She settles down for a meal but it's obvious her mind is elsewhere. She picks at her food and pushes it around on her plate as she makes small talk. Soon, what is weighing on her mind comes out.
November 11, 2014 | By Robert Williams | Opinion
November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor
After eight-and-a-half years, sometimes it is hard to write a full story each week. Thank you for allowing me this week to share some interesting tidbits I have found in old issues of the Springfield Herald.
November 11, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham
It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.
November 11, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle
This was an election for people who enjoy watching reruns on TV.
November 11, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago, but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.
November 11, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion
As a lady in my district said one time, "There's been a lot of water under the dam since then." Well, since last month's revenue report, there has definitely been a lot of activity "under the bridge" or in some cases "over the dam" and maybe, just maybe "under the dam."
November 11, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion
Christians often feel an obligation to pray for those who need assistance, both individually and corporately. Church congregations therefore regularly pray for members and extended family and friends who are struggling. Each church handles such prayers differently, but they usually involve some sort of prayer list.
November 11, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church
You know that saying "I am my own worst enemy?" Well, it's true. You can have meaningful, loving relationships with others, have a great career and seem to have everything going for you but still not be happy. There are habits you can fall into that can be destroying your own happiness. Things that you may not even realize you are doing. Here are a few things I have found myself doing that only bring misery and not happiness.
November 11, 2014 | Megan Shauri Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.
November 11, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Voters in four states voted at the polls Tuesday to give themselves a raise. Beginning in January, some of the lowest-paid workers in Alaska, Arkansas, South Dakota and Nebraska will have bigger paychecks.
November 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Yesterday I watched my tween daughter cry and couldn't do anything about it.
November 11, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Josh Reddick Foundation will hold its first charity golf tournament Nov. 15 at Crosswinds Golf Club, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
November 10, 2014 | Staff report | Sports
The GOP takeover of the Senate could shake up higher education policy, analysts say, while results in state elections offer more of a mixed bag, with teacher unions prevailing in California, while the GOP retained two hotly contested governorships in Wisconsin and Florida, where education issues played a role.
November 10, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
SAN FRANCISCO - A new PLOS ONE study shows that individuals who are hungry make more advantageous decisions about uncertain outcomes.
November 10, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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Two men indicted connection with two commercial armed robberies also have been denied bond by an Effingham County Superior Court judge.
September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports
Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.
September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business
Increasing one's vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of illnesses that cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to international research led by the University of Exeter.
September 24, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Family traditions are a fabulous way to unify your family. Whether your kids are one or 18, now is the time to start planning.
September 24, 2014 | Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Kids have a natural love of competition. Tovah Klein, author of "How Toddlers Thrive," told NPR that the drive to compete develops in children around the ages of 4 or 5, when they start learning how to categorize.
September 24, 2014 | Emily Hales Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A new study, published in PLOS ONE, reveals one simple trick to tell if someone is a narcissist - and all you have to do is ask. Apparently, narcissists love to tell people they are narcissistic.
September 24, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics
In two previous columns, we have looked at the close-by example of a separate education budget, the state of Alabama's two-budget system.
September 23, 2014 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.
September 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion
Over the past 10 years, Georgia has served as the location for a wide-ranging experiment in economic theory.
September 23, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion
In 1946, Ijon Tigleth Webb and his two sons, Ijon Thomas and George Henry, got a permit and built a building to manufacture concrete block. See accompanying photo of the permit. The brothers were known as Tom and Henry. Ijon Tigleth died in 1951. The building was located behind what is now City Hall in Springfield, adjacent to the railroad siding track from which they received the materials to manufacture concrete blocks.
September 23, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham
That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.
September 23, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.
September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local
Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.
September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town
Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.
September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.
September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business