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Bulloch Geneology with Roger Allen - The most famous local, modern-day Brannen

James Alonzo Brannen was many things, including the first mayor of the city of Statesboro. Very well respected, he was urged to run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Congress in 1904. His opponent would be none other than long-time incumbent Col. Rufus Lester of Savannah.

February 24, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - French parenting something to consider

Last year, a Chinese-American Tiger Mother told American parents how to raise children who will make straight A's and play Carnegie Hall before they reach puberty. This year, the French are showing us how to raise children who will obey, throw few if any tantrums, and sit quietly in restaurants, listening while adults talk about adult things. Vivé la France!

February 19, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Blessed are the hungry and thirsty

Hunger is (and almost always has been, I suppose) a world-wide problem. Even in the most prosperous cultures, people go to bed hungry every night.

February 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - The railroad craze sweeps Bulloch County

During the late Nineteenth Century, railroad fever swept the nation, and Georgia was not immune to the building frenzy. However, many of the proposed new railroads never even made it off the drawing board. This is a story of Bulloch County's "Nether Trains," most of whom never even laid down the first set of rails.

February 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Looking for brave leadership in Georgia

There were really some disturbing statistics announced at the end of last week by the Corporation For Enterprise Development which is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

February 13, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - No words and singing frogs

The habit developed slowly, as all habits do, and morphed over the years into something more like a ritual: On the night of the full moon, just before bed, I walk out on the deck to tilt my head, stretch my neck and gaze. Once every 28 days or so, I reach out with my eyes for a touchstone, a reminder that some things remain true.

February 12, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Central of Ga. opens local line

The Macon Construction Company got charters in 1888 to build three separate railroads, one of which was to be the Macon and Atlantic Railway (M&A). The M&A, which was to run from Macon to Savannah, actually laid down twelve miles of rails heading eastward from the town of Bruton in Laurens County before the money ran out and it went into receivership in 1894.

February 10, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Stay the course with listening issues

Q: My 5-year-old daughter is in "rehab" for some listening issues at school. When she comes home with a note from her teacher indicating one or more of these incidents at school, she is confined to her room for the rest of the day. What should I do if she is constantly calling me, wanting to ask me something, wanting me to get something for her, and so on? She isn't coming out of the room, but she is constantly trying to engage me. It's driving me nuts.

February 10, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Blessed are the meek

The common conception of meekness makes it one of the least sought after characteristics encouraged by Jesus in these "beatitudes" in Matthew 5. Many regard meekness as weakness in a world were strength and courage are so revered. Spineless people are often viewed as meek by those who fail to understand the true meaning of the term used by Jesus and extolled throughout God's word. Consider that Paul includes it in his list of the "fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:23). He also says it is required for those who want to live in a way worthy of ...

February 10, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Downtown thrives in Wedding Walk 2012

Every morning, I turn on the news and listen to reporters in New York telling me what the economic indicator of the day is going to be - a jobs or earnings report, or perhaps a manufacturing indicator.

February 06, 2012 | Jan Moore | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy extra day in February

Can you believe an entire month of the year 2012 has already been ripped off the calendar? Honestly, where does the time go? Are we so busy with "life" that we miss the good stuff? Did you remember to tuck the kids in each night with a hug and a kiss? Did you read bedtime stories and build a fort in the den? Did you try a new recipe and go on a date with your spouse?

February 05, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Shearhouses build their own railroad

In 1912, a third tram railroad was started in Bulloch County, this time by the Shearhouse family. John N. Shearhouse (and partner, George Brinson, the owner of the Midland and several other smaller lines) decided to open a line from Clyo to Claxton.

February 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - As in everything, accountability is a key component

The media recently reported "new" research findings to the effect that rewards often backfire and self-esteem is not the wonderful, uplifting personal attribute once thought. As a result, schools are rethinking their teaching and classroom management philosophies.

February 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Legislators looking to reduce regulations

Several months ago, I spoke with the speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston about the unemployment situation in our state. He said one of the most effective ways to battle unemployment is to help small businesses as they generate the vast majority of job growth.

January 30, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Ode on a saw-tooth oak

The nest is delicately balanced between two branches of one of the saw-tooth oaks Adam planted at the edge of the yard eight years ago. At just-about eye-level, I have to ease up onto my tiptoes a bit for the right angle to see into its depths, to make sure that it is empty. It could not be more symmetrical if its avian architect had used computer-aided drafting - a cup-shaped scoop of twigs and thread-sized roots perfectly built for what? two eggs? three?

January 29, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Tobacco becomes huge crop for colonies, Bulloch County

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

March 01, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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