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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


Kathy Bradley: Not-so-great expectations

One year it was biscuits. One year it was list-making. The objects of my Lenten fasts have ranged from the concrete and indulgent to the intangible and neurotic. On Ash Wednesday, just hours before my forehead accepted a sooty cross, I decided that this year I would give up expectations.

March 20, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The need for canals to connect the Altamaha River

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 20, 2016 | | Life


Breakfast: Does eating a morning meal matter for health?

Some people may find nutrition information frustrating in part because of seemingly conflicting messages in the media and other sources related to what to eat. One area of “controversy” is the idea that skipping breakfast has negative consequences for weight management and health indicators such as blood pressure or cholesterol levels. These potential negative impacts could be concerning in that results from a large population study suggest that skipping breakfast is common among American adults, with 18 percent self-reporting skipping the morning meal.

March 20, 2016 | Suzanne Lewis KSL.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Kids, not adults, should manage their own sports teams

Q: Is three hours of one sport once a week too much for a 7-year-old? This sport meets from 6-

March 20, 2016 | | Life


Welcome spring with ballgames, bounce houses Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 15th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Life


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 11, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah's Atlantic Inland Water Route

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

September 11, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: The importance of remembering

At 8:45 on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, two passenger jets were intentionally crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade ...

September 11, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Sweet charity

This country is a land of contradictions. Its people display measureless greed and exceptional generosity.

September 11, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, stop feeding the tweenage drama dragon

Q: Our sixth-grade son has always been an excellent math student. This year, however, he melts down every time he does math homework. Within minutes ...

September 04, 2016 | | Life


Serving public servants

Residents of The Gardens at Southern Manor partnered with residents of Southern Manor Retirement Inn to create gift bags for local public servants recently. Benefiting ...

September 04, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


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