I am, I've been told, a good storyteller. I've been told this enough that I've come to accept it as true.
The first steamship Savannah was a 350-ton ship built by the Fickett and Crocker Shipyard in New York for the new Savannah Steamship Company.
Q: My ex-husband has our 3-year-old son from Thursday through Saturday, every weekend. When I hand him over to his dad, he's fairly well behaved, but when I get him back, he's disrespectful and defiant. It takes a day or two to get him back on track. I work very hard to discipline consistently and it seems his dad unravels everything I accomplish.
The first naval warship named the Savannah was a "Galley" built on the Savannah River in 1798. Fifty-two feet long and armed with seven deck guns, she patrolled the Savannah coast between 1799 and 1802.
Q: When I ask him to do something, my 2-year-old screams "No!" and then swings at me. When he hits me, I firmly reprimand him and try to put him in time-out, but that only makes matters worse. I've tried ignoring his screaming, but that doesn't work. What should I do?
This week my friend Lea found herself packing up and leaving forever a place that she dearly loves. It has belonged to her family for over 40 years and has held not just the funky, eclectic mixture of furniture that houses at the beach normally collect, but significant memories for four generations and more than a little piece of each of their hearts. Her last night there it was just Lea and a blow-up mattress and two lawn chairs. She wrote on her Facebook wall, "Feeling like Sam in the last episode of Cheers, where he is the last person ...
Tomorrow marks the official half-way point of the year. In hopes that you made many special family memories for the first six months of 2012, start planning now for the second-half of the year, with quality, fun-filled activities to treasure for months to come. For the hot days of July, try some of these cool and refreshing activities.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
A reader in Buffalo resonated with a recent column in which I opined that a punishment is worthless unless it establishes a permanent memory.
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.
It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)