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It's 'survival of the richest' in urban areas as U.S. loses ground in mom, kid well-being

When it comes to child mortality rates in urban areas, it's often a "tale of two cities," with massive differences in survival for the rich and for the poor.That's according to Save the Children's ...

May 06, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics

Beards could be just as dirty as toilets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Beards and bathrooms. You wouldn’t think the two had much in common, but a new study revealed some facial hair is just as dirty as a toilet seat.Yes, you read that correctly.New...

May 06, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics

Children accidentally shoot someone every 36 hours, new study finds

Just last month, 1-year-old Braylon Robinson was playing with his friends in a Cleveland home when one friend got a hold of a loaded gun and shot and killed him.While this experience may seem as th...

May 06, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Hot Topics

Daughter's love grows as she cares for elderly mom

“Can you try eating some of your yummy eggs? They have cheese in them.”The words, which could be coming from the parent of a 3-year-old, are being said by my great-aunt Heidi Lords to her 100-year-...

May 06, 2015 | Ginny Romney Deseret News | Hot Topics

Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School staged its 32nd annual May Day celebration, with each grade level performing a dance and the May Queen and her court being crowned. For more pictures, see community.effing...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students. Following a hearing t...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger. Behind the wheel was Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline. State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) and state Reps. Jon Burns (R...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week. State Sen. Jack Hill and state Reps. Jo...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges. Corey Rahn faces charges of reckless driving, failure to yield to emergency vehicles a...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State’s lures could reel in big catch for area, say legislators

The state is making inroads with economic development, members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, and the next big prize could be an automobile manufacturer. State Sen. Jack Hill (...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives. State House Republicans will vote May 11 to c...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center. And VFW and United Way officials said having the VFW s...

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.Searles is a 2014 graduate of South Effingham High School. He is the son of Thomas B. Searles ...

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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