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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Kindergartner wants nothing to do with PE

Q: According to his PE teacher (Kindergarten), our son has recently started refusing to participate in class. He sits off to the side and pouts. She said he won't tell her what the problem is. This is a very active child who comes home and plays outside with other kids most of the afternoon. We tried to talk to him about it but like the teacher, got nowhere. What should we do?

January 27, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Statesboro makes its railroad connection

In the 1880s, railroad magnate John Williams consolidated a number of small coastal North Carolina railroad lines into the Seaboard Railroad system. The Seaboard rapidly expanded southward.

January 20, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - A tough fight for our lives

If you're a Christian, you're in a fight for your life. Twice in his first letter to Timothy, Paul encouraged him in his life in Christ by using the language of war: "...fight the good fight holding on to faith and a good conscience.' (1:18); "Fight the good fight of the faith." (6:12) Then, in the second letter to his child in the faith, Paul spoke almost tearfully of coming to the end of his journey: "I have fought the good fight...." (4:7)

January 20, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 'Bad' thoughts fairly common for teens

Q: Our oldest son, age eight, has recently started saying that he has no friends, no one likes him, he's no good at anything, and so on. None of this is true, mind you. He's a good kid who does well in school. We are at a loss as to where this is coming from. His younger brothers are bothered by hearing it as well, and we worry about the effect on them. This has been going on for a couple of months now. We've tried talking to him, and we've tried ignoring him. Nothing works ...

January 20, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Harveys staying; New Fred's set to open

In just three weeks, there have been two "mega" retailers announcing the closing of more than 100 stores each around the country. Last week, I reported on Sears, and this past week Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize Group said it will close 113 Food Lion stores as it struggles with tight consumer spending and increased competition. About 4,900 jobs will be lost.

January 16, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Order and rhythm and a fistful of seeds

Order. The arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern or method. A state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement.

January 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - God wants us to give life all we can

"I just lost my best worker! The job position is wide open, but the problem is that many have the credentials, few have the work ethic." Have you heard that before?

January 15, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Daughter has given no reason not to trust her

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is an honor student who has been accepted to three colleges. She has not been a risk taker, except with boys. Her most recent boyfriend is a wonderful kid and very smart. Apparently, they both resent our rule that a parent must be home when either of them is visiting at the other one's home, but they've gone along with it, however reluctantly. We just found out that they've been texting about sneaking out in cars to be alone. What should we do?

January 13, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - South Georgia starts railroad in 1833

Georgia's first railroad was organized in 1833 by a group of Savannah businessmen concerned that South Carolina's new railroad would divert most, if not all, of central Georgia's commerce away from the port of Savannah.

January 13, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Boro Sears, Kmart not on list to close

During the last week of December, Sears Holding Corporation announced that it would close up to 120 stores. The projected closings represent only about 3 percent of the company's stores in the United States.

January 09, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Happy and blessed to call Statesboro home

I was sitting in the waiting room, office, dog house and spa of Jappy Stringer's gas station waiting for the car to get its annual oil change and bulb replacement feeling warm all over. It was 32 degrees F outside but felt pretty good inside as I was close to the heater and the Stringer's dog, Gracie, a 100-pound German Shepherd, was sitting on my lap. Who says no to a dog the size of a Volkswagen?

January 07, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - U.S. currency keeps evolving

The popular and informal "National Motto" of the United States, "In God We Trust," was ordered to be added to all currency in 1955, and first appeared on the 1957 $1 Silver Certificates and then the 1963 Federal Reserve Notes. The American dollar was redesigned once again in 1996, when new $100 and then $20 bills were released to foil counterfeiters. Unfortunately, they soon had copies of the new bills flowing freely.

January 06, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Many parents don't use common sense

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow is a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team and the author of the recently-released book Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony (St. Martin's Press).

January 06, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Optometrist Deal brings 'vision' to office

Every once in awhile, a "pun" opportunity presents itself, and most of the time, I really try not to succumb. However, this time, I can't help myself.

January 02, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - It's time to give immature son 'painful' lesson

Q: My husband and I have micromanaged, spoiled, and enabled our 21-year-old son all his life. We paid a heavy price during his teen years. At this point, he is arrogant, immature, and irresponsible. For example, he recently went online and posted a vile comment about a former girlfriend. When we confronted him about it, he told us she deserved it. We realize the error of our ways, but our need to protect him from the consequences of his impulsivity and irresponsibility is so strong that we can't seem to break the habit. On the positive side, he holds ...

January 01, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Guest column: Priorities in the new year

What does Solomon's temple have to do with the new year? Answer: Each new year provides a fresh opportunity to examine priorities, and the depiction of events around the construction of Solomon's temple contained in 1 Kings 5-9 reveals some unflattering things about King Solomon's priorities that can help us evaluate our priorities from God's perspective.

January 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our View

Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto's son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy's bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A life of commitment

Chip had an excellent sermon this past Sunday and gave me a jump-start on 2015. An excellent sermon is when I don't drift off somewhere during the delivery, don't try to re-write it like I think it should be and put the good stuff in the back of my mind so I can rethink it later on. The title was a humdinger, "What did God do with the gold?" The content was about commitment. I also agree that I really need to know what He did with the money - even though He can do whatever He chooses - because ...

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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