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Coming through for ALS

The Effingham County High School softball team seniors presented a check for $1,000 to Jenni Deloach, Brad Arrington and Monica Kessler on behalf of the ALS Association.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Locals in the pros, colleges update


September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

ECHS students probe Barrow on current issues

U.S. Rep. John Barrow was asked for his thoughts Friday on the military strategy the United States should take toward ISIS, how to reduce the national deficit, and whether same-sex marriage should be legal.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Researchers outline study of Ogeechee River

STATESBORO - Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two-and-a-half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

September 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education

Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education

GSU opens new communication arts building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Bedtime, not school time, is the problem

It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.

September 01, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

It’s time to get serious about the campaigns

There was a time when general election campaigns didn't "officially" get underway until after the Labor Day weekend.

September 01, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Pumpkins weary of September’s song

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, "September Song," was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called "Knickerbocker Holiday." The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia - "For it's a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September."

September 01, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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The power of meditation

We all go through times when we feel worn down. As parents, spouses and family members, we're often left feeling like we have too many obligations and not enough of ourselves to go around. When you find yourself needing a pick-me-up, meditation is a great place to turn. However, many people shy away from the idea of meditation thinking that it only involves bendable yogis chanting "om" over and over. You can make meditation work in your life, after learning about what style of meditation will work for you.

June 28, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What you can learn from your kid

Babies and their parents are actually changing each other in a multitude of ways.

June 27, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Should the government mandate healthy eating?

If we want to have healthy children, we need to regulate school lunches, according to a recent op-ed by Michelle Obama in the New York Times. Others have responded to the article by saying that regulating what students eat is overstepping government boundaries, leading to a debate on the merits of healthy foods versus the ability to choose your foods.

June 27, 2014 | Bethan Owen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Does your situation feel hopeless?

By Kim Giles and Lisa Stirland

June 27, 2014 | Kim Giles Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Q&A: Can peer mentoring slash dropout rates?

Daniel Oscar, president and CEO of the Center for Supportive Schools, recently talked in a question-and-answer session about how a new program has slashed dropout rates for male students. The Center for Supportive Schools is a nonprofit group that for over 30 years has been guiding schools on establishing the Peer Group Connection curriculum. The program is now functioning in around 120 U.S. high schools, and in 2009 a study at Rutgers University showed very strong results in improving graduation rates.

June 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

What about family businesses?

According to research conducted by the Cox Family Enterprise Center, 80 percent of the world's businesses are family-owned, and 60 percent in the U.S. In fact, in this country, family-run businesses account for more than half of the gross domestic product.

June 27, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Too late now, but your mom was right: Your high school GPA mattered

Mom was right. A new study published in Eastern Economic Journal finds a strong correlation between high school GPA and earnings later in life. Not altogether surprising, but the strength of the connection is very strong.

June 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics

When should you talk to your kids about pornography?

When was the first time you were introduced to pornography? Whether kids are looking for it or not,the oft-cited statistic is that the first age of exposure is 11 years old. Furthermore, studies show that 1 in 5 mobile searches are for pornography. With more and more preteens having a smartphone in the palm of their hand, it's becoming more important for parents to not only discuss pornography with their kids, but also to do it before any of this happens.

June 27, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 27, 2014 | Grant Olsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Rincon all-stars headed to state tournament

The Rincon all-star 8-and-under baseball team is headed to the GRPA state baseball tournament in Cordele from July 8-12. The Rincon team lost their first game last Thursday and battled through the losers' bracket with three wins Friday against Effingham Red, Dublin-Laurens and Twin City.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

New GSU videoboard ready for its debut

Georgia Southern's new videoboard and sound system at Allen E. Paulson Stadium was installed nearly one year exactly to the date of the demolition of the old scoreboard.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

Growing up a class clown

Either by random chance or cosmic design, Tim Torkildson had his first opportunity to be a clown in kindergarten, and after that he was never the same.

June 26, 2014 | Sara Phelps Deseret News National | Hot Topics

SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

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