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Why Trump's conspiracy narrative on the media is dangerous

Since the second presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump has gone from a dead heat with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to trailing her in public ...

October 24, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

21 foods you think are healthy, but are making you gain weight (fast!)

Being healthy is an admirable goal, but it's a lot harder than it seems. Dieting is hard enough on its own, but it can ...

October 24, 2016 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics

My experience running the Amsterdam Marathon

My three passions in life are running, writing and traveling. My dream is to combine all three, writing about my running adventures in far away ...

October 24, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Hot Topics

Nintendo just went next-level with its new video game system

Nintendo has decided to switch things up for its next-generation video game console.

October 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ...

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Hot Topics

Liberals and conservatives disagree about marriage, but have similar family lives, survey finds

Parents not disciplining kids enough is the most commonly cited issue facing families, with the widespread availability of drugs and alcohol a distant second, according ...

October 24, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Man carves jack-o-lantern Harambe in less than 30 seconds

PUMPKIN PATCH — When it comes to fall activities, you either love carving pumpkins, or you hate it — probably because of the goopy mess it produces.

October 24, 2016 | Mary Dalrymple | Hot Topics

7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the ...

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics

The digital age is changing literacy education

In most U.S. schools, it used to be that children were expected to arrive at kindergarten ready to read — mastering the alphabet and beginning ...

October 24, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People ...

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Hot Topics

What parents can do to keep their kids off the radar of sexual predators online

Over 20 years, the Amber Alert system has helped rescue 830 children. But the list of missing kids is still too long to imagine and ...

October 23, 2016 | Amy Iverson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

ESTES PARK, Colorado — As temperatures cool and the holiday season approaches, it’s not unusual for shopping malls to get more crowded. One thing you ...

October 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Hot Topics

Dreamworks releases trailer for animated film about house ruling infant

Dreamworks released the trailer for its upcoming film, "The Boss Baby," on YouTube Monday. The trailer has been viewed over five million times in the ...

October 23, 2016 | Koster Kennard Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to raise the discreet child

Several years ago, my mom gave my oldest son a book called “50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know.”

October 23, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

Boy, mom pack extra school lunches for classmate without food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A formerly homeless New Mexico boy has touched the hearts of thousands simply by bringing an extra lunch to school every day.

October 23, 2016 | Jessica Ivins | Hot Topics

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Don’t let Congress get in way

The current economic recession has not been easy, but if Congress does not act soon it could get a lot worse. In the past, Congress has sped the economic recovery by cutting taxes in ways that encouraged business investment and personal spending. The last time they did this was in 2001 and 2003. Those tax cuts worked, but are scheduled to end this year. The resulting tax hikes will be especially painful for us in Georgia.
The current economic recession has not been easy for most Georgians. As a state representative, I can tell you it has caused state revenues ...

September 09, 2010 | By State Rep. Tony Sellier Guest Columnist | Opinion

Zittrouer first in livestock show

On July 23 and 24 the Georgia Limousin Association held its annual Field Day and Livestock Show at the University of Georgia's Livestock Arena in Athens.
Macy Zittrouer competed in the livestock judging, and livestock show. In the livestock judging, senior division Zittrouer was the high scorer and was second overall scorer in all divisions (adults and students). In senior showmanship, Zittrouer placed second, and in class, her heifer placed third.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

SEHS FFA reels in fun with fishing, ‘Olympics’

The South Effingham High School recently held a fishing tournament and Redneck Olympics Games. The event was held at the University of Georgia Warnell Forestry Center in Guyton on Aug. 21.
Weigh-in started at 3 p.m. The fishing tournament winners in all the different categories received $25 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops. Dallas Dasher won the biggest catfish category, with his catfish weighing in at a whopping 16 pounds. He also won the biggest pan fish with the weight of 9 ounces. Cyndilee Cone won the biggest bass with 2 pounds.
The chapter then showed off its skinning ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Locals make Darton merit list

Three Effingham County students have been named to the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the summer 2010 semester.
Robert J. Schmelter of Guyton and Joshua B. Conner and Dana L. Shores of Rincon all earned the honor.
To qualify for the merit list, students must be part-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Utter graduates from VSU

Elizabeth Ann Utter of Guyton has earned a Master of Education, specializing in communication disorders, from Valdosta State University. Utter graduated with the summer 2010 class.
Roxanne Marie Torres was named to the dean's list at Valdosta State for the summer 2010 term. To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Mr. Ronnie D. Williams of Clyo and Ms. Marsha Dixon of Bloomingdale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Williams, to Alan David Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Zeigler of Rincon.
The bride-to-be is completing her bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education at Georgia Southern University.
The groom-to-be is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Forestry and is employed at F&W Forestry, Inc., in Statesboro.
The wedding is planned for Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements

Bulloch County seeking Guyton woman in homicide investigation

Bulloch County investigators are seeking a woman Sheriff Lynn Anderson said shot and killed her boyfriend.

September 09, 2010 | By Jim Healy Special to the Effingham Herald | Crime Reports

Opening the arms to the past

The annual Salzburger Heritage Day opened its arms to its neighbors from the earliest days of the Ebenezer settlement.
The Euchee tribe, which was relocated to Oklahoma in the 1800s, was invited as special guests to the Labor Day event. The Euchees, originally
from Tennessee, migrated to South Carolina and Georgia and called the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry home.
Ann Holder, an elder of the Euchee tribe, said her people and the Salzburgers have much in common, besides a common land.
"It is my understanding the Salzburgers left their home country in persecution, seeking to worship the way they wanted ...

September 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Lifestyle

Exploring slave settlements on Sapelo Island

Dr. Nick Honerkamp spends four weeks of his summer turning the dirt of Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia, where he and his archeology students uncover the history of slaves who worked the plantations.
Gullah/Geechee slave settlements remain archeologically intact on this protected island, offering clues for Honerkamp, director of the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archeology and UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
"I am able to attempt to reconstruct the lives of the people who were responsible for every single success that plantation owner Thomas Spaulding had," Honerkamp said. "It ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

DNR board approves waterfowl season rules

SOCIAL CIRCLE-The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2010-2011 waterfowl hunting regulations.
"Changes to note for the 2010-2011 migratory bird and waterfowl regulations is that the bag limit on pintail ducks has increased from one to two and that the take of white-winged doves contributes towards the daily bag limit of 15 doves, whether they are mourning or white-winged doves," said Assistant Chief of Game Management John Bowers.
The September Canada goose season runs through Sept. 26 and the September teal season runs from Sept. 11-26. Hunting season for ducks is Nov. 20-28 and Dec. 11-Jan. 30, 2011 ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Sports

Easement expands Savannah River Preserve

CHARLESTON, S.C.-The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina closed on a significant conservation easement in Jasper County on Aug. 31 that legally protects 5,068 acres of diverse natural land and water in the Savannah River Preserve, a conservation initiative started in 2006 by a group of local landowners, private conservation groups, and public natural resource agencies. The property, called Recess Plantation, is owned by William L. Exley of Rincon.
The land features seven miles of floodplain forest fronting the Savannah River, providing natural wildlife habitat for many birds, including rare wood storks, white ibis, ducks, swallow-tailed kites, and ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Another call-up may await sizzling Reddick

Effingham Herald editor Patrick Donahue spoke with former South Effingham High School star and current Pawtucket Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick earlier this year. This is from that interview.
With the Pawtucket Red Sox season having ended Monday, Josh Reddick is waiting for a return to the major leagues.
Reddick, who was called up last season on two occasions, has had two stints with the big league Boston Red Sox this season. Injuries have ravaged the Red Sox this year. Starting center fielder Mike Cameron and left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury played a combined 66 games before both were sidelined for ...

September 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Wholesale effort for more retail

Effingham County business and government leaders are trying to find ways to broaden the county's retail and commercial sector, after the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce-sponsored community retreat.
"We need to kickstart some things in the county to help spur and make this economy move faster," said Peggy Jolly, economic development specialist for Georgia Power.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said the economy in Effingham has had a bad couple of years and now there's a push for retail recruitment.
"It's become a much bigger issue this year," he said.
Though many companies have ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Kesslers named fair parade grand marshals

Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade.
The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years.
The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues.
"As the result of having my parents involved in the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, I was always associated with fairs," Ramona Kessler said ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Treutlen House makes A call on Rotary

Susan Gattman, executive director of Treutlen House, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County about the services that are provided by the home. Treutlen House provides secure out-of-home placement for boys ages 6-17 who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, or who have behavioral issues.They are currently staffed by 11 workers and several volunteers.
The boys are in need of male role models who are willing to come out to Treutlen House and spend some quality time with them. Part-time employment opportunities are also being sought for the older boys to work and gain skills and experience in the ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

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