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  • One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates 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."A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually 'unaffiliated' Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven ...
  • Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary 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."I love Head Start,” Martha Dixson told Red Bluff Daily News. “They have had a great impact on our family. They have encouraged me to go back to school. In ...
  • 145 graduate from Long County High School 145 graduate from Long County High School The commencement ceremony Friday at Long County High School saw 145 seniors graduate, and two other members of the Class of 2015 were remembered. The night began with the Blue Tide band playing "Pomp and Circumstance" as the seniors walked on to Veterans Stadium. The invocation was given by class parliamentarian Carmela Ciccone, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led ...
  • Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning. Shannon Hickey, the interim head of school, addressed the outgoing seniors and offered thanks for each student's dedication before turning to the audience and ...
  • Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’ Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’ 242 Panthers get their diplomas On Friday night, 242 students walked across Donell Woods Stadium as Liberty County High School's graduating Class of 2015. The LCHS band played the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" as students lined up for their last steps on the field as Panthers. "Never forget where you came from because it is the foundation of your future," senior-class vice president Shantyl Neely ...
  • Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports."The state Parent Teacher Association supports the bill, arguing parents should have the right to pull their kid out of the test if they believe it is causing too much stress, taking away too much instructional ...
  • Here's why today's teachers are so stressed Here's why today's teachers are so stressed The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.According to a new survey from the American Federation of Teachers, today’s instructors across the nation are increasingly stressed out. Most of their concerns surround topics like unfunded mandates, like the Common Core curriculum standards, high-stakes achievement tests and the ...
  • There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.According to a report from the Pew Research Center last year, the share of men and women in America who have never married has been steadily increasing since the 1980s.But solitude isn't only increasing among the young. According to a recent report by CBS News, roughly one-third of Americans ages ...
  • Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.But according to City Lab's Richard Florida, the best locations also have housing costs that are spiraling ever upward. The average recent graduate, according to Florida, simply can't afford ...
  • 10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students 10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.More and more public universities are choosing to accept an increasing number of out-of-state students who pay a higher tuition rate, making it difficult for in-state students ...
  • Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.According to Sehghal, how people tip reveals broad insights into their attitudes toward money, especially when it comes to variations between cultures.“It reveals a lot about how people perceive money and obligation in countries around the world,” ...
  • Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.For those born after 1984, the U.S. has been at war for half of their lives or more, Philip Bump of The Washington Post reported. Taking this ...
  • Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion? Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion? In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.CNN Money's Jeanne Sahadi argues that it may be time for change.The 40-hour workweek, according to Sahadi, may actually be ...
  • Florida teen arrested in Liberty County Florida teen arrested in Liberty County Boy is accused of shooting 2 girls on Jacksonville school bus A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured. Liberty County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Christina Tuten said the arrest occurred around 9 p.m. in Walthourville without incident. Detectives were initially unsuccessful in locating the suspect. Further information from Jacksonville, Florida, authorities Thursday night led authorities to the ...
  • Hinesville police call off search for large bear Hinesville police call off search for large bear Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods. Hinesville police Cpl. Jerry Britting, who initially spotted the bear on Canal Street, estimated that the animal weighs around 350 pounds. Britting, the police department's K-9 officer, said he spotted ...
  • Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier. Chaney Tyler Hankins, 23, a state inmate being held in the Effingham County jail, was taken into custody Thursday evening following a short vehicle pursuit in Plainville in northwest Georgia, authorities said. Stewart Cottingham, a supervisory inspector with the U.S. Marshals Southeast ...
  • State of garrison address at luncheon State of garrison address at luncheon The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville. Tickets are $15 for Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for non-members. RSVP by emailing operations@libertycounty.org ...
  • Grand opening for real estate office Grand opening for real estate office Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici. Joining the staff for the celebration was the Long County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the ribbon-cutting, the new business also provided food and live entertainment. Around 50 people attended.Manager Billy Strickland said the new office will provide all real-estate services, including buying, ...
  • Winn hosts education fair for military Winn hosts education fair for military Winn Army Community Hospital recently did its part to help soldiers prepare for life after the Army.Education Chief Cheryl Robinson said the second annual Education Fair featured schools from the region and as far away as California. She said the fair, held May 1 in the hospital's Patriot Room, allowed Winn staff members and members of the Fort Stewart community ...
  • Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.Hunter Martin, Kian Combs, Oren Arnold, J.D. Williamson, Hunter Stanfield, A.J. Arsenault and Emma Dyess, all children from southeast Georgia, each received checks for $11,000 from a member of the tournament planning committee. After these checks were ...

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