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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lost in 'the cloud'

I hear a lot lately about "the cloud," a cyberspace phenomenon in the realm of computers and smartphones. It is not physical, takes up no space and is not really anywhere but is everywhere. Apparently it is possible to park in the cloud an infinite amount of electronic information, which can be retrieved at will.

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Grandpa's advice isn't the best for unmotivated teen

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is bright but puts very little effort into her schoolwork. For example, she currently has very low grades in several classes simply because of not turning in assignments. Her only after-school activity is hanging out with her friends, so the problem, in our estimation, is simply one of setting priorities. We think she needs a job and have made getting one a condition of having access to a car (one of ours) other than to drive to work and back. We have also told her that to have broad driving privileges, she must get her grades ...

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: 3 Thanksgiving side dishes for your family table

Happy November! The biggest food holiday of the year is just weeks away, and I've got three side dishes to enliven your family feast. Each recipe offers something unique: 1) a family tradition, 2) a restaurant-inspired dish and 3) an original recipe. From sweet to savory, I've got you covered! Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving at home or traveling, cook up one of these Southern sides and you'll have everyone chowing down with gratitude.

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First roads are built in Georgia colony

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Stop, nest and listen

Within the arms of the tree lost to the hurricane, I found a nest. Deep and empty like a soup bowl slurped clean, it was cradled between two branches. In wind strong enough to topple the tree, it had somehow remained whole.

October 30, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There is only one

Reportedly, when Scotland's famous novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was on his death bed, he said to his son-in-law, "Bring me the book." Looking at the more than 20,000 volumes in Scott's library, the younger man asked, "What book?" Sir Walter replied, "Need you ask? There is but one book, the Bible."

October 30, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 1960s shift blurred boundary between adults and children

In the 1960s, as part of an overall, culture-wide paradigm shift, a sea-change took place concerning our collective understandings concerning the rearing of children. The two fundamental questions in that regard are and have always been: 1) What is the nature of a child? 2) What constitute parent responsibilities toward a child? In the 1950s and before, those questions were answered in one way; since the 1960s, they have been answered in quite another.

October 30, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The Southern 'good roads' movement takes hold

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 30, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New roads in Georgia use federal standards

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 23, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Savor the season

During each new season, there are a few dishes I greatly anticipate cooking: Spring beckons salads and grilled vegetables, summer calls for hamburgers, and nothing comforts the soul in winter like warm soups and casseroles. Fall, though - fall might just be the season to beat. With the exception of the holidays, I don't think I look forward to eating more any time of the year.

October 23, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Why are so many seniors living in poverty?

People who are old and also poor are often noted in these columns. Well, that's proper. A lot of older people do live in poverty, and the number is growing. Where do they all come from?

October 23, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How should we view the Bible?

My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. - Proverbs 7:1-4

October 23, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Executive function' the latest iteration of ADHD

The new school year is still fresh and "it" has already begun, "it" being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents that there is something wrong with their kids' brains.

October 23, 2016 | | Life


2016 Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

For the sixth year, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 4.

October 16, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Kathy Bradley: The best we can

The water is hot. It is rushing through the faucet, collecting in the sink. Bubbles that smell of green things, living things, rise like yeast. I hold my hands under the water for a moment, watch my knuckles turn red. It is dark outside the kitchen window, but inside, inside my house, it is light, miraculously light.

October 16, 2016 | | Life


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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


'Sweet' holiday tradition

Since 2007, the Lighting of Sweetheart Circle at Georgia Southern University has been an annual holiday tradition for Statesboro that helps to kick off the ...

December 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Finals and finishing strong

By the time you're reading this, I'll have just one week of finals to go before I complete my second semester of culinary ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas, cocoa and the close of another year

As the calendar moves rapidly towards the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, everything seems rushed and frantic. Make a concerted effort to keep ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't make your children 'big fish'

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Living with gratitude: It's better late than never

In Luke's "good news" historical account of Jesus' teaching and deeds, he records the incident of the healing of 10 who were lepers (chapter ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, don't engage in arguments with your children

Q: In last week's column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That's fine and dandy advice, John, but you failed to ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A spirit of thanksgiving

People arrive at thankfulness in a myriad of different ways. We're not naturally born with a heart of gratitude or a spirit of thanksgiving ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Out of the cloud and into the past

Mea culpa. I broke a basic rule of grammar, twice using the objective case "me" instead of the nominative case "I" in my column on ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Honoring those who served

Around 200 people attended the community Veterans Day observance last Friday in the Averitt Center for the Arts' Emma Kelly Theater, hosted each year at ...

November 20, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia one of first states to build quality roads

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children free to disagree but not disobey parents

My advice to the Wall Street Journal, the only news source to which I subscribe: Stop trying to be all things to all people. Specifically ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Count your blessings in the calm and storm

Despite the struggles and hardships last month's hurricane caused, the month of November serves as a daily reminder to count our blessings, both at ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


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