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School system taking comments on 2015-16 calendar

Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town

United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Spanish tall ship to make a call on the port of Savannah

The Savannah Waterfront Association will welcome the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation and the Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía to historic River Street on Thursday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

Reckless drivers should share cost of harm they cause

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with life-long disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services.

October 21, 2014 | By Paige Havens | Opinion

Thanks for attending pastor anniversary

Dear Editor:

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local

‘Undermining the state,’ unnerving the left

When the State Policy Network was founded in 1996, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation - then 5 years old - was one of just 12 independent, free-market, state-focused think tanks around the nation. Its leaders could have met in someone's garage.

October 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

At the root of a child’s fear and anxiety

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.

October 21, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

More school systems back to 180 days

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 21, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

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Loving your kids when they drive you crazy

Have your kids ever made it hard for you to decide whether to give them a big hug or tear your hair out? You aren't alone. In this video, YouTuber Katie Crank sings her own rendition of Keith Whitley's "When You Say Nothing at All" with all four of her boys doing what little boys do in the background. In her first words she sings, "It's amazing how you can destroy everything. Without saying a word, you can make things unclean."

September 27, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 Important Things You Should Know About Men

Men are a mystery – not only to women, but to themselves. The number of books, videos, lectures, and seminars on this tantalizing subject are beyond count. I don't pretend to be an expert in the field of Virility Explication, but I notice things. And I've noticed exactly 5 things that all men have in common. So if you plan on marrying one, hiring one, or living next door to one, you need to heed the following:

September 27, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 Car Care Tips to Keep You on the Road Longer

One of the major investments you will make over a lifetime will be your car. Most Americans start driving by the age of 16, and do not willingly give up the steering wheel until they are well into their eighties, or even nineties! The convenience and efficiency of today's modern automotive vehicles is not just a marvel, but a necessity! Here are a few tips on how to get your money's worth out of your vehicle by keeping it in tip top condition:

September 27, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The challenges of parenting: Sometimes you just need some space

When you become a mom, many people share advice with you and often that advice includes "give yourself some space." It is normal to want to spend time with your children but as they grow older, become more mobile and curious about the world around them, they begin to get into everything. They begin to ask a million questions. They begin to drive you a little insane.

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

Yes, you should try to change your spouse

Just for fun, Google this question: "Can I change my spouse?"

September 26, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News National | Hot Topics

6 ways to prepare for retirement

While retirement living can appeal to the nine-to-fiver with dreams of relaxing, traveling or buying a beach house, saving for retirement often breeds fear.

September 26, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics

University president takes pay cut to boost worker salary

Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at KSU can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.

September 26, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Calls from parents distract teen drivers, study finds

If a teenager is talking on the phone while driving, chances are good that they're talking to a parent.

September 26, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

ECSO issues warning on new form of "acid"

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a new form of LSD being sold in the region.

September 25, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Do you procrastinate at work?

Question:

September 25, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics

No sweats allowed

Shortly after having my kids (boy and girl twins) I went back to working full time. It was easy to keep up my appearance. I needed to look put together and professional and yoga pants and mom jeans were not allowed in the office. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom it is not so easy. The first thing I think of when I wake up is my kids. I go straight to their room and get them ready for the day. Then it's making breakfast, cleaning the house, entertaining two-year-olds and the list goes on and on. Before ...

September 25, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are you raising nice kids or mean kids?

Good parents want their children to grow up to be nice people. They don't set out to raise a meanie. However, they may be inadvertently doing exactly that. What parents reinforce in their children is what they become. A news report of a study by the Making Caring Common project found that "About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more likely to agree that 'My parents are prouder if I get good grades in ...

September 25, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fun and creative ways to teach kids to manage money

My 5-year-old stared at me through suspicious eyes while I explained to him why we couldn't just go to dinner. It wasn't in the budget. He pointed to my purse and said, "You have a card, right? Can't you just use the card?" That's when I knew I had missed a very important point while teaching my children about money. I set to work researching the subject of money and kids. Here is what I learned.

September 25, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

No bond for two men indicted in armed robbery attempts

Two men indicted connection with two commercial armed robberies also have been denied bond by an Effingham County Superior Court judge.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business

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