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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

'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

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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Turpentining: Revolutions change the world of naval stores

This is the second in a series on turpentining in the U.S.

February 25, 2018 | | Life

Rev. Isaac McCormick: Building a strong legacy

"John Dominy or John of Domingo came to the United States in the days of slavery with the (white) Ball family from Santo Domingo and ...

February 25, 2018 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High School | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rocky Ford becomes first seat of Screven County

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

February 25, 2018 | | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must control tantrums with controls of their own

Q: When our daughter, an only child, turned 13 and entered the eighth grade, it was like a switch was flipped. Almost overnight, she went ...

February 25, 2018 | | Life

'Arrive Alive' rolls into Georgia Southern

Every 2 minutes, a person is injured in an accident that involves drinking and driving. And on average, two out of three people will be ...

February 25, 2018 | By SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life

Rockin’ Out Alzheimer’s set for March 2 at the PAC

The sixth annual Rockin' Out Alzheimer's will be held on March 2 at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, and will feature the ...

February 19, 2018 | By ANGYE MORRISON | Life

The University of Owen

Owen is teaching me a lot. It is, of course, in his job description. A person doesn't take on the responsibility of a puppy ...

February 18, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child therapy not always an answer

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child ...

February 18, 2018 | | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Portal starts as HQ for lumber company

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

February 18, 2018 | | Life

Dr. Randy Gunter: A positive impact

He has fathered hundreds even though they do not bear his name. He has steered thousands to their final career destinations through his mentoring even ...

February 18, 2018 | By ENOLA G. MOSLEY, Ed.D. English Dept., Statesboro High School | Life

Rev. Bennie Brinson: Making disciples

"... Every man is within his star, each in his time. Each man must respond to the call of God in his lifetime and not in ...

February 18, 2018 | By VICKI M. LEWIS Language Arts Educator, Portal High School | 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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