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The marvels of the midway

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.

November 04, 2013 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Dealing with fear and crisis

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 internal reaction to an external event." The reason I say this is that I'm not too sure about the character part, but I do ...

November 04, 2013 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parenting, not genetics, shapes behavior

The "their biology makes them do it" hypothesis concerning the oft-horrid behavior of today's teens keeps on rolling along, charming parents of said teens into the comforting belief that said behavior has absolutely nothing to do with their parenting.

November 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Emit considered as new location of Bulloch Co. seat

Note: The following is the 10th 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.

November 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Entertain with ease this year

It's officially holiday season, and if you're like me, visions of green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé and pumpkin pie have been dancing in your head. This time of year, I'm always itching to entertain. I spend my spare time planning what to bake and take to Thanksgiving dinner and conjuring up a few seasonal parties of my own.

November 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Keep an attitude of gratitude this November

The beautiful fall sights and temperatures coupled with the harvest adornments remind us that it's that special time of year when we purposefully count our blessings. Though we should incorporate an attitude of gratitude daily, we're especially reminded to do so in the month of November. Use each day to talk with family members about the blessings you share. Talk in the car while darting here and there, discuss at mealtimes or playtime, and share at bedtime the people and possessions and memories for which you are grateful. Spend much time this month with a heart of thanksgiving ...

November 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


No written exam for salvation

It is that time in the semester when testing is flying around like pancakes on the griddle. Even though there may be great anxiety among the student body, there must be a method by which they can be evaluated for a number of reasons: do the students have a grasp of the material, are there areas that can be improved, are they ready to move to the next level of learning and what can the teacher do to motivate and encourage student progress?

October 31, 2013 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


The marvels of the midway

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.

October 30, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Orchid offers different food experience

I am always amazed by those with a passion for the restaurant industry that are willing to put their money on the line and open a restaurant that is their unique vision and not a chain. Our latest local "visionary" is Lan Doan, who recently opened Orchid on Fair Road near the Market District.

October 28, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 'Mean' teachers bring out the best in students

The most valuable course I took in high school was typing. I took two semesters of it my sophomore year at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Ill. By the end of the second semester, I was typing between 60 and 70 words per minute on a manual typewriter.

October 27, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Micro, macro and penne pasta

The usually mindless 25-minute commute to the office has required a little more attention the past few mornings. Crews of men in hard hats and florescent-trimmed vests have been supervising the cutting down of some rather large pine trees along the apron of 301 South, and a little farther down, another group has been digging troughs for, I assume, the long line of pale aqua pipe pieces that have been littering the ditch like massive tubes of penne. I suspect all of this is in preparation for the extension of utilities to property that borders the interstate.

October 27, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - God cares about numbers

An amazing statistic in the Bible relates to the growth of the Israelites after they went down to Egypt. At that time, they numbered 70 souls. When they left under Moses' leadership 400 years later, many believe they had increased to well over a million. Generations later, when King David commanded the numbering of his army, he was given the figure of 1.57 million!

October 27, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - School board puts old Sallie Z. up for sale

I don't know about you, but I did a double take the other day when I rode down Gentilly Road and saw a for-sale sign on the fence bordering the now-closed Sallie Zetterower Elementary School.

October 21, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Eatton's Gardens one of the first populated places in Bulloch

Note: The following is the ninth 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.

October 20, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Explanations invite pushback, lead to arguments

Q: My 5-year-old daughter has developed a bad habit of arguing with me whenever I refuse her something - anything. Believe me when I tell you, she is relentless. She will continue to argue until I put her in her room, but as soon as I let her out, she starts up again.

October 20, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Tips for hosting your own low country boil party

Today is my 31st birthday, which brings to mind one of the best parties I've ever thrown, my Low Country Boil Birthday Bash just a few years ago. The most popular search engine terms I receive on my food blog this time of year include phrases like "shrimp boil decorating ideas" and "Southern boil party." It's no wonder so many folks are looking for complimentary side dishes and décor ideas, now that the beautiful weather has returned to us and the spring breeze beckons us outdoors. This week, I'll share some easy entertaining tips for hosting ...

April 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy the splendor of spring with family

Though there were days when we thought winter would never end, the beauty surrounding us in shades of green and blossoms of every color convinces onlookers that spring actually has arrived. Don't waste a minute of this glorious season - get outdoors and smell the flowers, run barefoot in the grass, go for late-evening walks, and fire up the grill for a family picnic. Create some new springtime celebrations for your family to enjoy, or take part in the following April holidays.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Be a parent, not a friend

Q: My 14-year-old daughter says I don't trust her because, unlike her best friend's parents, I won't allow her to stay home alone for several days while I go out of town. Her friend's parents do this at least once a month while they go to their second home, and their two teenagers - 14 and 16 - have thrown at least two raucous alcohol (and most likely sex) parties in their absence.

April 06, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Conference focuses on keeping best employees

We certainly live in a "grow or die" world.

March 31, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Tackle problems when the iron is cold

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter has a huge problem with being laughed at. She loves to be goofy and do funny things, but as soon as someone, including one of us, laughs at her, she becomes upset. She will say "Don't laugh!" or "I don't want you to laugh at me!" We explain that we aren't laughing at her but at the funny things she does. We've also told her that we laugh because we are happy and having a good time with her. Is there a different way to explain this to her so that she ...

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - The truth about where Stilson got its name

Note: The following is the 27th 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.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - A parade and a pyramid

Jackson is almost 4 - that age at which he understands his separateness from other people but does not yet understand the separateness of his emotions. His will is clear and distinct, but his heart is still one with the world. Whatever is happening to him, be it highest joy or deepest sorrow, is happening to the world. That thing - the filter, the wall, the individuation of identity that will eventually teach him that this is not so, that his feelings are uniquely his and that not everyone can be trusted with them - has yet to take hold.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The value of listening to God is immeasurable

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear." - Jesus, Matthew 11:15

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


A memorable spring break

Last week, while most students were vacationing in such exotic faraway places like Panama Beach, Daytona Beach or Hopeulikeit, Julie and I had the wonderful opportunity to run down to Sarasota, Florida, to see our daughter and family and our middle son, George, from California. For those of you who don't know the scenario, from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Easter, Florida fills up like a test tube full of Snowbirds who eat everything in sight, drive like maniacs and play very bad golf.

March 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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