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'Twas the week before Christmas...

...And all through the town, we proved that we have the most spirit around. Check out these pictures from the month's buildup to the big day!

December 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


African diaspora gives back from afar

The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


A cemetery apart

"The Colored Folks Cemetery," as a deed from 1903 describes it, is a smaller, privately maintained cemetery behind the city of Statesboro's publicly maintained Eastside Cemetery.

December 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Life


Avoid the approaching 'Holiday Overwhelm'

In the human version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jim Carrey as the Grinch shares these symbolic stresses in his busy holiday schedule: "Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, Jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare ...

December 07, 2014 | Connie Sokol Deseret News | Life


How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.

December 07, 2014 | Anne D'Innocenzio The Associated Press | Life


Legacy of the land

Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.

December 07, 2014 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Life


And the last Thanksgiving thank-you goes to: helium

NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Sad music may help winter blues

BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.

November 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News | Life


Winter is coming. Be prepared.

Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.

November 30, 2014 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Life


Club celebrates 55 years of community, conversation — and coffee

With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.

November 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Yes, Virginia, there is a pine tree with your name on it

Question: What is the Virginia pine? I just received my Market Bulletin and see that numerous Christmas tree farms grow it.

November 16, 2014 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life


3 effects divorce has on your kids

I am a child of divorce. As a kid, I struggled internally with the divorce for one reason - I was no longer going to see my father every day. But, young as I was, I understood my mother and father were better at being friends, and my parents managed to give me and my sister a wonderful childhood. I hold no resentment. However, not all children understand and deal with divorce very well.

November 16, 2014 | Marya Bitsko Deseret News | Life


Local fraternal groups honor veterans

American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90 in Statesboro and Woodmen of the World, Chapter 158, joined with Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teachers Sorority, to provide gifts to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dublin.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


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Backyard birding

Winter is here, the tree branches are bare, and the outdoor landscape can be, well, a bit drab this time of the year. But it doesn't have to be.

January 04, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Life


Children's drawings can depict family problems

Next time your 6-year-old says, "Look at the picture I drew mommy," take a good look.

December 28, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Life


Multiracial marriages on the rise, according to study

An influx of immigrants has sparked diversity and more multiracial marriages in America, according to a Brookings Institution article that notes whites are the most likely partner.

December 28, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Life


Happy birth-week to these celebs

Dec. 28: Comic book creator Stan Lee ("Spider-Man," ''The Incredible Hulk") is 92. Actor Martin Milner ("Adam 12," ''Route 66") is 83. Actress Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek") is 82. Actress Maggie Smith is 80. Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is 76. Singer-keyboardist Edgar Winter is 68. Actor Denzel Washington is 60. Country singer Joe Diffie is 56. Drummer Mike McGuire of Shenandoah is 56. Country singer-guitarist Marty Roe of Diamond Rio is 54. Actor Malcolm Gets ("Caroline in the City") is 50. Comedian Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live") is 41. Actor Brendan Hines ("Lie to Me") is 38 ...

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life


Will Stephen Colbert bring his faith to 'The Late Show'?

Last week saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.

December 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Life


Ring in the New Year right

Although New Year's Eve parties tend to be similar from year to year, hosts can explore the many ways to make their celebrations stand out from those of years past. This handy guide provides ideas to your get creative juices flowing.

December 28, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


First Day Hikes

Kick-start your New Year's resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you. Since New Year's resolutions often include exercise, Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites are offering ways to make the goal more fun.

December 28, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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