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John Bressler - The forces of nature and God

Julie and I decided it was time, after about three or four years, to clean the windows and put up the screens for the approach of Fall and the cooler weather. Actually, Julie made the decision and it took me a bit to get motivated. Fear is a great motivator, by the way.

September 18, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - How many days in a year?

The term 'year' comes, surprisingly enough, from the Saxon word "jear," meaning seasons. The ancient Saxons observed just two seasons: Summer, when the days were longer than the nights; and Winter, when the nights were longer than the days.

September 18, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - A peace garden at Ground Zero?

Once in a while, a mysterious envelope will appear on my desk. The envelope is always typed, and the missive inside is always unsigned.

September 14, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Snap Fitness offers another workout choice

It's no secret, "we" have a weight problem. So whenever America has a problem, the entrepreneurs get busy.

September 14, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch Genealogy with Roger Allen - Most Mocks trace roots to Germany

The family now known as "Mock" has a name that has been spelled many ways: Mauk; Mauck; Mack; Moak; Maag; Mook; Maug; Mocks; Mox; Maux; Motz; Monk; Moncks; Mauch; and others. The majority of the Mocks came from Germany.

September 12, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Orgins of our named months

It's hard to believe it's September, the ninth month of the year, already. But when the names of our calendar months were first established, September was the seventh month. Here are some details about the origin of the names of our months.

September 12, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Nothing better than a summer evening

Henry James wrote that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." Henry James did not live in south Georgia. If he had, his opinion, in my opinion, would have been somewhat different.

September 11, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - What are you reading from the 'banned book' list?

I always thought the word "AARP" was a sound made by a dog with a lisp until I began to receive my own copy of the retired person's newspaper, which I have found to be informative and interesting. On page 39 of the last edition, there is a headline, "Banned!", covering just a few of the many books either banned, burned or blacklisted. To my surprise and dismay, I have been found guilty of reading over half of the books on the list, but for the life of me, don't feel embarrassed or ashamed.

September 11, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our View - City should not approve memorandum with church

Statesboro city council members will consider this morning whether to approve a memorandum of understanding with First Baptist Church, in which the city would provide labor for extending a 10-inch water line from the intersection of Hill and Oak Streets to the new church sanctuary.

September 08, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Jimmy John's enters Boro's sandwich race

This is the third week in a row that I will be writing about restaurants. If I thought that the redundancy of topic might bother you all, I wouldn't do it. But, I know for a fact that Bulloch County residents love their restaurants, so I today I am going to introduce you to the newest kid on the block, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop.

September 06, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Watch for all the signs of Autumn

Though temperatures belie the fact that fall is almost here, start celebrating the beauty of the season by scrutinizing every tree and leaf for yellows, reds, and oranges. Make it a family challenge to see who can spot the most changes over the next couple of weeks. As you usher in autumn, celebrate color and temperature changes with those you love. Enjoy all of autumn with family and friends, as well as the September celebrations below.

September 04, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Thanks for use of the amazing GSU library

It's that time of the year when I get the privilege of thanking Dean Bede Mitchell and the extraordinary staff of the GSU Henderson Library for their courtesy and professionalism toward me and my students. As a long ago graduate of the almost defunct Dewey Decimal System and the card catalogue that I would drop on the floor very regularly, I am amazed at the online systems allowing anyone trained in the art of research to scan the known world for information.

September 04, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sav. loyalist plays both sides

Born in Strathnairn, in Invernesshire, Scotland, in 1719, Lachlan McGillivray (or M'Gillivray) belonged to the ancient Scottish Clan Chattan, traditionally headed by the McIntosh family.

September 04, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Lily's, Platinum Lounge set to open in Boro

As a follow up to last week's column, here are some details about the new restaurant that will be opening on East Main, as well as the restaurant/dance club that is slated to open just off of West Main.

August 30, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - To the top of Treasure Mountain

It is about a mile to the top of the mountain. The trail is rocky and narrow, so narrow that two people cannot walk side-by-side. In late summer the thick canopy of trees offers little in the way of shelter from the fleece-like heat, but a few of the trees have already started dropping leaves, most of them red, like paper napkins blown off a picnic table.

August 28, 2010 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A message to atheists

If the atheists in Bulloch County know that there is no god, then why do they care when and where I pray? And why are they rankled by a nativity scene in downtown Statesboro? If I choose to enslave my mind, as indicated on their banner on the courthouse lawn, then why does that bother them so much?

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton begins reign as king crop

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Random twinkling

From the road, the wreath on the door and the swags over the windows look just right. From the road, they are even and balanced, the wire-edged ribbons are full and round and the ends flutter just the least little bit in the winter breeze. From the road, the blue on the door and the blue in the ribbons match perfectly and from the road the tiny white lights on the tree fill up the windows at the corner of the house.

December 28, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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