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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 who are not interested in hearing about it. "Too much" is a subjective conclusion. We have two, three, four times as many memorable life experiences as our critics. However, if remembering is a fault, I am faulty.

December 17, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


'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


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children must give, not receive, respect

I was fresh out of grad school when psychologists and other mental health types began recommending that when speaking to a child, an adult should squat down to eye level with said child. Supposedly, this submissive posture is a means of demonstrating respect for the child while, at the same time, avoiding any implication that the child must pay attention and obey because the adult is bigger.

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


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


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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Truly, parents and children need each other

God intended that every home should be a place of joy and fulfillment.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy the springtime with those you love

The beauty of springtime pleases the senses as April moves in with great fanfare. Blossoms in every shade and color invite a second glance and ...

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Indian Bluffs' once had 2 locations in Bulloch Co.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


On being an adult at Easter

The lethargy of spring and the lingering weight of pollen in my head and chest have left me, this year, all too comfortable with the ...

April 01, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Kids + dirt + worms = Awesome

Local children had the opportunity to do what kids love to do this week - get their hands dirty.

April 01, 2018 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | 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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