Q: My 12-year-old grandson has become obsessed with things he wants, including a cellphone (the most expensive, mind you), an iPad and expensive designer jeans. He begs, throws tantrums, pouts, refuses to speak to his parents and the like. When told not to say another word, he leaves them notes, draws pictures or comes to us or the other grandparents.
The story of the 10 lepers is sad from the standpoint of the nine healed men who failed to express gratitude to Jesus (Luke 17:11–19). We're not told why they didn't return; the implication is that it was because of neglect. But from the standpoint of the one that remembered, it is a prime example of the value of expressed thankfulness.
On March 26, 1937, the Coleman family started publication of the long-suspended Bulloch Herald. Leodel Coleman was the editor, G.C. Jr. was the associate editor, and Jim was the advertising director.
When I was a little girl, our vacations always sent us north toward Rock City and Ruby Falls, Stone Mountain and Grant Park, Cherokee and the Great Smokies. And, in the absence in those days of an interstate highway system, our trek always took us through Eatonton, home of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of Uncle Remus.
Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, his administration created the "We the People" website. Essentially, it offers a lot of information about the executive branch of government, how it works and, of course, the Obama administration's spin on issues.
If you are going to build an office building for your sign company, what better place than fronting the Statesboro Bypass next to the access road parallel to Lowes.
Every Labor Day, nearly 1,000 people journey to the Salzburger homestead in Effingham County, Ga., for the anniversary of the arrival of the Germans in Georgia nearly 280 years ago. A large number of Bulloch County families are direct descendants of these immigrants, who braved a dangerous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in horrible conditions in search of religious freedom in the new colony of Georgia.
Q: My 8-year-old son was born prematurely and weighed only 3 pounds. He is still too thin in my opinion, although his doctor hasn't been worried about it. I have been trying to get him to gain weight his whole life.
While I can't imagine what it was like for folks living in Ohio or Virginia and being overwhelmed with political ads wherever you were, I'm not going to miss the ads from Lee Anderson and John Barrow that ran like machine-gun fire on television during the past month.
Note: This is the fourth and final column in a series about the origin of the counties that surround Bulloch County.
Q: What is the role of a stepparent in parenting teenage stepchildren? My 19-year-old stepson moved in with us several months ago and is disrupting our marriage. He does what he wants, when he wants, and there are no consequences. How does one deal with a child that age when he refuses to follow the rules of the house?
It's that time of year when we purposefully stop to count our blessings, make mental lists of people and possessions for which we're thankful, and contemplate the order of our priorities. The month of November brings gratitude to the forefront of our minds, even though the gratitude attitude should be present year-round.
Our ninth-grade literature textbook included the post-apocalyptic short story "By the Waters of Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benet. The story follows a young boy, the son of a priest in a primitive society, as he journeys far beyond the borders his people have long honored. His long and dangerous quest takes him to the city of the gods, where he stumbles across the ruins of the great towers that once filled the city. Two of the rocks have words written on them, words he doesn't understand: UBTREAS and ASHING.
I don't know about everyone else, but I have always felt that the former location of the Sonny's Barbeque on the Statesboro Bypass was a great site for a restaurant, even though it did not work out for Sonny's.
Several years ago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran an article in its sports section about the tee shot of professional golfer Tina Barrett on a par-3 hole in the Atlanta Women's Championship. The story reported that her ball went in the hole on the fly - but not all the way in. It actually buried in the soil on top of the plastic cup liner!
This is a story about how quickly parents, if they are determined enough, can make significant changes in parenting policy.
Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.
A young woman wrote a letter to her former fiance.
Question: What is the difference between an insect and a bug? Is there a difference?