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In the spirit with John Bressler - Don't just read - learn something, too

I happened to be listening to NPR the other day and a reporter quoted a teacher who said, "Up to the third grade, we teach children to learn to read. After that, we teach children to read to learn." I like that because it means that just because a child can read most anything phonetically and with pretty good comprehension, he or she can't ignore books from that day on. Barbara Freedman-De Vito writes: books help develop vital language skills, books open up new worlds, books enhance social sYls, books can improve hand-eye coordination, books really matter, books can ...

April 20, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


My Take with Matt Yogus - Time for high expectations at GSU

Now that the spring game is behind us and camp has wrapped until fall, let's address a little something called expectations.

April 20, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - GSU's Chick-fil-A is rated tops in nation

I never cease to be amazed at the success achieved by Georgia Southern alumni in conjunction with the continued success of the university itself. A wonderful example of this is the pairing of this year's spring undergraduate commencement ceremony with the Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Russell Student Union building on campus.

April 18, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Life and faith not always pain free

We can't really blame someone for trying, if possible, to avoid pain, can we? Most understand that sometimes pain is unavoidable; in some cases, it is both necessary and desirable. Consider that the nerves in our bodies, in part, are designed by the Creator to warn us of hazards such as extreme temperatures and sharp objects. Without the initial discomfort or non-lethal pain, we would likely meet an early and rather unpleasant demise.

April 14, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


What's on My Mind with Holli Deal Bragg - A lot more than just boots and a hat

In speaking with a rodeo contractor recently as I interviewed him about an upcoming rodeo in Statesboro, somehow we landed on the topic of rodeo clowns.

April 13, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


My Take with Matt Yogus - Never too early for football predictions

Let's call it the "MLB Gap."

April 13, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Shower your family with fun in April

The month of March gave way to April showers days before the calendar flipped to a new month, washing away pollen and greening the earth in even more splendor than before. Easter and springtime bring forth thoughts of new life and new birth. Continue to appreciate the beauty surrounding you as you make the most of the season. Rejoice with the holidays below, then create new ones to celebrate the gift of life and love with family members.

April 13, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Brain Food with Ken Keller - Plug any leaks in your sales process

On a recent Saturday, I went online to find a local supplier of a business product. Finding a website of a company that I thought could provide me with a quality product, I filled out a form requesting information, and clicked "submit."

April 11, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - GSU makes smart purchase of golf course

In my humble opinion, the decision makers at Georgia Southern continue to make shrewd decisions when it comes to the ongoing development of the university.

April 11, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Scenes our senses capture

The wildfire had been burning for over a week. I expected to see evidence of it as I passed the green metal road sign that marked the Long County line and drove on down the highway lined with pine trees and wire grass, but I didn't.

April 10, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


My Take with Matt Yogus - Significant win for Moye, Eagles

The biggest story out of the past weekend in Georgia Southern baseball would probably have to be Andy Moye.

March 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Tommy Palmer's Sports Comment - A Final Four no one could have predicted

March Madness bounceball is almost complete. Ironically, the NCAA basketball championship will come to a successful conclusion the first Monday night of April in 2011, which prompts me to wonder if the NCAA, CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV might need to come up with a new marketing slogan for this long, long, sports spectacular.

March 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - The March wind doth blow

Two weeks ago one of the young sawtooth oaks in the backyard was still clinging to its winter leaves - tight little wrapping paper tubes of brittle brown. The bigger leaves were long gone; these were the recalcitrant ones, the obstreperous children determined to have their own way.

March 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - What on earth did Jesus say?

One of my Bible professors in Graduate School tried to drum into our head the principle that reading the Bible doesn't always lead to understanding it. Nor does comprehension always lead to obedience. The motives of people for reading the Bible are not always as high or pure as they must be to benefit fully from the revelation of God's will.

March 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parents are not teaching cell phone manners

A reader asks if I have ever written a column on texting while eating in restaurants. She writes: "Recently my husband and I observed a small group at a table near us in a local restaurant. There were two teenage boys and a mother. They never talked to one another the entire time. All they did was text and play with various electronic gadgets. I asked our waiter if this happened a lot and he said it was the norm. He also told us that he often has to wait while taking an order until a person gets off their ...

March 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: So you want to open a pet store

Q: I want to open a store that sells pet supplies. Do I need a license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture?

May 17, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Grandparents should wait to be asked for advice

Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. They live about three hours away and, up until two years ago, we saw them fairly often.

May 17, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first hospital opens in Savannah in 1804

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Little black dresses don't prepare you for everything — especially not tragedies

It is a fashion rule that has been around so long, it is, like a politician, known by its initials: LBD. Little black dress. Every woman has to have one. Young or old or in-between, Southerner or Yankee, debutante or farm wife. You can dress it up or dress it down. A well-made LBD in a classic style will last forever, and you will be prepared to accept any invitation.

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Good citizens begin at home

A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.

May 10, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah gets its own medical college in 1853

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Remembering radio in the 1940s

When I was a little over 5 years of age, I remember lying on the floor in front of our big old Zenith radio listening to whatever just happened to be on that evening. The adults liked the news and stuff like: "Allen's Alley," "George Burns and Gracie Allen," while Shirley Jo and I loved "Little Orphan Annie," "The Lone Ranger," "Superman" and the comedy programs. I'll never forget that one evening when President F.D. Roosevelt announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor, "A day that will live in infamy!" It was only a few weeks later when ...

May 07, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Not as traumatic as you think

A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with people my age who can - for obvious reasons - relate.

May 03, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first medical college founded in Augusta

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 03, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Cherish every minute of May

Haven't we been blessed with splendid springtime weather the last several days? Spring temperatures sometimes seem like a rarity in south-Georgia; we tend to go from a relatively mild winter to steamy summer-like days in the time it takes to flip a calendar page. Celebrate the beauty of a Statesboro spring with one of the holidays below or create new, unique family festivities. But, whatever the weather, make memories together.

May 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Cutting down the bushes

Sixteen years ago, the house looked like a woman without makeup, a Christmas tree without ornaments, a painting without a frame - lovely, but plain. So I planted.

May 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


The myth of the terrible teen years

Q: Our son is going to be 13 next year and we're trying to be proactive about the coming storm. He's been a good kid and relatively easy to raise to this point, but we've heard the horror stories and dread what may be around the corner. Do you have any tips?

April 26, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Roger Allen - Georgia, Bulloch form own medical societies

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

April 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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