If ever I had a signature dish, shrimp and grits it would be. It's my go-to meal to serve to company and the item that inevitably grabs my attention first on restaurant menus in the coastal South. The Lowcountry staple has been around for more than 100 years and has grown from what began as a humble fisherman's breakfast to an iconic Southern repast. In 2011, shrimp and grits was the most popular dish served at weddings across the United States.
The musical begins with the story of a recently engaged couple, Mary and Joe Davidson (he's from the linage of David). Joe is about to break off the relationship when an angel tells him that all will be revealed as it is the will of God. The young couple travel to Gainesville, Ga., to register for a census, and Mary gives birth to a boy named Jesus. Sound familiar? Of course it does and ...
Last month, I reported that a Wild Wing Café is going to be built on one of the Aspen Heights outparcels facing Highway 67. Well, add another wing restaurant to the mix.
The first bell of a new school year is history, and yellow buses filled with precious cargo dot the roads mornings and afternoons yet again. How could summer have slipped by unobtrusively? I hope you made incredible memories over the past couple of months, ones that your kids will daydream about during a lull in studies.
Britain's North American colonial libraries sprang up at the nation's new educational institutions. The first library was established when Boston clergyman John Harvard donated his collection in the 1690s to the institution now bearing his name.
Q: Our daughter and son-in-law have consented to be the guardians of our first grandchild, due in a few months. In preparation for this momentous event, we want to understand what our boundaries are. They will be living fairly close, and we anticipate seeing them fairly often.
As a child regularly nourished by television Westerns, I did not realize that I was absorbing centuries-old literary motifs and archetypes. I did not yet have the vocabulary to recognize the heroic quest in the wanderings of various cowboys, but, like every human that ever sat around a fire inside a cave or a hearth inside a hut, I came to find comfort in the repetitive story lines and stock characters. That sooner or ...
I will lay the blame on Pastor Jimmy for the start of today's article. I like the analogy of a mustard tree, but since Jimmy likes peaches, we'll go the peach route. Now, Jimmy, don't jump at me, but I couldn't concentrate on some of your sermon because of the pictures of the fruit basket, one on the right and one on the left of the platform. My congregation never gave me ...
Let me just say up front that I am fascinated by traffic patterns and maps. As construction of the massive Aspen Heights student housing development Highway 67 South nears completion, I can't help but wonder how the influx of more than 1,000 students is going to affect traffic on Burkhalter Road and Highway 67.
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.
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.
Note: The following is the 11th 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.
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 ...