averitt Center for the Arts will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 days of events and activities planned for the enjoyment of the public. The first day will include a Legend in the Arts Induction and a GSU Music Faculty Showcase. When I look over the list of offerings, from the Lamar Dodd art showing reception on the 13th, to the thank-you performances by students from Averitt youth programs for ...
In my everyday life, I'm connected: connected to my friends on social media, my emails and text messages. Like a large percentage of the human population, I, too, have a smartphone that I couldn't do without. Recently, however, I experienced a different kind of connection, one I don't experience often enough - to land and food - at Hunter Cattle Company in Brooklet, Ga.
With the tease of slightly cooler temperatures on a few recent mornings, the promise of autumn beauty seems imminent. Shades of orange, crimson and golden yellow wait patiently to burst forth in farmers' fields and along forests' edges. Watch closely this month as leaves begin to show hints of seasonal changes, and take in the aroma of freshly plowed fields. Savor the last official days of summer on the calendar and welcome the newness ...
Sometimes, I believe that we need to have a refresher course on the Constitution, especially the information concerning the Executive Branch of our government, which is found in Article II and section 2. Not being a legal expert, I refer to my colleagues here at the EGSC to fill me in when it comes to presidential authority, especially in thorny cases like expanded powers, assumed powers and letters of intent.
The former site of Kbob Kellys on South Main Street is about to be transformed into Southern Growlers, a beer "filling station."
The statute of limitations has expired concerning the following tale, so I can finally tell it.
One of them looked like the Jacob's Ladder I used to make with a long loop of string laced in and out of the fingers of my two outstretched hands. One of them could have been a hammock tatted for a hummingbird. One, draped over the deck railing and onto the banisters, was a net for flying fish, and all of them, all of the dozens of spiderwebs that dangled and hung and cascaded ...
Note: The following is the fourth 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.
There's an old adage about not truly understanding someone until you have walked in their shoes - or rolled with their wheels?
I believe it was in early elementary school when I found myself carrying a report card home for my folks to sign. I did at least two things: the first was to make up a story to tell dad that "F" meant fine. My buddies convinced me that even though my dad was an old man - by youthful standards - he wasn't dumb. The second thing was my fall-back plan. God always answers prayer. The preacher said so, Jesus said so and God does not take back promises.
The back-to-school season has arrived for families and teachers in Georgia. Most schools have already started classes, while a few others are holding in-service days and new student orientations in preparation for the first day of school. It's an exciting time that makes me think back to my first days as a new teacher when the school building hummed with the anticipation of the coming year and the possibilities it held.
For those of you who don't know, two weeks ago I announced my intent to run for mayor of Statesboro and filed the necessary paperwork with the city Monday to do so.
Note: The following is the third 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.
A good way to get some in-depth information about a career is to go online and type in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mess around with that database for a tad and then switch to Occupational Outlook Handbook. As they say in West Virginia, "You'll have more stuff than you can shake a stick at." I have no idea what that means, but it sounds good.
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
Note: The following is the 11th 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.
A radio talk show recently called to ask how parents should explain school shootings to their kids.
I recently bought a book titled, "Flatwoods and Lighterknots" by James Elders, which he calls a "cultural visit to the coastal plains of Georgia."
Not long ago, I was driving down a long, flat stretch of highway and listening on my iPod to an interview of Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the United States, he of such soul-ripping lines as, "You will always be the bread and the knife, not to mention the crystal goblet and - somehow - the wine." In the interview, he kept saying things I wanted to remember, bits and pieces of sentences ...
Fundamentals are important to understanding and success, regardless of the subject or activity. According to former New York Mets catcher Clarence "Choo-Choo" Coleman, Mets manager Casey Stengel, frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the team in its first year (1962), decided they needed to return to the basics. During a locker room meeting, he held up a baseball and said, "This is a baseball," to which Coleman interrupted, "Wait, you're going too fast." For ...
An undefeated Bulloch County squad is "playing" Saturday at South Effingham High School as the top-seeded team with a state title on the line.