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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Savannah a common name for cargo ships

In today's modern shipping fleets, many special-purpose ships have replaced cargo ships. The first of these were the "Seatrain" ships. Seatrain built ships in 1929 onto which loaded railroad cars, the first "intermodal containers" could be carried between ports.

June 29, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Sibling bullying is not acceptable

Q: The younger of my two boys, 10 years old, has started cutting himself when his 13-year-old brother picks on him. His older brother is also verbally abusive to him and at times to me. I'm not sure what to tell the 10-year-old. He's a very sweet boy who does great in school and has nice friends. I've told him he needs to express his anger in a positive manner. Meanwhile my husband and I have told our 13-year-old that we will not tolerate this behavior. In the past I would tell them to solve it on ...

June 29, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Queensborough making move to S. Main

It has been just about a year since the FDIC forced the closure of First Southern National Bank on South Main Street in Statesboro. Several months ago, the First Southern building was listed for sale by the FDIC, and local realtor Sam Dipolito was given the listing.

June 25, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The empty tomb is a doorway to 'new life'

So much has been said and written about the resurrection of Jesus. Surely no event in all history has received more attention, both positive and negative, than this singular moment.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Augusta ships carried passengers, too

The first side-wheel steamer named the Augusta was built in 1828 in New York City and weighed 218 tons. The next passenger steamer named Augusta was built in 1852 weighing in at 1,310 tons.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parents help child move past tantrums

A reader in Buffalo resonated with a recent column in which I opined that a punishment is worthless unless it establishes a permanent memory.

June 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Cornfields and Kool-Aid

With all the rain we've gotten lately, from Beryl and various other low-pressure systems, the corn may well be as high as an elephant's eye. My memories of the Grant Park Zoo, formed when I was considerably shorter than I am now, leave me a little vague as to how high that is exactly, but it is, I think, safe to assume, higher than my head and the corn is definitely that.

June 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Is co-sleeping really beneficial?

It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.

June 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - ‘Augusta’ ships have a long military history

The first two naval ships the Augusta were British: the first, a "Fourth rate" armed with 60 guns; and the second, a "Third rate" double-decked warship armed with 64 guns.

June 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Some things God told my mother

I know we're past our annual observance honoring mothers, but I wanted to do it even though it's late.

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Ships named Augusta began in 1839

In the early days of sailing there three main types of ships. A schooner usually had two masts, with the rear being the tallest. A Brigantine was a vessel with two square-rigged masts. A Bark, however, usually had three masts.

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Confining child to his room is not 'harsh'

I occasionally receive complaints from fellow mental health professionals that my approach to discipline is excessively punitive. The most recent accused me of actually recommending that 3-year-olds spend as much as a full day in their rooms for certain offenses. Said professional was horrified. She said punishment of that sort is "harsh" and does not "send positive messages."

June 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Basil and invisible topography

Basil, it is said, wards off dragons. I learned this long after having started growing basil in the big clay pot on the deck. Long after having mastered the technique the witty and beautiful people of the Food Network call "chiffonade" (the process of rolling the deep green leaves into tiny cigars and slicing them into slender ribbons of fragrance). Long after having decided that, when the time comes, I'd like my casket filled with fresh-cut basil so that I can leave this world surrounded by the scent of spring.

June 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - ‘Jenkins’ once the fastest in Navy

In the 200-plus years of he US Navy's existence, there have been two vessels named the Jenkins. The first, DD-42, was a Paulding Class Destroyer built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

June 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Mother wants to help son overcome father's death

Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he was always cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him, most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days, on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...

June 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Words written in the firmament

Every morning, I get to look into the eyes of the most beautiful lady I have ever seen. I smile at her and she says, "Good morning, Doofus!" with a smile that makes my day. All week I get to drive on some back roads - hopefully avoiding the ubiquitous deer - to be at East Georgia State and surrounded by students of all shapes and sizes and some of the nicest colleagues you'd ever want to meet. My office is on the south side and I am within spitball range of three historians, two great English professors, a first class ...

February 12, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Get the jump' on sin and prepare with God's word

Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.

February 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: How do you pronounce the word 'pecan'?

Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Groundhogs, spring and things not seen

I want to believe the groundhog.

February 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch oil mill becomes factor in cotton production

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

February 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Column: Black History Month

What's in a name? Why everything, but mainly the great history that is tied to even greater people.

February 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Editorial - Making Statesboro safer: A good start

A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.

February 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


No time for distractions

I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.

February 05, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Black History Month

I came to know about "Blind Willie" McTell late in my life - about 11 years ago when I was working on Del Presley's "A Place to Call Home" at the brand new Emma Kelly Theater.

February 02, 2015 | By MICAL R. WHITAKER | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Celebrate the "love month"

Seems a little unreasonable that the month of February, the one that touts hearts and love and sweethearts and chocolate, is the shortest month on the calendar. But, that just means extra care and attention must be given each day to those we love. Warm up the days in February with time spent with family - bundle up and go for long walks, roast marshmallows, read books under the covers or gather in the kitchen and prepare a big pot of soup. Make every day a celebration with unique ideas or try some of the holidays below.

February 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: These parents may need some therapy

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

February 01, 2015 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: South Georgia leads cotton production

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

February 01, 2015 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


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