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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's counties multiply, petition creates Bulloch in 1795

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Family records key, says Willow Hill festival speakers

Passing on the importance of knowing your heritage and preserving it were key points for speakers at the annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival, held Sept. 2 in Portal.

September 10, 2017 | Photos by JULIA FECHTER | special | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Stormy weather

Hurricane Harvey produced unprecedented flooding and indescribable human misery; much of it captured in images from news cameras and cell phones. Among the most disturbing of these images were those from flooded nursing homes with aged residents trapped in wheelchairs as the water level climbed toward their shoulders. There is no final count of handicapped elderly who were rescued by armies of heroes who saved so many in Texas and Louisiana or of those who died in their homes.

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't change kids -- Change yourself

Q: I get very frustrated with my children when they don't obey me, even down to the simplest of instructions, and end up yelling. How does a parent stop yelling at her kids?

September 10, 2017 | | Life


High water, tender mercies

The rain lasted long enough to move the sky from dusk to hard dark, to leave the grass glistening, to flatten the ant hills out by the mailbox. Long enough for me to notice when the sound reduced itself to the monotonic drip, drip, drip from the eaves and the cones streaming from the floodlights on the corners of the house went from pale and thick to bright and golden. Just long enough to make the night an invitation.

September 03, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Heading into an awesome autumn

Just a few days ago, Statesboro caught a glimpse of fall as the temperatures dropped and the breezes caused the trees to wave their limbs and leaves heavenward. A welcomed change from the scorching heat before, the pleasant days were just a tease of autumn as the summer sun and temperatures crept back onto the calendar. But it's coming - it really is.

September 03, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Oglethorpe, Bulloch County and the indian chiefs

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 03, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Saying 'no' now can save much heartache

Responding to my recent columns on video games and smartphones, a reader asks what the problem is, thus proving that these devices can and do cause serious harm to one's cognitive hardware. He, the father of two boys and a gamer himself, in effect claims that parents are imagining things and researchers are not finding what they are finding.

September 03, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Spend more time talking with, listening to God

Sometime back, I read about a man and his young son who were driving to the McDonald's restaurant in their community. As they neared their destination, they noticed an accident up ahead, involving several vehicles. The police and ambulance attendants were busy trying to sort things out and help those who were hurt. Out of concern for the injured, the father suggested to his son that they pray for the people. Then he heard his son say, very quietly, "Please God, don't let all those cars keep us from getting into McDonald's!"

September 03, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Laborless fruit-filled desserts for Labor Day

Labor Day is upon us, and if you're like me, you're already considering a work-free way to celebrate. On a holiday that honors the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our great nation, it sure is nice to take comfort in a little rest and relaxation.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Humanity is not negotiable

"If we are following Christ literally, then nobody's humanity is up for grabs. Nobody. This is nonnegotiable." --The Rev. Jen Hatmaker, Time magazine, August 28, 2017, page 60. However, the following definitions show that dehumanization is as current as it is ages old.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's militia helps protect early settlers in area

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time to re-educate child and parent

Q: I have taught my 4-year-old son that he is the boss. I have given him too many choices and too many explanations. I've allowed him to manipulate, disobey and disrespect me. Ever since I began devouring your podcasts and newspaper columns, however, my eyes have been opened. It's been a few weeks since I started putting your old-school principles into practice and I've made some progress, but I'm still getting into lots of power struggles. After four years of not being the boss, how do I now turn this ship around? I'm finding that ...

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope climbing.

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We are standing in the Ogeechee River, wide and dark, brown as coffee. The trees that grow along its banks are tall and heavy with branches that dangle over the river, dripping Spanish moss. On the sandbar just a few yards away, my family - aunts and uncles and cousins, grandparents, my mother, my brother - move around in a cone of sunshine, a spotlight cutting through the canopy of cypress and pine and scrub oak.

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Looking at Bulloch towns through county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 15, 2017 | | Life


A snail, some vines and a feather

Scene 1: A snail shell sits still and alone on the concrete of the carport at Sandhill. It is about an inch-and-a-half long, the color ...

October 15, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Dynamic duo dances their way to the mirror balls

Benefitting Safe Haven, a program of Citizens Against Violence Inc., this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars was a night to remember. The event ...

October 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't subject child to unnecessary pain

Q: After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission. We've recently noticed she has difficulty focusing ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How to live successfully and live to please God

Every sincere Christian wants to live to please God. It can be difficult in a world plagued by temptation, doubt, fear. But the Bible gives ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't get 'too big for your britches'

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's militia districts multiply inside Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Dinner on the grounds is like coming home

On the first Sunday of October at noon every year, my family shares the time-honored tradition of attending homecoming and dinner on the grounds at ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Offering help to each other

Christian brotherhood is a wonderful, yet complex bond between individuals saved by grace, and in continual need of spiritual help from God to live faithfully ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: All that glitters

The world of personal finance abounds with wise words that often are ignored by people who should be wiser. "All that glitters is not gold ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Racing to help those in need

Those affected by Hurricane Irma will benefit from the Go-Kart Invitational, hosted by Synovus Bank on Tuesday.

October 08, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Pick a pumpkin and celebrate the fall season

If Hurricane Irma didn't strip the hardwoods in your front yard bare, be sure to keep your eye on the leaves and watch for ...

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Bullock' County sets up a local government process

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Help child face fears to get over them

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Nip it, nip it: Relive Mayberry memories with tribute show

Join Gomer, Otis, Ernest T. Bass, Floyd the barber and Deputy Barney Fife as the Averitt Center for the Arts presents "A Tribute to Mayberry ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


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