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Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout

The service project is one of the key - and last - steps to earning the ultimate achievement in the Boy Scouts of America program: the rank of Eagle Scout.

December 10, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Footprints and South Georgia snow

Owen, the new dog, and I were out walking. At the crossroads, we saw two cars had pulled over. Two cars containing so many children that I wondered how they had all fit. They had clamored over the deep ditch like clowns spilling out into the big top and were gathering along the edge of the cotton field yet-to-be-picked. A mother, still standing in the road, was aiming a 35mm camera at the clowns/children. "Grandma," she explained, "would never forgive us if we didn't get a picture in the South Georgia snow."

December 10, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Excelsior becomes first 'real' town in Bulloch Co.

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

December 10, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Adversity does not affect parenting

In a letter to the editor of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, psychologist Afton Koball and two colleagues raise objections to a recent column in which I asserted that one can be parented badly and still parent well. It comes down to one's perspective and is, therefore, a matter of choice. Said another way, parenting is influential but not deterministic.

December 10, 2017 | | Life


'Sweetheart' of a tradition at GSU campus

Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert flipped the switch and lit up Sweetheart Circle Thursday, kicking off the holiday season not just on campus but all over the Boro.

December 03, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: The morning meal: A weekend luxury

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet one I rarely get to enjoy. It's one of the reasons I love Saturdays so much. Throughout the work week, the morning meal is often relegated to grab-and-go items like cold Greek yogurt or a breakfast bar from a box. Saturdays though, are different. I relish in the weekends when I have the opportunity to catch a few extra z's and arise well-rested to a clean kitchen. It's then that I get the bacon sizzling in the pan, whip up some farm fresh eggs, butter the toast and ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Long-term care, mounting dilemmas

It cannot be said that issues and problems faced by senior citizens are ignored. The November 27 issue of Time Magazine devotes 12 pages to immediate and growing problems with long-term care. The lead article in the November AARP Bulletin is on patient safety in nursing homes. There are so many issues that I will divide them into two columns for coverage.

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus is supreme over all

In Paul's letter to the church at Colossae, a town in ancient "Asia Minor" (today's nation of Turkey), we learn that he didn't know these Christians personally, but only through their shared friends and acquaintances. The knowledge of their "love in the Spirit" had come from Epaphras, a native of Colossae and friend of Paul. In spite of the fact Paul didn't know them personally, he was very concerned about their spiritual growth as Christians (1:7-8).

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Donegal, Dover and Emit spring up in Bulloch Co.

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

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: The official holiday countdown has begun

Christmas décor dazzled the horizon of most commercial entities months ago, but hopefully your family ignored the embellishments long enough to count your blessings while nibbling on turkey. However, now that the calendar has flipped over, revealing the last month of the year, it's full-speed ahead into all things Christmas. Just remember during the festivities this month to stop and smell the cocoa and cedars with those you love. Decorate the tree and snuggle on the couch with little ones to watch the lights blink. Mark items off the shopping list and celebrate by making homemade cookies with ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Cancellation is sad but a bit expected

An interesting, and telling, tale: As part of a recent speaking engagement sponsored by a regional medical center in the west, I was scheduled to address a gathering of local pediatricians. Two weeks prior to the address, my contact called to inform me that the medical center's behavioral health unit had put up such a fuss over my planned talk to the pediatricians that the center had decided to cancel it.

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Annual Turkey Trot brings out runners of all ages, skills

Runners lined the streets for the annual Statesboro Turkey Trot 5K on Nov. 18. A major fundraising event for the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education, the event is held each year in downtown Statesboro on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Gathering around the table

Confession: I set the table primarily for myself. The good dishes and the brass candlesticks and the tall tapers. The cloth napkins rolled and threaded into napkin holders. The broom sedge or cotton stalks or whatever I've foraged from the fields around the house staked into vases and pitchers and crocks.

November 26, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Railroad stops form small communities 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.

November 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let's start catching people doing things right

In a discussion on effective parenting several years ago, a popular psychologist made the point that much of society is geared toward the correction of people's wrongdoing, rather than the encouragement of proper behavior. The truth of her comments is clear.

November 26, 2017 | | Life


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Articles by Section - Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus: He comes to make his blessings flow

The sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden brought a curse on not only men and women, but on nature itself.

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Discipline: Nothing new under the sun

Q: My parents recently told me that my husband and I are letting our toddler run our family and that it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable ...

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Postmaster general names early Bulloch town 'Gnat'

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

December 24, 2017 | | Life


Mermaids, Christmas and Amazon Prime

Chambless is 5. Her future career goals include being a mermaid. At a recent Georgia Southern football game, she excitedly noted that all of the ...

December 24, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


TMT Farms: Lighting up the holidays

TMT Farms hosts thousands each holiday season - thousands of people eager to enjoy the Christmas light display and feel the magic of the holidays.

December 24, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Humbug and blessings, every one

It started with a desire to come home for the holidays.

December 18, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son's career choice needs support

Q: Our 18-year-old son made only slightly better than average grades in high school and finished in the top half of his graduating class. He ...

December 17, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Early Bulloch towns include Fido, Fly, Fish Trap

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

December 17, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Vacationing in a winter wonderland

Nothing brings out the little kid in me like a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Add to that delicious food and quality time with my ...

December 17, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Thinking of a fond Christmas memory

Some people say that we old folks spend too much time in the past, revisiting it in memories, talking about it too much to people ...

December 17, 2017 | | 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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