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Budget proposals take center stage

Governor Deal's fiscal year 2015 amended and FY16 general budget proposals were reviewed during a week of budget hearings.

January 27, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Setting our budget priorities for the coming fiscal year

The second week of the General Assembly is traditionally reserved for the Appropriations committee to receive the governor's budget. We review his recommendations for funding the state's programs for the 2016 fiscal year which begins July 1.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

Battle over the state budget begins

The activity in the second week of the Georgia General Assembly was limited to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees meeting in joint conference to receive the governor's $21.8 billion budget request.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Some parents’ reactions are just nuts

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

January 27, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

The destructive price of unforgiveness

Of all the biblical prescriptions and proscriptions Christians often feel they struggle with, the commandment to forgive has got to be in the top three. Who among us doesn't feel even the least bit inadequate when considering these words from Colossians 3:13: "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man has a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye"?

January 27, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Knocking doors: What to know before signing up for that summer sales job

After his third day of selling satellite television service door-to-door, Tristan Torgersen packed his bags and left.

January 27, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics

Some airline fees are nonrefundable

U.S. airlines collect roughly $6 billion a year in charges for checked bags and fees for changing tickets.

January 27, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: New BMW i3 Super Bowl ad remembers pre-Internet era

It’s hard to remember a time when the Internet wasn't a part of everyday life, but a new BMW ad set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday reminds us of a simpler era when we didn’t recognize the “at” symbol and may have asked, “What is Internet anyway?”

January 27, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics

If you want your marriage to last, do this

Marrying young offers Americans a lot of benefits. The Atlantic’s Karen Swallow Prior reported two years ago that those who marry young avoid depression and drinking abuse. In fact, they tend to live happier lives.

January 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

9 principles to improve your people skills

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January 27, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

Most K-12 students are now low income

Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics

Court date pushed back for man who fired on deputies

An Eden man who is charged with shooting at Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will have his local court date pushed back as he's also been charged with a federal crime.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

January 01, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

December 31, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Great ways to feel regenerated this weekend

Saturday and Sunday. Two short days to feel more alive and less undead. Feeling more alive isn't just about the things we should do – but sometimes more importantly includes the things we shouldn't do. Read on to find out how to maximize your weekend.

December 31, 2014 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Arrest made in May fatal wreck

A Springfield man is in jail in connection with a deadly May car wreck.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Reddick Home Run Derby set for Jan. 17

The third annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby will be held Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and age groups for boys and girls are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-adult. There also will be a silent auction and autograph session.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Locals in colleges update

Basketball

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

GSU to hold baseball camps

Georgia Southern baseball will host two camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January. The Eagles will host a baseball prospect camp and a winter youth camp on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

DNR sets meetings on hunting regulations

Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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