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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Briar Patch brings meat curing to Bulloch

The Bulloch Meat-Packing Plant was established in Statesboro in 1917 with an investment of $150,000. Businessmen C.L Brooks and John W. Greer of Moultrie assisted locals Brooks Simmons, Glenn Bland, J.A. Brannen, W.G. Raines and A.J. Mooney, who served as its first president.

April 21, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Statesboro takes over the Fat Cattle Show

According to the Bulloch County newspaper, local livestock breeders and the county's 4-H and FFA youth had been participating in the Savannah Fat Cattle Show as early as 1930. However, after Savannah's yards announced that the 1940 show was postponed indefinitely, White's Provisions and Cudahy Packing, the two largest meat-packing companies in the state of Georgia, requested that Statesboro's stockyards hold one of their own. The date of April 11, 1940, was chosen.

April 14, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Focus on only one behavioral problem at a time

Q: We have two boys, 8 and 7. They are completely, and I mean completely, out of control. They constantly argue, fight and tattle. If they're not fighting, they're playing chaotically. Homework is a constant battle, and getting them to bed takes over an hour. To top it off, they completely ignore us when we give them instructions, and one boy's disobedience seems to make the other boy worse.

April 14, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Don't buy into parenting psycho-babble

American parents have been listening to professional psycho-babblers tell them how to raise children since the late 1960s. I was in graduate school at the time, and my professors thought the babblers were geniuses, sent by some New Age divinity to correct all the egregious wrongs parents had done to children since time immemorial. Children were about to enter a Golden Age in which their opinions would not only be heard but also taken into consideration, and from an early age. And they would be allowed to express their feelings freely! And parents and teachers were going to tell them ...

April 07, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Bulloch gets visit from Japanese sub

Although Bulloch is a landlocked county 70 miles away from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the courthouse lawn in the center of Statesboro served as the location for viewing a captured Japanese two-man suicide submarine on March 13, 1944. Its arrival was announced by the Bulloch Herald on Thursday, March 9.

April 07, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Shower your family with love this April

Apparently, some of April's showers arrived early this year, making it an incredibly soggy March. Hopefully, your family found many opportunities to dance in puddles with galoshes and rain gear! And if you didn't, there's always the promise of more this month. Use the showers of April to remind you to shower your family with much love and attention. Do so by celebrating some of the following holidays, or create a few of your own to make wonderful memories in the beautiful month of April.

April 07, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley - Blessed are the enchanted

Beware those things by which, those people by whom you are enchanted. As all readers of fairy tales know, enchantments are temporary.

April 07, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Disruptive class clowns need tough love

In the seventh grade, I was promoted by my peers from president of the class geek-nerd-brainiac society to, well, if not fully cool, then at least on the way.

March 31, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Statesboro holds first fishing rodeo in 1956

Ever since America's colonies were founded, fishing has been both a means of survival and . America's greatest writers, such as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, writing as none other than Mark Twain, have immortalized fishing as America's favorite past-time.

March 31, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Salvation based on faith in God

Beginning with the story of creation, the Bible pictures man's salvation as being based on faith in God.

March 31, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 'Trust me' even better than 'because I said so'

While working in my secret parenting laboratory, hidden deep beneath the earth's surface and accessible only by me and a small, select team of associates, I recently made what I believe is a huge and history-making breakthrough that promises to greatly improve parenting the world over.

March 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley - Into the woods

On Sunday, I went to the woods. To get there, I had to walk along the edge of a just-plowed field, soft and uneven. At the back of the pond the field slopes sharply toward a creek that runs just beyond the property line, and my shoes began sinking into not-quite-mud. I ran to keep from being sucked in up to my ankles, gauging the size of the deer who had come before me by how far its hooves had sunk into the muck. The ground got solid again at the fencerow, barbed wire and rusted. I held it down ...

March 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - 1940 hurricane causes $1 million in damage in Bulloch Co.

The Bulloch Herald announced in its Aug. 15, 1940, newspaper that the damages from a recent hurricane (primarily on Aug. 11–12) were estimated to be close to $1 million in Bulloch County alone.

March 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Boxing matches at the Georgia Theater

In the April 8, 1937, issue of the Bulloch Herald, it was announced that on the upcoming Thursday, a pair of boxing matches would be held at the Georgia Theater, which is now the Averitt Center for the Arts, in downtown Statesboro.

March 17, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parents must be willing to make unpopular decisions

Q: In our city, most of the high school seniors participate in "Senior Beach Week" during spring break. They rent beach houses and condos and party like there's no tomorrow. Alcohol, marijuana and sex abound.

March 17, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

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