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Ebenezer Elementary brings Georgia history to life

Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians. It was coordinated by second-grade teacher Tania Kessler and gifted/t...

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

City ready for ‘bigger, better’ July 4 laser show

Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration. Council members approved a contract with Peachtree Laser for this year's Independence Day laser show a...

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan. As of this past weekend, the EHS em...

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road. Two adults and three small children were insid...

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman ...

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Locals in the pros, colleges update

ProsBaseballJosh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) - The former SEHS star is already in camp with the A's and he avoided an arbitartion hearing Wednesday by signing a one-year, $2.7 million deal with the...

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports

Effingham lauded for workforce development effort

The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the syste...

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Rotary turns on renewable energy

Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday. Bholat's presentation provided Rotary members with an upda...

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Waller honored with soybean efficiency award

Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest. Waller received his Soybean Efficiency Award at the 2014 Georgia/Flo...

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

A good man is called home by the Lord

Yes, a good man has gone home. The community of Effingham and, more particularly the First Baptist Church of Springfield, has sustained a shock. Jeffrey Rollins, their pastor, was killed in a singl...

February 17, 2014 | By Ruth Lee | Opinion

Session hits the halfway point as Pax hits the capital

Feb. 10 marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. We quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee. My week was cut short by snow and ic...

February 17, 2014 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor. As mayor of Dalton, Pennington, 61, has cut taxes significantly...

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local

Watch what they do, not what they say

When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say. Talk is cheap in the world of politics, and I can't count the number of times a...

February 17, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Protecting children takes precedence

Let me run some numbers by you. 152: The number of children who died in 2012 in Georgia, despite the intervention of the state's Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). 13: The number of c...

February 17, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Christmas boosts January revenues

Strong Christmas sales reported to the state in January helped total revenues to reach the highest total since 2007, some $1.805 billion, the fourth-largest month in state history. Gross sales tax...

February 17, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

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