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Tucker Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie E. Tucker of Statesboro celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. The couple was married on Dec. 8, 1956. They have three children, Traci Hart of Statesboro, Staci Cowart of Gastonia, N.C., and Kevin Tucker of Brooklet; seven grandchildren, Ashtyn Brown, Addison Hart, James and Jake Cowart, Ericka Perdue, Katie and Lindsey Tucker; and five great-grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa Cowart, Ava and Layla Brown and Anna Kendrick.

December 11, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


'Sweet' holiday tradition

Since 2007, the Lighting of Sweetheart Circle at Georgia Southern University has been an annual holiday tradition for Statesboro that helps to kick off the season.

December 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Finals and finishing strong

By the time you're reading this, I'll have just one week of finals to go before I complete my second semester of culinary school. Finals week marks the end of the most rigorous 16-week schedule I've experienced yet, and come Dec. 9, it will be time to celebrate!

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted

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

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas, cocoa and the close of another year

As the calendar moves rapidly towards the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, everything seems rushed and frantic. Make a concerted effort to keep the true meaning of Christmas in the forefront of each activity, meal, conversation or shopping trip. Spend quality family time sharing memories of the year 2016 and creating unique remembrances for this holiday month. Fit in a few of the festivities below to add to the Christmas merriment and close out another fun-filled, family year.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't make your children 'big fish'

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on because it is a quintessential example of the general intemperance of today's parenting.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Living with gratitude: It's better late than never

In Luke's "good news" historical account of Jesus' teaching and deeds, he records the incident of the healing of 10 who were lepers (chapter 17). They had begged him for healing and Jesus told them to go to the priests, the miracle taking effect as they obeyed him. The sad conclusion to the story is shared by Luke.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825

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

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, don't engage in arguments with your children

Q: In last week's column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That's fine and dandy advice, John, but you failed to tell your readers how to stay out of or end these arguments. For example, my strong-willed, stubborn, argumentative 14-year-old daughter wants to argue with me about nearly every decision I make, every "no," every rule, every instruction. I am going slowly insane. How do I make her stop?

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A spirit of thanksgiving

People arrive at thankfulness in a myriad of different ways. We're not naturally born with a heart of gratitude or a spirit of thanksgiving; it's our life experiences and influences that teach us to understand the true meaning of being thankful.

November 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Out of the cloud and into the past

Mea culpa. I broke a basic rule of grammar, twice using the objective case "me" instead of the nominative case "I" in my column on the cyber-world cloud. I could claim that everybody does it (true) or that it was written in a whimsical mood (also true). However, I keep looking over my shoulder for Georgia Wilkes Hilliard (Mrs. T.H.), my high school English teacher who taught me grammar and, because she cared, much more. Although that tiny lady is long dead, she still patrols parts of my head and heart. I wish I had an opportunity to tell ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Honoring those who served

Around 200 people attended the community Veterans Day observance last Friday in the Averitt Center for the Arts' Emma Kelly Theater, hosted each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90.

November 20, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia one of first states to build quality roads

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

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children free to disagree but not disobey parents

My advice to the Wall Street Journal, the only news source to which I subscribe: Stop trying to be all things to all people. Specifically, stop giving parenting advice.

November 13, 2016 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Times have changed; basic tenets of parenting have not

Q: You seem to blame all of America's parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Spring: Strawberries and market season

Happy spring! We have survived the dreary days of winter and I couldn't be happier to welcome the sunshine, watch the azaleas reveal their ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: More stagecoach mail routes approved in Georgia

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

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: You can overcome the blues

Many behavioral experts say it is perfectly normal to get the "blues" occasionally. The causes of depression are likely far more numerous than most know ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Looking at ways to go

Moving past the personal focus of the last column, I return to an exploration of death and aging which was begun earlier.

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Harmony, friendship color annual Holi Festival

The Holi Festival brought a visual display of unity and triumph to the campus of Georgia Southern University - and to Statesboro - on Thursday night.

March 26, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Live full life in full view of your kids

Once again, a reader proves that parenting must be added to religion and politics as verboten subjects for polite conversation. A column I published back ...

March 19, 2017 | | Life


Neighborly steps toward friendship

One bird feeder hangs from the still-empty branch of a sycamore tree. One hangs from the already-budding branch of a saw-tooth oak. Both feeders are ...

March 19, 2017 | | Life


Retreat helps women heal, honors fallen

In August 2011, Shanette Booker's world changed after the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker. He died at home.

March 19, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Mother was mostly right this time

Q: My 30-month-old has started throwing tantrums when I do not give her or do for her what she wants. During her fits, she cries ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Have a sweet St. Pat's Day with cookies

It's that infamous time of year in the Hostess City when everyone, no matter who your people are, becomes Irish for a day. Since ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Suddenly, it's spring

This offering departs from the usual focus on aging to which I shall return next time. Something in my head demands to be said, hanging ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Fundraiser hits the target for the Averitt

Forty-five shooters, including teens, adults and teams, gathered to participate in the eighth annual Cultural Clays shooting tournament on March 4 at BayGall Sporting Clays ...

March 12, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New Georgia mail routes, rules and regulations

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

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Marching into a new month

An old English proverb predicts this of March's weather: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." The opposite is ...

March 05, 2017 | | Life


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