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September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Aug. 24

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


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


A look at Alabama’s education budget

Warning: This column may contain statistics - you should always remember that "statistics come to the aid of those who don't lie well!"

September 01, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Mock-Jackson

Mr. Alan Mock and Dr. Ray and Angie Gaskin announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyanne Mock from Springfield, to Allen Jackson of Clyo.

September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


Why being desperately poor was the best thing for my childhood

I don't need to look at a socio-economic graph or statistics about the 1970's poverty rate to know that my family was poor. There were a lot of us: 5 kids and 2 parents living in tight quarters. In fact, quarters that used to house horses. (Our home was a converted horse stable.) My Dad was the primary wage earner, and he worked long, hard hours at a dangerous job that was prone to lay-offs when business got slow. As kids, we were no strangers to free lunch tickets, "Government Cheese" and the occasional food stamps when times ...

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Parents: Stop pushing your children to be the best

I received a horrifying email from a test prep company today that basically told me that my children are destined to be unemployed slobs if I don't buy an academic enrichment program immediately.

September 01, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Screen time tampers with preteens' ability to read the emotions of others

Sixth-graders who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions than those engaged with media during that same time, according to a new study published in Computers in Human Behavior.

September 01, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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5 ways to cope when our brain turns against us

It goes without saying that our brains are necessary for so many reasons. Not only do they maintain our lives by keeping our hearts beating, lungs breathing and body systems functioning, but they also help us to navigate through life. Humans have the most advanced brains of all living creatures. We have the capacity for performing higher cognitive functions such as complex problem-solving, holding and recalling memories, and making conscious decisions about behavior. The brain works quickly and efficiently, especially when properly cared for.

October 31, 2014 | Anastasia Pollock, MA, LCMHC Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Tips to keep your child safe while trick-or-treating

The day for trick-or-treating is here and parents should be aware that while it can be a fun time for children to dress up and collect candy, it can also be dangerous. Before taking your children out on Halloween, here are several safety tips to know about and follow.

October 31, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Keeping your family stable in an unstable world

Social science researchers are continuously conducting studies and surveys to check the pulse on trends in marriage and family. As society moves away from the traditional view of family, it's important to understand factors affecting family stability so you can keep your family strong.

October 31, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Kindness will make you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing - and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.

October 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Solar flares erupt from largest sunspot in decades

For more than a week, the largest sunspot in 24 years has been creating a dazzling show of solar flares.

October 30, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Stress, burnout, mistakes top list of workplace fears

What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?

October 30, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships

The word "reconciliation" means to become friendly again after a disagreement or argument. We may have family members or even spouses with whom reconciliation seems next to impossible. How can we heal these strained and broken relationships?

October 30, 2014 | Susan Swann Deseret News National | Hot Topics


40% of millennial moms open social media accounts for babies before 1st birthday

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.

October 30, 2014 | Jessica Ivins Deseret News National | Hot Topics


3 tips for making and sticking to your plans

Life is full of decision points. Some decisions are fun, such as where to spend a vacation. Others, however, change the trajectory of your entire life. Choices about education, career, where to live, who to marry and whether to welcome children into your family have lifelong consequences. Often, decisions come down to choosing between somethinggood and something better.

October 29, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Many Internet users experience or witness online harassment, study shows

WASHINGTON D.C. - Statistics show online harassment is a growing problem.

October 29, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


4 key reasons why it matters to put your spouse before your children

There is a natural order in marriage. It begins with two people falling in love, believing that they are the most important person in the world to each other. As children come along they need to be cherished and loved but never more than your spouse. Then when they're grown and gone, it's back to just two people again. When these two remain in love, it provides a stability and a legacy for the children, no matter their age.

October 29, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


J.K. Rowling to publish short Harry Potter story online

HOGWARTS - J.K. Rowling is writing a new Harry Potter story that will be published to her website Pottermore on Halloween.

October 29, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Soldiers, anglers take to the water at Griffin Lakes

Bass Anglers Plus Inc. hosted the first Warrior Bass Fishing Tournament at Griffin Lakes.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Prize winners at the fair

The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Oct. 18

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


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