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A year of no surprises

It's been almost a year since Dr. Brooks Keel assumed his role as Georgia Southern University's 12th president on Jan. 1, 2010. He's had the tough task of slashing a budget three months into the job, but also the joy of Georgia's Board of Regents approving a full engineering program for the university.

December 12, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


Santa Claus tells all

Like Tim Allen's character in "The Santa Clause" movies, the real Santa was once an ordinary man, who was chosen and transformed through a mysterious process.

December 05, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Life


A life on the land

The air was crisp as helpers loaded the purple stalks of sugar cane onto trailers, brought them to the syrup house, and fed them through grinders to produce the sweet juice that would soon be boiled down into cane syrup.

November 28, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


High-Traffic History

It's impossible to sort out how many of the more than 1,500 school children who will visit the Georgia Southern University Museum in tour groups this month are coming just because of the Camp Lawton exhibit. If trends hold, another 1,000 to 1,500 people of all ages will file through as "walk-ins" in November alone, and their reasons would be even harder to pin down.

November 21, 2010 | By AL HACKLE Special to the Herald | Life


American Boychoir in concert

The world-renowned American Boychoir was in Statesboro Thursday night to play a concert at First United Methodist Church. The Boychoir is widely considered the top concert boys choir in the United States. It was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1937 and moved to Princeton, N.J., in 1950.

November 14, 2010 | | Life


Alzheimer's disease - A growing reality in Bulloch County

Some have called it a fate worse than death. It's an incurable disease. One that is equally devastating on the victim and the victim's loved ones who witness an unfolding tragedy, often in slow motion.

November 07, 2010 | By ROY AKINS Special to the Herald | Life


River of Screams

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department tried something new for Halloween this year. With Splash in the Boro closed for the season, and the sttractions drained of water, the Lazy River became a place for a little Halloween fun.

October 31, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


A Fair to remember

Clear skies, comfortable temperatures and the lure of fun and excitement could mean a record year for the 49th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair when everything is counted. All week, Statesboro Kiwanis Club welcomed folks from all across the region for food, thrill rides, exhibits and more.

October 24, 2010 | | Life


The house that wasn't cursed

A single historic structure stands five miles north of Sylvania as the only evidence of the once booming town of Jacksonboro.

October 17, 2010 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Life


A Trip of memories

It was a trip to remember. A dozen World War II veterans from south Georgia enjoyed fellowship with other veterans and made lots of memories after Honor Flight Savannah treated them to an all-expenses paid daytrip to Washington, D.C., recently.

October 09, 2010 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Life


The love is still alive

Connie Sacks glows as she speaks of her husband, Max Sacks. A former soldier, Sacks was a contract tactical medical instructor with a government agency working in Afghanistan. On July 29, a little more than two months ago, the Taliban ambushed a convoy Max Sacks was traveling with. After helping get his crew to safety, he died from his injuries.

October 03, 2010 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Life


Mixing family & politics

A large crowd at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse Wednesday night got a few laughs out of two polar political opposites who just happen to be married.

September 26, 2010 | Holli Deal Saxon | Life


Family, fun & fitness

Cooperation and Family Fitness Night is one of the most popular parent-involvement events at Bulloch County elementary schools.

September 18, 2010 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


A new home for an old schoolhouse

After watching the one-room schoolhouse she cherishes travel on the back of a tractor trailer from her farm in southeast Bulloch County to Georgia Southern's Botanical Garden, Jan Anderson was a little wistful Wednesday morning.

September 12, 2010 | By JAMES HEALY | Life


A Minor Miracle

(Note: Dixie Aubrey has a special needs grandson.)

September 05, 2010 | By DIXIE AUBREY Special to the Herald | Life


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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 ...

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 ...

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


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy May blossoms and blessings

It's almost time for the last school bell to sound, waving goodbye to teachers and students and tests and classrooms for yet another year ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Allow God to get his Word in

In our world, opinions come from all over. Just ask a question, and you'll get someone to let you know what they think, and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Commerce begins on the Altamaha in southeast Georgia

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

April 24, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: Getting help for health problems

"What?" you say. "Another column on health problems? Why?"

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't let ex's shortfalls influence your parenting

Q: We are a struggling blended family. My husband has three children (ages 7, 12 and 17) from a previous marriage. Their mother's home ...

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Mighty Mouse, Harry Potter and the Liberty Bell

I was awakened by the lightning. Not the thunder, not the windchimes whirling dervishly, not the rain slapping against the side of the house. Not ...

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Making the Canoochee and the Altamaha navigable

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

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Paradoxical intention' can help control thumb-sucking

Q: Our 7-year-old son has sucked his thumb forever, more or less constantly. He has recently switched to sucking his index finger and putting his ...

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Dr. Roger Branch On Aging: Costly health problems

My previous column concluded that seniors generally are not more "sickly" than others, but many of their health problems are serious - and they are costly ...

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Making the Ogeechee River a navigable waterway

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

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Sick children should only be exposed to calming media

Q: My 6-year-old daughter watched too many episodes of a certain TV show when she was sick, and now she doesn't want to go ...

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley - When the mental smoke clears

It is just after sundown. The yellow moon hovers in the navy blue sky and beneath it, far beneath it, where the sky meets the ...

April 08, 2016 | | Life


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