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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

Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education

1 in 9 girls in developing countries marry before age 15 and here's what to do about it

Destaye was 11 years old when she was married.

August 25, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Georgia voters get the job done

For the past 20 years, an idea frequently floated for reforming the political system has been to set term limits for elected officials.

August 25, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

A reminder to text less and live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a quick cure.

August 25, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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ECSO arrests Pooler man on molestation charge

A Pooler man was arrested Monday on child molestation charges.

July 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

The healing power of forgiveness

In my work facilitating support groups for people in crisis, I have become acutely aware that forgiveness promotes recovery. However, it's not just crises that bring about the need for forgiveness. I've seen many people who haven't been through tragedies look as if they are the "walking wounded."

July 02, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Charitable giving to aid international disasters down in 2013

The Philippines super typhoon Haiyan displaced more than 6 million people on Nov. 8, 2013, nearly seven times the number of those displaced in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

July 02, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Teens get guidance, support at Springfield UMC

Being a teen has never been easy, but being a teen in 2014 is especially tough with the epidemic of school shootings, cyber bullying, drug use, teen suicide and other serious issues throughout the country.

July 02, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Church

Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Freedom is still America’s best trait

We're about to start the weekend when Americans celebrate a freedom declared 238 years ago, when a small band of men risked their lives and fortunes to change history's course.

July 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Families benefit from innovative policy

Erika Hartley has two sons with autism, which means she can explain in one sentence what being able to customize their education means to her family.

July 02, 2014 | By Lindsey Burke | Opinion

How design-build remodeling works

The process behind major remodling projects has changed in the past five to 10 years. If you tackled a project before that time, you probably remember the process as creating a design and some construction documents and then passing them out to three or four contractors to get bids.

July 02, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fighting terrorism in our country

On Sept. 11, 2001, our way of life in the United States was changed forever.

July 02, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

One Direction sings about the letter 'U' on 'Sesame Street'

One Direction joined the list of celebrities to appear on "Sesame Street."

July 02, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

'The War That Ended Peace' brilliantly explores the road to World War I

"THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: The Road to 1914," by Margaret MacMillan, Random House, $35, 784 pages (nf)

July 02, 2014 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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