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'No doubt' roundabout will be done before school starts

'No doubt' roundabout will be done before school starts

Construction of a roundabout at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road is set to begin Thursday under a revised schedule by the contractor.

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I-95 overpass repairs to begin soon

I-95 overpass repairs to begin soon

The Georgia Department of Transportation is determining whether to repair or to replace the damaged support beams on the Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 in Richmond Hill, according to a GDOT spokeswoman.

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The abuse women suffer from during childbirth that no one’s talking about

The abuse women suffer from during childbirth that no one’s talking about

Women across the world face physical and sexual abuse during childbirth, according to a recent study from the World Health Organization.
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It's important to try to do hard things, at work and in life

It's important to try to do hard things, at work and in life

My 9-year-old son may look like his mother, but when it comes to personality traits, I often see myself in him.
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It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy

It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy

Women in the U.S. Navy and Marines now have up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, according to The Associated Press, and some wonder if the extension might indicate changing tides in work-life balance in America.
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How to spot and correct credit report mistakes

How to spot and correct credit report mistakes

Credit report mistakes are like mosquitos. It’s hard to tell how many there are and, in many cases, they’re nothing more than an annoyance.
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Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

Despite presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ best efforts, college in America still costs money. A lot of money. In fact, the cost of college has risen so dramatically in the past few years that many have begun to question whether or not a higher education is even worth it anymore.
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Two arrested on meth charges at Richmond Hill hotel

Two arrested on meth charges at Richmond Hill hotel

Two people with prior drug arrests are back in jail after being caught with crystal methamphetamine at a Richmond Hill hotel Monday morning.

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What parents need to know about Jott, the rising new teen messaging app

What parents need to know about Jott, the rising new teen messaging app

There's now an app for messaging that requires no mobile data plan and no Internet connection, and it's exploding in popularity among junior high and high school kids.
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Marne Focus hones simultaneous fire

Marne Focus hones simultaneous fire

As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” and Fort Stewart soldiers have been working to meet that standard for months, culminating in an exercise known as Marne Focus.

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Fighting bad habits with warning labels won’t work. Here’s why

Fighting bad habits with warning labels won’t work. Here’s why

Obesity is a large problem in the U.S., but some think a small warning label could fight it.
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Your commute just got a lot less stressful with this podcast

Your commute just got a lot less stressful with this podcast

Meditating in the middle of the freeway in bumper-to-bumper traffic seems both impossible and impractical.
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Have You Seen This? How to hold a baby

Have You Seen This? How to hold a baby

INFANTVILLE — It’s the exasperated joke of every generation of new parents: “I wish babies came with a manual.”
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Everyone is working more hours, but also watching more TV and sleeping

Everyone is working more hours, but also watching more TV and sleeping

Even though Americans claim to be some of the busiest people on the planet, they somehow found time to add 10 minutes to their average workday in 2014, according to the most recent American Time Use Survey report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Nothing is secret anymore with these internet sites

Nothing is secret anymore with these internet sites

Information once kept very secret is being made public on the Internet.
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Stewart garrison command called awesome

Stewart garrison command called awesome

Colonel Kevin Gregory, Fort Stewart garrison commander for the last three years, bid farewell to friends and the community Wednesday at Club Stewart during a change of command.

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All lanes of I-95 are open in Richmond Hill

All lanes of I-95 are open in Richmond Hill

All lanes of Interstate 95 at exit 87 in Richmond Hill now open to traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Saturday afternoon.

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Plants are a lot like businesses

Plants are a lot like businesses

Why have my tomatoes stopped growing? Why are the blueberries on my plants ripe but only the size of a pea? Why do I have dead spots in my lawn? Why did some of my azaleas defoliate and others have half the leaves tan? Why is my holly fern getting brown edges on the leaves?

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Updated: jul. 04, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live.
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Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway not far from the Bryan County line, and its owner isn’t happy about that prospect.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 7:00 a.m.
City honors life savers

City honors life savers

Six Richmond Hill firefighters and a city police officer were honored last week for their roles in saving two people’s lives earlier this year.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Exit 87 reopens, lanes remain closed after truck mishap

Exit 87 reopens, lanes remain closed after truck mishap

The exit 87 off ramp from Interstate 95 south in Richmond Hill reopened around 9 p.m. Thursday, about 11 hours after a tractor trailer struck the I-95 overpass.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 12:45 a.m.
The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

Being homeless isn’t easy, and the Los Angeles City Council is working to make it even harder.
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‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back.
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Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
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NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired from NBC for comments he made tied to his radical stance on immigration.
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The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”
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How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

The number of religiously unaffiliated has increased from roughly 16 to 23 percent of the adult population, according to a study done by the Pew Research Center.
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Little reaction here to same-sex marriage

Little reaction here to same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Friday that same-sex couples can marry nationwide has, at least on the surface, drawn little reaction in Bryan County.

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Fire officials concerned over new law

Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

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Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO — Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

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Updated: jul. 02, 2015 8:24 a.m.
Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Hospice Care of Georgia will hold a career and volunteer-recruitment fair from 4-6 p.m. Monday at 9998 Ford Ave., suite 5, in Richmond Hill.

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This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

One 9-year-old Washington girl is building a roof to put over the heads of the homeless in her community.
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Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours.
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This church is every robot fan’s dream

This church is every robot fan’s dream

Can you just not get enough robots?
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Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.
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Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

It’s official: Apple Music has arrived.
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How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences.
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Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.
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Now-legal fireworks worry health officials

Now-legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

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Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.
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Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
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Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.
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2 movies fit for the classroom

2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.
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