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Methodist teachings begin to take form

(Note: This is the first article in a series on the history of Methodists in the nation, the south and Bulloch County.)

November 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Get out and do your duty: vote

This column is written with some degree of concern that some might misunderstand my motives. I don't mix politics and religion from my church pulpit, and I realize this twice-monthly effort is a pulpit of sorts. But I will express my concerns about country from a Christian perspective in private conversation. So, since I'm just talking to you, dear reader, I want to express some of my thoughts – from a Christian viewpoint - about the elections that are now barely a week away. I'm confident everyone reading it loves the people of the United States of America. I ...

November 16, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Are you going to stop the madness and fly?

It started about three weeks ago. Tap. Tap. Tap. Silence for about 30 seconds, then tap. Tap. Tap.

November 08, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


‘Granges’ have brief run in Georgia

(Note: This is the fifth and final article in a series on the Agrarian Movement in the nation, the south and Bulloch County in the 1800s.)

The first Georgia Grange local was formed in Atlanta on October 2, 1872. Colonel D. H. Jacques, the editor of the Rural Carolinian, wrote, "I think the Order will find great favor in the South". When the issue of race came up, Dudley W. Adams, the Master of the National Grange in 1873, equivocated.

November 08, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


As Christians, let’s be friendly

Paul had been traveling for a long time. He had worked hard, and was undoubtedly very tired. His experiences, though thrilling, had an alarming element as well. The Spirit of God had told him he would become a prisoner because of his tenacious teaching of the faith.

November 01, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


McElveen’s arrive in Bulloch

The surname McElveen has Gaelic origins (Mac Giolla Mhin, or 'one who was gentle') from the County Down area of Ireland, where it was also spelled Elveen and Kilvenn. In Ireland, the earliest peoples began using last names (patronymics) and often added Mac to their father's name.

November 01, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Waking up to a peanut harvest

You wake up one morning. You walk outside. You take a breath and you know. There is a peanut field somewhere that has been turned over, the peanuts thrown onto their backs and left to dry as they wait for the harvest.

October 26, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Unions form to protect workers

(Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Agrarian Movement in the nation, the south and Bulloch County in the 1800s.)

October 26, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

For the young and the not-so-young, flipping the calendar to October heightens every sense the body has to offer. The month of October tickles the tongue with visions of candy apples, pumpkin pies, and copious amounts of candies and sweets.

October 18, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

(Note: This is the third in a series of articles on the Agrarian Movement in the nation, the south and Bulloch County in the 1800s.)

October 18, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

(Note: This is the second in a series of articles on the Agrarian Movement in the nation, the south and Bulloch County in the 1800s.)

October 12, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - Getting home is worth dodging obstacles

So, a tree falls in the woods or, in this particular situation, across a dirt road. Whether it made a sound is somewhat irrelevant when the road across which it has fallen is the road to one's house. Silent or cacophonous, the result of the arboreal capitulation is the same - impeded access.

October 12, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Calling a halt to sibling rivalry

It's a familiar scene. You've just come home from work after a long day. You're hungry and tired and it's time to fix dinner, but the children are at it in the kitchen, fighting over events of the day.

October 12, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The name Brannen is the anglicized version of six different Irish septs (similar to Scottish clans). Four were "O Braonain," one was "O Branain," and one "Mac Branain." The O'Braonains ruled northeastern County Kilkenny, while Mac Branains ruled eastern County Roscommon. While some families spell their name Brynan, Brynnan, Brenan, Brannan, and Brannion, most used Brannen.

October 04, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Teaching children to deal with anger

Like adults, young children experience angry feelings. Anger is a common emission in childhood - the tough part is learning how to handle anger without hurting others. Many adults have learned to ignore anger, or to express these feelings by hitting or yelling at someone. As a result, adults often deal with a child's anger by demanding that he or she stop being angry. They might send a child to his or her room until the child can behave better or hit the child to drive the message home. The problem is that these strategies do not teach children appropriate ...

October 04, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


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