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County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Effingham, area jobless rates rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 8.3 percent in June a year ago.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business

A banner year for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business

No benefit from arguing with your child

I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they're having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem-they are! All this time (however long that might be), they've been trying to correct the wrong person - the child - getting nowhere and becoming nothing but frustrated in the process. Instead, they need to correct themselves, and it goes without saying that correcting one's self is much, much easier than trying to correct someone else.

July 28, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

The lessons from the primary runoff

There were some important political lessons that should have been learned from last week's runoff election.

July 28, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

So who is the real outsider in the Senate race?

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 28, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Higher education going online

Students who have had to put their education on hold, like soldiers returning from deployment, and individuals looking to make a career change, are in the market to not only advance their education but to do so in an easily accessible and low-cost manner.

July 28, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education

'Cavendon Hall' is a captivating journey

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.

July 28, 2014 | Micah Klug Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Seniors in search of a 're-do': Survey finds older Americans wish they could change some things

A USA Today survey of older adults found they have some regrets, but believe younger adults can learn from what they didn't do exactly right.

July 28, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Gamers rejoice: ESPN to televise biggest video game tournament ever

What sport attracts millions of fans, competitors from all over the world and boasts a $10.8 million prize?

July 28, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Habits of the House trilogy ends in a whimper

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon. In the meantime, this is one of half a dozen books - both novels and nonfiction - that have crossed our desks that have an upstairs/downstairs drama, are set in a similar era or may be of interest to fans of the historical series.

July 28, 2014 | Alicia Cunningham Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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Finding the fun as a mom

I have to be honest.

June 01, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 tips for talking about sex with your spouse

Doesn't it seem odd that, despite society's focus on sex and all its depictions in the media, it's still difficult to talk about it with your spouse? Somehow it seems taboo to have an open and honest conversation about it, even though it's an integral part of your relationship. If you're in this boat, you're not alone. Many people, especially women, have a hard time communicating with their spouse about their sexual experiences and desires.

June 01, 2014 | Katie Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 31, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The fear that keeps people from buying homes

Alison Keith sees a bright future ahead for her, her husband and their son. She graduated from nursing school in December and found a job at a local hospital soon after. Keith's husband is planning on going back to school himself.

May 31, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 30, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 great reasons to tie the knot

There are a lot of marriage naysayers out there always willing to quote the divorce rate and offer an example of an unhappy marriage they've witnessed. Many adults are either delaying or completely avoiding marriage because they're concerned about ending up unhappy. Is marriage really outdated, unworkable and a trap? No! There are some great reasons to consider tying the knot. Check out these ten.

May 30, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education

ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Sheriff’s Office issues alert on phone scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a telephone scam.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

What youth can learn from heroes

As Memorial Day recedes, the word of the week is "summer." Unfortunately, the true meaning of the holiday more often takes a back seat to barbecue. What is now simply the "unofficial start of summer" once was "Decoration Day," honoring the troops who died in the Civil War. Today, it honors all the Americans who have died in military service.

May 29, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Renegades on a roll

The Effingham Renegades senior boys baseball team recently finished first in its league for the season. They had an 8-1 regular season record and overall won 11 out of 12 games.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

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