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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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Random thoughts from an Italian train

I write this on a train from Verona to Bologna, Italy, as my wife, son and I go to visit one of our former exchange students, Michela Scomparin. Tomorrow we are in Siena to visit Arturo Turillazzi, another of our former exchange students. And as we travel, Sue is in communication with a third former exchange student of ours, Daniela Kuesters, who is back in her home country, Germany. These are three wonderful people of other cultures the faculty and students of South Effingham High School have had the privilege of encountering.

June 26, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Infographic: China plans kilometer-high Phoenix Towers

China is currently reviewing plans for what would be the tallest and most eco-friendly building ever. The accompanying infographic shows how the city of Wuhan's kilometer-high Phoenix Towers would stack up against some of the world's other highest skyscrapers.

June 26, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Is your cute decal of family stick figures an entry point for criminals?

Those cute family decals that show family members and pets may be attracting the wrong kind of attention, according to first responders, who warn that the pictures, taken with other stickers on the car, may provide criminals with too much information.

June 26, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Picture books that help children with their feelings

Children often have feelings that are overwhelming; no one will listen when there is something spooky in the dark or the moving van arrives to carry away a best friend. They become angry at a sibling or whine when they have to go to school.

June 26, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Linked with Liam helps children fighting cancer

At age 15, Taylor Brook Hodge would much rather spend time with friends from her Special Olympics team. Instead she fights to live, battling a rare brain cancer for the second time in her short life. One day mid-treatment, Taylor received a package from Linked with Liam, offering her a Warrior Pack or backpack filled with goodies like window markers, books and a craft set. Every time she is hospitalized, Taylor loves to decorate her room with the window markers. Although a small gesture from Linked with Liam, Taylor's mother, Cathy Hodge, says, "It adds a little hope amid ...

June 26, 2014 | Lacey Kupfer Wulf Deseret News National | Hot Topics

'Huckleberry' fans are in for another clean, romantic treat

"HUCKLEBERRY SUMMER: The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill," by Jennifer Beckstrand, Zebra Books, $7.99, 341 pages (f)

June 26, 2014 | Alicia Cunningham Deseret News National | Hot Topics

'Knocking on Heaven's Door'

"KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: The Path to a Better Way of Death," by Katy Butler, Scribner, $16, 352 pages (nf)

June 26, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Gable and Loren lead vintage titles

The unlikely pairing of Clark Gable and Sophia Loren leads these vintage movies that are new to DVD this week.

June 26, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Smile—you’re pregnant, again!

On a blog titled "Tales from the Mommy Trenches" the author tells about her disgust with what our society has become when it comes to having children. To explain her reasons for feeling this disgust, she told about meeting a pregnant woman in an elevator, while maneuvering her own three young children. From a quick discussion, she learned that this pregnant woman also had three children and was expecting her fourth.

June 25, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

‘Dr. Kildare,’ Sinbad stand-up comedy on video

Lauren Bacall is among the guests on the third season of "Dr. Kildare," now on DVD, along with stand-up comic Sinbad's latest concert.

June 25, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

June 25, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Infographic: NASA to launch satellite to study climate change

NASA is on a mission, but this one has more to do with earth itself than what lies beyond. The accompanying infographic shows a breakdown of the satellite it plans to use to measure carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

June 25, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 hacks for a perfect family beach trip

For many families, the onset of summer means trips to the beach. I live near the Oregon Coast where it's rarely warm enough to get all the way in the water. My family still enjoys jaunts to the beach for a day of sand and surf, even if we're sometimes short on sun. Having fun at the beach with family members of all ages takes preparation and smarts. Here are my top 10 ways to have an epic beach adventure.

June 25, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Preparing for retirement

Retirement is becoming an increasingly scary concept for people. Part of the reason is because it's becoming more and more the responsibility of each individual to properly prepare themselves for it. Millennials are less confident about receiving Social Security than their progenitors, with half believing there won't be anything at all. Anddefined-benefit programs like a company pension are at an all-time low, largely replaced by the 401(k), which often offers an incentive of a company match, but still puts more pressure on the individual to save for their own retirement rather than it being mainly a ...

June 25, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Religion and resumes: the bigger picture

Religious college graduates have some resume revising to do, according to two new studies from a group of University of Connecticut sociologists.

June 25, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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