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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 tell your readers how to stay out of or end these arguments. For example, my strong-willed, stubborn, argumentative 14-year-old daughter wants to argue with me about nearly every decision I make, every "no," every rule, every instruction. I am going slowly insane. How do I make her stop?

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; it's our life experiences and influences that teach us to understand the true meaning of being thankful.

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 the cyber-world cloud. I could claim that everybody does it (true) or that it was written in a whimsical mood (also true). However, I keep looking over my shoulder for Georgia Wilkes Hilliard (Mrs. T.H.), my high school English teacher who taught me grammar and, because she cared, much more. Although that tiny lady is long dead, she still patrols parts of my head and heart. I wish I had an opportunity to tell ...

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 the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90.

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, stop giving parenting advice.

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 home and beyond. The onslaught and aftermath of the storm banded families and united the community in ways that strengthened the underlying fibers of our close-knit population.

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 cashmere sweaters. There is no breeze worth noting. The flag that proclaims "Welcome Friends" hangs straight and limp from the flagpole, and the wind chimes ring out only the infrequent single note.

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 duty.

November 13, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First roads are built in Georgia colony

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

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: 3 Thanksgiving side dishes for your family table

Happy November! The biggest food holiday of the year is just weeks away, and I've got three side dishes to enliven your family feast. Each recipe offers something unique: 1) a family tradition, 2) a restaurant-inspired dish and 3) an original recipe. From sweet to savory, I've got you covered! Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving at home or traveling, cook up one of these Southern sides and you'll have everyone chowing down with gratitude.

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Grandpa's advice isn't the best for unmotivated teen

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is bright but puts very little effort into her schoolwork. For example, she currently has very low grades in several classes simply because of not turning in assignments. Her only after-school activity is hanging out with her friends, so the problem, in our estimation, is simply one of setting priorities. We think she needs a job and have made getting one a condition of having access to a car (one of ours) other than to drive to work and back. We have also told her that to have broad driving privileges, she must get her grades ...

November 06, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lost in 'the cloud'

I hear a lot lately about "the cloud," a cyberspace phenomenon in the realm of computers and smartphones. It is not physical, takes up no space and is not really anywhere but is everywhere. Apparently it is possible to park in the cloud an infinite amount of electronic information, which can be retrieved at will.

November 06, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The Southern 'good roads' movement takes hold

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

October 30, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 1960s shift blurred boundary between adults and children

In the 1960s, as part of an overall, culture-wide paradigm shift, a sea-change took place concerning our collective understandings concerning the rearing of children. The two fundamental questions in that regard are and have always been: 1) What is the nature of a child? 2) What constitute parent responsibilities toward a child? In the 1950s and before, those questions were answered in one way; since the 1960s, they have been answered in quite another.

October 30, 2016 | | Life


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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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