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Suspects in armed robberies arrested

Two Effingham County men have been charged in connection with armed robberies at two local businesses last fall.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Social Entrepreneurs: How startups can change the world

Ambitious Harvard students are known for creating startups, and 22-year old Kathy Ku is one of them.

August 07, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

When city hall was a Ford dealership

In May 1962, H.N. Ramsey Sr. retired from the business he established in 1921. Under the name H.N. Ramsey Motor Company, Inc., three new stockholders were added to the business. The three who joined in four equal partnerships with Jack E. Ramsey Sr. were J. Hilton Kight, C. Murray Kight and Eustace Ford.

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

The man who was

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more, for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

August 07, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The phenomenon of CJ Cummings

I write this having just said goodbye to the producer and camera crew of the TV show "Inside Edition." They contacted me a few weeks ago, asking for an interview about my biomechanics research on local weightlifter CJ Cummings.

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

EPA’s power grab is unscientific

According to the Federal Register, on Dec. 7, 2009, the EPA "found" that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. Unfortunately, this finding and the EPA's subsequent action threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations of Georgians far more than greenhouse gases do.

August 07, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

The creepiest Internet-related happenings of 2014 ... so far

Whether the cases made the public shrug or close a social media account, some online happenings of 2014 left many Internet users feel freaked out, manipulated or paranoid. Think the Internet is generally a safe space? This list will make users think again.

August 07, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fourth graders aren't finished learning to read

Nine- and 10-year-olds undergo "the fourth grade shift" when they stop learning to read and start reading to learn, but a new study says that may be too early.

August 07, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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Why everyone is asking if fathers matter

How much do dads matter?

July 03, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local

19 promises: A year after Arizona tragedy, firefighter's widow filled with gratitude

YARNELL, Ariz. - There's one room in Juliann Ashcraft's home that serves a solemn, almost sacred purpose.

July 03, 2014 | Morgan Jacobsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Exploring the gin and the depot

Just north of the Calhoun Tractor Company on the west side of Laurel Street in Springfield, a set of gas tanks was located beside the railroad. Coastal Gas, owned by Howard Haupt Sr., used these tanks for storage for butane and propane gas for their business.

July 03, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Precious memories that really are

In the tiny country church where I spent most of the first 22 years of my life, where I found the Lord at the age of 11, where, without fail, I had the leading part in every Christmas pageant and where my daddy laid down the law in more ways than one, we sang hymns from a brown songbook and a green one that were filled with the haunting melodies that have penetrated the Appalachians for many decades.

July 03, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Does learning cursive matter? Perhaps more than you think

Cursive writing and handwriting in general are dying arts in grade schools, as students shift to the keyboard. But some psychologists think we may be losing more than we know.

July 03, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: Refugee figures highest since World War II

According to the accompanying infographic, the number of global refugees in 2013 was the highest since the end of World War II. More than 50 million people were displaced during the year, with over 10 percent from Afghanistan and Syria alone.

July 03, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Housing the homeless costs less than leaving them on the streets

A new study released by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness reveals that doing nothing about homelessness costs Florida residents more than if the state were to house them.

July 03, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What were audiences looking forward to 30 years ago, in 1984?

The year is 1984. Frankie Goes to Hollywood is circling top-40 stations with "Relax," Hulk Hogan defeats that pesky Iron Sheik to become the World Wrestling Federation champion, and your water cooler conversations seem to always include stories about Michael Jackson's hair catching fire during his Pepsi commercial shoot.

July 03, 2014 | Travis Poppleton Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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