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Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,50...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a ...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Earning dean's...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Hitchens named to House aviation study committee

ATLANTA - State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) has been selected by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to the House Study Committee on Aviation and Jobs. Also chosen were Reps. Jimmy Pruett...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Governor announces creation of Healing Communities network

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of Healing Communities of Georgia, a network that will be comprised of diverse congregations from all faiths working collectively to make their communiti...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Another title for the Storm

The Miner League Storm of Rincon won the USSSA Northwest state championship, going 5-0 in the tournament held June 12-15 in Peachtree City. There were 18 teams in the 10 and under AA baseball tour...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Brennan ties for 34th at GSJA Jr. Championship

Rincon's Ben Brennan finished tied for 34th at the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship, held Monday-Wednesday at Brunswick Country Club. Brennan fired a 9-over 225 for the tournam...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Frederick named to spring SoCon all-academic team

Ryan Frederick was one of 16 Georgia Southern University student-athletes to be placed on the Southern Conference's academic all-conference team for the spring semester. Frederick, a sophomore on ...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

Tybee to light up the sky on July 3

Tybee Island will celebrate America's birthday with a fireworks display July 3. The fireworks show can be enjoyed from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, the beach or anywhere on the eastern side...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

Softball Showcase coming this weekend

The Softball Factory will be hosting the Under Armour National Showcase at Paulson and Minick Softball complexes June 20-22. Girls fastpitch travel softball teams from Maryland to Miami will be as...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

State jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.9 p...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business

American Legion post to host WWII vets breakfast

The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon. All American Legio...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging paren...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Savannah Christian Church breaks ground on student building

The Effingham campus of Savannah Christian Church broke ground Sunday for a new student building. The building will include space for both large group worship and small group meetings. The buildin...

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Church

Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program. Rising seniors Sophie Usher of Effingham County High School and Austin Norwood and Morgan R...

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

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