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County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

4-H teams to practice on Research Forest Tract land

The Effingham County 4-H shooting sports teams are going to have a home for the next year.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local

County honors champions

The Effingham County commisioners proclaimed Jan. 20 as "Effingham Champions Day-10U Jaguars Football," in honor of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' 10-and-under football team that won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state title.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Locals in college update

Men's Basketball

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Award-winning author infuses Georgia history into her books

Pamela Bauer Mueller has twice received a Georgia Author of the Year award.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Euchee chief to speak at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will host its annual banquet on Feb. 7. Our president, Norma Jean Morgan, has invited the chief of the Savannah River Euchee Indians tribal nation to be our guest speaker. He is an engineer who worked as a federal contractor. The chief is also an educator of colonial and Indian history.

January 27, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory that has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

January 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Spelling out a winner at SHES

Sand Hill Elementary School's spelling bee went down to the "minute."

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Local students earn accolades

Browder named to Reinhardt dean's list

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Road mess probably won’t get cleaned up

Georgia's elected leaders agree the most pressing issue right now is the state's transportation system.

January 27, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Juvenile Justice going to the dogs

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 27, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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Dependency, poverty and employee ownership

It has been over half a decade since the beginning of the Great Recession. During the first few years, the U.S. economy lost an estimated 8 million jobs. Although the economy has been slowly and steadily improving, there are many who are still in great financial stress. As the unemployment rate has trended down, so has the number of people choosing to leave the workforce gone up. One indicator of the extent to which Americans are still struggling is the increased enrollment in aid programs including food stamps, housing assistance and a program for women and children called WIC.

December 01, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Is there a scientific reason why babies are so cute?

All new parents will attest to how adorable their new babies are. Sure, parents may be biased in thinking their own offspring are cute, but what about all things little?

December 01, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Teaser trailer released for ‘Jurassic World’

JURASSIC PARK - If you couldn't get enough of the other three "Jurassic Park" movies, you are in luck, because another film is in the works.

November 30, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics

A happy Christmas on an empty wallet

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the gift-giving and the general feeling of love toward others. Even though I get wrapped up in the joy of the holidays, there's a downside to this time of year. It can be tough on my budget. There are so many things to spend money on - gifts, charities, special Christmas activities. I often wonder how I will afford everything. I want the holiday to be joyful, not stressful because of money.

November 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Hot Topics

8 items to add to your marital bucket list

There are probably a lot of things you've heard you should experience before your life on Earth is over. There's the bucket list for believers and the YOLO phenomenon, but what about a bucket list for your marriage?

November 29, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fire safety this holiday season

In the United States, fire departments respond on average to a fire every 25 seconds for a total of more than 1.2 million fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

November 29, 2014 | Betsy Tracy Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are Millennials savers? Conflicting studies say yes and no

A new study claiming that young adults are spending more than they are saving has come a few months after a study that said Millennials are saving earlier and more for retirement than any other generation.

November 28, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 must-know facts about postpartum depression

As a society, we've come a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental illnesses, including postpartum depression. However, misconceptions still abound about this very serious mental disorder. Sufferers sometimes feel reluctant to reach out for help, thinking they'll be judged unfairly. What women suffering from postpartum depression need most is compassion and understanding. While compassion is entirely dependent on you, here are 10 must-know facts that will help us all toward a greater understanding.

November 28, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Good things kids can learn from electronics

We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology. We can control our thermostat hundreds of miles away, we have smartphones, smart cars and even smart TVs. Every day new technology is introduced and changes some aspect of our life. It seems many children can work wonders with the latest gadgets. As parents, we need to guide our children to use technology for good and reap its benefits, instead of allowing our children to spend hours shooting zombies on their smartphones.

November 27, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's 'Frozen'

It's been a year since Disney's "Frozen" hit the big screen, and even Disney apparently didn't anticipate the film to become one of its top franchises in such a short period of time.

November 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

Turns out kissing really can give you cooties.

November 27, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Office etiquette tips can help you get through the holidays

If you spend enough time with any group of co-workers, you may start to see them as your "family away from home."

November 27, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics

AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local

USDA offers tips for cooking your turkey safely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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