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What's left after Christmas

After the last decoration has been taken down, after the Fitz & Floyd platters have been carefully shoved into the way-back of the china cabinet, after the programs and pageants and parties have been reduced to cleverly captioned images on Instagram, what is left are the sounds. The real sounds.

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Patience is essential to please God, help others

Patience is one of those godly virtues to which the adage, "Easier said than done," can be applied. I guess that's true of all of them. But patience seems to be right up there with the most difficult. Yet, if we're to follow in Jesus' footsteps, we must be continually working to increase it in ourselves.

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Unhappy Georgians demand better, more paved roads

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

January 08, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Luck, prosperity and a little Hoppin' John

New Year's Day is here, and every good Southerner knows what that means: It's time to cook up a hearty meal that echoes the good vibes a brand-new year can bring: luck, prosperity and cash flow. Whether you're on board with the belief that eating pork, collard greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread can increase your wealth in the New Year, the way I figure it, eating good never hurt a soul. And why leave fortune to chance? Luck be a black-eyed pea, tonight.

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Plan for a year of family fun

Tinsel and lights have trickled back to the attic just in time for the breaking of the new year. Warm memories of the holiday season lingher, just like the unseasonably warm temperatures. But nevertheless, a new year is upon us. Along with a list of New Year's resolutions that may be quickly abandoned, give equal thought to goals and plans for an entire year of family fun and memory-making. Be deliberate with family activities each month of 2017. Plan for far-away hikes and local walks, new recipes and restaurants, game nights and dance parties, lots and lots of bedtime ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah one of first Georgia cities to pave streets

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

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son must step up, fix issues with mom

Q: My ex-husband and I have pretty much fifty-fifty custody of our 15-year-old son, who has become infected with his father's disrespect for me. When he's with me, he makes it very clear that he does not want to be here. He refuses to do anything I tell him to do or accept any attempt at discipline from me, curses at me, and has even pushed me on a couple of occasions. I believe his father is a very bad influence, which is the only reason I continue to exercise my custody rights. Is there anything I can ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son must step up, fix issues with mom

Q: My ex-husband and I have pretty much fifty-fifty custody of our 15-year-old son, who has become infected with his father's disrespect for me. When he's with me, he makes it very clear that he does not want to be here. He refuses to do anything I tell him to do or accept any attempt at discipline from me, curses at me, and has even pushed me on a couple of occasions. I believe his father is a very bad influence, which is the only reason I continue to exercise my custody rights. Is there anything I can ...

January 01, 2017 | | Life


ON Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Winter blues are a real malady — and many suffer from it

It's a new year and the last big holiday for a long time. A few football games remain, but they don't mean much to a lot of people and others don't get interested in basketball until March. So, the thrill of precious presents and sumptuous food is gone. What we have left is short, cold days and long dark nights. Tis the season for the winter blues, a real malady affecting many sufferers - young, old and in between.

January 01, 2017 | | Life


Christmas and the red-tailed hawk

Up ahead, where the hard flatness of the highway drops off to a ragged edge, a large bird sits with his back to the white line. I am immediately cautious. Once, years ago, when I was driving through Fort Stewart on my way to court, a huge black turkey buzzard, similarly situated just off the asphalt, abruptly rose into the air and, then, equally abruptly, dove into my windshield.

December 25, 2016 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Prepare children to strengthen culture

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, "Who are the most important people in your family?"

December 25, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The push to build quality roads throughout Georgia

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

December 25, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Holiday tradition at the old home place

At the end of a long dirt driveway lined by 26-year-old pine trees in Middle Georgia sits the old home place, where my family has celebrated "The Cookin'" each Christmas for more than 30 years.

December 18, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Bad dreams -- Take a wait-and-see slant

Q: Our 5-year-old has suddenly started waking up with nightmares. He's not able to describe them with any clarity, however, so we don't know what the content of them is. The most he's able to tell us is that there are scary people chasing him. He began having them about a month ago and has had maybe 20 since. They usually occur about three hours after we tuck him in.

December 18, 2016 | | Life


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

When it comes to holidays, seniors are not the only ones who visit the past. If asked about memories most people would mention Christmas - from time spent with favorite people to the smell and taste of rich food and to presents. There is a lot of variation in the content because family tradition and location define what people do, what they treasure. Regardless of differences, many Christians and others delight in Christmas.

December 18, 2016 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Praise mom more than 1 day a year

By the time this column appears in most papers to which it is distributed, Mother's Day 2017 will have come and gone. Nonetheless, I ...

May 14, 2017 | | Life


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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