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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The darndest things

Art Linkletter, a popular television personality decades ago, hosted a show entitled, "Kids Say the Darndest Things." It was built around things children said while talking with him. Grieving people also say, do and experience unusual things in response to their loss and pain.

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Practical ways to cook with fresh herbs

In the month of May, National Herb Week is observed, which makes this the perfect time to tell you about my first herb garden and how I've been putting it to good use.

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: We must give Jesus first place in our lives

In the first chapter of Paul's letter to the Colossians, the apostle presents Jesus as supreme over everything and everyone; he is the all-sufficient Christ, that is, God's "anointed one," sent to be the savior of the world. This opening section of Paul's letter to the church at Colossae contains some of the highest, most sublime language ever written!

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Postal service expands, Confederacy forms own service

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the history of the postal service in Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must not try to reason with kid

Q: Our 18-year-old daughter is a month away from high school graduation and she is failing nearly every class! About six months ago, she took up with a group of young adults who are less than desirable, to say the least. Some of them are dropouts. I suspect drugs and alcohol. The more we tried to prevent her from running with this lowly bunch, the more rebellious she became. Finally, in desperation, we took her car and her smart phone away and told her she can't have them back until she possesses a high school diploma. If she fails ...

May 21, 2017 | | Life


Mitchell tunes to technology

"Music and technology have always been my biggest interests," said Southeast Bulloch Middle School Band Director Joey Mitchell. "But it's time for me to put as much effort into technology as I've always put into music."

May 14, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE | Special to the Herald | Life


Trimming the tree

The holly trees have stood at either end of the porch for nearly 15 years. They arrived in black plastic buckets, stubby and unimpressive, veritable runts compared to the proud sentinels they grew to be. I remember the delight with which I cut the first berry-bearing branches, so proud to be able to walk out the front door and gather from them my own Christmas decorations.

May 14, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: A nation is born, postal system begins delivering mail

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

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: This month May be a great time for family fun

The clock is ticking in preparation for the last school of the year to sound its celebratory ring. Big kids and little kids, parents and teachers are making plans for summer festivities. But before summer beings, use every minute possible in the month of May to complete another school year with glee and happiness. Remember to praise the kids for a stellar school year and thank a teacher or two as well. Make it a memorable May with some of the celebrations below, or make up a few of your own to anticipate the days of summer ahead.

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Praise mom more than 1 day a year

By the time this column appears in most papers to which it is distributed, Mother's Day 2017 will have come and gone. Nonetheless, I'm going to talk about mothers - one in particular.

May 14, 2017 | | Life


True 'heroes' honored at annual coffee at Pittman Park church

The Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala was held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building. A coffee was also held at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday.

May 07, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: No good grief

"Good grief" used to be a favorite exclamation of Charlie Brown, the unlucky main character in the Peanuts cartoon. Perhaps he has learned what many people know. There is no such thing as good grief. Different people experience grief in different ways, but no one enjoys it.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: For all you've done, thank you Mama

As Mother's Day approaches this year, I'd like to tell you a little bit about the lady I call Mama. A strong-willed and feisty God-fearing woman about 5'4" with a small frame and wavy, rich brown hair, she loves a gadget, can't swim and watches the Home Shopping Network and QVC with pure wonderment. To hear my dad tell it, the UPS man knows her by name.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: ADHD still not proven biologically

I fully expected my recent column on ADHD - in which I expanded upon noted Harvard psychologist (emeritus) Jerome Kagan's contention that it is an "invention"-to stir the pot. Kagan said what I've been saying in this column and everywhere the opportunity has provided for more than 25 years. During that time, psychologists and psychiatrists have responded with vitriol and even threat, but when I have invited them to debate me, on their turf, at my expense, they have - to a person - become silent.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


YEE HAW! 134 compete in annual Kiwanis Rodeo

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrJumpin', buckin' broncs, twisting bulls, riding cowboys, quick steer wrestlers, expert roping, speedy barrel-racing cowgirls, excited kids and a packed house of enthusiastic rodeo fans made for a great show at the seventh annual Kiwanis Rodeo.

April 30, 2017 | By BILL ANDERSON | Special to the Herald | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must convey authority to children

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Post offices open in dozens of Bulloch communities

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Living long

Would you like to live 1,000 years? According to an article in Smithsonian magazine, a Silicone Valley biologist named Aubrey de Grey insists that ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Kids need parents to be truly in charge

Many of today's parents suffer (and suffer they do, albeit a good number seem to feel their suffering is a sign of conscientious parenting ...

June 11, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: How the post office system was set up in Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 11, 2017 | | Life


To make a tree

To make a tree, begin with a straight line, vertical. On each side of the straight line add additional straight lines, shorter, at an angle ...

June 11, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't jump to the diagnosis just yet

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aerial delivery of the mail begins with balloons

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make memories: let the summer fun begin

The first few days of summer break slid off the calendar, welcoming the month of June with large plans of summer fun. And officially-speaking, the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Pull over for Georgia peaches

A good road trip becomes a great road trip at first sight of those often hand-painted wooden, one to two word signs seen along the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Much pomp!

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Much pomp!

June 04, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Meeting the grief challenge

What can I say? What can I do? Death and the storm of grief that follows can challenge the best intentions of supportive friends. There ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Motivation key when choosing private school

Q: We have just moved and are seeking a new school for our two children - 6- and 8-year-old boys. They are smart, respectful of adults ...

May 28, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Ancient text: 'Of all these hours, fear but one!'

On the wall above an ancient sundial in Cluny, France is engraved this warning: "Of all these hours, fear but one!" The "hour" spoken of ...

May 28, 2017 | | Life


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