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Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight drew on the experiences and lessons she's le...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education

Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business

Georgia Trend names Burns one of state's most influential

State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) was honored by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 most influential Georgians at a reception. Burns is majority leader in the state House of Representatives...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town

Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way. Travelers should expect delays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project should be co...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Allen to hold ‘Coffee with the Congressman’

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced he will be hosting a "Coffee with the Congressman" on Friday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This informal, come-and-go eve...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Chatham County Line to take Mars stage April 8

Chatham County Line will be appearing at the Mars Theatre on April 8. Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line brings a deep reverence for traditional American roots musi...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Connect

Living with children

Q: We have a 7-year-old son and two girls ages 9 and 6. The girls are gifted academically and athletically. He simply can't keep up with them. They're even better at bike-riding. As a result, he do...

March 30, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Dixie Diva

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing that he would do. We all have favorite people and favorite places. One of my fa...

March 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A word from UGA Extension

This article is an effort to help those who want to keep the diseases away before they become a problem! It is very similar to an article I wrote last year but this one comes at a time when you can...

March 30, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

Last Tuesday, perhaps as many as eight individuals associated with the Islamic State brought about the deaths of 35 people by setting off two explosions in Brussels, Belgium. The blasts, which occu...

March 30, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up. The two units will train together in a pilot program to increase readiness and pro...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it's just as important...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Session reaches Sine Die

Shortly after midnight last Thursday, I was honored as Majority Leader to make the motion to adjourn the Georgia House of Representatives. I am proud of what we accomplished during our 40 legislati...

March 30, 2016 | By state Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

Health care gets attention in final bills

Last week the 2016 legislative session adjourned "sine die" which is a Latin term meaning "without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing." But before we adjourned much legislation was ...

March 30, 2016 | By state Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Shoring up rural hospitals

Of all of the bills that were voted on during a frenetic 40th day of the 2016 General Assembly, the one that could conceivably affect rural health care the most was the passage of the Conference Co...

March 30, 2016 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

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