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Transportation, education still top issues

As the 2015 General Assembly was gaveled into session, there was much activity as we took the oath of office, elected our leadership, and then proceeded to watch the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal and the slate of state officers as they were sworn in.

January 20, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

A window of opportunity to get transportation funding right

In politics, you must take advantage of windows of opportunity. Sometimes good ideas are sidetracked by events, a bad economy or even personality conflicts among political leaders. Given the risk of delaying decisions, Georgia needs to address its transportation shortfall quickly and practically.

January 20, 2015 | By Kelly McCutchen | Opinion

Blaxton-McCreery

Barbara and Gary Blaxton of Reidsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ramsey Elisabeth Blaxton, to Christopher Michael McCreery, son of Donna and Troy McCreery of Rincon.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

8 things women do that annoy men

I love observing people and listening in on conversations in order to get ideas for my articles. Some of the most interesting topics that people like to talk about are the differences between men and women. The other day I did a survey asking men about things that women do that drive them crazy, and I received a ton of responses. (It was obviously a topic they were passionate about.) Here are some of their answers:

January 19, 2015 | Suely Buriasco Deseret News National | Hot Topics

4 weapons for battling loneliness

All of us feel lonely sometimes. That's natural. There are certain times in our lives when we are more susceptible to feelings of loneliness than others. We may feel lonely after the birth of a child, the death of a spouse or the loss of a friend. We feel lonely when we lack connection with those important to us. That can happen when we're alone or even when we're together with someone else.

January 19, 2015 | Susan Swann Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Springfield business owner charged with stealing from churches

A Pooler man is being held in the Screven County Jail after a months-long investigation into church burglaries in several counties.

January 15, 2015 | By Holli Deal Saxon Statesboro Herald | Crime Reports

More charges for man arrested on Rincon warrant

A Savannah man wanted on warrants from Rincon was arrested Saturday morning after a two-hour standoff with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's SWAT team.

January 14, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Hard times for working-class America as midlevel jobs, marriage both hit decline

Andrew J. Cherlin believes the American working class - made up of those with a high school diploma but no college degree - is falling on very hard times - a complicated combination of lack of jobs that provide a wage adequate to support family and cultural changes that include a decline in marriage among all but the college-educated.

January 14, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Dasher leads songwriter lineup for Mars Theatre show

Effingham County native Hannah Dasher has a way of bringing out the "country music" in everyone. Though a modern stylist, her songwriting and vocal delivery have been steeped in traditional country, soul, rock, and blues.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Connect

Locals in college update

Basketball

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Reddick ready for annual home run derby

Major leaguer Josh Reddick is looking forward to watching local ballplayers swing for the fences Saturday in the annual home run derby he sponsors in Effingham.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports

Remembering the Rev. H.S. Wingard

The following was found in papers of the late Willie Kieffer Tebeau - an obituary from a newspaper dated Guyton, Effingham County, Dec. 8, 1899 (It is of note all the ads on the back are of Guyton so this appears to be a Guyton newspaper; the Springfield Herald was not yet in print):

January 13, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

The American Dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

January 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

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Teaser trailer released for ‘Jurassic World’

JURASSIC PARK - If you couldn't get enough of the other three "Jurassic Park" movies, you are in luck, because another film is in the works.

November 30, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics

A happy Christmas on an empty wallet

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the gift-giving and the general feeling of love toward others. Even though I get wrapped up in the joy of the holidays, there's a downside to this time of year. It can be tough on my budget. There are so many things to spend money on - gifts, charities, special Christmas activities. I often wonder how I will afford everything. I want the holiday to be joyful, not stressful because of money.

November 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Hot Topics

8 items to add to your marital bucket list

There are probably a lot of things you've heard you should experience before your life on Earth is over. There's the bucket list for believers and the YOLO phenomenon, but what about a bucket list for your marriage?

November 29, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Fire safety this holiday season

In the United States, fire departments respond on average to a fire every 25 seconds for a total of more than 1.2 million fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

November 29, 2014 | Betsy Tracy Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are Millennials savers? Conflicting studies say yes and no

A new study claiming that young adults are spending more than they are saving has come a few months after a study that said Millennials are saving earlier and more for retirement than any other generation.

November 28, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 must-know facts about postpartum depression

As a society, we've come a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental illnesses, including postpartum depression. However, misconceptions still abound about this very serious mental disorder. Sufferers sometimes feel reluctant to reach out for help, thinking they'll be judged unfairly. What women suffering from postpartum depression need most is compassion and understanding. While compassion is entirely dependent on you, here are 10 must-know facts that will help us all toward a greater understanding.

November 28, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Good things kids can learn from electronics

We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology. We can control our thermostat hundreds of miles away, we have smartphones, smart cars and even smart TVs. Every day new technology is introduced and changes some aspect of our life. It seems many children can work wonders with the latest gadgets. As parents, we need to guide our children to use technology for good and reap its benefits, instead of allowing our children to spend hours shooting zombies on their smartphones.

November 27, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's 'Frozen'

It's been a year since Disney's "Frozen" hit the big screen, and even Disney apparently didn't anticipate the film to become one of its top franchises in such a short period of time.

November 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

Turns out kissing really can give you cooties.

November 27, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Office etiquette tips can help you get through the holidays

If you spend enough time with any group of co-workers, you may start to see them as your "family away from home."

November 27, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics

AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local

USDA offers tips for cooking your turkey safely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Middle school honor rolls

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

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

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