Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean - all this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?
New restaurants are popping up all over Statesboro, and this week for lunch, I ventured over to the newest deli in town, Groucho's. Opened in late June, the deli boasts great variety featuring specialty and deli sandwiches, bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) clubs and chicken chili, even including a kid friendly menu and low-fat alternatives. Fully expecting to stand in line to place my order, I was pleasantly surprised by a chalkboard sign at ...
In Stephen Spielberg's "Jurassic Park," a wealthy developer of theme parks has funded the cloning of dinosaurs from ancient DNA and the building of the ultimate animal park. As a select group of invited scientists, along with the developer's grandchildren, are making a shakedown motorized tour of the park, the electrified security fence separating the dinosaurs from the visitors becomes inoperative. With full realization of the danger dawning on them, one of the scientists, ...
I like to think of myself as an above average communicator. In fact, much to the dismay of those around me at both work and home, I tend to "over" communicate (the eye rolling of others usually gives it away).
"I'm a yeller," she said, the mother of three young children.
Bulloch County's namesake, Archibald Bulloch, left a very strong family line. Two of the most famous descendants were Martha, the mother of President Theodore Roosevelt, and James Dunwoody, the Confederacy's most famous secret agent.
In Ernest Haycox's Western classic "Bugles in the Afternoon," Sgt. Kern Shafter, the story's main character, is stationed at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, under Lt. Col. George A. Custer in the winter of 1875. He has delivered a mail pouch to nearby Fort Rice and is waiting for it to be processed so he can get the receipt and return to his post. While waiting, he spends a few minutes exploring the area. Now, ...
In the prideful insecurity and ignorance of my youth, I registered, in my very first semester of college, for an upper-level history course. An honors upper-level history course. I was not alone in this risky venture, but was accompanied by my friend-since-sixth-grade Lucy Lee. For the next four months, the two of us spent our Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 9:30 under the tutelage of Marcile Taylor, whose lectures we wrote down ...
Travel around the country, and you'll hear the same thing I hear from folks all over the 12th District of Georgia: We want employers to hire more workers and grow their businesses, but they face an uncertain future because of regulations coming down from Washington. One of the biggest barriers keeping businesses, large and small, from creating the jobs we need is the employer mandate in "Obamacare."
Fortunately with the exception of droughts, southeast Georgia tends to escape some of the horrific weather that affects other parts of our state and country such as tornadoes, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes. So much so, that I tend to forget about dangerous weather and its effects much of the time.
A mom asked me a most interesting and currently pertinent question the other day: How much one-on-one interaction should take place between a nanny and a child under her supervision?
Great things are happening at the intersection of South Main and West Vine streets in downtown Statesboro. Open for just five months now, one Georgia Southern alumnus and his team are making a big impact on the community, with a focus on flavor and a philosophy on fresh that you won't believe until your taste buds live it. With more than 1,000 Facebook likes, South & Vine Public House is a food experience Savannahians ...
I try to be very diligent in letting readers know about companies that are hiring locally in large numbers or about unusual job training opportunities.
Bulloch County was formed in 1796 as Georgia's 21st county and was named after Archibald Bulloch. The new county first encompassed more than 800 square miles of pine trees and fields of sandy soil.
Earlier this week, the calendar boasted the halfway point of the year. I hope you've taken the opportunity to make incredibly fun memories with the family during the first six months of 2013. Start now making wonderful memories for the next half of the year. Use the remainder of summer for fun in the sun, pool time, picnics, boiled peanuts, story time on the front porch and chasing fireflies. Take inspiration from some of ...
In the navy blue of just dark, the headlights illuminate only a few feet in front of the car. The high beams give shadows to the rocks on the road directly in front of the tires in outlandish proportion to their size, but the hundred-foot pines on the other side of the ditch remain invisible. Behind me, the full moon is but a promise, not even a tease of her liquid silver light yet spilling over the horizon.
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.