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More school not always the answer for jobless

A struggling economy has left many people wondering when the job market will rebound. With an unpredictable job market, some out-of-work professionals and current students are wondering if obtaining an advanced degree is their best chance to stand out in a crowded job market.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Over 50? Here are tips for job hunting

Though the job market has improved in recent years, many men and women are still out of work. Perhaps most troubling, many of those people are age 55 and older who are fearful of an uncertain future and a job market where they are seemingly overlooked. According to a 2012 study from the Government Accountability Office, the number of long-term unemployed people age 55 and older has more than doubled since the onset of the recession.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Writing an effective cover letter

A strong cover letter may not guarantee you land a good job, but a poor cover letter may guarantee you won't. On its own, an effective cover letter can catch the eye of hiring managers tasked with finding worthy candidates among stacks of applications, while a poor cover letter may ensure hiring managers never even glance at an applicant's resume.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Considering changing careers?

When men and women find themselves out of work or dissatisfied with their employment, changing careers represents greener pastures and a new beginning. Many people who have successfully changed careers admit the change did them good. But individuals considering a career change should consider a variety of factors before making such a significant decision.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Job tips for recent graduates

Though many college students dream of the day they will walk across the stage and receive their bachelor's degree, the reality that awaits many after the last note of "Pomp and Circumstance" has been played may not be what is expected because job availability remains bleak.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Building a business wardrobe

The transition from college student or stay-at-home mom to full-time professional requires a number of changes. Those changes include updating your wardrobe to give it a more professional feel. Clothing that's acceptable for a jaunt to the store or a night out may not be appropriate for the office.

October 29, 2013 | Staff report | Job articles

Career pointers for women starting careers

While the job market appears to be on the mend, recent college graduates know they need to go the extra mile in order to get a foot in the door of their desired profession. And according to a Legal Momentum analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, young women with college degrees may face an even more difficult battle than their male counterparts.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

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McGowan signs with Dodgers

Ludowici native and Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to CBSLA.com.

February 23, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Smiley to host PTO, Parent University

Smiley Elementary School will host a Parent Teacher Organization meeting and Parent University session starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the school's cafeteria.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Cardboard boat regatta on horizon

Sign-up for the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Tominac Fitness Center Pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

February 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Honor roll: Lyman Hall Ementary

The following students earned places on the honor roll at Lyman Hall Elementary School during the recently ended nine-weeks grading period:

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Kroger joins fight against heart disease

ATLANTA - Kroger's Georgia stores and the American Heart Association are teaming up to help fight heart disease - the No. 1 cause of death of both men and women in the state, and the leading cause of death in the United States - during American Heart Month.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Expand health care, not government

It's official: Indiana has given in and adopted ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion. Before jumping into the weeds of Indiana's Medicaid-expansion agreement with the Obama administration, it is important to realize the agreement still fails some basic principles of reform.

February 05, 2015 | By Nina Owcharenko Guest columnist | Opinion

Trial lawyers offering scholarship

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that the Seventh Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition will return this year.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

The Lord really does know best

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the Earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." - 2 Peter 3:9-10

February 05, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Food commercials can be fattening

A full-size, colorful billboard on Highway 17 in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, depicts a juicy, slightly charred, still-steaming porterhouse steak with several slices already cut to show you that it's medium rare - not overcooked.

February 05, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food

Pre-K teachers transferred to vacant elementary positions

Four Liberty County Pre-K Center teachers on Wednesday taught their last pre-kindergarten classes, as they moved Thursday into vacant teaching positions at district elementary schools.

February 05, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education

Hinesville earns Main Street designation

The city of Hinesville was recognized Jan. 26 at the annual Georgia Main Street luncheon as one of 17 communities that are graduating in 2015 from the Georgia Main Street Start-up Program to receive the national designation of a Classic Main Street Community.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Think you're ready for the job you want after college? Think again

With the evolving nature of the modern job market, college graduates are struggling to know what hiring managers really look at when evaluating job applications.

February 05, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education

Cookbook review: 'I Love Ramen' spruces up a college staple

"I LOVE RAMEN," by Toni Patrick, Gibbs Smith, $16.99, 128 pages

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Somali protesters press to get Seattle teacher fired

In Seattle, a group of protesters wants a teacher fired after she shared mildly satirical cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo controversy, using them to spark a discussion of free speech and religious pluralism with immigrant students in her class, the Seattle-based Stranger reported.

February 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Erosion of traditional families is affecting income inequality

Income inequality may be a hot topic today, but it has been on Robert Lerman's mind for decades.

February 05, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business

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