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Students interact at the Capitol

The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Does the governor have a magic formula for schools?

Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled his plan last week to fix our low-performing public schools.

February 17, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Jekyll holds fire on deer population

If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back.

February 17, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

State revenues up for January

The Senate passed the fiscal year 2015 amended budget, 54-1. The House and Senate will work out the few differences possibly without a conference committee.

February 17, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Woodmen of the World offering two $500 scholarships

The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Residential solar power bill passes the House

It was good to visit with the Leadership Bulloch group in Atlanta this past Thursday. On Saturday in Sylvania, the annual Screven County Eggs and Issues event was held. It is always informative to hear from "home folks" on their perspectives on important issues. I value and welcome your input concerning legislation being considered in the General Assembly.

February 17, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

When children are caught in a tug-of-war

Equality under the law is a uniquely American principle, one that no freedom-loving person would oppose, but the manner in which said principle is currently applied to the issue of child custody treats children as property, like pieces of furniture or bank accounts, rather than human beings with rights of their own, including the right to stable living conditions.

February 17, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

State begins push to eliminate graduation test

It has been a very busy week in the Georgia House of Representatives. Most importantly, we have decided on a timeline for the remaining 24 days of the session, which by law cannot go over 40 days. We have set March 13 as "crossover" day. This is the day when any legislation that will eventually become law must be passed by the House or Senate, thus allowing the other body 10 legislative days to pass the bill.

February 17, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

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Internet doesn't overwhelm most Americans, study finds

A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that the majority of Americans say they do not feel overwhelmed by how much information they can get online. Instead, they say they've benefited from it.

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

5 ways to get your marriage out of a rut

You don't have to be married too long before you realize that marriage isn't always lemon drops and gumdrops. Sure, it can be the most enlightening, peaceful and enriching thing in the world, but it can also be the most difficult and challenging thing as well. And, sometimes, it's not challenging or exciting. It's just bland.

December 27, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fewer women are working now than in 1999, survey shows

The number of women in the workplace has declined 5 percent in the past 15 years, according to data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and experts and other data show the recession, workplace dynamics and a choice to be a full-time homemaker as reasons for the decline.

December 26, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Some communities suggest penalizing parents for underage drinking at home

Increasing concern about underage drinking in residential homes has prompted a handful of communities across the nation to propose new local laws.

December 26, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Holiday lights brighten cities in outer space images

Holiday lights are visible even from outer space.

December 25, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Will Stephen Colbert bring his faith to 'The Late Show'?

Thursday night saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.

December 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What's in a name? Why Mary is disappearing

They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.

December 24, 2014 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

A child’s gift

Sheila Moon learned early on how compassionate her daughter Isabella would be toward others.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle

School system maps out calendars for next two years

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved the school calendars for the next two years after making a few tweaks.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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