Start across the Sidney Lanier Bridge from either direction and, just before you reach the crest, you will become convinced that you are going to drive straight into the sky. On a hot July day - when white puffy clouds approach like meringues, seductive with soporific sweetness, clouds that look like the blow-up slides used to rescue passengers from airplanes - that's exactly what you want to do.
William Few Jr. was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 8, 1748 to William Few and Mary Wheeler. They were poor tobacco farmers, and along with many of their neighbors became bankrupt because of a series of droughts.
I have always wondered if a caveman - most likely a cave woman - just missing being eaten by a T-Rex, hummed a tune and that was the beginning of music. I am not sure if he or she had words to the tune like, "I'm so glad that the big lizard ate she and not me … dum ditty dum." Don't get me going on what I think the first "rock" band resembled.
Every summer, I am reminded just how important Georgia Southern has become to Statesboro and the prosperity of its full time residents. Things clearly slow down here in the summer months, and business owners will admit that it can be a struggle.
I got a plaque in the mail the other day.
Joshua was now an old and weathered man who had been with the Israelites through the invasion into Canaan and wanted to be absolutely certain this young nation to be understood their responsibilities and their loyalties to the God who had brought them this far.
I used to think naively that social networking (i.e., Facebook) had nothing to do with business. Well, I missed the boat on that one. I have always understood how Facebook can be used as a marketing tool. However, it is the covert side of the social networking site that took me by surprise.
The table is large and round. The food is good. The conversation is warm and inclusive. We laugh a lot. Some of the laughter is directed at each other. Some of it is directed toward the unspeakable matters with which we deal every day and which we can't share with the people we love, the unavoidable dark humor of those who see the worst in humanity and manage, somehow, not to fall into the abyss themselves.
In my old age, I often think that all children should be taught how to cook from scratch. Nowadays, too many folks of all walks of life want stuff now, prepackaged and in easy heat, open and eat containers. I am not saying that we have to return to our roots where we planted, tended, harvested, canned or processed our future food. What I am moving towards is our ability to get away from the answer and work hard on the method to get the answer. In other words, "I got the solution the hard way. I worked for it!"
In just a few hours, the roads of Bulloch County will become dotted with large yellow buses in the early morning hours. School bells ring again! Make this a memorable school year for your family. Celebrate good grades with ice cream, completed projects with doughnuts, and new friends with a soda. Celebrate each day this school year as a special gift with your family and loved ones. Make memories that will last a lifetime with some of the calendar celebrations below or create your own to fit your family.
Abraham Baldwin is best known as the founder of the Franklin College & the University of Georgia, but was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Over the last six weeks, we took a look at each Georgia Southern athletic program and what each has accomplished since becoming a member of the Southern Conference.
When I go to the Statesboro Farmers Market on Saturdays (and now Tuesday nights), I tend to look at it as a time to pick up some produce and visit with my neighbors.
Reverend James R. Miller came to the Georgia & South Carolina border area in order to spread the gospel. Miller's first pastorate was at the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
My editor Jim Healy forgot that this is my vacation "week", i.e., I normally don't write a column this week. When he called me on Thursday to firm up what we were doing, I just laughed, because I really didn't have anything to offer.
In my most popular presentation, "Parenting with Love and Leadership," I reveal the secret to proper, effective discipline: to wit, acting like a superior being.
Note: The following is the 23rd 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 month ago, a friend of mine told me she went to work out at a local gym one morning in early January, but it was so crowded, she couldn't find a machine to use.
The first place to cross your mind when deciding on a lunch locale may not be a coffee shop, but when you visit The Daily Grind in Statesboro, that Red Hot Cinnamon Latte won't be the only thing that tempts you. Serving up more than freshly roasted espresso beans, I'm totally impressed by the plates they produce out of that tiny little kitchen, like Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Smoked Gouda, Hot Ham and Cheese Croissants, Shrimp and Roasted Corn Soup and an array of other nutrient-packed wraps, inventive salads and flavored teas. Open since 2000, the quaint ...
An article in the Savannah Morning News in 2008, reporting on stress in America, noted a survey showing that more than three-fourths of Americans pointed to the state of the economy as a significant source of anxiety. Almost half said they felt increasing concern about their ability to provide for the basic needs of their families. One individual was quoted as saying that if the people of the United States "continue to experience these high levels of stress for prolonged periods of time, they are at risk for developing serious illnesses."
The following is the last of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community.
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older boy/girl twin siblings clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic, either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.)
The lines on the sailboats in the boatyard keen in the wind, cats meowing mournfully at some imagined wrong. The tide is low, the water nearly flat. In the not too distance, a shrimp boat's silhouette cuts the gray landscape with edges as sharp as a knife blade. It is not exactly too cold for a long walk, but I am ill-prepared; the coat is warm enough, the shoes sturdy enough, but without gloves or a scarf, my hands, my face, my ears will be gnawed raw in minutes.
God has a lot to say about money in the Bible - in fact, more than almost any other single topic. He cares about the attitudes we have about it and how we use it. Money is necessary; yet there is so much corruption connected with the desire for money.
Every dot on the map needs a hometown grocer - a personable place where you can load up your buggy with beef, where you're called "darlin'" by the cashier at checkout and where you know your butcher by name. They're the jewels of small towns, the businesses that give a city personality. In this week's Local Spotlight, I visit a place that's served Bulloch County for more than 40 years in that very capacity.
February may be short on the calendar, but let's hope it's long on family fun. With the cold days the Boro has experienced in 2014 so far, make sure to create warm and cozy memories with those you love, enough to last until the groundhog comes out to play in the spring.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd 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.
Of the 12 months on our calendar, February appears to be the month with several observances or events. Isn't it ironic that the shortest month, with 28 days - 29 in a leap year - would have such a plethora of events? Presidents Day is recognized with the celebration of our first president, George Washington, known as the father of our country. Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, is noted for his issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and, notably, the Gettysburg Address. In this month, Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist, was elected president of the Freedman's Savings and ...
When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"