Note: This is the second in a series of columns about the origin of the counties that surround Bulloch County.
Q: Because he is afraid of sharks, my fourth-grade son does not want to participate in an upcoming school field trip to an aquarium. In all other respects, he is perfectly normal. He's a great student and has lots of friends, and other parents and teachers love him. He doesn't give us or his teachers any problems at all.
When I was a girl, the only college football games on television on Saturday afternoon involved teams whose nicknames I did not understand (Sooners, Buckeyes) and whose players' names all seemed to have not enough vowels. I had no connection to Oklahoma or Ohio, Nebraska or Notre Dame, and it took me a long time to realize that I watched not for the competition itself, but for the broadcast. I watched so I could hear Keith Jackson.
I was saddened several weeks ago when Leon Shelkoff called to tell me that his store, Leon's Menswear in the Statesboro Mall, would close at the end of 2012. Documentation provided to me by Shelkoff showed the owners of the mall - Hull Storey Gibson Companies, LLC - had called Shelkoff's lease requiring him to vacate the premises by January 6, 2013.
Note: This is the first in a series of columns about the origin of the counties that surround Bulloch County.
I recently received a letter from a grandmother who told me that her 14-year-old grandson is afraid of his single mother. When told this by her ex-husband, who was concerned, Mom said, "He'd better be!"
Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-one-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn't have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?
On Nov. 4, 1908, newly elected President William Howard Taft headed for a visit to Savannah. A special presidential reception committee, led by Mayor George W. Tiedemann, Congressman Charles G. Edwards and Postmaster General Henry Blunt Jr., met the president's train at the Central of Georgia Railroad depot at Dover.
Have you picked a couple of trees to watch as autumn progresses? Search the woods for fall's glorious shades of oranges, reds and yellows, and celebrate everything the season brings, from football games to festivals and carnivals to mornings that require jackets to costumes and candy to sunflowers and freshly mowed fields. Additionally, celebrate these holidays with those you love, or make up a few of your own.
John Gipson, a former preacher in Arkansas, likes to tell about his memories of trains, which seemed to pass endlessly through his childhood home of Midland, Texas, carrying petroleum products in every direction.
President Calvin Coolidge came to the Coastal Empire in 1928 at the invitation of his friend Howard Coffin. Coolidge appointed Coffin to the 1916 Morrow Board to help create a national air defense system and determine the federal government's role in air safety.
Driving in Southern California recently, listening to talk radio, I heard a commercial for a Christian private school. The spokesperson went on and on about their very high test scores, the very high percentage of their students who go to top-rated universities, and other very high academic statistics. Send your child to Veryhighscore Academy! We will bring out the best in your child!
When President Chester Alan Arthur's health took a turn for the worse in early 1883, he decided to take a vacation to Florida. He took the Fast Mail train to Jacksonville, arriving on April 6, 1883.
One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.
There are five of us around the table. The four children are seated; I am standing, walking from end to end, looking over their shoulders at their work. Strung along the center of the table are bottles of glue, pairs of scissors and stacks of magazines. In front of each child is a single piece of white paper. The exercise I've given them in this class for young writers is to make a collage representing an object each of them has drawn from a bag. One of the girls has drawn a broken seashell, the other girl a ceramic ...
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...
Socrates said, "Know yourself."
"It was a dark and stormy night," goes the novel noir, and boy, was it one like that early last Sunday morning! There was a ...
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