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Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: This month May be a great time for family fun

The clock is ticking in preparation for the last school of the year to sound its celebratory ring. Big kids and little kids, parents and teachers are making plans for summer festivities. But before summer beings, use every minute possible in the month of May to complete another school year with glee and happiness. Remember to praise the kids for a stellar school year and thank a teacher or two as well. Make it a memorable May with some of the celebrations below, or make up a few of your own to anticipate the days of summer ahead.

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: A nation is born, postal system begins delivering mail

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 14, 2017 | | Life


Trimming the tree

The holly trees have stood at either end of the porch for nearly 15 years. They arrived in black plastic buckets, stubby and unimpressive, veritable runts compared to the proud sentinels they grew to be. I remember the delight with which I cut the first berry-bearing branches, so proud to be able to walk out the front door and gather from them my own Christmas decorations.

May 14, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Mitchell tunes to technology

"Music and technology have always been my biggest interests," said Southeast Bulloch Middle School Band Director Joey Mitchell. "But it's time for me to put as much effort into technology as I've always put into music."

May 14, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: ADHD still not proven biologically

I fully expected my recent column on ADHD - in which I expanded upon noted Harvard psychologist (emeritus) Jerome Kagan's contention that it is an "invention"-to stir the pot. Kagan said what I've been saying in this column and everywhere the opportunity has provided for more than 25 years. During that time, psychologists and psychiatrists have responded with vitriol and even threat, but when I have invited them to debate me, on their turf, at my expense, they have - to a person - become silent.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: For all you've done, thank you Mama

As Mother's Day approaches this year, I'd like to tell you a little bit about the lady I call Mama. A strong-willed and feisty God-fearing woman about 5'4" with a small frame and wavy, rich brown hair, she loves a gadget, can't swim and watches the Home Shopping Network and QVC with pure wonderment. To hear my dad tell it, the UPS man knows her by name.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: No good grief

"Good grief" used to be a favorite exclamation of Charlie Brown, the unlucky main character in the Peanuts cartoon. Perhaps he has learned what many people know. There is no such thing as good grief. Different people experience grief in different ways, but no one enjoys it.

May 07, 2017 | | Life


True 'heroes' honored at annual coffee at Pittman Park church

The Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala was held Tuesday night at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building. A coffee was also held at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday.

May 07, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No-fault kids are just plain wrong

Dear American Parent (hopefully, you will recognize yourself),

April 30, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Do you know God — or accept Him?

Like many in our time, the people of Athens, Greece in Paul's day were aware of the teachings of human philosophers, but they did not know the true nature of God as revealed in his teachings about himself. In fact, except for the Jews of Athens, they worshipped an idol to an "unknown God" (Acts 17:23). But Paul took the opportunity of his visit to proclaim to them the "Lord of heaven and earth." In this sermon, recorded in Acts 17, he described God to them as:

April 30, 2017 | | Life


On the road with Blanche Dubois

Poor Blanche Dubois. Always depending upon the kindness of strangers. It is a dangerous thing, depending upon the unknown. Much better (if one must depend at all, if one cannot be left to one's own devices) to depend upon the kindness of friends.

April 30, 2017 | Kathy Bradley | Life


YEE HAW! 134 compete in annual Kiwanis Rodeo

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrJumpin', buckin' broncs, twisting bulls, riding cowboys, quick steer wrestlers, expert roping, speedy barrel-racing cowgirls, excited kids and a packed house of enthusiastic rodeo fans made for a great show at the seventh annual Kiwanis Rodeo.

April 30, 2017 | By BILL ANDERSON | Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: How to throw a Lowcountry boil party

April is my birthday month, which brings to mind one of the best parties I've ever thrown: my Lowcountry Boil Birthday Bash. It was the last year of my 20s, and I was renting a home with a lovely pond in the backyard where wild ducks, geese and Blue Herons frequented. Under the shade of the Spanish-moss covered oak trees, the setting in the coastal Georgia plains couldn't have been more fitting.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Choral students take top honors

The national accolades keep coming for the Southeast Bulloch High School Choral Program. Brent Whitaker and his students topped all participating AA through AAAA-size choirs in Disney's National Performing Arts Competition, held March 23-25. SEB captured the event's overall Gold trophy and claimed the Best-In-Class award in their AA Mixed Choir division.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Sallie Z teacher wins grant

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Sallie Zetterower Elementary School will receive $3,000 from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Innovation Fund. The school's STEM Lab teacher, Ansley Mays, wrote a grant, "Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z," and submitted it to the Innovation Fund's Tiny Grant Program. In March, Deal announced that SZES was one of 20 recipients of Tiny Grants that totaled more than $135,400.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


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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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