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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't get 'too big for your britches'

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant. I do so because they've been distorted and demonized by the mental health community as psychologically harmful, which is balderdash given that child mental health is ten times worse today than it was in the 1950s, when their usage was commonplace.

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Nip it, nip it: Relive Mayberry memories with tribute show

Join Gomer, Otis, Ernest T. Bass, Floyd the barber and Deputy Barney Fife as the Averitt Center for the Arts presents "A Tribute to Mayberry" in the Emma Kelly Theater on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Help child face fears to get over them

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is inconvenient given that there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. Since then she's become afraid of noises at night, wind (she thinks a hurricane is coming), and dying in her sleep. Needless to say, she is anxious a lot of the time. We've talked to her, reassured her, and so on, but nothing has worked. She's becoming a wreck, and so am I. Should I take her to a counselor? If ...

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Bullock' County sets up a local government process

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Pick a pumpkin and celebrate the fall season

If Hurricane Irma didn't strip the hardwoods in your front yard bare, be sure to keep your eye on the leaves and watch for the brilliant autumn shades that are sure to appear this month. Search the woods for fall's glorious shades of amber, peach, cardinal, crimson and gold, and celebrate everything the season brings: football frenzies, fall festivals, costumed kids and candy corn. Add some of these seasonal holidays, too, to your autumn days or make up a few of your own.

October 01, 2017 | | Life


Botany, philosophy on the farm

It was a gift from Daddy's friend Frank Simmons when we first moved out to Adabelle in 1974. It was supposed to be - "supposed to be" taking on the colloquial Southern meaning of "presented with the understanding and belief that it was" - a silver-leaf maple.

September 29, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Chili: The beef and bean phenomenon

About this time every year, without fail, you can find a 24-ounce can of Italian diced tomatoes, kidney beans and ground beef in my shopping cart. When the weather begins to welcome fall and football season, my mouth starts watering for a big pot of chili, but not just any ol' chili. Smoky and slightly sweet, my award-winning recipe is developed over a few hours, simmering gently on the stovetop and filling my home with the comforting aroma of bacon and onion.

September 24, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Portal a source of angst for parents Portal a source of angst f

Q: Our son attends first grade at the local public school. At the beginning of the school year, all the parents were basically told that we are expected to go to the school's parent website every day to keep up with our kids' homework assignments. In addition, the "Parent Portal," as it's called, also lets us know what we are expected to help with at home. In effect, we are being made responsible for what, in our estimation, is a teacher's responsibility. We are expected to know the material, monitor homework, and see to it that every ...

September 24, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Getting on after Irma

Hurricane Irma, the second disastrous Atlantic storm to hit the U.S. in less than a month, has come and gone. New ones are upon us in a cascade of misery. Irma's destruction among the islands, the Florida Keys, up the length of Florida, in Georgia and South Carolina was beyond description. Some places may never recover. Still, it left some golden nuggets.

September 24, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch Co. begins slow growth process in 1800s

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 24, 2017 | | Life


No window dressing

When the click and flicker that signaled the loss of power sent the house into dimness and silence, I thought about going through the rooms and turning everything off. Then I realized I wasn't sure exactly what had been on, which lamps, which ceiling fans, which ceiling lights. All that light - all that automatic, instantly available, taken for granted light - and in less than 10 seconds I'd forgotten which of the many switches produced it.

September 17, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Why Archibald Bulloch deserved his namesake

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 17, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Not a big deal can be, well, a big deal

I am a member of the last generation of American children who were no big deal. No one made a big deal over me, ever. Not my mother, my father, or anyone else. For my parents, raising me properly was a big deal, but I was not. It may come as a shock and surprise to some readers, but the process and the person are two different things.

September 17, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's counties multiply, petition creates Bulloch in 1795

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 10, 2017 | | Life


Family records key, says Willow Hill festival speakers

Passing on the importance of knowing your heritage and preserving it were key points for speakers at the annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival, held Sept. 2 in Portal.

September 10, 2017 | Photos by JULIA FECHTER | special | Life


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bay Gall, Bassett, Belknap spring up in Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 29, 2017 | | Life


On the edge

The late afternoon sun made my shadow long and narrow. It stretched out in front of me like a plumb line. I had brought with ...

October 29, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Boro's best honored

The people of the Boro have spoken - and voted - and now we know who local residents believe to hold the top spots in their respective ...

October 29, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Hot meals and warm hugs

The effects of Hurricane Irma were widespread at an unprecedented level, with the entire states of Florida and Georgia experiencing her wrath. In Statesboro and ...

September 17, 2017 | Scott Bryant Herald Staff | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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