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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. That means May is here with flowers and fireflies, memorials and mothers, family vacations and fresh-picked vegetables.

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 possibly what you and everyone else should think. Sometimes you don't even have to ask! We may not always be able to solve the many difficult questions that arise in daily life, but we have no limit of people who are ready to voice their beliefs. If you don't think so, read "Dear Abby" or "Soundoff" for a few days! The topic doesn't necessarily have to be difficult or controversial.

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 is focused on the easiest way of parenting. She allows unlimited electronics, showers the kids with presents and does not discipline effectively at all. It's obvious she wants to be the kids' friend.

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 sound of the storm, but the light. Through the thin slits between the slats of the window blinds, into the flat blackness of my bedroom came slashes of white that prized their way through the blue-veined flaps of my eyelids and jerked me away from whatever dream world I had been visiting.

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 right hand down the back of his pants at the same time. This is driving us crazy!!!

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. Why?

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 to sleep at night because she is having scary thoughts related to the show. She will come out of her room again and again complaining of these thoughts - mostly before she has gone to sleep, rarely in the middle of the night - and want to be tucked back in. How would you recommend handling this?

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 earth at a seam, a line of bright orange flames simmers. I stand on the front porch and watch a frothy lather of smoke floating off to the north.

April 08, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

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

March 27, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr. - Special health issues

In general, aging people are not more "sickly" than the rest of the population. In fact, bouts with typical infectious diseases over the years have armed many of them with protective antibodies. Children with less buffered immune systems and regular exposure to "bugs" through day care centers, recreation programs, dancing classes, school, etc., typically do a lot more sniffing, sneezing, coughing and wheezing than their grandparents. This is partly offset by the elders' years of exposure to pollen and molds, which saddles some of them with allergies that produce the same effects.

March 27, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Influence good by being good

There are many ways to influence others for good. One of the most effective is simply to do good, and let it speak for itself. No fanfare necessary. There is something in human nature that makes us want to emulate that which we appreciate.

March 26, 2016 | | Life


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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Two's a pear: Sweet and savory

My husband and I are blessed to have fruit-bearing trees in our backyard. On either end of the fence in the far corners of our ...

August 28, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New steamships begin regular trips from Savannah to NY

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

August 28, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Stepparents should have authority over teens, too

Q: In a recent column, you advise that stepparents have complete disciplinary authority over all children who live in or visit the home, but do ...

August 28, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: We are entitled

Entitlements - you see and hear the word everywhere, mostly used by politicians and political pundits performing in print or on television. To them, it almost ...

August 28, 2016 | | Life


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


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