We all know the saying, "If these walls could talk," but if my family's kitchen table could speak, boy, could it tell some stories. I'm fortunate enough to have been raised eating around the family table, and every day I'm thankful my parents made it a priority. In homes across the world, the kitchen table, much like the front porch, is an iconic, central hub, especially in the American South.
"What is religion?" Well, according to my free book on Anthropology, it's a system of ideas about spiritual beliefs and practices which (try to) guide folks who are hoping to make sense of a world out of control, where do they fit into this world, and how to influence or even manipulate the unknown.
Downtown entrepreneur Heath Robinson is at it again. Robinson just opened The Hall which fronts Vine Street next to the drive-thru of the Sea Island Bank. The rear entrance of the building is across the alley from the rear of 40 East - Robinson's popular downtown eatery.
The anniversary has come and gone again; the anniversary of the day that became a hinge, when time bent into before and after; the anniversary of another day about which the sentence always starts, "I remember exactly where I was." And I do. We all do.
Q: Our 9-year-old son, Bobby, is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades, and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours to complete, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling.
Based on her accent, the lady who approached our veterans in D.C. recently was obviously French. Thirty-one World War II and Korean War veterans had just disembarked from a bus chartered by Honor Flight Savannah and were lining up for a picture in front of the WWII Memorial.
I was in the waiting room of our favorite family practice here in Statesboro - I am fine, but they just wanted to look at my legs - and started up a conversation with an intelligent-looking guy sitting across from me. Reading the magazines was out of the question as I have looked at them so many times that I have memorized the articles.
The former location of the "revered" Pizza Inn on South Main is slated to open as El Jalapeno in the next few weeks. Owner Luis Gomez is the proprietor of several other Mexican restaurants in Georgia and Alabama, and is very excited about his latest venture.
On Sept. 12, the Averitt Center for the Arts will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 days of events and activities planned for the enjoyment of the public. The first day will include a Legend in the Arts Induction and a GSU Music Faculty Showcase. When I look over the list of offerings, from the Lamar Dodd art showing reception on the 13th, to the thank-you performances by students from Averitt youth programs for ...
In my everyday life, I'm connected: connected to my friends on social media, my emails and text messages. Like a large percentage of the human population, I, too, have a smartphone that I couldn't do without. Recently, however, I experienced a different kind of connection, one I don't experience often enough - to land and food - at Hunter Cattle Company in Brooklet, Ga.
With the tease of slightly cooler temperatures on a few recent mornings, the promise of autumn beauty seems imminent. Shades of orange, crimson and golden yellow wait patiently to burst forth in farmers' fields and along forests' edges. Watch closely this month as leaves begin to show hints of seasonal changes, and take in the aroma of freshly plowed fields. Savor the last official days of summer on the calendar and welcome the newness ...
Sometimes, I believe that we need to have a refresher course on the Constitution, especially the information concerning the Executive Branch of our government, which is found in Article II and section 2. Not being a legal expert, I refer to my colleagues here at the EGSC to fill me in when it comes to presidential authority, especially in thorny cases like expanded powers, assumed powers and letters of intent.
The former site of Kbob Kellys on South Main Street is about to be transformed into Southern Growlers, a beer "filling station."
The statute of limitations has expired concerning the following tale, so I can finally tell it.
One of them looked like the Jacob's Ladder I used to make with a long loop of string laced in and out of the fingers of my two outstretched hands. One of them could have been a hammock tatted for a hummingbird. One, draped over the deck railing and onto the banisters, was a net for flying fish, and all of them, all of the dozens of spiderwebs that dangled and hung and cascaded ...
On this Sunday before our national day of Thanksgiving, let's think a little about the importance of gratitude.
Note: The following is the 13th 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.
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.