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Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.
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Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.
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Crash victim identified

Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

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Updated: mar. 02, 2015 8:55 a.m.
One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one.
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Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating.
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How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold.
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Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.
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Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.
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Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

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Property transfers Feb. 2-10

Property transfers Feb. 2-10

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Feb. 2-10:

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.
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How the Internet is changing science

How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.
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Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.
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Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.
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Vehicles Damaging County Property

Vehicles Damaging County Property

Incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department reports.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 8:00 a.m.

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