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GSU tradition is truly 'one in a melon'

Students, faculty and staff gathered at Georgia Southern University Wednesday for the Watermelon Cutting, hosted by GSU President Jaimie Hebert.

July 17, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Troubled death, troubling grief

Suicide is a problem that will not go away. Indeed, it is growing and is undercounted because some suicides are made to look like accidents and suicidal lifestyles kill others. News reports focus on the young - people in their teens and early 20s. However, the number of suicides among older men is also rising. At every age, suicide is a matter of suffering and sorrow.

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Poolside picnic is perfection

As much as I enjoy cooking, there are those days when the last thing I want to do is heat up the oven, especially during Georgia summers. There's something about the hot temperatures that zap the energy right out of you, and anyway, summertime is the season to slow down and take it easy. Nothing supports that line of logic more than a carefree picnic. Today I'll share some simple and Some Kinda Good ideas to pack in a picnic basket. Whether you have your own swimming pool, or decide to take your picnic to the beach, the ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Excess can lead to bad behavior

Q: We've just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively "expelled" from the private school he attended last year because of repeated instances of stealing small items from classmates and, on one occasion, from the teacher's desk. We're rather shocked because our son was the highest-performing student in his first grade class and the school's administration promised to work with us concerning the problem. Through the school year, he stole at least 20 items from other children, things like pencils, pencil sharpeners, and several of these new toys called "spinners." He's an only ...

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Ellis — Purvis

Danielle and James Jackson of Rocky Ford, Georgia, and Jay and Beth Ellis of Statesboro are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica Lyn Ellis, to Matthew Terry Purvis, son of Mike and Lisa Purvis of Metter, Georgia.

July 16, 2017 | | Life


Tell them the stories

Second grade was the year I asked for and got a stuffed French poodle for Christmas. I named her Fifi. She had thick wire in her legs and could stand on my dresser by herself. It was the year that Mama made me a pink pin-wale corduroy dress for the Valentine's Day party at school. It had a Peter Pan collar and a high yoke with tiny pearl buttons down the front. It was the year that I added to my vocabulary the words college, scholarship and author and decided that those words were mine.

July 09, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: A little 'Vitamin N' can go a long way

I call it "Vitamin N." It is the word children need to hear most, but it is currently the word children hear least. It is arguably the most character-building word in the English language, but then helping children achieve great things (or creating the illusion that they are achieving great things) has eclipsed helping children build strong character. That is unfortunate indeed because high achievement alone does not produce solid character, but a person with solid character will always do his or her best.

July 09, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Growing old in a health care jungle

At the moment of this writing, the Congress and president of the United States are scrambling to come up with legislation to shape how health care will work in this country for the foreseeable future. This issue has been a growing economic and ethical problem and a political football for decades. Neither the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) nor anything now being proposed can provide a broadly accepted system universal health care.

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make summer memories

July 2 marks the half-way point of every year except leap years. Take a mental look backwards - how have the first six months of the year been? Did you keep up with those easily-discarded resolutions or goals? Accomplish much on your bucket list? Turn your thoughts the other direction - ready for another school year? Started that Christmas list yet?

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's mail and its post office: Part Two

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: There is a cure for parenting 'disorder'

Do you need a parent-nanny? Not a nanny for your child, mind you, but one for YOU!

July 02, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time-outs are a weak punishment

For several reasons, I am not a fan of parenting magazines. First, they reinforce the impression that child-rearing is a very complicated affair, requiring consulting with "experts" on a regular basis (and yes, I am fully aware of the irony of that statement). Second, with every issue, said publications raise the Good Mommy Bar by giving women (their nearly exclusive consumers) more things to think about and more things to do. Third, they often render conflicting information and advice. Fourth, the advice they dispense is often just downright bad.

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Campers hit the target

Fourth through 12th grade students gathered at the Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center this week for the annual archery camp.

June 25, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Stock photos and funeral home fans

The first funeral home fan that I remember (probably from the funeral of a great-aunt or uncle, my attendance at which, as a child of 4 or 5, would never in that time have been considered inappropriate) had a stock painting of Jesus as the Good Shepherd on the front. On the back would have been the name and address of the funeral home and a tasteful slogan along the lines of "Here when you need us" or "Treating your family like family for over 50 years."

June 25, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's mail and its post office: Part One

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 25, 2017 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No smartphone, no need to police it

When I was a child, a popular comic strip was "There Oughta Be a Law." It ran in the paper that came to our doorstep ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Food columnist launches new YouTube channel

If you've read my food column or followed my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my dreams is to ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Not an app for everything

Will Rogers - unique humorist, cowboy philosopher and gentle gadfly - typically began his monologues with "All I know is what I read in the newspapers..." Given ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Fusco to rep Boro in annual Jekyll Island competition

What do you get when you combine a father's culinary lessons with job experiences and observances, and sprinkle on a bit of shrimp, andouille ...

August 13, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Purchase 'stupid' for teen's first car

Adam Nickel thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car -thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: August adventures with the family

Is it an age thing? Global warming? The newest technological advances and inventions that are supposed to give us extra minutes in the day? Something ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


Always room for Jell-O, metaphor

Mama didn't buy Jell-O. Not even to adorn with a can of fruit cocktail and call it salad. The only time Keith and I ...

August 06, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


GSU students to gather for prayer walk

On a hot summer day in August 2016, Georgia Southern University students gathered on a small street with a questionable reputation. Instead of the usual ...

August 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Toe the line in potty training toddler

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did ...

July 30, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Security?

Thomas Wolfe was right. These days are lit by lightning and nothing is changing faster than the economy. Seniors are seeing economic patterns that have ...

July 30, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Rescue the boys so they will be men

Have you ever heard of an addict who was cured of his or her addiction because someone limited, but did not eliminate, their access to ...

July 23, 2017 | | Life


I walk the line

The first day it rained. The second day it rained. The third day the sun came out, slowly and sheepishly, as though embarrassed by her ...

July 23, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God will cleanse us from sin

When I was growing up, I occasionally helped my mother - yes, at her insistence - by washing the dishes, pots and pans after a meal. I ...

July 23, 2017 | | Life


Marching the Blues away

Members of the Bulloch Blues Marching Band marched for 12 hours during a fundraising event Thursday.

July 23, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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