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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Every Jesus has a Shamgar: 5 biblical figures who deserve more credit

According to Religion News Service, about one in five people read the Bible on a regular basis, and 77 percent of Americans see the work, and the lives of popular biblical figures, such as Jesus, Peter and David, as important for daily life.

October 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Knowing how and when to ask for help

When thirty-year-old Emily and her husband divorced, leaving Emily with full-custody of their two preschool children, she didn't know if she'd make it through the day let alone through the weeks and months that were to come. Divorce had never been part of her long-term plans. Neither had single parenting. Yet here she was; going back wasn't an option.

October 17, 2014 | Michele Howe Deseret News National | Hot Topics

In faith-based communities, college completion may be uniquely emphasized

Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1960s and '70s, Odell Clevelandleveraged his basketball skills to land a college scholarship. The 6-foot-3 Cleveland would go on to earn a place in the University of South Carolina Upstate's Athletics Hall of Fame.

October 17, 2014 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5-year-old watercolor genius shines light on art therapy, autism

A 5-year-old English girl is turning heads and opening wallets with stunning watercolor paintings that have drawn comparisons to Claude Monet, the French 19th century impressionist. In the process, she is also drawing renewed attention to the untapped potential often hidden by autism and the use of art therapy as a treatment and outlet for autistic children.

October 17, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business

SEMS softball continues its undefeated ways

The South Effingham Middle School Lady Mustangs softball team added three more region wins in its undefeated season and also honored its outgoing eighth-graders.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

ECRP teams finish strong

Effingham County Recreation and Parks recognized its fall baseball and softball champs.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Rincon Rec holding hoops signups

The Rincon Recreation Department is offering a youth basketball league for the first time this fall.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

The untold story in the ongoing minimum wage debate

Like many small business owners, Scott Huish believes he has a special role in his community of Tukwila, Wash. His Family Fun Center largely employs local teenagers, offering them the minimum wage for their first real job.

October 16, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics

US Postal Service reveals new Forever Batman stamps

Mailing a letter became more fun last week when the U.S. Postal Service, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment dedicated the Limited Edition Forever Batman Stamps in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary.

October 16, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

6-acre face looks out from National Mall

WASHINGTON - A new face has appeared on the National Mall.

October 16, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

3 powerful reasons why your kids should take music lessons

Learning to play an instrument or singing in a chorus can be significantly important in your children's lives in more ways than you may have imagined. Review the following reasons, and see how your child could benefit.

October 16, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Best marriage market for women is where men are working, according to study

Ask women what they're looking for in a potential spouse and a top answer is "employed." Now the Pew Research Center has crunched data gathered for a recent report to discover the best - and the worst - big cities to find single men ages 25 to 34 who also have jobs.

October 15, 2014 | Lois M. Collins 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

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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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