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What's the first thing you do when you get to your workplace?

January 06, 2015 | By Robert Williams | Opinion

Apply a little perspective to kids

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 06, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

They’ll love you when it matters

I know. It's considered abuse. Modern psychology and the American Academy of Pediatrics have won the spanking debate. Common sense has lost and so have children.

January 06, 2015 | By Roger Hines | Opinion

Some advice from an old man

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 06, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Reflections on past ‘optimistic’ columns

We published our "10 reasons to be optimistic" column last week, and I mentioned I started doing that during the recession. This year, I went back and reread previous "10 reasons" columns dating back to 2008, and the revealing thing was what passed for optimism six years ago and forward through the Great Recession.

January 06, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Kingston reflects on Congress years

Dear Editor,

January 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Locals in colleges update

Basketball

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

State 2015 sport fishing rules now available

Anglers can find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announced the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Do good dogs really go to heaven?

Recently, a little boy met Pope Francis and told him that he was sad over his dog dying. The father of the Roman Catholic Church reportedly told the boy that his companion will be waiting for him in heaven.

January 06, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Men like women in high heels more, study finds

The height of a woman's heels can determine the response she receives from men and other women, according to a recent study from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud in France and published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior(paywall).

January 06, 2015 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Is your daughter a diva?

She's demanding. She's self-absorbed. She's moody. And she's your daughter. But even though you can't control how your daughter behaves, there are things you can do to help her channel her "inner diva" in a more positive direction.

January 02, 2015 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics

5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 02, 2015 | Megan Wallgren Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Ex-CIA officer uses crime-fighting skills to bust child sex rings

On a bright October day earlier this year, Tim Ballard waited in a rented mansion in Cartagena, Colombia, to pull off his biggest undercover operation to date.

January 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local

G-P, school system honor STEM graduates

More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Remembering piney woods rooters

Do you remember piney woods rooters? If so, you are probably elderly. This was the name given to feral hogs many years ago. They were called this because they rooted around the base of trees in search of nourishment.

November 25, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Doing public relations when it’s too late

A few years back, someone I knew ever so slightly died. Though I didn't know him well, I knew him to be mean, egotistical, and quite a bully.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Help your community on Small Business Saturday

Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

November 25, 2014 | By Kyle Jackson | Opinion

Preparing to ‘downsize’ means not everything can go with us

I have too many clothes.

November 25, 2014 | By Robert Williams Jr. | Opinion

Rec director glad for support of central park

Dear Editor,

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

What’s your child learning in preschool?

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Neal (www.ourchildishways.com), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to learn from her teacher that she is having difficulty with scissors and somewhat behind the other kids in letter and number recognition. The parents apparently blew the teacher's mind when they replied that they were more concerned with their daughter's heart and character than her academic achievement. Was she compassionate? Was she respectful of her teachers and peers?

November 25, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

You won’t see a governor like Carl Sanders anymore

The death of former governor Carl Sanders is a reminder of how much the times and the state he ran during the 1960s have changed.

November 25, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

A great man who did great things

On my "to do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for the University of Georgia's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 25, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

A look at Georgia’s rainy day fund

The revenue shortfall reserve, or the "rainy day fund," serves important purposes in the state government. It is a contributing factor in Georgia being able to maintain its perfect triple AAA bond rating, and it also has helped the state ride out declines in revenues from time to time.

November 25, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Giving thanks — the key to joy

Sometimes we don't know what to truly appreciate in life.

November 25, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

SEHS hosts Apply to College event

More than a hundred South Effingham High School students took advantage of a recent opportunity to apply to college.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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