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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 because it is a quintessential example of the general intemperance of today's parenting.

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 17). They had begged him for healing and Jesus told them to go to the priests, the miracle taking effect as they obeyed him. The sad conclusion to the story is shared by Luke.

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 tell your readers how to stay out of or end these arguments. For example, my strong-willed, stubborn, argumentative 14-year-old daughter wants to argue with me about nearly every decision I make, every "no," every rule, every instruction. I am going slowly insane. How do I make her stop?

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; it's our life experiences and influences that teach us to understand the true meaning of being thankful.

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 the cyber-world cloud. I could claim that everybody does it (true) or that it was written in a whimsical mood (also true). However, I keep looking over my shoulder for Georgia Wilkes Hilliard (Mrs. T.H.), my high school English teacher who taught me grammar and, because she cared, much more. Although that tiny lady is long dead, she still patrols parts of my head and heart. I wish I had an opportunity to tell ...

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 the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90.

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, stop giving parenting advice.

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 home and beyond. The onslaught and aftermath of the storm banded families and united the community in ways that strengthened the underlying fibers of our close-knit population.

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: The gospel of Saint Kathy

The morning after the presidential election breaks still and gentle. The colors of the landscape - pale gray, faded blue, soft green - make me think of cashmere sweaters. There is no breeze worth noting. The flag that proclaims "Welcome Friends" hangs straight and limp from the flagpole, and the wind chimes ring out only the infrequent single note.

November 13, 2016 | | Life


A Lesson In Democracy

While the nation went to the polls on Election Day Tuesday, students at Mattie Lively Elementary School got a jump start on doing their civic duty.

November 13, 2016 | Scott Bryant | 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


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


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


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Limited visibility

It has been a week of fog. The first morning it made me think of the tendrils of smoke wafting from a cartoon Santa's ...

January 22, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's key role in creating the 'Dixie Highway'

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

January 22, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Habitual manners takes regular work

"People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive."

January 22, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lend a hand to help seniors learn

Retail commerce in this country is in the midst of radical, perhaps revolutionary, change. A rapidly growing proportion of retail sales are being done "online ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses convicts to help build out road system

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

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Deer turned dinner -- Vegetable Venison Lasagna

Deer hunting season in Georgia has just come to a close, and the way I figure it, many of you Southeast Georgians who read my ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Sold-out crowd at Statesboro High for annual prom fashion show

This year's Frills Prom Preview Fashion Show was the largest ever, according to Scott Marchbanks, owner of Frills by Scott. The event brings hundreds ...

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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use of e-cigs could mean bigger issues

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must step up to control 'brat'

One of the biggest problems among today's parents - especially mothers - concerns their tendency to think in psychological terms about their children's behavior problems ...

January 08, 2017 | | Life


What's left after Christmas

After the last decoration has been taken down, after the Fitz & Floyd platters have been carefully shoved into the way-back of the china cabinet, after ...

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Patience is essential to please God, help others

Patience is one of those godly virtues to which the adage, "Easier said than done," can be applied. I guess that's true of all ...

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Unhappy Georgians demand better, more paved roads

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

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Luck, prosperity and a little Hoppin' John

New Year's Day is here, and every good Southerner knows what that means: It's time to cook up a hearty meal that echoes ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Plan for a year of family fun

Tinsel and lights have trickled back to the attic just in time for the breaking of the new year. Warm memories of the holiday season ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah one of first Georgia cities to pave streets

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

January 01, 2017 | | Life


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