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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Heading into an awesome autumn

Just a few days ago, Statesboro caught a glimpse of fall as the temperatures dropped and the breezes caused the trees to wave their limbs and leaves heavenward. A welcomed change from the scorching heat before, the pleasant days were just a tease of autumn as the summer sun and temperatures crept back onto the calendar. But it's coming - it really is.

September 03, 2017 | | Life


High water, tender mercies

The rain lasted long enough to move the sky from dusk to hard dark, to leave the grass glistening, to flatten the ant hills out by the mailbox. Long enough for me to notice when the sound reduced itself to the monotonic drip, drip, drip from the eaves and the cones streaming from the floodlights on the corners of the house went from pale and thick to bright and golden. Just long enough to make the night an invitation.

September 03, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time to re-educate child and parent

Q: I have taught my 4-year-old son that he is the boss. I have given him too many choices and too many explanations. I've allowed him to manipulate, disobey and disrespect me. Ever since I began devouring your podcasts and newspaper columns, however, my eyes have been opened. It's been a few weeks since I started putting your old-school principles into practice and I've made some progress, but I'm still getting into lots of power struggles. After four years of not being the boss, how do I now turn this ship around? I'm finding that ...

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's militia helps protect early settlers in area

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Humanity is not negotiable

"If we are following Christ literally, then nobody's humanity is up for grabs. Nobody. This is nonnegotiable." --The Rev. Jen Hatmaker, Time magazine, August 28, 2017, page 60. However, the following definitions show that dehumanization is as current as it is ages old.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Laborless fruit-filled desserts for Labor Day

Labor Day is upon us, and if you're like me, you're already considering a work-free way to celebrate. On a holiday that honors the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our great nation, it sure is nice to take comfort in a little rest and relaxation.

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore it wasn't his and that he didn't know whose it was and that he's never used pot, but then he failed to pass a drug test. Now he admits that he's smoked pot, but he says he only tried it once and didn't like it. He still maintains that the pot we found in the glove box of his car belonged to someone else, but he still maintains that he ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn't expected to live. A nurse placed the babies together in one incubator. The healthy baby threw an arm over her sister's upper torso, either intentionally or by chance. The smaller baby's heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. Some said, "That's astonishing!"

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We are standing in the Ogeechee River, wide and dark, brown as coffee. The trees that grow along its banks are tall and heavy with branches that dangle over the river, dripping Spanish moss. On the sandbar just a few yards away, my family - aunts and uncles and cousins, grandparents, my mother, my brother - move around in a cone of sunshine, a spotlight cutting through the canopy of cypress and pine and scrub oak.

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope climbing.

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No smartphone, no need to police it

When I was a child, a popular comic strip was "There Oughta Be a Law." It ran in the paper that came to our doorstep every morning and was one of the first things I went to when it was my turn to get ink all over my fingers. I later realized that at one level the cartoonist was satirizing people who hold to great faith in the ability of government to solve all manner of social problems.

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Food columnist launches new YouTube channel

If you've read my food column or followed my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my dreams is to host my own cooking show on a national television network. I've often written about it, sharing my close calls, like that time I was cast as a contestant on ABC TV's "The Taste," a cooking competition reality show. My brief video appearance on The Dr. Oz Show was fun too, when producers found my food blog and asked me to represent Georgia in Dr. Oz's Nationwide Healthy Recipe Challenge with a healthy ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Not an app for everything

Will Rogers - unique humorist, cowboy philosopher and gentle gadfly - typically began his monologues with "All I know is what I read in the newspapers..." Given current criticism of newspapers, those words might draw a cynical laugh now. As a working journalist in the past, I still put great stock in newspapers as reliable sources of information, but not so much in supermarket tabloids or cable news outlets with their revenue-generating talking heads.

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Fusco to rep Boro in annual Jekyll Island competition

What do you get when you combine a father's culinary lessons with job experiences and observances, and sprinkle on a bit of shrimp, andouille sausage and bacon?

August 13, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Purchase 'stupid' for teen's first car

Adam Nickel thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car -thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would do better with a car that comes equipped with blind-spot/lane-change alert (notifies driver when another vehicle is approaching on either side), lane assist (gently guides car, if it begins to drift, back into proper lane), backup camera display, backup alerts, pedestrian sensor, automatic braking, and a radio that won't come on unless everyone is buckled in. Said auto also has a computer program that monitors a teen driver's performance, and can be ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Classic autism not a mental disorder

Q: In the school district where I used to teach, I attended many meetings concerning children with special needs. Many of the kids in question ...

November 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Troy, Leesville, Sunbright — and finally, Brooklet

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 12, 2017 | | Life


Shall we gather at the river?

The sun has not yet cracked the tree line. Its blush is just beginning to show when I step out onto the front porch to ...

November 12, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Georgia Southern's Elaris Duo releases second recording

Music is the universal language of mankind. It is indeed a language spoken eloquently and fluently by Drs. Steven and Larisa Elisha, who are internationally ...

November 12, 2017 | By LAUREN PORTER | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't make parents' issues your own

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 05, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Entertain with ease this holiday season

It's officially holiday season, and if you're like me, visions of green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé and pumpkin pie have been dancing ...

November 05, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bengal was largest early town in Bulloch County

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 05, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Take the time to be grateful

The month of November seems to inadvertently call attention to the grateful gauge in one's heart. How's the gratitude attitude in your home ...

November 05, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Butterfly wings

The only thing scarier than the news reports that we read and see on television is the prospect of not knowing what is happening.

November 05, 2017 | | Life


Barber — Middleton

Shelly Nettles Barber and Shannon Keith Middleton were united in marriage on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Surrounded by close family and friends ...

November 05, 2017 | | Life


Freedom tour brings history to life

History came to life at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport this week as vintage bombers and other planes landed for flight tours and display. The Wings ...

November 05, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: It's a need-to-know, when-to-know thing with your children

Q: My son just turned 5 and is starting to ask various questions about parents including why some people have two parents and he only ...

October 29, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bay Gall, Bassett, Belknap spring up in Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 29, 2017 | | Life


On the edge

The late afternoon sun made my shadow long and narrow. It stretched out in front of me like a plumb line. I had brought with ...

October 29, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Boro's best honored

The people of the Boro have spoken - and voted - and now we know who local residents believe to hold the top spots in their respective ...

October 29, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


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