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100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 27, 2014 | Lindsey Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Meaningful family relationships are forged in life's 'village'

I've always loved that saying, "It takes a village to raise a child."

August 27, 2014 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 27, 2014 | Alyssa Banks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Faith and fitness: One preacher's journey to becoming both Mr. Universe and man of God

Ron Williams is talking about fat: How it sometimes seems impossible to defeat, clinging stubbornly to bodies despite exercise and calorie control and even prayer.

August 26, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Stupid things men do that women don't understand

I am taking on this subject for the very reason that I am a man, make no mistake about it, and I protest vehemently against the inference that my fellow men and I do stupid things.

August 26, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Vet who simulates homelessness for a month says effects are like PTSD

Tom Rebman, a 53-year-old Florida middle school teacher, spent a month living as though he was homeless. He took on the project, he says, to raise awareness for a local food bank and to inspire the kids that he works with.

August 26, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

The dinosaurs have been gone a long time, yet we still talk about them, read about them, study them, and make movies about them. They are a perennial favorite in classrooms and theaters.

August 26, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Visiting NYC? Tips to save money on tourist attractions

NEW YORK CITY - New York City is expensive to visit; however, it is possible to have a great city experience on a budget. By taking advantage of these insider options, visiting the Big Apple can be enjoyable and affordable.

August 26, 2014 | Brigham Wilson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Charlie and the Doll Factory? Internet rebuffs Penguin's new cover of beloved book

Penguin Publishing got an earful via social media last week when it unveiled a 50th anniversary edition cover for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" via Facebook.

August 26, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 topics to discuss before marriage

It's, without a doubt, an exhilarating feeling when your partner pops the question. Your first reaction is telling your loved ones the good news. Later, you begin to think when it's a good time for the wedding, the preparations and if everything will come together as expected. But have you and your partner discussed life as husband and wife? When it comes to future goals, are you both on the same page? Besides talking about the wedding, it's wise to discuss life as a married couple before moving forward.

August 26, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Watermelons stop bullets in slow motion video

If you're being shot at and find a pile of watermelons, would it be safe to hide behind them?

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

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Infographic: Ukraine tries to block Russian humanitarian aid convoy

A huge Russian convoy left Moscow Aug. 12 and is headed for the eastern Ukrainian border. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, it carries humanitarian aid supplies for rebel fighters in Crimea in cooperation with the International Red Cross (IRC). The accompanying infographic shows a rundown of the possible routes and the supplies it carries.

August 25, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Sand Hill Flea boys honored

Effingham County commissioners proclaimed Aug. 19 as Effingham Champions Day and read a proclamation honoring the Sand Hill Flea boys for their second-place finish at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association state championship in Cordele last month.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Rincon Police bust large pot-growing operation

Police arrested a Rincon woman and are looking for her husband in connection with a "sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation" they say the couple was running from their East Williams Street home.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

10 things you're not doing that could add up to big savings

Stress and worry over financial issues can cause a lot of problems within the family. Regardless of your financial situation, simply being aware of your money can add a measure of self-control to your life that is priceless. One common theme in most attempts to save money is an element of patience. Challenge yourself to employ these techniques and watch as you become more patient and your finances become more manageable.

August 25, 2014 | Deborah Goodman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

A grant to get involved

Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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