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So you want to help refugees — here's how

We didn’t exactly plan for our refugee donation drop-off event to take place on the hottest day of the year — 118 degrees F would ...

September 27, 2016 | Hayley A. Smith Deseret News | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Giant morphing ball of ants



ANT LAND — Ants were an insect I recall learning about in school and being immediately fascinated by.

September 27, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Hot Topics

You just got a raise! Now what?

Congratulations all around! You’ve just earned a big promotion, which means a significant boost in your salary.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to use new iOS 10 updates for iMessage, Siri

On Sept. 13, Apple released iOS 10, the next generation operating system for iPhone. This new update came with dozens of improvements, changes and new ...

September 27, 2016 | Lindsey Johnson KSL.com | Hot Topics

Do women make better investors than men?

While there are more men than women in the investment industry, studies suggest that women are the better investors.

September 27, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics

New app hopes to end lunchtime bullying

Your child may never have to sit alone at lunch again.

September 27, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Disney is under fire again, this time for a Halloween costume design

A Halloween costume to promote Disney’s next hit film has fallen under fire in the last week because of its apparent racial undertones.

September 27, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor ...

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Hot Topics

Some advice on making pear relish

This is the time of year on the old farms in Effingham County when pears get ripe. Almost all the farms had a few pear ...

September 26, 2016 | By SUSAN EXLEY Historic Effingham Society | Echoes of Effingham

The real election-season problem America should worry about

Love them or hate them, selfies have embedded themselves into American culture.

September 26, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Hot Topics

The big problem parents should know about before updating to iOS 10

Apple is in damage-control mode amid a wave of problems with its latest mobile system update, iOS 10.

September 26, 2016 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

6 reasons you should visit your grandparents

A recent article from the New York Times addresses the “epidemic of loneliness” among the elderly. Their children have all grown up and moved out ...

September 26, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Boy to man: A 16-year-old refugee's journey to reunite with his parents

Zaidoon Khalaf is a self-described loner and introvert. Soft-spoken, with thick black hair and a sparse beard, he often stays up until 2 a.m ...

September 26, 2016 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Rock climbing for gamers

THE WALL — A Finnish company has taken rock climbing to new virtual heights.

September 26, 2016 | Martha Ostergar KSL.com | Hot Topics

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STC to host ‘Open for Business’ workshop

SAVANNAH-In today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While they may have the perfect business plan, they often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end,
Savannah Technical College is hosting its first "Open for Business" technical workshop on Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. on securing financing for small businesses, featuring Jessica Byck, Microbusiness Finance Associate for the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC). The workshop will be held in the Savannah Room, 2nd floor Goodman Hall on the Savannah ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Career Academy sets the groundwork for the future

"This is the future," state Sen. Jack Hill said as a crowd ready to welcome Effingham County's newest school gathered.
With help from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Effingham County Board of Education cut the ribbon on the new Effingham Career Academy. That the gleaming new structure is located right next to the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College is no accident.
It's a beautiful, spacious building, built to accommodate the needs and wants of students looking to forge a career. How it came to be is a paradigm of dedication and perseverance.
Students who complete a ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion

Time to adjust the AYP scales

Nothing puts a bad spin on summer break like the annual Adequate Yearly Progress school reports.
Like a student awaiting a bad report card, school systems sweat out the annual grade under the No Child Left Behind law that determines whether they will make AYP or wind up on the dreaded Need Improvement list.
Raising standards is good; students need to be pushed to learn to their full potential. But the way these grades are weighed has gone beyond the original intent of the law and needs to be revisited.
In the case of AYP, there are too many mitigating ...

August 09, 2010 | The Gainesville Times | Opinion

And now for good news

July state revenues were up 4.7 percent for the month and it is hard to portray this as anything but good news. Unless there is an unknown
amount of income tax refunds laying in wait, this is a solid month of growth at $1.147 billion in revenues, or about the 2006 level.
Individual income taxes came in at $540.6 million, or up 3.6 percent. Sales taxes in total were up 3 percent, or $818.5 million. Local sales tax distribution was off by -5.1 percent but state net sales taxes were up 2.4 percent ...

August 09, 2010 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Getting the word out

Amanda Starling and Jan Hall of the Effingham County 4-H present a sign warning of the dangers of texting while driving to the Effingham County commissioners.
There is a sign at Effingham County High School and the group also was awarded money for seven additional signs. The group focused on risky teen driving for its project, Starling said.
The additional signs will be placed at Baker Pond and along Sand Hill, Blue Jay, McCall, Hodgeville, Clyo-Stillwell, Old Augusta and Old River roads.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Smith graduates from Randolph-Macon Academy

FRONT ROYAL, VA-Paul Smith graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29. He is the son of Ronald Smith of Rincon and Kay Choi of San Diego.
Academically, Smith received an Honorable Mention on the National German Exam. He also participated in the academy's Air Force JROTC program.
He plans to attend Michigan State University College of Social Science in the fall.
Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. R-MA is affiliated with the ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Local teens receive award for activism

The Savannah-Area Teen Age Republican Club received national recognition July 23 as the most outstanding new TARS club in the nation. Chartered on March 24, the club is 14 members strong and leads the area's conservative youth movement.
Teens from Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, and Chatham counties participate in the group. David Twibell and Katie Twibell of Rincon are the club's two newest members. The club wishes to thank Mrs. Laurie Twibell for her help with the scrapbook.
While attending the weeklong National Teen Age Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Mark Taylor, Chairman of the Savannah-Area TARS ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Rotary Club maps projects for the year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently held its President's Assembly to discuss the clubs community, regional and international plans for the 2010-11 Rotary year. Pam Parker is the Rotary District Assistant Governor for the area and praised the work that the club members have put into their successes.
Leland Sanders, club president and his board of directors, mapped out plans for several family of Rotary events that will include not only club members but their families and friends as well. Locally a joint family event, partnering with the Effingham Sunrise club, will be a tailgate party on Sept ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Third home invasion suspect captured

The third suspect in an apparent home invasion Monday morning is now in custody.

August 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports

Career Academy opens doors

Many prominent faces in Effingham County assembled as the first outsiders to step foot in the schools systems newest edition during the open house and ribbon cutting of the Effingham Career Academy on Thursday afternoon.

August 05, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

ECHS honors its first leader

Current Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford declared Aug. 4 as Ross Rountree Day in honor of the school's first principal.

August 05, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education

Flying high with new home

Effingham EMS has a home of its own finally. And LifeStar's helicopter has dropped anchor in the same building.

August 05, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Dog training academy welcomed

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Rave reviews for an improved Hinely Center

The makeover is finished for Rincon's Vernon C. Hinely Center - and the old building's new look is drawing a warm welcome.

August 05, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Lifestyle

School council members to be elected this month

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. All Effingham County Schools will hold elections for the upcoming year. Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and vacancies in unexpired terms.

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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