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One girl's conversation with foster parents will leave you speechless

Being a member of a family is a tremendous blessing that, unfortunately, many of us take for granted. We all have bad days with our family. We have children who we may want to run and hide from, a ...

August 30, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What you do before marriage has everything to do with having a happy marriage

It starts early. There are things we need to teach our children, especially our teenage and young adult children, about marriage that sometimes gets lost in what seems to be acceptable behavior in ...

August 30, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

ValueSpeak: To mow, or not to mow?

It wasn't that I didn't want to mow the lawn that late summer afternoon when I was 13. Well, OK. I actually didn't want to mow the lawn. But I was willing to do it. It was my job in the family, an...

August 30, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News National | Hot Topics

14 best-ever ideas for busy parents

When the new school year kicks life into high gear, it's important to remember this: Do not bang your head against the wall or yearn to burrow yourself into a deep hole. Balancing work, school and ...

August 30, 2014 | Megan Gladwell Deseret News National | Hot Topics

TV series galore on Blu-ray, DVD this week

"Newhart," "The Good Wife" and both "NCIS" shows lead TV series season sets on Blu-ray and DVD this week. "Newhart: The Complete Fourth Season" (Shout!/DVD, 1985-86, three discs, 24 episodes). Bob...

August 30, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Cyberspace battle ensues in Dashner's 'The Rule of Thoughts'

"THE RULE OF THOUGHTS: Mortality Doctrine, Book 2," by James Dashner, Delacorte Press, $18.99, 325 pages (f) (ages 12 and up) Michael is awake and sitting on a bed. But he doesn't know if it is hi...

August 30, 2014 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Book shares story of woman in the Mona Lisa painting

"MONA LISA: A Life Discovered," by Dianne Hales, Simon and Schuster, $28, 257 pages (nf) Dianne Hales, journalist, author and a great lover of Italy, was surprised one day while visiting Florence...

August 29, 2014 | Michelle Garrett Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What the city you live in says about your relationship status

Your relationship status may depend a lot upon where you're living. Facebook's data team researched the cities where people are forming and breaking off relationships across the country through th...

August 29, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

All aboard: Winning the budget battle with a reluctant spouse

A good marriage doesn't mean the spouses agree on everything, but different views on budgeting can lead to problems that a husband and wife might not expect. Matt Becker, a certified financial pla...

August 29, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Mom designs app to force kids to call their parents back

HOUSTON - A Texas mom frustrated that her son never returns her texts has designed an app that takes control of a child's phone until they text or call their parent back. The app, called Ignore No...

August 29, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics

City honors World War II vets

The city of Rincon honored another group of World War II veterans Monday, recognizing Wilfred Davis Sr., Edwin Exley, Eustace Ford, M.C. "Monk" Jaudon, Hubert Outler Sr., Thomas Owens and Louis Sco...

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Fanning pleads guilty, awaits completion of sentencing

An Effingham County man who was charged with sexually abusing a minor and videotaping the incident has pled guilty to one count of sexual exploitation. Brandon Fanning had been charged with four c...

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports

Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the coun...

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees. City council members approved higher rates for those charges at their meeting Monday night, with the new charges...

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Viewing ‘The Notebook’ leads to brother, sister sex act

An Effingham County woman and her half-brother were arrested Tuesday on charges related to them having sex in a church parking lot in the man's truck. Christopher Buckner, 20, of Guyton and her ha...

August 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

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