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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God loves children and so must we

In 1994, Susan Smith, a young mother in North Carolina, was indicted for deliberately pushing her car into a lake and watching her two small boys drown as they were strapped in their car seats. The nation watched in horror as this nightmare unfolded on television. Many of the citizens of North Carolina wanted this mother to receive swift justice. Some said they wanted to take vengeance into their own hands, which, of course, wasn't their right.

October 02, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Wishing for autumn on a fallen leaf

I think if we all wish for cooler weather each time a leaf falls from a tree, then maybe, just maybe, autumn will peak her head into our part of the country. Until that actually happens, search for other signs of fall, like the orange pumpkin patches that are appearing outside local businesses, scarecrows and hay bales decorating front lawns, ripe persimmons and pears bending limbs with their weight, and acorns raining when the wind blows. You might even find one or two darkened muscadine grapes still clinging to the vine if the birds or squirrels missed them.

October 02, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: New way of parenting hyperfocused on kids' feelings

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation in any culture at any time in history had ever done: We broke with the parenting traditions of our foremothers and forefathers. When the time came, we refused to take the well-worn parenting baton and carry it forward. And as poet Robert Frost foresaw, albeit upside-down, it has made all of the difference.

October 02, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah Line ships sunk by German U-boats in both wars

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

October 02, 2016 | | Life


Southeast Bulloch hosts 2016 Band Blast Festival

Eleven regional high school marching bands strutted their stuff for one another and their parents during the Southeast Bulloch Band Blast Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 - with an emphasis on "festival."

October 02, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use 'Godfather Principle' to nip fear of doctor in the bud

Q: Over the past year or so, our 5-year-old has developed an extreme fear of going to the doctor or dentist. This came on suddenly, without a precipitating incident.

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome fall with Zucchini Walnut Muffins

I've often thought farmers and gardeners must be the most creative chefs. They constantly face the challenge of coming up with new ways to eat copious amounts of the season's harvest. Take a walk at our local farmers' market or in any grocery store's produce department this time of year and you'll find zucchini in abundance. A green squash with mild flavor, in Georgia, zucchini is in season from May through October.

September 25, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Seniors and politics

In general, seniors do not fare well in the political arena. Well, old politicians do; they keep getting re-elected. Other seniors serve faithfully at polling places, and seniors are also faithful voters.

September 25, 2016 | | Life


'All of it belongs to him'

Saint Mary's Missionary Baptist Church celebrated the dedication of their new building recently with a praise and worship service that filled almost all of the 300-plus chairs. Their previous home of worship, built in 1885 with a sanctuary that held 125 at best, stands close by as a constant reminder of the solid foundation on which the church was established.

September 25, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah Line sees rapid expansion in its fleet of ships

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

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parent help with homework is generally a bad thing

Amanda Johnson, a second-grade teacher in Laramie, Wyoming, has caused quite a stir both among her colleagues and constituents and - because her educational incorrectness was covered by national media - across the United States. Her claim to 15 minutes of fame: Citing research purporting to show that homework does not improve overall achievement, Johnson has announced to the parents of her incoming students that she will not assign homework this year.

September 18, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Central of Georgia Railroad goes to sea

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

September 18, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Stormy weather

It's not that I don't pay attention to the weather; I do. I pay very close attention to the weather. At least my body does.

September 18, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Kudos to school's 'problem-solving' sign to parents

Just when I am teetering on the edge of despair concerning the state of child rearing in America, dwelling much, much too obsessively on the damage being done to children and the nation by parents who won't allow their children to take full responsibility for themselves, a little beam of light finds its way through the darkness and rekindles my hope for a future in which children are once again held fully accountable and, as a consequence, allowed to experience the fullness of authentic liberty.

September 11, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A semester full of cooking and baking

My second semester of culinary school is moving at an exciting pace. I'm finally beginning to feel comfortable in the professional kitchen, getting my bearings and learning how to use the large-scale equipment. I'm taking two classes this fall: Principles of Cooking and Principles of Baking, and my two books together weigh nearly 13 pounds!

September 11, 2016 | | Life


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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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son must step up, fix issues with mom

Q: My ex-husband and I have pretty much fifty-fifty custody of our 15-year-old son, who has become infected with his father's disrespect for me ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son must step up, fix issues with mom

Q: My ex-husband and I have pretty much fifty-fifty custody of our 15-year-old son, who has become infected with his father's disrespect for me ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


ON Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Winter blues are a real malady — and many suffer from it

It's a new year and the last big holiday for a long time. A few football games remain, but they don't mean much ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


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