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John Bressler - Our mission is to change the world one person at a time

In my old age, I often think that all children should be taught how to cook from scratch. Nowadays, too many folks of all walks of life want stuff now, prepackaged and in easy heat, open and eat containers. I am not saying that we have to return to our roots where we planted, tended, harvested, canned or processed our future food. What I am moving towards is our ability to get away from the answer and work hard on the method to get the answer. In other words, "I got the solution the hard way. I worked for it!"

August 01, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Yellow buses, sharp pencils, green punch

In just a few hours, the roads of Bulloch County will become dotted with large yellow buses in the early morning hours. School bells ring again! Make this a memorable school year for your family. Celebrate good grades with ice cream, completed projects with doughnuts, and new friends with a soda. Celebrate each day this school year as a special gift with your family and loved ones. Make memories that will last a lifetime with some of the calendar celebrations below or create your own to fit your family.

July 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Baldwin was one of state's first patriots

Abraham Baldwin is best known as the founder of the Franklin College & the University of Georgia, but was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

July 31, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


My Take - No doubt, GSU fans are passionate

Over the last six weeks, we took a look at each Georgia Southern athletic program and what each has accomplished since becoming a member of the Southern Conference.

July 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Entrepreneurs brewing at Farmers Market

When I go to the Statesboro Farmers Market on Saturdays (and now Tuesday nights), I tend to look at it as a time to pick up some produce and visit with my neighbors.

July 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History Moment with Roger Allen - Baptist groups first to form in Bulloch

Reverend James R. Miller came to the Georgia & South Carolina border area in order to spread the gospel. Miller's first pastorate was at the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

July 25, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Vacationing on Florida's nervous west coast

My editor Jim Healy forgot that this is my vacation "week", i.e., I normally don't write a column this week. When he called me on Thursday to firm up what we were doing, I just laughed, because I really didn't have anything to offer.

July 19, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


New tax on tanning beds leaves me burned

I don't know about you all, but I have just have had it with that crowd in Washington, D.C., and the "removed" way from the populous that they govern. The latest installment in their arbitrary manner of "ruling" is the "tanning" tax levied on the sale of tanning bed time.

July 12, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Genealogy with Roger Allen - Lewis' come to Bulloch in 1810

The name Lewis most likely came from the Welsh word "Llewellyn" (that translates to 'Lion-Like'). This term comes from the Welsh word "llyw," which means leader.

July 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - States rights: American as apple pie

One of the hottest topics in our current political climate is "States Rights." Members of the American Continental Congress were appointed by their state's governors to guard their state's rights as much as they were to form a union while writing the "Articles Of Confederation."

July 10, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Georgia was most loyal colony to Great Britain

In the massive multi-volume history of the United States entitled "The American Nation," which was edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, the story of Georgia's role in the American Revolution is spelled out very clearly.

July 03, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Columnists/Editorials


Old Franklin's North Main site to get a facelift

This will probably sound somewhat negative, but I think you might agree with me regarding my opinion about the northwest corner of the intersection of North Main Street and Northside Drive - the location where Franklins Restaurant operated for so many decades.

June 28, 2010 | Rheneta Ward | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - So, do you think there are puppies in Heaven?

There are a lot of days that I just sit and think. I used to try to walk and think at the same time but quit after walking into a tree and falling into a ditch. "Did God ever raise a puppy? Was the puppy house-broken or was he just turned loose in the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve to teach him all the things puppies must learn? Who did most of the cleaning up, Adam or Eve?"

June 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First Georgians arrive from England on the 'Anne'

In the book "A History of Savannah and South Georgia. Volume 1: Sailing and Landing the Colony," written by William Harden in 1913, the story of the trials and tribulations of the first colonists selected to form the colony of Georgia is unveiled.

June 26, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Timber! Value of forest land sees decline

I have written about real estate a great deal over the last several years. Like everywhere else in the country, Bulloch County and the surrounding area have gone through a boom and now a significant slowdown since 2003.

June 21, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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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


A message to atheists

If the atheists in Bulloch County know that there is no god, then why do they care when and where I pray? And why are they rankled by a nativity scene in downtown Statesboro? If I choose to enslave my mind, as indicated on their banner on the courthouse lawn, then why does that bother them so much?

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton begins reign as king crop

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

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Random twinkling

From the road, the wreath on the door and the swags over the windows look just right. From the road, they are even and balanced, the wire-edged ribbons are full and round and the ends flutter just the least little bit in the winter breeze. From the road, the blue on the door and the blue in the ribbons match perfectly and from the road the tiny white lights on the tree fill up the windows at the corner of the house.

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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