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Grice column: Remembering the 'Big Dawg'

Grice column: Remembering the 'Big Dawg'

This past week the Statesboro business and civic community lost a giant way too early. Scott “Big Dawg” Joyner died from a massive heart attack. He was 52.

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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The rise and fall of King Cotton

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The rise and fall of King Cotton

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

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Consumer Qs: Sweet honey, sweet life

Consumer Qs: Sweet honey, sweet life

    Q: Why are there so many different kinds of honey?

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Depend on God's help to  overcome trials and sins

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Depend on God's help to overcome trials and sins

    Randy Becton is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker who lives in Texas. In a small collection of Christian lifestyle essays entitled "Chosen Path," he has included an article on God's victory over our weakness and failure. Here’s a brief excerpt:

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 10:55 p.m.
Kathy Bradley: Off-road and cross country

Kathy Bradley: Off-road and cross country

    From inside the house I can hear both sets of wind chimes clanging, harmonizing from opposite eaves, dancing madly like Russian Cossacks. The sun is high and the light is white. There is no good reason, no reason to stay inside.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 10:31 p.m.


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Give “special tantrums” a “special place”

    Q: How do you stop tantrums in a 3-year-old? My daughter never went through the “terrible twos” but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. This coincided with the birth of a sibling — a boy — but she’s very affectionate and helpful toward him, so I don’t know if there’s any connection. I’ve tried everything I can think of to prevent and stop the tantrums — things I’ve seen recommended in various places — but nothing has worked. She throws one whenever she doesn’t get her way. Help!

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Only one path to the true God

Only one path to the true God

    “All men, by different paths, seek the same God.” Years ago, when I first heard this phrase, I thought it sounded pretty plausible, intelligent and seemed to have a ring of inclusion for those trying to make sense out of the many religions in this old world of ours. I don’t think it does. I’ll get to this in a few minutes.

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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton and slave trades growing in equal measure

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton and slave trades growing in equal measure

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

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Updated: jan. 19, 2015 12:22 a.m.
Consumer Q's: Camellias and best birdhouse plans

Consumer Q's: Camellias and best birdhouse plans

    Q: What is the difference between a sasanqua and a camellia?

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Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Living with Children with John Rosemond: Cut stress and drop parenting magazines

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Cut stress and drop parenting magazines

    Proposed: The primary reason so many of today’s mothers are so very stressed by child rearing — something their grandmothers, for the most part, approached fairly nonchalantly — is because they do something their grandmothers did not do: they read parenting columns, magazines, and books. And yes, I’m well aware of the irony here.

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Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Change can be a good thing

Change can be a good thing

    It's Monday, January 12th, and the first day of classes here at old East Georgia State College. I've been preparing for today since the last semester ended about a month ago. I keep re-reading my old notes to find out if I had left anything out, need to emphasize this point or that section and just wanting to make the course better. I have come to the conclusion that the course has been revamped to the max and if anything needs to be fixed or improved, it's got to be me. It's got to be me ...

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Lead rational thought with understanding of God's will

Lead rational thought with understanding of God's will

    Human beings are creatures of rational thought and ideas. We are able to plan, and follow those plans, because of our ability to think concretely. Just over 50 years ago, university professor Dallas Willard said that “we live at the mercy of our ideas” (“Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God,” 1963). A few examples from the pages of Scripture showing the practical application of this statement might be helpful to us in understanding his meaning.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Five easy steps for teaching obedience

Five easy steps for teaching obedience

    Who are the happier campers in a workplace setting: the employees who (a) obey the rules, follow the procedures and voice any complaints respectfully so that the entire workplace is not disrupted, or (b) disobey the rules at every possible opportunity, deliberately fail to follow procedures and disrupt the workplace with frequent and often subversive complaints?

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Eli Whitney's cotton gin hits the industrial scene

Eli Whitney's cotton gin hits the industrial scene

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

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 11:02 p.m.
Kathy Bradley: Cemeteries, camellias and cold

Kathy Bradley: Cemeteries, camellias and cold

    It may have been the trees, soaring and spreading and stretching up into the sky and down into the earth. It may have been the words, carved into stone in letters thick and straight, their assertion of permanence both ironic and inspiring. It may have been the silence or the stillness or the statuary that captivated me, that made the cemetery at Christ Church on St. Simons one of my favorite places. I don’t remember and I can’t say that I ever knew for certain, but on that day the thing that grabbed me and held me was ...

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 10:59 p.m.
Guest column: Priorities in the new year

Guest column: Priorities in the new year

What does Solomon’s temple have to do with the new year? Answer: Each new year provides a fresh opportunity to examine priorities, and the depiction of events around the construction of Solomon’s temple contained in 1 Kings 5-9 reveals some unflattering things about King Solomon’s priorities that can help us evaluate our priorities from God’s perspective. 

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Our View

Our View

        Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto’s son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy’s bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia.

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A life of commitment

A life of commitment

    Chip had an excellent sermon this past Sunday and gave me a jump-start on 2015. An excellent sermon is when I don’t drift off somewhere during the delivery, don’t try to re-write it like I think it should be and put the good stuff in the back of my mind so I can rethink it later on. The title was a humdinger, “What did God do with the gold?” The content was about commitment. I also agree that I really need to know what He did with the money — even though He can do whatever He chooses — because ...

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Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

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Updated: jan. 03, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

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Updated: jan. 03, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

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.

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Updated: jan. 03, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

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.

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Updated: jan. 03, 2015 8:24 p.m.


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.

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A message to atheists

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?

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Updated: dec. 28, 2014 11:25 a.m.
Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Cotton begins reign as king crop

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.)

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Updated: dec. 28, 2014 11:21 a.m.
Kathy Bradley: Random twinkling

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.

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Updated: dec. 28, 2014 11:20 a.m.

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