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It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Fugitive from Oklahoma arrested in Effingham

A man wanted on armed robbery charges in Oklahoma was apprehended in Effingham County over the weekend.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Parties fight the battle of the ballot

In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.

September 16, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Looking for positives can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Revenues continue upswing

August state revenues gained 3.5 percent, following July's gain of 5.5 percent, resulting in a two-month gain of 4.5 percent. August revenues totaled $1.39 billion, with a gain of $47 million. Revenues needed to grow $43 million for the month to meet budget, so there's about a 10 percent overage.

September 16, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

In county leaders we also trust

I have certainly heard the lament of Christian leaders who assert that we are living in a "post-Christian" era. That may be. But what I am seeing is more "Christian-phobia" than anything suggesting Christian beliefs, morals, and values are obsolete. The latest installment comes from Pennsylvania.

September 16, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Armed robbery suspects indicted

Two Guyton men were indicted by an Effingham County grand jury on Monday on multiple charges stemming from armed robberies at two local businesses last fall.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if parents split up

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development.

September 16, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

15 places named after religious figures

Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 signs your emotional life may need a tune-up

Being emotionally healthy is like owning a well-running car. If your vehicle is taken care of, you can get through construction zones, traffic and bumpy dirt roads with no trouble. If your car is a run-down old clunker, you won't be able to rely on it to get you where you are going on your terms. This comparison also holds true for a well-functioning brain. A good therapist is like your brain's mechanic. Here are 10 signs that indicate a professional might be of some help in tuning up your life:

September 16, 2014 | Martha B. Fallis Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Napoleon Dynamite returns for 12-year-old leukemia patient

It's been 10 years since the world first saw Jon Heder play the role of Napoleon Dynamite, but the actor recently proved he hasn't lost his ability to slip into the awkward yet endearing role.

September 16, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

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'Becoming Lady Lockwood' is a twist on a Regency love story

"BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD," by Jennifer Moore, Covenant Communications,$14.99, 199 pages (f)

August 01, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Promise Zones offer new hope to high poverty areas

Sara-Jane Smallwood had made her way to the top: a bachelor's degree in Indian American studies, a master's in public policy from Indiana University and a job on the Hill, working as a policy analyst for her U.S. senator.

August 01, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Raising kids in a digital age

Everywhere you look kids and adults are glued to their iPhones, iPads, or some other electronic device. We were visiting a relative recently and there on the couch were four teenage cousins, boys and girls, all on digital devices, laughing and sharing youtube videos.

August 01, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 steps to go from a dreamer to a doer

We all have a dreamer in us. Oftentimes, it is easier to envision things as oppose to putting our best foot forward to bring that vision to light. Many of our dreams require money or we believe we do not have what it takes. So, we continue to dream. But is it fair?

August 01, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics

3 Errol Flynn films new to DVD

Errol Flynn stars in three films making their DVD debut this week, including his final swashbuckler. (All films here are available online at warnerarchive.com.)

August 01, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The Mac-and-Cheese Manual

There's only one true way to eat mac-and-cheese, and that's with your bare hands, slavering over every creamy mouthful like a wolf pup. However, since some persnickety people look down on such earthy behavior, we shall humor their overparticular sensibilities and advise our readers to use a fork.

August 01, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Finding love in the cyber world

Now that people conduct so much of their social lives online, it's becoming standard to hang out at a favorite virtual watering hole and check out dating possibilities. Whether you're looking for an activity partner or a lifetime partnership, the online matchmaking universe has no shortage of candidates. Since you will eventually meet up in the real world, however, it's important to follow some basic safety rules. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know before you plan face time with that exciting person you've been chatting with online.

August 01, 2014 | April Adams Deseret News National | Hot Topics

4 Fair Fighting Tips for a Happy Marriage

Let's face it. Every couple fights. And despite how unpleasant fighting is, sometimes it just needs to happen so that you and your spouse can fix some things and get back on track. But sometimes the fighting doesn't get things back on track. And the fighting can cause even more problems.

August 01, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

How to pull off being your own general contractor

Recently, we had a conversation with a construction manager for large commercial projects about home remodeling and construction.

July 31, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Full Throttle races to title

Full Throttle, a team out of Effingham County, won the Top Gun Summer national championship in Concord, N.C.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Barrow sets two job fairs in the district

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August district work period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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