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Is your daughter a diva?

She's demanding. She's self-absorbed. She's moody. And she's your daughter. But even though you can't control how your daughter behaves, there are things you can do to help her channel her "inner diva" in a more positive direction.

January 02, 2015 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics


5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 02, 2015 | Megan Wallgren Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Ex-CIA officer uses crime-fighting skills to bust child sex rings

On a bright October day earlier this year, Tim Ballard waited in a rented mansion in Cartagena, Colombia, to pull off his biggest undercover operation to date.

January 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Bucket list budgeting: How to squirrel away money for fun things

Collette Zeller and her husband are saving for a trip to Italy for their fifth anniversary. The trip is two years out, but their new year's budget includes a monthly savings plan.

January 02, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

January 01, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

December 31, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Great ways to feel regenerated this weekend

Saturday and Sunday. Two short days to feel more alive and less undead. Feeling more alive isn't just about the things we should do – but sometimes more importantly includes the things we shouldn't do. Read on to find out how to maximize your weekend.

December 31, 2014 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Reddick Home Run Derby set for Jan. 17

The third annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby will be held Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and age groups for boys and girls are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-adult. There also will be a silent auction and autograph session.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Locals in colleges update

Basketball

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSU to hold baseball camps

Georgia Southern baseball will host two camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January. The Eagles will host a baseball prospect camp and a winter youth camp on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


DNR sets meetings on hunting regulations

Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


More of the Farm Bureau’s history

A major addition to Farm Bureau came in 1959 with the founding of the Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Two years later, Blue Cross/Blue Shield hospital-medical coverage was made available to members. In 1964, farm record management services were offered and the marketing association was formed to assist farmers with the buying and selling of agricultural products.

December 30, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Have You Seen This? Google sums up our year of Internet searches

THE INTERNET - Google put together a video to not only sum up our year of Internet searches, but what our searches may mean about us as humans.

December 30, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Looking back before looking forward

When the New Year arrives every year, I, like most, look forward to the next 12 months filled with promise, opportunity, and a chance to reform from bad habits.

December 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


4-H’ers have strong showing at District Project Achievement

Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Yarbrough performs in all-state jazz band

South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Feb. 7

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Crime Reports


'Miss Nellie' celebrates 100th birthday

On Saturday, Miss Nellie Arnsdorff celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends gathering in the Effingham Care Center, where she now lives. She enjoyed chocolate cake and ice cream and spending time with her relatives and church members.

March 03, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


When time melts away

It was over Sunday dinner that my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.

March 03, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Control summer weeds now

Your battle with summer weeds should start now, if this is the year you plan to beat your over-achieving neighbor for the best-looking lawn. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide now will provide a better control of weeds this summer than a post-emergent herbicide.

March 03, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


The prognosis is grim for many rural hospitals

If you operate or work for a hospital located in one of Georgia's rural communities, you should be very afraid. There's a strong possibility your hospital will be closing down soon because of financial problems.

March 03, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Will this be a better world because we were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 03, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Budget sent to the state Senate

The House passed the fiscal year 2016 budget and the Senate has begun holding subcommittee hearings.

March 03, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


Haleigh’s Hope bill passes the House

Feb. 23 marked the 20th day and halfway point of the 2015 legislative session. Among the bills passed last week was one of the most crucial pieces of legislation of the session, the fiscal year 2016 budget. This year's budget was set by a revenue estimate of $21.7 billion, a 4.5 percent increase from the fiscal year 2015 budget.

March 03, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


‘Progressive’ parenting hasn’t been progress

In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e., in response to a perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).

March 03, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


County making progress, especially on road work

A word from the county

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


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