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ound the age of five, my mama's brother went to fight in Vietnam. He was a career military man who served on helicopters that dropped into the jungles and picked up the badly wounded and dead. It scarred his heart forever.

October 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Living poor in possessions — and spirit

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I saw a last name I recognized and wondered if he might be kin to a man I once knew of. I hadn't heard the name in years. It is a surname known primarily in the Appalachians.

October 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Coming from a long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

September 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

An economy of words

Sometimes, Tink - usually in a gentle way but a bit abrupt at other times - will tell me I'm taking too long to explain something. This happens never when he has time to enjoy a long story but when he's in a rush with much to do.

September 18, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Video games taking freedom from adolescents

Responding to me recent columns on video games and smart phones, a reader asks what the problem is, thus proving that these devices can and do cause serious harm to one's cognitive hardware. He, the father of two boys and a gamer himself, in effect claims that parents are imagining things and researchers are not finding what they are finding.

September 06, 2017 | | Lifestyle

Albany still needs our help

On the Rondarosa, we have such frequent phone and DSL problems, that we've become good friends with our repair guy, Mike. Such good friends that we have his cell phone number.

September 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

FFA mum sale underway

The Effingham County Middle School FFA is having its annual mum sale.

August 29, 2017 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Oberst Jr. works to keep Grizzard's humor alive

Bill Oberst Jr. never met Lewis Grizzard, but he knows him extremely well. Oberst has portrayed Grizzard, a famed Southern author and humorist who died at the peak of his popularity in 1994, more than 5,000 times.

August 23, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Lifestyle

Friends of Ebenezer Creek to hold first meeting Aug. 17

The creation of a new organization, Friends of Ebenezer Creek, is being launched at the founding meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

August 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Echoes of Effingham: Looking at Family Lines in an Old Album

Morgan Family about 1915

August 01, 2017 | By Susan Exley | Lifestyle

Echoes of Effingham: Camp Meeting's Early Historian - Mr. Hinton Morgan

Recently I shared the story of Edwin V. Arnsdorff's (correction on the title) death and the written document I think Mr. Hinton Morgan penned. Nathaniel Hinton Morgan was Effingham County Methodist Campmeeting's early historian leaving a written narrative of the early years of Campmeeting. The three previous sites to the current location were detailed in his documents.

July 17, 2017 | By Susan Exley | Lifestyle

Effingham Chamber of Commerce cuts ribbon on Largesse Boutique

With the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on hand Friday, Largesse Boutique officially held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open their doors to the public.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Lifestyle

Critical Red Cross blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Effingham couples have a new reason to leave the house with Uplifting Comedy Date Night

A new monthly event is providing local couples with a reason to find a babysitter.

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

GSU art students create brand for future Effingham County Industrial Park

Students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) at Georgia Southern put their education and skills to the test by designing identity standards for a future industrial park to be developed in Effingham County.

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

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Articles by Section - Lifestyle

A long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to ...

December 14, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The treasure of a friendship

Perhaps to some, it is an unlikely friendship but to me it is one I treasure. Nothing pleases me more than the moments of conversation ...

December 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Appreciation to the farmer

Several years ago when my agent and I were pitching my second book, we made the round of New York publishers, hoping to find enough ...

November 30, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Thanksgiving still great after dust settles

th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Do-er or dow-er?

r time together, Tink and I have discovered that we pronounce words differently.

November 17, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first ...

November 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Tink and the car

an. This comes as a surprise to folks because of the high-profile family from which he comes and the job which he does.

November 01, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Springfield Central High School Association banquet slated

Springfield Central High School Association Inc. will have its annual support banquet Saturday Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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