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Teaser trailer released for ‘Jurassic World’

JURASSIC PARK - If you couldn't get enough of the other three "Jurassic Park" movies, you are in luck, because another film is in the works.

November 30, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


A happy Christmas on an empty wallet

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. I love the music, the decorations, the gift-giving and the general feeling of love toward others. Even though I get wrapped up in the joy of the holidays, there's a downside to this time of year. It can be tough on my budget. There are so many things to spend money on - gifts, charities, special Christmas activities. I often wonder how I will afford everything. I want the holiday to be joyful, not stressful because of money.

November 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Hot Topics


8 items to add to your marital bucket list

There are probably a lot of things you've heard you should experience before your life on Earth is over. There's the bucket list for believers and the YOLO phenomenon, but what about a bucket list for your marriage?

November 29, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fire safety this holiday season

In the United States, fire departments respond on average to a fire every 25 seconds for a total of more than 1.2 million fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

November 29, 2014 | Betsy Tracy Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Are Millennials savers? Conflicting studies say yes and no

A new study claiming that young adults are spending more than they are saving has come a few months after a study that said Millennials are saving earlier and more for retirement than any other generation.

November 28, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10 must-know facts about postpartum depression

As a society, we've come a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental illnesses, including postpartum depression. However, misconceptions still abound about this very serious mental disorder. Sufferers sometimes feel reluctant to reach out for help, thinking they'll be judged unfairly. What women suffering from postpartum depression need most is compassion and understanding. While compassion is entirely dependent on you, here are 10 must-know facts that will help us all toward a greater understanding.

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


Good things kids can learn from electronics

We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology. We can control our thermostat hundreds of miles away, we have smartphones, smart cars and even smart TVs. Every day new technology is introduced and changes some aspect of our life. It seems many children can work wonders with the latest gadgets. As parents, we need to guide our children to use technology for good and reap its benefits, instead of allowing our children to spend hours shooting zombies on their smartphones.

November 27, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's 'Frozen'

It's been a year since Disney's "Frozen" hit the big screen, and even Disney apparently didn't anticipate the film to become one of its top franchises in such a short period of time.

November 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

Turns out kissing really can give you cooties.

November 27, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Office etiquette tips can help you get through the holidays

If you spend enough time with any group of co-workers, you may start to see them as your "family away from home."

November 27, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


USDA offers tips for cooking your turkey safely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local


Locals in college update

Men's Basketball

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Euchee chief to speak at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will host its annual banquet on Feb. 7. Our president, Norma Jean Morgan, has invited the chief of the Savannah River Euchee Indians tribal nation to be our guest speaker. He is an engineer who worked as a federal contractor. The chief is also an educator of colonial and Indian history.

January 27, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory that has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

January 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Spelling out a winner at SHES

Sand Hill Elementary School's spelling bee went down to the "minute."

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn accolades

Browder named to Reinhardt dean's list

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Road mess probably won’t get cleaned up

Georgia's elected leaders agree the most pressing issue right now is the state's transportation system.

January 27, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Juvenile Justice going to the dogs

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 27, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Budget proposals take center stage

Governor Deal's fiscal year 2015 amended and FY16 general budget proposals were reviewed during a week of budget hearings.

January 27, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Setting our budget priorities for the coming fiscal year

The second week of the General Assembly is traditionally reserved for the Appropriations committee to receive the governor's budget. We review his recommendations for funding the state's programs for the 2016 fiscal year which begins July 1.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Battle over the state budget begins

The activity in the second week of the Georgia General Assembly was limited to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees meeting in joint conference to receive the governor's $21.8 billion budget request.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


Some parents’ reactions are just nuts

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

January 27, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


The destructive price of unforgiveness

Of all the biblical prescriptions and proscriptions Christians often feel they struggle with, the commandment to forgive has got to be in the top three. Who among us doesn't feel even the least bit inadequate when considering these words from Colossians 3:13: "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man has a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye"?

January 27, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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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