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Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it. After briefly discussing how to make up some of the four days lost...

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Boys thought no one was watching them in the pouring rain; what they do will shock any parent

A heavy rain fell over Coppergate Elementary in Florida as the dismissal bell rang. While kids, teachers and parents found shelter, Isaac Davis and Nate Helmuth were outside. They didn't realize th...

September 21, 2017 | Melinda Fox FamilyShare | Hot Topics

If you were stung by something and you don’t know what it was, we can tell you how to identify the m

Bug bites often cause pain, but the actual bug leaves before the pain starts so the bites are hard to identify. In many cases, not knowing this information can complicate things, and sometimes caus...

September 21, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless. Henry Dickerson isn't one of them. He has plenty of evidence to the contrary. Dickerson teaches forens...

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday. The Mustangs socked 15 hits and scored in each of four innings, getting eight runs in the final one. Georg...

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind. New County Administrator Steve Davis and his staff have received hundreds of calls from unhappy residents...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Exploring the old Bethel Community

September 20, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday. Cheyenne Miller belted a two-run homer. She also had another hit and an RBI. Kastin Belogorska was the...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center. This ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday7:15 p.m. - The Effingham Health System Board of Directors will meet in regular session in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System. Friday6-9 p.m. - Skate Night at P.B. ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Church briefs Sept. 20

Pastor anniversaryGoodwill Missionary Baptist Church, 167 Blandford Road in Rincon, has been celebrating its pastor's 11th anniversary. A series of related events will conclude Sunday at 10 a.m. wi...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Church briefs

8 takeaways from Trump's aggressive and threatening U.N. speech

President Donald Trump defended the United States in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly.In a 40-minute speech, the 45th president explained his desire to put America first.“As pr...

September 20, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Hot Topics

Sean Spicer appeared at the Emmys, and no one is happy about it. Here's why it happened

Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards started out normal. Colbert sang a musical number that tied in both political commentary and jokes about modern televis...

September 20, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Hot Topics

This nighttime habit may increase your risk of breast cancer, according to this study

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, reports the American Cancer Society. Research suggest over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year.It could happ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Q&A: Why young couples in love should get relationship help

Couples may need help at any stage of a relationship. But the fact that they might need some professional counseling early on doesn't naturally occur to people, says author and family therapist Jen...

September 20, 2017 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News special workflow | Hot Topics

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