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A booming month for ports

Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business

County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education

School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Springfield Police catch up to armed robbery suspect

Using a bicycle as a getaway vehicle, an alleged armed robber was apprehended quickly by the Springfield Police Department.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Effingham inmate walks away from Liberty work detail

An Effingham County prisoner walked away from a Liberty County road-work detail Monday afternoon.

May 19, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Crime Reports

Marlow ladies from the photo album

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her at 754-6681 or email her at: hesheraldexley@aol.com.

May 19, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week - and sometimes not a day - went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

May 19, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A word from UGA Extension

In south Georgia, we are never more than a few days from a drought. Although we had plenty of rain in April, it can become very dry, very quickly. A pest that causes problems in turfgrass and seems to enjoy the drought like conditions is the chinch bug.

May 19, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

A look at governor’s vetoes

Maybe it's a sign of better times, or a sign of clearer communication between the House, Senate Appropriations Committees and the governor's office, but there was only one veto of an appropriations from HB 76 when he signed the Appropriations Act in Statesboro last Monday.

May 19, 2015 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

GOP chooses the practical route

Georgia Republicans chose electoral pragmatism over ideological purity when they elected their state chairman last weekend, but it was a close call.

May 19, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

What Nobel Laureates should have incurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what's left of it.) Some of you wrote and asked me to reconsider my decision. I am humbled by your pledges of support but I don't want to broach the subject again with the Woman Who Shares My Name. She has access to a lot of broccoli and says she know where she can get more. I had best leave that alone.

May 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Living with children

Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?

May 19, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

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Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Men can suffer from postpartum depression too, and it could hurt their children

Postpartum depression — feelings of sadness that can occur after childbirth — isn't just something new mothers experience, but new fathers, too.

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

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Paper airplane boomerang

THE AIR UP THERE — I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a house where making paper airplanes was a rite of passage. There was even a time when any rectangle of paper was immediately folded into a plane.

March 27, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics

Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Hot Topics

3 ways corporate America made me a better mom

I’ve held many jobs in my day and learned lessons from every one of them. People who wait tables are the most fun people on the planet. Cubicles can steal your soul. And telemarketing is fun if you give yourself a fake name and have plans to find a new job ASAP.

March 26, 2015 | Jody Moore KSL | Hot Topics

Easier version of the Mediterranean diet may prevent Alzheimer's

A diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, berries, nuts, legumes, fish, poultry and red wine or grape juice may reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 53 percent, according to a new study by researchers at Rush University.

March 26, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | Hot Topics

Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Daddy-daughter duo recreates ‘Jurassic Park’ with Lego

JURASSIC PARK — We all remember the intensity of the anticipation of Christmas break when we were kids. Nothing could be better than the thought of no school mingled with the visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.

March 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics

How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 26, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Hot Topics

Does it really matter if you and your spouse come from different class backgrounds?

Common wisdom might dictate that it’s dangerous for couples raised in different economic classes to get hitched; different financial upbringings will likely lead to arguments over budgets, spending habits, etc., and financial issues are often cited as a major cause of divorce.

March 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics

6 steps for recovering from betrayal

Everyone experiences some tragedy in life. Being betrayed is part and parcel to many, if not most, trials. If you're betrayed by a spouse, business partner, friend, neighbor, etc., how do you recover? This is Heavy subject . . . and one that has derailed many of life’s travelers. Yet the outcome for some individuals is positive. Over time, they become stronger, more resilient, and confident in themselves and in their relationships. What makes the difference?

March 25, 2015 | Fay A. Klingler FamilyShare | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: Jimmy Fallon interviews crying Villanova piccolo player

On Monday night's episode of "The Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon invited a special guest to play with the show's band, The Roots.

March 25, 2015 | Sarah Gambles Deseret News | Hot Topics

Americans oppose online surveillance, but not all are concerned

Americans are losing confidence in online government surveillance programs, a new Pew Research Center survey has found, but not as many are changing their habits because of it.

March 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

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