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Better classroom behavior starts at home

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant, aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago, she taught the girl's older sister who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much if any help from the parents.

October 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Barrow, Allen to meet in forum Thursday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) and Republican challenger Rick Allen will meet in a candidate forum at Ogeechee Technical College. The 12th District candidates' forum will be held Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium and is hosted by the Statesboro Herald and statesboroherald.com.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local

History is better than fiction

Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock car champion Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey.

October 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Looking back at Fair history

During research on the new microfilm reader at Effingham Museum, I stumbled upon an article entitled "To Have A Fair" in the Feb. 14, 1918 copy of the Springfield Herald. Since the county fair begins next week I share this with you. A few things are not legible and are noted. It reads as follows:

October 14, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Will Georgia repeat the runoff experience?

It's looking more and more possible that voters will have to return to the ballot box after the general election.

October 14, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Candidate Carter talks education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 14, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Solid growth in first-quarter revenues

September completes the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. A solid 5 percent growth in September revenues completes a strong first quarter of FY15 with an overgrowth of 4.7 percent on total collections of $4.68 billion for the quarter. The increase of $211.3 million for the three months is ahead of budget projections by $70.6 million.

October 14, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

The Star-Spangled Answer at 200 years

The bizarre and horrible renditions notwithstanding (i.e., Roseanne Barr, Michael Bolton), most people can at least sing the national anthem. Or, I should say, they can sing what they believe is the national anthem. After all, most folks have been to enough civic events and ballgames to have memorized it.

October 14, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Military spouses can use challenges to get a leg up in job hunt

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 14, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Tons of new Star Wars canon coming before 'Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" is without question one of the most highly anticipated movies of next year, if not all time.

October 14, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What to do when your adult children move in with you

It's becoming more and more common that adult children are moving back in with their parents. Even though the economy is improving and the job market is starting to gain traction again, wages are down and the cost of living is up. According to the Wall Street Journal, the decision to let your kids move back into their old rooms could cost you somewhere between $8,000-$18,000 a year. And it doesn't just take a monetary toll.

October 14, 2014 | Ben Luthi 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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