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New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 19, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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).

October 18, 2014 | By ERSKINE BOWLES and ALAN SIMPSON | Columnists/Editorials


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 ...

October 18, 2014 | By PAIGE HAVENS | Columnists/Editorials


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 ...

October 18, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


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.)

October 17, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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?

October 12, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 12, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 05, 2014 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 05, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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.

October 05, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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.)

October 05, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


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."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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.)

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


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Where do you fit in the scheme?

It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...

November 22, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Column: What do we do about gangs?

After six days of hearing testimony during a murder trial, I have many questions.

November 22, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Gratitude is timeless for Christians

Thanksgiving is more than a single day - it is an attitude about everything in life. Life is made up of past, present and future. The perspective we have on each helps determine our happiness and effectiveness. So, Christians can be grateful for ...

November 21, 2014 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Our View: A bad day for the city of Statesboro

Tuesday did not go well for the city of Statesboro.

November 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: The understated power of "I told you so"

Q: My 6-year-old son argues with me about everything I tell him to do. He comes up with reason after reason why he shouldn't have to or can't, why it's unfair or why, at the least, I should help him. I think he's got some argument disorder. Is there such a thing? In any case, it's beginning to drive me nuts, up a wall, and over the edge. Is there a solution?

November 16, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Keepin' it classic with Thanksgiving traditions

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I'm a traditionalist at heart. So when I hear modern day chefs and food personalities begin to talk about "turning up the volume on old classics" and "reinventing grandma's recipes," the first thought that comes to mind is the old philosophy, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." On the other hand, I'm always open to trying new dishes and getting creative in the kitchen, but Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a few classic staples like pumpkin pie, roasted turkey and cranberry sauce from the can (and football and ...

November 16, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Sawmills, timber become big businesses in Bulloch

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

November 16, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


We can choose the gift of God

Almost all old timers - I do not mean Alzheimer's or me - remember when they had a class where the teacher brought up a philosophical exercise about choices. Usually, it had to do with a sinking ship, one lifeboat and too many survivors in shark-filled waters.

November 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Over-involved parents ruin everything

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one's own bills) was 21? Why do significant numbers of college professors and even employers complain about parents of young adult students/employees confronting them over, respectively, bad grades and workplace issues? Why have reduced class sizes and increased per-pupil expenditures not resulted in higher academic achievement levels? Why is the mental health of today's kids so poor when compared with that of children in the 1960s and before? Why have school phobia, test ...

November 09, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


SE Georgia becomes center for turpentine production

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

November 09, 2014 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: The light in autumn

There are so many ways to measure the movement of the year. The temperature of the breeze that comes wafting across the field, the color of the vegetation along the fence rows, the birdsong or lack thereof. Each of them in one way or another announces the passage of time from one season to the next. But breezes and briars and birds can be deceptive. Wet summer winds can demand a sweater. Rain can make an autumn ditch run like spring. Birds can get confused.

November 09, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let us praise God openly and naturally

David, the second king of God's special people, Israel, wrote a psalm of praise for his deliverance from his enemies, including Saul, the ruler he had succeeded: "For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to your name" (2 Samuel 22:50).

November 09, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: The evils of spanking? Well, not so much.

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it - which is not exactly true.

November 02, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Herty Cup helps Bulloch's young turpentine industry

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

November 02, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy feasts and fellowship this month

Again, recent temperatures belie the season, but it truly is the month of November in south Georgia. Whether warm or crisp, it's the season to be thankful for a bountiful harvest: the love of family and friends and all the memories both have provided throughout the year. Incorporate a spirit of thankfulness in every day with each event, feast or fellowship. Be grateful for the minutiae and the mighty, and enjoy the beauty of November with those you love.

November 02, 2014 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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