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John Bressler - Check out the Bible; it's still a great read

"A", "an" and "the" are the most common articles. While "a" and "an" are called indefinite or non-specific, the article "the" is both definite and specific. Hold this thought for a while.

March 13, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Liar, liar pants on fire

Spring is always a flirt. Occasionally a tease. But this year, ah, this year Spring has been nothing short of ... well, a liar.

March 13, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - Rest in peace, Black Betty

It's funny how we become attached to things. Things, not people. Sometimes it seems inanimate objects actually have personalities, and we come to view them like old friends.

March 10, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Want a Census job? Then apply right now

I saw some literature last week from the U.S. Census Bureau stating that the organization was actively hiring in our area. Today, I was able to speak with two people that are working for the Census Bureaus, but unfortunately, neither could speak officially for the organization.

March 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - March in like a lion, out like a lamb

The month of March very decidedly blew onto the calendar with strong winds and dipping temperatures. Don't let the lingering winter weather keep you and your loved ones from making warm memories to cherish. Celebrate each day as a gift and welcome spring into your home this month, whether or not the thermometer matches the calendar. Try a few of these honest-to-goodness, real celebrations or make up a few of your own.

March 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Quiet on the set, the director is speaking

Last week, our Friday night bunch went to the Emma Kelly Theater to share laughter, tears and real life experiences with the cast of "The Funeral Club." As the play unfolded, I couldn't help but realize that we knew just about everyone in the audience and we were among friends who could not only identify with but share together a touching moment in time.

March 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Genealogy - Proctors one of founding families in Bulloch County

The Proctors are one of Bulloch County's founding families. The name Proctor is tied to those who were officers in the Admiralty or Ecclesiastical courts in England, who served as legal advisors. In some cases, this meant being in charge of overseeing the welfare of the poor and needy.

March 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - World War II ace was Bulloch raised

Almost everybody has heard of the "Flying Tigers," the American pilots who were fighting the Japanese, but few people know of its Bulloch County connection. Their commander, General Robert Lee Scott Jr., or "Scotty" as he was called when he was young was born in Waynesboro on April 12, 1908, but spent much of his childhood living with his grandfather B.H. Scott in Bulloch County.

March 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Opinion - $565 million in cuts to state's higher education budget is irresponsible

Legislators are expected to meet in Atlanta today to go over proposals from Georgia's 35 colleges and universities to cut $565 million from their budgets. The schools were told to make the proposals last week after lawmakers said Gov. Sonny Perdue's original demand of $265 million in cuts didn't go far enough.

March 02, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Job applicants flock to the Olive Garden

This is a time of mixed signals for sure. On one hand, government officials and financial analysts report our economy is growing again and that the era of job "letting" has eased. Within a few days we hear that consumer confidence is down, and spending has contracted leading to "fears" in the marketplace.

March 01, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - You must remember the snow of 2010

Maybe in Reykjavik people can render an image of snow in cliche-less terms. Maybe in International Falls they can avoid words like pristine in describing the scenes outside their living room windows. Maybe in Kiev, where my Kate has been for five months, one can be so accustomed to it that it hardly merits mentioning.

February 27, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - What does it take to invest in good works

According to the man on the radio several years ago, owners of world-famous Starbuck's Coffee decided to implement an interesting and innovative policy. In simple terms, they would pay an additional ten cents per pound for their coffee if their suppliers could show they were paying their employees at least minimum wage, and treating them well otherwise. I never heard whether this proposal motivated Starbuck's third world coffee bean suppliers to upgrade the treatment of their workers. But the proposal does raise an interesting question concerning the will of God.

February 27, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - The first soda pop arrives in Southeast Georgia

In 1767, Englishman Dr. Joseph Priestley developed the process by which one could flavor water beverages. His first flavors included sarsaparilla, birch bark, dandelion and several fruit-flavored drinks. Although Swedish chemist Torben Bergman developed the process to carbonate water, it wasn't until 1832 that American John Waters developed a machine capable of producing large quantities of carbonated soda water.

February 27, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - We can make a difference

It was a goodly number of years ago when I was honored to be named as a commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, which was held at Milwaukee, Wis. It might have been the second day of meetings and I just happened to be standing by the free coffee and donut table when a stranger came up to me and asked, "Bressler, is that you in there?" I don't get those kinds of questions too often, so I stared at his name tag and read his name, Don Munzmay. Don and I just happened to have ...

February 27, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - Life inside your TV is unreal

Do we really need to know every move Tiger Woods makes? Do we really care, and those of us who do - do we need to get a life?

February 24, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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There's plenty to do around here

I like Proverbs for several reasons: I learn something new every time I read it; the sayings are wise and easily understood; the glory of young men is in their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair and great legs; grandchildren are the crown of the aged and that's why we had children. I realize that I have taken a few liberties so give me some slack.

June 24, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Let's start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 08, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


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