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More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Flu vaccine now available

The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available. Cost for both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form is $28. A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages 65 and older, and it is designed to provide the best protection for that age group. The high dose vaccine will be $45 per dose. Cost of the flu vaccine is covered under both Medicare and Medicaid.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Reviewing some very early business ads

I would like to apologize for an error and untrue statement at the end of last week's story. Springfield Building Supply is still in business at 828 South Laurel St. in Springfield, south of Heritage Bank of the South, providing building supplies for our residents in Springfield.

October 07, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

One afternoon, I had a hankering, a primal-like craving, for a supper of pinto beans and cornbread with a tall glass of cold, rich buttermilk thrown in for good measure and extra filling.

October 07, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

I've got to wonder if Sherriff McDuffie, just as his head hits the pillow at night and he's about to drift off to sleep, ever reviews the events of the day and just busts out with laughter. It's got to happen on occasion.

October 07, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Bringing reform to juvenile justice

HB 242 enacted many of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgia's recommendations. HB 242 is similar in nature to HB 1176 which addressed the adult criminal justice reform in the previous legislative session.

October 07, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Guilty plea on robbery charge nets 20-year sentence

An Effingham County man charged in two separate armed robberies pled guilty late last month and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

October 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports

Don’t overlook the other races on the ballot

With all of the focus on campaigns for governor and senator, it's easy to overlook the fact there are other statewide races on the ballot for November.

October 07, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Living with children

Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more worried about getting in trouble than defending himself. I worry that other boys will see him as easy to pick on. Occasionally, he complains about how other boys treat him.

October 07, 2014 | B John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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How books can help good kids turn into great adults

Matthew de la Peña knows what a profound impact literature can have on kids. As an author of young-adult fiction, he can talk all about how books like "The House on Mango Street" made him a reader by showing him diverse, non-white characters he identified with.

August 24, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: Google building a modular cellphone for those who can’t afford one

Project Ara is Google's idea to bring smartphones to billions of people around the world who cannot currently afford them. The accompanying infographic shows how its modular construction allows for individual components such as a camera or battery that can be swapped out when broken or out of date rather than the current predicament of having to purchase a whole new phone.

August 24, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 tips on teaching loyalty among siblings

For the most part, siblings fight over every little thing. Perhaps a little boy wants to play basketball with his older brother but is ignored or pushed away. Siblings want to join the same club at school, but only one is chosen. One sibling spends more time in the shower holding up the others. Even though arguments among siblings are common and inevitable, it is important for kids to understand how imperative loyalty is within their relationship.

August 24, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The Empty Candy Dish

My grandmother lived in an upstairs attic apartment, right across from an old flour mill that clanked continuously day and night. That made conversation hard, because she was old and growing deaf and I was young and too impatient to ever say anything twice. And she never put any candy in her candy dish.

August 24, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

A Look at Updated Test Questions for Your Driver's Exam, or All of the Above

During school hours, when children are in class, how loud are you allowed to honk your horn? A. Not above the drone of the teachers. B. Not at all. C. It doesn't matter; the kids are all playing on their iPads and won't notice a thing around them.

August 24, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: Death toll, tensions soar in eastern Ukraine

In the last two weeks, the civilian death toll in the Crimea conflict has almost doubled from the previous four months. The accompanying infographic shows the most recent state of the rift.

August 24, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Movies to get you excited for football season

THE GRIDIRON - Football season is right around the corner. NFL preseason is already underway, college football is just over a week and a half away and some high schools have already kicked off.

August 23, 2014 | John Clyde Deseret News National | Hot Topics

12 women to put on dollar bills

Maryam Mirzakhani made history this week. She became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, which has been called the "Nobel Prize of math."

August 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Learning from past parenting mistakes

Parenting is a learning process and unfortunately, even the best minds in the world have not produced a manual that encompasses everything a person needs to know. Only through the harsh mentoring of experience can a person learn what it takes to be a good parent and by then, the kids have already moved out. To help you, I've listed a few learning experiences of my own that have helped me be a better parent.

August 23, 2014 | Sean Fletcher Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Best exercise for older adults

Maintaining a healthy exercise routine is a fundamental part of life for all ages. Each age group stands to benefit from the advantages regular exercise can bring to one's overall health. This is especially true for older adults who are 50 years and older.

August 23, 2014 | Amy Cook Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: Islamic State extremists group continues to expand its territory

Reports about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been quieter lately, but the extremist group is continuing to expand its territory in both Iraq and Syria. The accompanying infographic shows how the militants have gradually expanded their presence.

August 23, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

7 reasons why prayer is good for you

If you pray, you may be opening yourself up to some unknown benefits.

August 23, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Getting last-minute financial aid.

Fall semester for college students starts up in just a couple weeks, but if you haven't figured out exactly how to pay for tuition, don't worry. Here are three last-minute financial aid options.

August 22, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? 'World record' soccer punch

ALAND ISLANDS - Soccer - or futbol - fans understand the difficulty of goalkeeping.

August 22, 2014 | Rachel Konishi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Preparing for your second marriage? Here are some tips

Your first marriage was great - for a while. But then things turned south and you divorced. Maybe there were things that you wished you had seen from the beginning or maybe you just didn't know quite what to expect. Either way, you're all the wiser now and you feel like you're ready to get married again. Good for you! There's nothing that takes more courage than remarrying after you've seen some of the bad things that can happen in a marriage.

August 22, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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