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Hands-on approach key for Bishop Sharma Lewis

She's the little sister to three older sisters and big sister to one brother. To fill their shoes would be huge task, but Sharma Lewis had her own footwear and walked her own path to make history when she was elected by the North Georgia Conference as the first African-American female to lead the delegation to the 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. In 2015, she was again voted to lead the delegation to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Then, in July 2016, Lewis made history again to become Bishop Sharma Lewis, the first African-American woman elected to that ...

February 24, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High | Life


And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person, the tractor tires have made loops like rainbows or rick-rack and I have to be careful as I make my nightly rounds not to stumble.

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Best interests of child is paramount

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth mother. She was completely out of the picture until a couple of years ago when she suddenly showed up, telling us that she'd completely changed her life and wanted to re-establish contact with "her" son. At first, it was just phone calls. Then she asked for daytime visits, then overnights. Then he wanted to go on vacation with her last summer. In the meantime, he's become more and more difficult to live with - moody and disrespectful, mostly, and his grades ...

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: There are things God wants us to know about him

There is a lot of skepticism about God today. I suppose this has almost always been true. Atheism, agnosticism and pessimism ("Where is God when bad things happen?") all express denial, doubt and disappointment about even the idea of God.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Victor Simmons: Leader in the art world, humble servant

For Statesboro High School graduate Victor Simmons, art is more than a vocation. Much like Proverbes 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he," for Simmons it is all about art.

February 19, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New stagecoach routes would hug the Georgia coast

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 19, 2017 | | Life


Roxie Remley a pioneer for women in uniform

Before Roxie Remley was a force for the arts in Statesboro, she helped beat a path for women into the U.S. Army during World War II, becoming an officer and receiving some training classified top secret.

February 19, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home with the one you love, I've got a three-course restaurant-quality menu that's Some Kinda Good and easy to prepare. I don't know of a more caring way to demonstrate your love for someone special than preparing a meal from the heart.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Naps not the best solution for teens

There must be some relationship between aging and the "You've got to be kidding me!" response, if I am any indication, that is. What was once occasional has become almost daily.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:End times -- Taking care of business

"In this life, two things are certain - death and taxes." This familiar saying is correct, but I can name other certainties, good and bad. The issue of taxes is constantly discussed but never solved. Death, which is more certain than taxes, is mentioned less often.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Long distance stagecoach lines make it to Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Music more than a profession for GSU master's student Cottle

A musician's work is never done is a fact that Robert Cottle knows all too well. When asked to describe himself in a few words, Cottle needs only one: Workaholic.

February 12, 2017 | By Rashida Otunba | Life


Mical Whitaker’s everlasting mark in Statesboro, Bulloch

Witty, classy, outspoken, knowledgeable, well-traveled, polite with a splash of Southern charm coupled with a thick layer of New York temerity all tempered with a goodly dose of genuine sensitivity. Blend it all together and you have Mical Whitaker, the well-known producer and director of "The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Story Hour," a retired assistant professor of theater at Georgia Southern University, and the founder and past director of the Statesboro Youth Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

February 06, 2017 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High | Life


Tradition spreads love locally — to help spread it globally

A sweet tradition in the Boro continues this year as students from Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Georgia Southern University deliver singing valentines Feb. 10 to 14, bringing joy and love to all.

February 06, 2017 | By Angye Morrison amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must convey authority to children

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Post offices open in dozens of Bulloch communities

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 18, 2017 | | Life


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

Would you like to live 1,000 years? According to an article in Smithsonian magazine, a Silicone Valley biologist named Aubrey de Grey insists that ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Kids need parents to be truly in charge

Many of today's parents suffer (and suffer they do, albeit a good number seem to feel their suffering is a sign of conscientious parenting ...

June 11, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: How the post office system was set up in Georgia

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 11, 2017 | | Life


To make a tree

To make a tree, begin with a straight line, vertical. On each side of the straight line add additional straight lines, shorter, at an angle ...

June 11, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't jump to the diagnosis just yet

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aerial delivery of the mail begins with balloons

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 04, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make memories: let the summer fun begin

The first few days of summer break slid off the calendar, welcoming the month of June with large plans of summer fun. And officially-speaking, the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Pull over for Georgia peaches

A good road trip becomes a great road trip at first sight of those often hand-painted wooden, one to two word signs seen along the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Much pomp!

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Much pomp!

June 04, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Meeting the grief challenge

What can I say? What can I do? Death and the storm of grief that follows can challenge the best intentions of supportive friends. There ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Motivation key when choosing private school

Q: We have just moved and are seeking a new school for our two children - 6- and 8-year-old boys. They are smart, respectful of adults ...

May 28, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Ancient text: 'Of all these hours, fear but one!'

On the wall above an ancient sundial in Cluny, France is engraved this warning: "Of all these hours, fear but one!" The "hour" spoken of ...

May 28, 2017 | | Life


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