This is the "Out of the Box" thinking week when I attempt to share some of my past to move my students forward so we can discuss their future.
Downtown Statesboro Development Authority executive director Allen Muldrew recently announced some incentives to attract new businesses to downtown.
Bobby Cox sits in the home dugout at Turner Field, arms folded across his belly like a slightly discontented Buddha. It is the bottom of the ninth and the good guys, as Skip Caray used to say, are down 3-2. The coach checks his scorecard, looks down the bench and calls for a pinch hitter.
Edward Langworthy was born in Savannah in 1738. Since he was born only five years after Georgia was settled, it is likely his parents were recruited from debtors' prisons or poorhouses back in London.
The Statesboro City Council received a visit from members of the Bulloch County TEA Party during each of its past two meetings. Appearing first on the agenda on Oct. 5 and also Tuesday, members of the TEA Party asked several questions about recent financial settlements the council voted to give ex-employees and how they reached several recent decisions.
It has been nearly 40 years since Julie and I took our kids to the circus. I mean the old traveling Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus that came to town one very early misty Florida morning.
December 31, 2010 will mark an official end to an era of leadership in our business community. Development Authority of Bulloch County executive director and Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce president Peggy Chapman is slated to retire after 20 years of service in those two positions.
While many already know this, there are those few who have heard and yet are skeptic: God has given men a sense of direction so keen and wise that they do not need a map or mathematics to find their way … to things they really need.
Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston (or Lightenstone) was born on a small farm beside the Little Ogeechee River on May 28, 1764, to Johann Lichtenstein, a scout-boat pilot, and Catherine Delegal, whose father, Philip Delegal, was a wealthy merchant.
The restaurant news just keeps on coming. Southern Bread, LLC has confirmed that it recently purchased the commercial tract between Krystal Hamburger and Statesboro Car Wash and Lube on Buckhead Drive in Buckhead Crossing.
DeleteMy godson the football coach isn't having a very good year. Actually, he personally is having a very good year (He got married in January to a wonderful young woman he takes every opportunity to introduce as "my smokin' hot wife."); it's his football team that can't seem to get it together.
George Walton was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1749. Walton moved to Savannah at the age of 20. After working in the law office of Henry Young in Savannah, Walton passed the Georgia bar and 'hung' out his own shingle.
Fear comes in many forms and disguises. It goes by different names, such as "discouragement," "worry," "despair," "hopelessness" and "depression." We experience it in every conceivable circumstance, even in our relationship with God. Some fear is good, because it may save us from great harm: the fear of falling, of fire, of hell, etc. But even these "good" fears can become irrational and debilitating. There is the fear of failure, of loneliness, even the fear of being afraid.
Dr. Wesley Weatherhead, a great theologian and pastor, said, "There are two days in every life. The first day is the day you are born and the next day is when you find out why." I wish I had said that. I remember vividly when I was asking a class about their purpose and if they were no more than a breath of air, a passing fancy or even an accident. As I waited for ...
Drum roll please ... it is official, the Cracker Barrel has purchased an outparcel of property in Statesboro Crossing. With construction scheduled to begin in two weeks, the Statesboro Cracker Barrel should open its doors in the latter part of March or the beginning of next April.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The city of Statesboro and our community are safer places today because the Platinum Lounge and the Primetime Lounge are closed.
Thanksgiving is upon us. Whether you're planning to host the event at your home, travel to a relative's house or opt to dine out and let someone else do the dishes, I've got a holiday menu that won't disappoint and some downhome local restaurant recommendations that are sure to satisfy.
Note: The following is the 12th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
One of the most problematic words in America's post-1960s parenting language is "cooperate."
A good way to get some in-depth information about a career is to go online and type in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mess around with that database for a tad and then switch to Occupational Outlook Handbook. As they say in West Virginia, "You'll have more stuff than you can shake a stick at." I have no idea what that means, but it sounds good.
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
Note: The following is the 11th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
A radio talk show recently called to ask how parents should explain school shootings to their kids.
I recently bought a book titled, "Flatwoods and Lighterknots" by James Elders, which he calls a "cultural visit to the coastal plains of Georgia."
Not long ago, I was driving down a long, flat stretch of highway and listening on my iPod to an interview of Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the United States, he of such soul-ripping lines as, "You will always be the bread and the knife, not to mention the crystal goblet and - somehow - the wine." In the interview, he kept saying things I wanted to remember, bits and pieces of sentences ...
Fundamentals are important to understanding and success, regardless of the subject or activity. According to former New York Mets catcher Clarence "Choo-Choo" Coleman, Mets manager Casey Stengel, frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the team in its first year (1962), decided they needed to return to the basics. During a locker room meeting, he held up a baseball and said, "This is a baseball," to which Coleman interrupted, "Wait, you're going too fast." For ...