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The healing power of forgiveness

In my work facilitating support groups for people in crisis, I have become acutely aware that forgiveness promotes recovery. However, it's not just crises that bring about the need for forgiveness. I've seen many people who haven't been through tragedies look as if they are the "walking wounded."

July 02, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Charitable giving to aid international disasters down in 2013

The Philippines super typhoon Haiyan displaced more than 6 million people on Nov. 8, 2013, nearly seven times the number of those displaced in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

July 02, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Teens get guidance, support at Springfield UMC

Being a teen has never been easy, but being a teen in 2014 is especially tough with the epidemic of school shootings, cyber bullying, drug use, teen suicide and other serious issues throughout the country.

July 02, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Church


Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Freedom is still America’s best trait

We're about to start the weekend when Americans celebrate a freedom declared 238 years ago, when a small band of men risked their lives and fortunes to change history's course.

July 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Families benefit from innovative policy

Erika Hartley has two sons with autism, which means she can explain in one sentence what being able to customize their education means to her family.

July 02, 2014 | By Lindsey Burke | Opinion


How design-build remodeling works

The process behind major remodling projects has changed in the past five to 10 years. If you tackled a project before that time, you probably remember the process as creating a design and some construction documents and then passing them out to three or four contractors to get bids.

July 02, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Fighting terrorism in our country

On Sept. 11, 2001, our way of life in the United States was changed forever.

July 02, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


One Direction sings about the letter 'U' on 'Sesame Street'

One Direction joined the list of celebrities to appear on "Sesame Street."

July 02, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


'The War That Ended Peace' brilliantly explores the road to World War I

"THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: The Road to 1914," by Margaret MacMillan, Random House, $35, 784 pages (nf)

July 02, 2014 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

July 02, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

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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