The former location of the "revered" Pizza Inn on South Main is slated to open as El Jalapeno in the next few weeks. Owner Luis Gomez is the proprietor of several other Mexican restaurants in Georgia and Alabama, and is very excited about his latest venture.
On Sept. 12, the Averitt Center for the Arts will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 days of events and activities planned for the enjoyment of the public. The first day will include a Legend in the Arts Induction and a GSU Music Faculty Showcase. When I look over the list of offerings, from the Lamar Dodd art showing reception on the 13th, to the thank-you performances by students from Averitt youth programs for city and county officials on the 17th, I am reminded of how great a hub of culture and entertainment the Averitt Center has become to ...
In my everyday life, I'm connected: connected to my friends on social media, my emails and text messages. Like a large percentage of the human population, I, too, have a smartphone that I couldn't do without. Recently, however, I experienced a different kind of connection, one I don't experience often enough - to land and food - at Hunter Cattle Company in Brooklet, Ga.
With the tease of slightly cooler temperatures on a few recent mornings, the promise of autumn beauty seems imminent. Shades of orange, crimson and golden yellow wait patiently to burst forth in farmers' fields and along forests' edges. Watch closely this month as leaves begin to show hints of seasonal changes, and take in the aroma of freshly plowed fields. Savor the last official days of summer on the calendar and welcome the newness of autumn with celebrations and fun times. Choose some of the following holidays with which to create family memories, or create your own fall fun.
Sometimes, I believe that we need to have a refresher course on the Constitution, especially the information concerning the Executive Branch of our government, which is found in Article II and section 2. Not being a legal expert, I refer to my colleagues here at the EGSC to fill me in when it comes to presidential authority, especially in thorny cases like expanded powers, assumed powers and letters of intent.
The former site of Kbob Kellys on South Main Street is about to be transformed into Southern Growlers, a beer "filling station."
The statute of limitations has expired concerning the following tale, so I can finally tell it.
One of them looked like the Jacob's Ladder I used to make with a long loop of string laced in and out of the fingers of my two outstretched hands. One of them could have been a hammock tatted for a hummingbird. One, draped over the deck railing and onto the banisters, was a net for flying fish, and all of them, all of the dozens of spiderwebs that dangled and hung and cascaded from every corner and edge of the landscape, were constellations, thousands of clear water stars the size of pinheads drawing archers and hunters, dogs and ...
Note: The following is the fourth 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.
There's an old adage about not truly understanding someone until you have walked in their shoes - or rolled with their wheels?
I believe it was in early elementary school when I found myself carrying a report card home for my folks to sign. I did at least two things: the first was to make up a story to tell dad that "F" meant fine. My buddies convinced me that even though my dad was an old man - by youthful standards - he wasn't dumb. The second thing was my fall-back plan. God always answers prayer. The preacher said so, Jesus said so and God does not take back promises.
The back-to-school season has arrived for families and teachers in Georgia. Most schools have already started classes, while a few others are holding in-service days and new student orientations in preparation for the first day of school. It's an exciting time that makes me think back to my first days as a new teacher when the school building hummed with the anticipation of the coming year and the possibilities it held.
For those of you who don't know, two weeks ago I announced my intent to run for mayor of Statesboro and filed the necessary paperwork with the city Monday to do so.
Note: The following is the third 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.
In a recent column I said thumb-sucking is not, as was once thought, a sign of insecurity or other psychological problems. Well-adjusted children suck their thumbs and grow up to be well-adjusted adults. My daughter, who began sucking her thumb minutes after she was born - I think she used it to pass the time in utero - occasionally sucked her thumb to get to sleep when she was in high school. One time, when she was home from college, I checked on her around midnight and there she was, fast asleep with her favorite digit in her mouth. Today, Amy is ...
Every dot on the map needs a hometown grocer - a personable place where you can load up your buggy with beef, where you're called "darlin'" by the cashier at checkout and where you know your butcher by name. They're the jewels of small towns, the businesses that give a city personality. In this week's Local Spotlight, I visit a place that's served Bulloch County for more than 40 years in that very capacity.
February may be short on the calendar, but let's hope it's long on family fun. With the cold days the Boro has experienced in 2014 so far, make sure to create warm and cozy memories with those you love, enough to last until the groundhog comes out to play in the spring.
Q: I have three kids, ages 8, 6 and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the work. The other two continue to play or just pretend to help.
Note: The following is the 22nd 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.