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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Summertime, summertime — let the fun times begin

School's out for summer; let playtime begin. Hopefully your family has a list - mental or written - of lots and lots of fun activities to accomplish before the school bell chimes again. Stay up past bedtime and have a kids' movie marathon, build a fort in the den and read a chapter book together, chase fireflies, try new recipes, find a new trail for hiking, or go blueberry picking. Watch a thunderstorm from the safety of the family room, step in puddles with rainboots and tie streamers on the handlebars and have a bike parade. Find unique ways to celebrate ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Although world is more complex, parents need not stress

"Puzzled Grandma in the South" recently wrote to "Dear Abby" asking, "Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers?" Grandma has observed that moms of her generation (baby boomers) did not agonize over raising kids, and neither did her mother or grandmother. She also rightly points out that today's moms seem to lean a lot on expert advice, which she thinks is "a bunch of nonsense." Ironically, I agree.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Help from unexpected friends

Social Security retirement, Medicare and Medicaid are national programs that help senior citizens in many ways. Still, we live locally, and massive social changes have cut cords that held families and communities together. Without these networks, people with problems fall through cracks.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: To fight a mockingbird

On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens, I stopped to listen. I'd been walking into the warm silence of mid-morning, absorbing the stillness and the pulse of soil awaiting seed, when a sudden rush of shrieking and squawking burst from among the pine trees and scrub oaks to my right. I stopped short, just in time to see the mockingbird swoop down toward the ground about 6 feet ahead of me, followed closely by a pileated woodpecker.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah River becomes first trade route in Ga.

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

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Unconditional love, leadership can change a 'bad' child

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Who has the spiritual authority in your life?

In many - perhaps most - families, parents and children often find themselves in conflict, sometimes seriously so. It's normal for children, often beginning at a very young age, to challenge the authority of those who raise them. But everyone benefits when children learn early on that Mom and Dad, generally speaking, have the final say in things that affect the individuals in the family.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Homeschooled children shouldn't be micromanaged

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing schoolwork, especially math, and the younger one is starting to pick up on it. Their poor attitudes make the lessons take longer, and they complain and cry about finishing their assignments.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County affected by cross section of rivers

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

May 22, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The good news for seniors

The good news for and about senior citizens is that there are a lot of us, both in raw numbers and as a proportion of the population. That trend began a couple of centuries ago, accelerated in the 20th century, and will continue for several years until the last of the baby boomers join the ranks of us old folks.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Trinity students learn wise choices

Trinity Christian School recently hosted a presentation by some of the state's leading public safety and law enforcement officials in the school's auditorium.

May 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents should set clear parameters for pot-smoking son

Q: I caught my 16-year-old smoking pot. I took everything from him and told him that the next time I catch him, he's out! What else can I or should I do?

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus loved and honored his mother

"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother!' And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home" (John 19:26-27).

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Steamboats begin to take over the Oconee River

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

May 08, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The coming crisis in health care

The health care system in the United States is broken. Regardless of the merits or lack thereof of the Affordable Care Act, core issues have not been solved. Some have not been addressed. Further, that system is about to be hit by an epidemic, which might well overwhelm it.

May 08, 2016 | | Life


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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Truly, parents and children need each other

God intended that every home should be a place of joy and fulfillment.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy the springtime with those you love

The beauty of springtime pleases the senses as April moves in with great fanfare. Blossoms in every shade and color invite a second glance and ...

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Indian Bluffs' once had 2 locations in Bulloch Co.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


On being an adult at Easter

The lethargy of spring and the lingering weight of pollen in my head and chest have left me, this year, all too comfortable with the ...

April 01, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Kids + dirt + worms = Awesome

Local children had the opportunity to do what kids love to do this week - get their hands dirty.

April 01, 2018 | 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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