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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No-fault kids are just plain wrong

Dear American Parent (hopefully, you will recognize yourself),

April 30, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Do you know God — or accept Him?

Like many in our time, the people of Athens, Greece in Paul's day were aware of the teachings of human philosophers, but they did not know the true nature of God as revealed in his teachings about himself. In fact, except for the Jews of Athens, they worshipped an idol to an "unknown God" (Acts 17:23). But Paul took the opportunity of his visit to proclaim to them the "Lord of heaven and earth." In this sermon, recorded in Acts 17, he described God to them as:

April 30, 2017 | | Life


On the road with Blanche Dubois

Poor Blanche Dubois. Always depending upon the kindness of strangers. It is a dangerous thing, depending upon the unknown. Much better (if one must depend at all, if one cannot be left to one's own devices) to depend upon the kindness of friends.

April 30, 2017 | Kathy Bradley | 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


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: How to throw a Lowcountry boil party

April is my birthday month, which brings to mind one of the best parties I've ever thrown: my Lowcountry Boil Birthday Bash. It was the last year of my 20s, and I was renting a home with a lovely pond in the backyard where wild ducks, geese and Blue Herons frequented. Under the shade of the Spanish-moss covered oak trees, the setting in the coastal Georgia plains couldn't have been more fitting.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Choral students take top honors

The national accolades keep coming for the Southeast Bulloch High School Choral Program. Brent Whitaker and his students topped all participating AA through AAAA-size choirs in Disney's National Performing Arts Competition, held March 23-25. SEB captured the event's overall Gold trophy and claimed the Best-In-Class award in their AA Mixed Choir division.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Sallie Z teacher wins grant

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Sallie Zetterower Elementary School will receive $3,000 from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Innovation Fund. The school's STEM Lab teacher, Ansley Mays, wrote a grant, "Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z," and submitted it to the Innovation Fund's Tiny Grant Program. In March, Deal announced that SZES was one of 20 recipients of Tiny Grants that totaled more than $135,400.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


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

Since seniors regularly encounter death, they naturally experience loss and grief. This is one of a series of articles on that subject. Coincidentally, three similar presentations have appeared in recent days, though not focusing on older people.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


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GSU tradition is truly 'one in a melon'

Students, faculty and staff gathered at Georgia Southern University Wednesday for the Watermelon Cutting, hosted by GSU President Jaimie Hebert.

July 17, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Ellis — Purvis

Danielle and James Jackson of Rocky Ford, Georgia, and Jay and Beth Ellis of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Excess can lead to bad behavior

Q: We've just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively "expelled" from the private school he attended last year because of repeated ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Poolside picnic is perfection

As much as I enjoy cooking, there are those days when the last thing I want to do is heat up the oven, especially during ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Troubled death, troubling grief

Suicide is a problem that will not go away. Indeed, it is growing and is undercounted because some suicides are made to look like accidents ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: A little 'Vitamin N' can go a long way

I call it "Vitamin N." It is the word children need to hear most, but it is currently the word children hear least. It is ...

July 09, 2017 | | Life


Tell them the stories

Second grade was the year I asked for and got a stuffed French poodle for Christmas. I named her Fifi. She had thick wire in ...

July 09, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: There is a cure for parenting 'disorder'

Do you need a parent-nanny? Not a nanny for your child, mind you, but one for YOU!

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's mail and its post office: Part Two

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 ...

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make summer memories

July 2 marks the half-way point of every year except leap years. Take a mental look backwards - how have the first six months of the ...

July 02, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Growing old in a health care jungle

At the moment of this writing, the Congress and president of the United States are scrambling to come up with legislation to shape how health ...

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time-outs are a weak punishment

For several reasons, I am not a fan of parenting magazines. First, they reinforce the impression that child-rearing is a very complicated affair, requiring consulting ...

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Friendship: Consider all that it entails, implies

It's one of the many words we use in our daily thinking and conversation which we tend to overuse and misuse. We have a ...

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's mail and its post office: Part One

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 25, 2017 | | Life


Stock photos and funeral home fans

The first funeral home fan that I remember (probably from the funeral of a great-aunt or uncle, my attendance at which, as a child of ...

June 25, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


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