Every time I pass the Aspen Heights student housing development on Highway 67 South, I am amazed. This massive development which is slated for completion Aug. 1 is coming together at a rapid pace thanks to the hard work of many local subcontractors.
Q: Our 9-year-old daughter is going to the fourth grade next school year. She loves school and has always done very well.
I've often been called a chip off the ol' block. I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're built just alike. I have his eyes and his exact feet, only mine are prettier. I get my trademark curly hair from Daddy. We love a classic country song and the Georgia coast. We like good eatin', going fishing and front porch rockin' among the pine trees on our home place. We love ...
If you are a regular at CHOPS in Statesboro, then you probably know its resident bartender Scott Martin. Martin has been bartending there off and on for the last several years.
The morning after a rain, no matter how sparse, is always startling. It isn't just that every sprout and blade and leaf of green is greener. It isn't just that the vista has been swiped by a giant squeegee and everything is in clearer focus. It's not even that the birdsong is deeper, as though the entire genus overnight has become a choir of contraltos. It's that some of the pall of dust that ...
The first white man to meet Georgia's native peoples was Dr. Henry Woodward, a surgeon and world traveler who had joined the English colonists sailing to the area that would become the Carolina colonies. In 1670, Woodward journeyed far inland to the Indian village of Cofitachequi, located between the lands of the Creeks and the Cherokees.
Q: My 3-year-old started preschool three days a week (with a private sitter the other two days) about two months ago. He did great.
There is always a certain excitement in the air around graduation season.
A good road trip becomes a great road trip at first sight of those often hand-painted, wooden, one-to-two-word signs seen along the interstate, leading up to an exit a mile away. Sometimes they're nailed to trees at eye level or simply secured in the ground one after another and written in shorthand exclaiming, "Boiled P-Nuts," "Peaches" and "Watermelon." The sign that makes me grin the widest that's often included in the mix - especially ...
Q: Our son's fifth birthday is in August. He did just fine, socially and academically, in preschool, but the counselor at the school he's slated to attend has recommended that we hold him back a year because of his late birthday. She says that kids with late birthdays, especially boys, do better if they're given an extra year of maturation before starting school. What do you think?
In the May 4, 1938, edition of the Bulloch Herald, it was reported that on the coming Saturday, May 6, the first legal whiskey would be sold in Bulloch County since Dec. 19, 1879.
The calendar officially may be counting down the days of spring, and some early mornings bless us with spring-like temperatures, but late-sleeping children with no homework to complete, the absence of large yellow vehicles on the road and teachers vacationing at the beach or pool signify that summer has arrived. Make plans to celebrate sunny, summer days with the family, and don't miss a minute of fun during the month of June.
Recently, I attended the annual scholarship banquet held by the Professional Women of Statesboro in which two scholarships were given by the organization totaling $2,500.
In the face of a chorus of loud, yet inaccurate, attacks on the Common Core State Standards, we felt it necessary to set the record straight.
Adabelle Road was a little like Beacon Street this morning, only without Fenway Park and Boston Common. It was a pair of Canada geese, not Mallard ducks, trying to cross the road with their offspring and, of course, there was no Michael the policeman stopping traffic. Still, the scene felt familiar as I was forced to a complete stop as an intergender discussion of which way to go took place on the white line running down the middle of the pavement.
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 ...
An undefeated Bulloch County squad is "playing" Saturday at South Effingham High School as the top-seeded team with a state title on the line.
Pastor Jimmy spoke about one of his favorite biblical passages. Like most of us, it's truly difficult, if not nearly impossible, to pick one over another. What causes us to select one refers to a moment in time when one unit of Scripture jumps out and says, "Here it is! This is the one you need! Go for it!" I certainly don't mean to sound flippant, but there are those days when God almost ...
Savannah-based Vaden Automotive Group is partnering with humane societies in southeast Georgia for the next several weeks, launching its "Doggone Great Deals" campaign, which is focused on raising money and collecting "wish list" items for humane societies in five locations.
I have waited an entire year for this! Julie and I came early to meet friends, Hal and Cyborg Fiscal, whose names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the parking lot is filled to capacity. Why do all these folks in town always arrive before we do? The signs clearly say, "Doors open at 6 p.m." so we are sure to get here by no later than 5:55 p.m.
While I was in Sarasota, Florida, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with runaways and develop a method of teaching non-directive counseling to the medical staff at our shelter as well as to interested nurses who wanted to attend some of my classes. The one area that seemed to be of major importance was the session on crisis. One educator wrote, "A crisis develops character." I lean to the definition, "A crisis is the ...