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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

    A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher’s best efforts, the child’s behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl’s older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much — if any — help from the parents.

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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I’ve already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I’m always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

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Updated: oct. 19, 2014 10:18 p.m.


Simpson, Bowles: Barrow is 'brave'

Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).

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Make reckless drivers pay

Make reckless drivers pay

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...

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For the love of reading

For the love of reading

I love reading college textbooks. Well, that is an exaggeration, as math has few stories about killin' and drinkin' and pillagin', which are very good subjects for an active mind like mine. Anyway, I always ask my teaching friends if they happen to have some old used books that could be tossed my way. The fact is that most old textbooks are quite accurate. However, they do lack colorful pictures to break up the monotony of long and sometimes boring paragraphs. I have always wondered why many of my students ask if they could take my picture to have for ...

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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk industry starts seeing success in Georgia colony

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk industry starts seeing success in Georgia colony

    (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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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son may naturally outgrow shy personality

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son may naturally outgrow shy personality

    Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more worried about getting in trouble than defending himself. I worry that other boys will see him as easy to pick on. Occasionally, he complains about how other boys treat him. What words can I use with him to explain how to be confident in himself and his athletic abilities, and not allow himself to be intimidated by other boys? 

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Updated: oct. 12, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Kathy Bradley - Moon, myth and slow eclipse

Kathy Bradley - Moon, myth and slow eclipse

    Eclipses are slow. Which means there is plenty of time to notice the dew on my feet and the armadillo hole I may or may not be standing in, to hear a strange choral performance by the frogs in the branch that sounds like a rustling of the feathers of a giant flock of geese, to get just a little impatient and start staring at the stars instead, making up my own constellations.

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Updated: oct. 12, 2014 8:55 p.m.
Living with Children with John Rosemond: The teenage brain is not a mystery

Living with Children with John Rosemond: The teenage brain is not a mystery

    I’ve spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called “teenage brain” are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome for the whole family

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome for the whole family

    The weather in the ’Boro seems bent on keeping us guessing. Is it a raincoat day? Sweater day? Or shorts-and-sunglasses day? But the gentle tease of recent cool weather lets us know fall truly is coming, eventually, maybe in December. Enjoy all that fall offers, regardless of the thermometer, and make this an incredibly awesome autumn with your family. Celebrate the usual — fair week, Columbus Day, football games, church fall festivals and trick-or-treat night — and add a few of the zany but real holidays below to the family calendar for October.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Our View: Finding a solution to underage drinking

Our View: Finding a solution to underage drinking

        It’s been more than a week since the Statesboro City Council voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement that closed Rudy Rudy’s for good and required owner Johnathan Starkey to never again apply for a liquor license in the city.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 1:33 p.m.
Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk production creates an early cash 'crop'

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk production creates an early cash 'crop'

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

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 1:29 p.m.
Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

    A second-grade teacher writes: “I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a ‘mob mentality’ for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting.”

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Updated: sep. 28, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

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

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Updated: sep. 28, 2014 8:53 p.m.
Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

    A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro’s baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.

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Updated: sep. 28, 2014 8:51 p.m.


Column: The problem of underage drinking

Michael Kaas is a young man who recently posted a petition on Change.org  in protest of local police enforcing laws regarding underage drinking. He complains that arresting Georgia Southern students is ruining their lives.

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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Pull-ups are permissible in special cases

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Pull-ups are permissible in special cases

    Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we’re at home. We use a “potty bell” and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we’re away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into a trip and simply will not use a potty anywhere but at our home or at my mother’s (she watches him one day a week at her place). Would pull-ups be a bad thing to use when we leave the house?

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Updated: sep. 21, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Can you sleep when the wind blows?

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Can you sleep when the wind blows?

    Mr. Jones, the owner of a small farm on the coast, advertised for a hired hand. But people were hesitant about working on farms in the area out of fear of the terribly destructive storms that so often threatened buildings, crops and the lives of both people and animals. Consequently, the farmer found it almost impossible to hire anyone to help him with the work.

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Updated: sep. 21, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Living the dream through cupcakes and coffee

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Living the dream through cupcakes and coffee

       It’s mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, after a satisfying brunch and visit to my local farmers’ market. Dressed completely casually with nowhere to be, I stroll along East Main Street in downtown Statesboro to find an inviting sidewalk chalkboard and the doors open wide at CAKE Bakery and Cool Beanz Espresso Bar. Upon entering, I discover much more than cupcakes and caffeine. Here two kindred spirits — one culinary artist and one head coffee geek — have joined forces to make their dreams a reality.

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Updated: sep. 21, 2014 9:46 a.m.
Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County has trouble accepting first 'autoists'

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County has trouble accepting first 'autoists'

    (Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

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Updated: sep. 21, 2014 9:44 a.m.

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