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Knocking doors: What to know before signing up for that summer sales job

After his third day of selling satellite television service door-to-door, Tristan Torgersen packed his bags and left.

January 27, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics

Some airline fees are nonrefundable

U.S. airlines collect roughly $6 billion a year in charges for checked bags and fees for changing tickets.

January 27, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: New BMW i3 Super Bowl ad remembers pre-Internet era

It’s hard to remember a time when the Internet wasn't a part of everyday life, but a new BMW ad set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday reminds us of a simpler era when we didn’t recognize the “at” symbol and may have asked, “What is Internet anyway?”

January 27, 2015 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics

If you want your marriage to last, do this

Marrying young offers Americans a lot of benefits. The Atlantic’s Karen Swallow Prior reported two years ago that those who marry young avoid depression and drinking abuse. In fact, they tend to live happier lives.

January 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

9 principles to improve your people skills

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January 27, 2015 | Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics

Most K-12 students are now low income

Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics

Court date pushed back for man who fired on deputies

An Eden man who is charged with shooting at Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will have his local court date pushed back as he's also been charged with a federal crime.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

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January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Hitchens named vice chairman of Defense and Veteran Affairs

ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the vice chairman of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Vaccinate the economy against disease

President Obama called on Congress in his State of the Union address to give more money to programs performing scientific research "so we can unleash the next great American discovery — whether it’s vaccines that stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, or paper-thin material that’s stronger than steel,” The Washington Post reported.

January 26, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Hot Topics

Want to help a sex trafficking victim get on her feet? Buy a handbag

A lot of sex trafficking activism focuses on getting the victims away from their traffickers and into safety. But what happens to victims after they are rescued?

January 26, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Chamber gears up for 20th annual Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 20th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 23 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule has been finalized.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Sunrise Rotary welcomes new members

The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise recently inducted three new members: Jay Taylor, Erin Rahn Phillips and Rev. Daryl Brown.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

‘Tybee Salutes Heroes’ to start this weekend

Tybee Island will host its inaugural island-wide Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014 this weekend. This is event is produced in cooperation by the City of Tybee Island, the American Legion Tybee Post No. 154, and with support of numerous local businesses and individuals.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

‘Gone With the Wind’ to grace Mars Theatre movie screen

The epic tale of love and the Civil War, "Gone With the Wind," will return to the Mars Theatre screen Thursday.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Veteran moves into new Habitat home

Just in time for Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated its first home built for a military veteran.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

A thanks delayed, but appreciated

His chest adorned with combat ribbons and medals, Lamar Crosby offered his gratitude to those who thanked Vietnam veterans, even if it was belated for nearly 40 years.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local

SEMS claims 13th region softball title

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs beat Effingham County Middle School 9-0 in five innings to win the Coastal Empire Region softball championship for the 13th consecutive year.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

IDA to review plans for Research Forest Tract

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will meet Thursday to discuss the Research Forest Tract.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Time for truth in Medicare accounting

The mid-term elections are in the rearview mirror, but Congress still has a lot of important work to take care of before lawmakers go home at year's end and the newly-elected are sworn in next January. At the top of the "lame duck" to-do list: Congress must address urgent problems with Medicare - the most costly federal program and largest driver of national debt - or there will be harsh ramifications for seniors and caregivers in Georgia.

November 11, 2014 | By Kelly McCutchen and Patrick Gleason | Opinion

Cutting the strings may be a good thing

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one's own bills) was 21? Why do significant numbers of college professors and even employers complain about parents of young adult students/employees confronting them over, respectively, bad grades and workplace issues? Why have reduced class sizes and increased per-pupil expenditures not resulted in higher academic achievement levels? Why is the mental health of today's kids so poor when compared with that of children in the 1960s and before? Why has school phobia, test ...

November 11, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

We’re lucky there are people like this

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

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