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DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Home crowd backing

For several years, Kenny and Cheryl Reddick took their two sons to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to see Atlanta Braves games, turning the trips into short summer vacations.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Isakson to hold town hall on veterans’ issues

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Hinesville on Sept. 5. The town hall is one in a series of meetings that will focus on Georgia's veterans, but the meeting will be open to the general public.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education

Drawing a line on kids touching

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?

August 18, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

The candidates have some lessons to learn

There are many lessons about elections I've learned through years of reporting on politics.

August 18, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

One little letter does not a liberal make

Rap! Rap! Rap!

August 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

The avenues of transportation funding

A Joint House-Senate Study Committee began work last week on transportation needs of the state and how those needs may be met in the coming years.

August 18, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Two students earn Master 4-H status

Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Plenty of fireworks shows in the area to take in

Tybee Island will hold its annual Independence Day fireworks show Thursday, and the show can be enjoyed from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, the beach or anywhere on the eastern side of Tybee Island.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

The morality of anti-homeless measures

Metal spikes growing out of cement. Steel studs on steps. Rugged stones lining a sidewalk. These are all measures to prevent homeless people from sleeping or even sitting in public areas.

June 30, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Event raises funds for mom injured in wreck, and more

A Guyton woman wasn't able to attend a fundraiser held on her behalf Saturday, but the attendance reflected how many people are thinking about her.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Barrow to hold special veterans’ office hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has announced special veterans' office hours throughout the 12th District during next week's Congressional District Work Period.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

How to deal with your child’s tantrums

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and comfort him. I know that reinforces head-banging, but I don't know what else to do.

June 30, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Yes, it's normal: Slightly awkward things all kids do as teenagers

Every one does awkward things, especially as a teen. Everyone. No one is exempt, so all you can do is laugh about it. Teens have an interesting perspective. They think since they got this far in life, they know how to handle the rest of life. But as experience shows them, they know very little which makes for some quite humorous stories.

June 30, 2014 | Valerie Steimle Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Hearings to be held on new fishing rules

Three proposed fishing regulation changes will be the topic of several upcoming public hearings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

AASU’s Mercer named to Peach Belt honor roll

Alexis Mercer was named a Silver Scholar by the Peach Belt Conference, one of 89 Armstrong Atlantic State University athletes to be named to the PBC presidential honor roll.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

Locals in the pros update

Baseball

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

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