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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: 4 fresh ways to enjoy sweet Georgia peaches

The familiar taste of a ripe, sweet Georgia peach is the ultimate flavor of summertime. Nothing beats biting into the fuzzy, soft fruit and hearing the sound of the peel break while the juices run down your chin. I grew up in middle Georgia, from which, according to GeorgiaPeachFestival.com, approximately 83 percent of the state's peach production comes. We often visit the popular Lane Southern Orchards, a working farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, where onlookers can watch as peaches are picked fresh and processed on the packing line. My mom and I love going to the Peachtree Caf ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Medication will not change child's misbehavior

Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant - problems his first-grade teacher did not have with him. At home, we have no more than typical "boyishness" - nothing approaching serious. Nonetheless, at the school's request, we took him to a private counselor they recommended. When that did no good, the school began insisting he had a disorder and wanted him put on medication - something we will not do. Anyway, we want to take preventive steps to head this off before it becomes an issue in ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Traffic, commerce continues to grow on the Savannah River

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

July 31, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: 'Dread disease'

The term "dread disease" is not used much anymore. It once was common and applied to disastrous diseases that spread rapidly, caused great suffering and killed many people. A partial list includes smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, yellow fever, polio, typhoid fever, pertussis (whooping cough) and diphtheria. Effective immunizations, antibiotics and better sanitization have wiped out some of these and brought others under control.

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Out with summer, in with school

All 15 Bulloch County Schools campuses held their open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening. Teachers have been back at work all week, and school resumes for students Monday.

July 31, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Commonsense rules for taking kids to restaurants

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Daniel Eddy, a New York City chef, on how to have a mutually successful experience with a young child in an upscale restaurant ("How to Take Your Kids Out to Eat and Actually Enjoy the Experience," July 14, 2016). The WSJ obviously thinks that being a chef qualifies one as an expert the subject; it seems to me, however, that a waitperson would have the better perspective.

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Army Corps helps navigation above Augusta on the Savannah River

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

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Heat to boiling

It is so hot. So hot that, by 7:30 in morning, the basil on the deck droops like little green flags on a windless day. So hot that, at 7:30 in the evening, it takes less than 10 minutes to be damp with sweat and sticky with salt and for gnats to be going after my eyes like children on parade candy.

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Atlanta Ballet

The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's Summer Intensive for intermediate ballet students was held at Georgia Southern University June 11–22, where dancers ages 11 and older from around the world recieved top-notch training during daily classes and rehearsals. The annual program has earned a reputation for excellence with a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes strong technique, artistry and performance. The two-week camp culminated with a final studio performance Friday, where dancers were able to showcase what they learned.

July 24, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Steaming down the Savannah

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

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Because I said so' is a perfectly reasonable response

One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "Children deserve reasons." To large degree, that was a reaction to the previous parental policy of answering "Why? and "Why not?" with "Because I said so."

July 17, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The drug crisis in America

This country is in the midst of a drug crisis, and it is steadily getting worse.

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?'

In 1892, J.G. Dailey wrote the beautiful hymn with a beautiful theme: "Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?" It's a hymn that speaks simply yet eloquently of the motivation for the Gospel of Christ - the love of God. Please think briefly about the Scriptural background for this song of worship.

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Eat seed and be merry

I have tried for years to feed birds. Hung all manner of feeders from stout branches and metal shepherd's crooks, tried seed mixture blended specially - or so the bag said - for the birds I've seen hanging out at Sandhill, crumbled up stale bread and sprinkled it on the grass in an effort to Hansel-and-Gretel-like show them the way. And, with the exception of hummingbirds, I have failed miserably.

July 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Wrecks, explosions make steamboating a dangerous job

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

July 10, 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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