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Kathy Bradley: To fight a mockingbird

On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens, I stopped to listen. I'd been walking into the warm silence of mid-morning, absorbing the stillness and the pulse of soil awaiting seed, when a sudden rush of shrieking and squawking burst from among the pine trees and scrub oaks to my right. I stopped short, just in time to see the mockingbird swoop down toward the ground about 6 feet ahead of me, followed closely by a pileated woodpecker.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah River becomes first trade route in Ga.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Unconditional love, leadership can change a 'bad' child

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Who has the spiritual authority in your life?

In many - perhaps most - families, parents and children often find themselves in conflict, sometimes seriously so. It's normal for children, often beginning at a very young age, to challenge the authority of those who raise them. But everyone benefits when children learn early on that Mom and Dad, generally speaking, have the final say in things that affect the individuals in the family.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Homeschooled children shouldn't be micromanaged

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing schoolwork, especially math, and the younger one is starting to pick up on it. Their poor attitudes make the lessons take longer, and they complain and cry about finishing their assignments.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County affected by cross section of rivers

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The good news for seniors

The good news for and about senior citizens is that there are a lot of us, both in raw numbers and as a proportion of the population. That trend began a couple of centuries ago, accelerated in the 20th century, and will continue for several years until the last of the baby boomers join the ranks of us old folks.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Trinity students learn wise choices

Trinity Christian School recently hosted a presentation by some of the state's leading public safety and law enforcement officials in the school's auditorium.

May 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents should set clear parameters for pot-smoking son

Q: I caught my 16-year-old smoking pot. I took everything from him and told him that the next time I catch him, he's out! What else can I or should I do?

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus loved and honored his mother

"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother!' And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home" (John 19:26-27).

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Steamboats begin to take over the Oconee River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 08, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The coming crisis in health care

The health care system in the United States is broken. Regardless of the merits or lack thereof of the Affordable Care Act, core issues have not been solved. Some have not been addressed. Further, that system is about to be hit by an epidemic, which might well overwhelm it.

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Cutting back the rosemary

I hated to do it. It hurt my heart. I stood there and stared for the longest time, handsaw held in one gloved grip and hedge trimmer in the other.

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Perfectionism in children usually levels off with age

Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters or anything else I try to teach him. I tell him that he's doing fine and will do better with practice, but it's obviously not sinking in.

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Altamaha River proves difficult to navigate for boats

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 01, 2016 | | Life


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: America's first exports go from Savannah to London

Note: The following is part of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Are you looking forward to 'the other side'?

Disaster and tragedy in our world are common. Sometimes it seems that, "like bananas, they come in bunches!" Floods, earthquakes and storms affect populations over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Things to consider when choosing a private school

Q: We are looking for a private school for our 4-year-old. Regardless of the school we ultimately choose, we want to keep him there through ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A fairy tale of a different stripe

The bride was as lovely as I have ever seen, the groom as serious. The bridesmaids floated down the aisle like mermaids, the groomsmen lumbered ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Day One

With classes starting Monday and the excitement of the upcoming football season adding to the enthusiasm, Georgia Southern University welcomed a new academic year Monday ...

August 21, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Laws for and against sailors enacted in Savannah

Note: The following is the first of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Smart car for teen may not be the smart choice

Greg Fulton thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car - thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would ...

August 14, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Messages to merchants and senior customers

The senior segment of the population in this country is growing and will continue to do so for years.

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Carrie Ann Baade: 'Piece and Pieces'

It's been a summer of artistic exploration for local children at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and many of them have learned the ...

August 14, 2016 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Summer road trip to remember

As a final ode to summer's end and in celebration of our one-year wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a road trip to ...

August 14, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Marco Polo, Magellan and me

Late in the day, when the light has bloomed lavender and the audible heartbeat of the earth has faded to a quiet drone, when the ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia steamboats play a role in Civil War battles

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Stepparents should have disciplinary discretion

Q: The woman I've been dating - a single mom with two young boys - and I have decided to get married. My only reservation, and ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy some last-minute summer fun

Large, yellow children- and teen-movers on the highways in the early hours of the morning and again in the mid-afternoon can only mean one thing ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Pay attention to your inner self

Cosmetic surgery has been a booming business for many years. An amazingly high percentage of people have had one, two and in some cases several ...

August 07, 2016 | | Life


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