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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Raise children to make the world a better place

I recently enjoyed the privilege of seeing and hearing radio talk-show host Dennis Prager speak on the topic of happiness. He only spoke for 20 minutes, but he said more in that short span than most talk-show people are able to say in two hours.

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is the perfect model of a father's love and humility

There are many figures used in Scripture to illustrate the nature of God. One of the most comforting for us, showing the caring nature of the Lord, is the figure of a father.

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Statesboro hosts statewide daylily convention

Statesboro recently played host to a stunning display of award-winning hemerocallises. Though gardening enthusiasts may recognize that difficult-to-pronounce word, the rest of us may know the plant by its more common name, the daylily.

June 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome summertime with Blueberry Lattice Pie

I had lunch with a good friend the other day, and toward the end of our meal together, she asked, "What are you doing Sunday afternoon?" When I replied, "Not too much, what's going on?" she said, "Would you like to come pick blueberries with me?"

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Improving navigation becomes priority on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Summertime, summertime — let the fun times begin

School's out for summer; let playtime begin. Hopefully your family has a list - mental or written - of lots and lots of fun activities to accomplish before the school bell chimes again. Stay up past bedtime and have a kids' movie marathon, build a fort in the den and read a chapter book together, chase fireflies, try new recipes, find a new trail for hiking, or go blueberry picking. Watch a thunderstorm from the safety of the family room, step in puddles with rainboots and tie streamers on the handlebars and have a bike parade. Find unique ways to celebrate ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Although world is more complex, parents need not stress

"Puzzled Grandma in the South" recently wrote to "Dear Abby" asking, "Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers?" Grandma has observed that moms of her generation (baby boomers) did not agonize over raising kids, and neither did her mother or grandmother. She also rightly points out that today's moms seem to lean a lot on expert advice, which she thinks is "a bunch of nonsense." Ironically, I agree.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Help from unexpected friends

Social Security retirement, Medicare and Medicaid are national programs that help senior citizens in many ways. Still, we live locally, and massive social changes have cut cords that held families and communities together. Without these networks, people with problems fall through cracks.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: To fight a mockingbird

On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens, I stopped to listen. I'd been walking into the warm silence of mid-morning, absorbing the stillness and the pulse of soil awaiting seed, when a sudden rush of shrieking and squawking burst from among the pine trees and scrub oaks to my right. I stopped short, just in time to see the mockingbird swoop down toward the ground about 6 feet ahead of me, followed closely by a pileated woodpecker.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah River becomes first trade route in Ga.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Unconditional love, leadership can change a 'bad' child

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Who has the spiritual authority in your life?

In many - perhaps most - families, parents and children often find themselves in conflict, sometimes seriously so. It's normal for children, often beginning at a very young age, to challenge the authority of those who raise them. But everyone benefits when children learn early on that Mom and Dad, generally speaking, have the final say in things that affect the individuals in the family.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Homeschooled children shouldn't be micromanaged

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing schoolwork, especially math, and the younger one is starting to pick up on it. Their poor attitudes make the lessons take longer, and they complain and cry about finishing their assignments.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County affected by cross section of rivers

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The good news for seniors

The good news for and about senior citizens is that there are a lot of us, both in raw numbers and as a proportion of the population. That trend began a couple of centuries ago, accelerated in the 20th century, and will continue for several years until the last of the baby boomers join the ranks of us old folks.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


'Sweet' holiday tradition

Since 2007, the Lighting of Sweetheart Circle at Georgia Southern University has been an annual holiday tradition for Statesboro that helps to kick off the ...

December 04, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: German duke unimpressed with Georgia circa 1825

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

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents, don't engage in arguments with your children

Q: In last week's column, you advised parents not to argue with teenagers. That's fine and dandy advice, John, but you failed to ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: A spirit of thanksgiving

People arrive at thankfulness in a myriad of different ways. We're not naturally born with a heart of gratitude or a spirit of thanksgiving ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Out of the cloud and into the past

Mea culpa. I broke a basic rule of grammar, twice using the objective case "me" instead of the nominative case "I" in my column on ...

November 20, 2016 | | Life


Honoring those who served

Around 200 people attended the community Veterans Day observance last Friday in the Averitt Center for the Arts' Emma Kelly Theater, hosted each year at ...

November 20, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia one of first states to build quality roads

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

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children free to disagree but not disobey parents

My advice to the Wall Street Journal, the only news source to which I subscribe: Stop trying to be all things to all people. Specifically ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Count your blessings in the calm and storm

Despite the struggles and hardships last month's hurricane caused, the month of November serves as a daily reminder to count our blessings, both at ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: The gospel of Saint Kathy

The morning after the presidential election breaks still and gentle. The colors of the landscape - pale gray, faded blue, soft green - make me think of ...

November 13, 2016 | | Life


A Lesson In Democracy

While the nation went to the polls on Election Day Tuesday, students at Mattie Lively Elementary School got a jump start on doing their civic ...

November 13, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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