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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Give thanks & eat turkey

Copious turkey decorations everywhere we turn signify that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Though it shouldn't take a ceramic or wooden turkey to remind us to be thankful, November seems to prompt us to be more aware of our blessings. Use every day this month to appreciate the blessings in your life - family, friends, freedom, beautiful weather, gorgeous autumn colors abounding, delicious harvest foods, and each precious day. Celebrate a season of thankfulness and the celebrations below.

November 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Loyalist Mulryne exiled from Ga.

John Mulryne was elected to the Colonial Georgia Assembly on Oct. 23, 1735. Serving on the committee to investigate the condition of the Savannah River, he pushed for the construction of its first lighthouse.

November 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Looking toward the future today

I am glad that elections are over for the time being and now all will be waiting for the shoe to drop. By that, I mean it will be put up or shut up time. A huge fact: this voting public may be some of the most informed and motivated as most are far less concerned about the looks and demeanor of a candidate as they are about the credentials and ability each hopefully possesses. To boil this all down, the candidates have made a career choice, the electors have set high standards and all who voted will not be ...

November 04, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Who is calling and who will heed the call?

This is the "Out of the Box" thinking week when I attempt to share some of my past to move my students forward so we can discuss their future.

October 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Loyalist Waters revered in Ga.

Thomas Waters was a dedicated Georgia Loyalist. His correct name, however, has stirred up debate. In Buchanan's book "The Road to Guilford Courthouse" he is referred to as Frances Waters. In Bass's book "Ninety-Six," he is referred to as John Waters.

October 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Change always a constant in life

"Mr. Somebody" (a really popular guy) said, "The most constant thing in life is change."

October 30, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Are we learning through suffering?

This is the "Out of the Box" thinking week when I attempt to share some of my past to move my students forward so we can discuss their future.

October 28, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Incentives may give a boost to downtown

Downtown Statesboro Development Authority executive director Allen Muldrew recently announced some incentives to attract new businesses to downtown.

October 25, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - An exit filled with grace

Bobby Cox sits in the home dugout at Turner Field, arms folded across his belly like a slightly discontented Buddha. It is the bottom of the ninth and the good guys, as Skip Caray used to say, are down 3-2. The coach checks his scorecard, looks down the bench and calls for a pinch hitter.

October 23, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Langworthy: From Loyalist to Patriot

Edward Langworthy was born in Savannah in 1738. Since he was born only five years after Georgia was settled, it is likely his parents were recruited from debtors' prisons or poorhouses back in London.

October 23, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our Views: Non-responsive council is losing all credibility

The Statesboro City Council received a visit from members of the Bulloch County TEA Party during each of its past two meetings. Appearing first on the agenda on Oct. 5 and also Tuesday, members of the TEA Party asked several questions about recent financial settlements the council voted to give ex-employees and how they reached several recent decisions.

October 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler -- Life: The circus, fair rolled into one

It has been nearly 40 years since Julie and I took our kids to the circus. I mean the old traveling Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus that came to town one very early misty Florida morning.

October 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Chamber preparing for leadership changes

December 31, 2010 will mark an official end to an era of leadership in our business community. Development Authority of Bulloch County executive director and Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce president Peggy Chapman is slated to retire after 20 years of service in those two positions.

October 18, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Electronics confuse us men

While many already know this, there are those few who have heard and yet are skeptic: God has given men a sense of direction so keen and wise that they do not need a map or mathematics to find their way … to things they really need.

October 17, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Loyalist writes her memoirs

Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston (or Lightenstone) was born on a small farm beside the Little Ogeechee River on May 28, 1764, to Johann Lichtenstein, a scout-boat pilot, and Catherine Delegal, whose father, Philip Delegal, was a wealthy merchant.

October 17, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Kathy Bradley: Cemeteries, camellias and cold

It may have been the trees, soaring and spreading and stretching up into the sky and down into the earth. It may have been the words, carved into stone in letters thick and straight, their assertion of permanence both ironic and inspiring. It may have been the silence or the stillness or the statuary that captivated me, that made the cemetery at Christ Church on St. Simons one of my favorite places. I don't remember and I can't say that I ever knew for certain, but on that day the thing that grabbed me and held me was ...

January 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Priorities in the new year

What does Solomon's temple have to do with the new year? Answer: Each new year provides a fresh opportunity to examine priorities, and the depiction of events around the construction of Solomon's temple contained in 1 Kings 5-9 reveals some unflattering things about King Solomon's priorities that can help us evaluate our priorities from God's perspective.

January 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our View

Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto's son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy's bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A life of commitment

Chip had an excellent sermon this past Sunday and gave me a jump-start on 2015. An excellent sermon is when I don't drift off somewhere during the delivery, don't try to re-write it like I think it should be and put the good stuff in the back of my mind so I can rethink it later on. The title was a humdinger, "What did God do with the gold?" The content was about commitment. I also agree that I really need to know what He did with the money - even though He can do whatever He chooses - because ...

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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