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Finding the fun as a mom

I have to be honest.

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


5 tips for talking about sex with your spouse

Doesn't it seem odd that, despite society's focus on sex and all its depictions in the media, it's still difficult to talk about it with your spouse? Somehow it seems taboo to have an open and honest conversation about it, even though it's an integral part of your relationship. If you're in this boat, you're not alone. Many people, especially women, have a hard time communicating with their spouse about their sexual experiences and desires.

June 01, 2014 | Katie Nielsen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 31, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The fear that keeps people from buying homes

Alison Keith sees a bright future ahead for her, her husband and their son. She graduated from nursing school in December and found a job at a local hospital soon after. Keith's husband is planning on going back to school himself.

May 31, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 30, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics


10 great reasons to tie the knot

There are a lot of marriage naysayers out there always willing to quote the divorce rate and offer an example of an unhappy marriage they've witnessed. Many adults are either delaying or completely avoiding marriage because they're concerned about ending up unhappy. Is marriage really outdated, unworkable and a trap? No! There are some great reasons to consider tying the knot. Check out these ten.

May 30, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


What youth can learn from heroes

As Memorial Day recedes, the word of the week is "summer." Unfortunately, the true meaning of the holiday more often takes a back seat to barbecue. What is now simply the "unofficial start of summer" once was "Decoration Day," honoring the troops who died in the Civil War. Today, it honors all the Americans who have died in military service.

May 29, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion


Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Renegades on a roll

The Effingham Renegades senior boys baseball team recently finished first in its league for the season. They had an 8-1 regular season record and overall won 11 out of 12 games.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Eagles well-armed for NCAA regionals

Winning the first game in the NCAA regionals makes things a whole lot easier, there's no doubt about that. Drop the first one, and you're facing elimination for the rest of the weekend.

May 29, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Statesboro Herald | College sports


Jackets to take on Huskies in NCAA regionals opener

Georgia Tech, which Sunday claimed the program's second ACC title in three years and ninth overall, has earned its 30th all-time berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 3 seed in Oxford, Miss., and will face No. 2 seed Washington today at 4 p.m. on ESPN3 at Oxford-University Stadium.

May 29, 2014 | Georgia Tech Sports Information Department | College sports


Applications for quota hunts open June 1

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Down Springfield’s Memory Lane

Over the course of the next few weeks, I am going to attempt to tell the story of Springfield's businesses, especially those during the years of the original Mars Theatre's operation.

May 29, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering a heroic family

It happened recently. The 20th anniversary of the death of stock car racer Davey Allison. Maybe you remember him. Maybe you don't.

May 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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The Mac-and-Cheese Manual

There's only one true way to eat mac-and-cheese, and that's with your bare hands, slavering over every creamy mouthful like a wolf pup. However, since some persnickety people look down on such earthy behavior, we shall humor their overparticular sensibilities and advise our readers to use a fork.

August 01, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Finding love in the cyber world

Now that people conduct so much of their social lives online, it's becoming standard to hang out at a favorite virtual watering hole and check out dating possibilities. Whether you're looking for an activity partner or a lifetime partnership, the online matchmaking universe has no shortage of candidates. Since you will eventually meet up in the real world, however, it's important to follow some basic safety rules. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know before you plan face time with that exciting person you've been chatting with online.

August 01, 2014 | April Adams Deseret News National | Hot Topics


4 Fair Fighting Tips for a Happy Marriage

Let's face it. Every couple fights. And despite how unpleasant fighting is, sometimes it just needs to happen so that you and your spouse can fix some things and get back on track. But sometimes the fighting doesn't get things back on track. And the fighting can cause even more problems.

August 01, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How to pull off being your own general contractor

Recently, we had a conversation with a construction manager for large commercial projects about home remodeling and construction.

July 31, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Full Throttle races to title

Full Throttle, a team out of Effingham County, won the Top Gun Summer national championship in Concord, N.C.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow sets two job fairs in the district

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August district work period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


The history of Springfield City Hall

George M. Brinson came into Springfield, building his railroad about 1905, buying large tracts of land and selling lots, creating a big building boom in town. Brinson built his business offices on Laurel Street in 1907. This building is still standing in operation now as city hall in Springfield.

July 31, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother - Daddy's mother - was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 31, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Politics, procrastination hinder solution

The United States is the land of opportunity. Our country's heritage is a rich tapestry interwoven from Native Americans and immigrants of all colors and cultural backgrounds.

July 31, 2014 | By Michael Carnuccio | Opinion


Obamacare dealt another blow

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is commonly referred, has been dying a slow death.

July 31, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


The suicide barrier in all of us

Since the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, it has been an attraction for those wanting to commit suicide. Only 2 percent survive the jump. It is 220 feet down and when jumpers hit, they still have to contend with the cold, extremely swift water.

July 31, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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