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Mossy Oak festival takes aim at cancer

Mossy Oak festival takes aim at cancer

For the last several Octobers among the evergreen pines and red, brown and yellow leaves of oak trees in Guyton, there have also been bright spots of pink. For three years now, "Paint the Park Pink... » Read More
The different styles of child-raising

The different styles of child-raising

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, f... » Read More
Snooks-Burnside

Snooks-Burnside

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steven Snooks of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Patrice Snooks, to Ryan James Burnside, son of Mr. Conrad Burnside of Suwanee and Ms. Catherine Sau... » Read More
Scattered recipes

Scattered recipes

My husband was out of town, working on location, when he called one night and discovered that I was still working, though the hour had grown late. » Read More
Cutting the strings may be a good thing

Cutting the strings may be a good thing

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one's own bills) was 21? Why do significant numb... » Read More
In celebration of glorious Grant

In celebration of glorious Grant

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully... » Read More
A strong dose of laughter helps spread the word

A strong dose of laughter helps spread the word

Laughter is the best medicine, the old adage goes. » Read More

Annual ACS memorial service to be held Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium, 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield. » Read More
Family Promise cuts the ribbon

Family Promise cuts the ribbon

Family Promise of Effingham County recently held a ribbon cutting officially dedicating its day center on Laurel Street in Springfield. Joined by Effingham board members, executive director Ashley ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured. » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Q: My 6-year-old son argues with me about everything I tell him to do. He comes up with reason after reason why he shouldn't have to or can't, why it's unfair, or why, at the least, I should help h... » Read More
When — and when not — to resort to spanking

When — and when not — to resort to spanking

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly ... » Read More
The world’s view of ‘being cool’

The world’s view of ‘being cool’

My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, ... » Read More
At the root of a child’s fear and anxiety

At the root of a child’s fear and anxiety

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think go... » Read More
Living through Southern Living with Lindsay

Living through Southern Living with Lindsay

A few years ago, the magazine I have long loved - Southern Living - changed. Like most Southerners, I have an aversion to change which is why our traditions have such a stranglehold. We never let g... » Read More
Better classroom behavior starts at home

Better classroom behavior starts at home

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She ... » Read More
History is better than fiction

History is better than fiction

Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock car champion Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey. » Read More

Flu vaccine now available

The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available. Cost for both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form is $28. A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

One afternoon, I had a hankering, a primal-like craving, for a supper of pinto beans and cornbread with a tall glass of cold, rich buttermilk thrown in for good measure and extra filling. » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more worried ab... » Read More
Understanding the ‘teenage brain’

Understanding the ‘teenage brain’

I've spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called "teenage brain" are larg... » Read More
The ones who lift you up

The ones who lift you up

Over the years, I've crossed paths with many who were extremely successful as well as some who were such miserable failures that, as Mama liked to say, "ain't worth the breath they draw." » Read More


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