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California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.

May 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why Facebook made this domestic abuse victim’s ‘skin crawl’

Facebook has drawn criticism in recent days from domestic abuse victims who claim the social network’s policy against anonymity has led victims to have unwarranted interactions with their attackers over social media.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News

Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

I felt embarrassed, dumb and ashamed

Ellie shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about her first semester at college. It wasn’t going well; she was failing in her stats class, but then a stranger came to her aid.

May 25, 2015 | Michael McCarlie KSL | State, National News

Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Richmond Hill High graduates step off into the future

The future began Saturday for more than 400 Richmond Hill High School students who marched across the stage at the Savannah Civic Center to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 25, 2015 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news

‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — For the first time, white dwarf stars have been photographed during the beginning stages of their 40-million-year migration, according to astronomers.

May 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot topics

Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot topics

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News

Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Sports

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

Here’s a new piece of advice for young couples — don’t commit a “relationship DUI” (decision under the influence) and rush into making a long-term decision for your relationship before marriage.

May 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News

Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Education

6 shows to fill the 'Mad Men' void

As the curtain falls on another of AMC's most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men," fans may struggle to find shows that fill the void the show leaves behind. But in our modern culture of cable and on-demand shows, there are plenty of shows "Mad Men" fans might enjoy now or look forward to in the coming year. Here are some of them:

May 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News

Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

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Pembroke called out for Run for Heroes

A big group of runners and cyclists will pass through Bryan County on Saturday morning for a good cause.

May 21, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Military

Firefighters to collect for Burn Foundation

The Richmond Hill Fire Department will participate in the "Give Burns the Boot" drive today through Saturday at Kroger and Food Lion in Richmond Hill, according to a news release.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Military invited on river paddle

Join Outdoor Recreation on a leisurely paddle down a Coastal Georgia river from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Lifeguards will be on trip.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Basketball Bash on Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Basketball Bash is scheduled for May 22-24 in Richmond Hill.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Sports

Ogeechee River trip on May 23

SAVANNAH - Ogeechee Riverkeeper will hold a 7-mile paddle trip Saturday, May 23, from Scarboro Landing to Rocky Ford.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Sports

Fishing tourney helps patients

The fourth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish-tourney fundraiser for area children with health issues, will start at daybreak Saturday on the Altamaha River.

May 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Riverbank cleanup on May 16

A litter pick-up along the bank of the Ogeechee River will be held Saturday, May 16, beginning in Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill.

May 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Ribbon cutting set for car wash

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Richmond Hill Car Wash at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, at 2584 Highway 17. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

May 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Business

Coffee and Conversation about leadership

Leadership will be the focus of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber's Coffee & Conversation from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday

May 07, 2015 | Special to the News | Business

Gateway recognizes mental health awareness

Gateway Behavioral Health Services will celebrate National Children's Mental Health Awareness by hosting an event with music, food, activities, games, prizes, educational exhibits and information about mental health and how to connect with appropriate services.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Golf tourney in Hinesville May 16

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 46 golf-tournament fundraiser for disabled veterans will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the News | Sports

Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.

May 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education

Top 10 cities for selfie-takers

“First, let me take a selfie.”

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Hot topics

Tuition hikes cloud goal of increasing grads

A college education in Georgia just got less affordable. Tuition is rising again in the wake of cuts in state funds for the university system. The HOPE Scholarship covers far less than it used to, and many students do not receive it. A college degree is more important than ever, yet it may be priced out of reach for many students.

May 04, 2015 | By Claire Suggs Guest columnist | Opinion

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