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Wide-ranging recommendations from committees

The commission appointed by Governor Deal back during the 2015 General Assembly has met numerous times over the months since. On Nov. 19, the full commission adopted most of the recommendations of the five subcommittees and sent the report to the governor.

December 09, 2015 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Musings on the coaching changes at Georgia

As my sweet mama would say, "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic department at UGA.

December 09, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties, and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Getting to the point of the matter

Dear Editor,

December 09, 2015 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Rincon Lions Club offers thanks for Christmas parade

Dear Editor,

December 09, 2015 | Staff report | Letters to the Editor


Living with children

This is the third and final installment of my "Wrong Things Experts Have Said (and Still Say)" series. Thus far: I've debunked the myth that a consequence must be delivered immediately in order for a child to make the misbehavior-consequence connection; exposed the detrimental nature of high self-esteem; laid bare the falsehood that behavior modification works on human beings; and outed Freud for the fraud that he actually was. (All three columns will be available at johnrosemond.com.)

December 09, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Sunrise Rotary donates to YMCA, United Way

Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Dr Barbara Prosser presented $500 checks on behalf of its members to Kim Dennis, executive director of the Effingham Y, center, and Julie Dickey, co-director with the Effingham United Way, right. Both ladies spoke to the club members during their regular Tuesday meeting about the organization's programs and impact.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to bring big sounds to Mars

The big band sounds of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will be coming to the Mars Theatre on Saturday night.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Connect


Lost Plantation lights up for Ella

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade raised more than $2,000 Saturday night.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club begins Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning its Empty Stocking Fund campaign for families in Effingham County.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Plundering in the late 1940s photo album

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her at 754-6681 or email her at: hesheraldexley@aol.com.

December 08, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


A word from UGA Extension

There was some attention on social media during Thanksgiving about kissing bugs. I have also received several calls on suspected Kissing bugs and how to treat for this insect. UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. Nancy Hinkle has this information about these bugs and Chagas disease:

December 08, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in a harbor but then is set free to drift without anchor. There is even a point when you feel you are without rudder.

December 08, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


There’s something about Christmas Eve

Come to church Christmas Eve. Bring your family.

December 08, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Hansent installed as Bible Lutheran pastor

Rev. Dave Hansen was installed as pastor of Bible Lutheran Church on Nov. 22, Christ the King Sunday. He was installed by Rev. Larry Lystig, pastor emeritus of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. Rev. Rod Stephenson, retired LCMC pastor, read the Gospel lesson, Mark 10:42-45, and the Rev. James Cavanah, Th.D., pastor of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, preached the sermon. Members and guests were invited to the fellowship hall following the service for refreshments and finger foods.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Church


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Big news out of the Capitol for Effingham

This past week was a very exciting one at the Capitol. On Monday and Tuesday, elected officials and civic leaders gathered in Atlanta for Effingham ...

February 02, 2016 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Parkway funding will be big for Effingham, area

In the second week of the General Assembly, we spent most of our time in committee meetings, reviewing legislation and preparing bills for full House ...

February 02, 2016 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


House sends amended budget to Senate

The budget to complete the balance of the 2016 fiscal year was passed on to the Senate by the House of Representatives and will be ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 02, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Some lawmakers are still fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

February 02, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Corbitt helped to make Rincon better

Dear Editor,

February 02, 2016 | By Ann Daniel | Letters to the Editor


Living with children

Q: We would like to limit our 16-year-old son's video game and cell phone time. We think homework should come first and then free ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor ...

February 02, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Are you prepared for financial disasters?

"Be prepared" is the Scout motto, and it's also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters - including financial ones.

February 02, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


A word from UGA Extension

A great article from one of my colleagues in Cherokee County has made sense of the ever changing seed catalog. And with our winter time ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Sand Hill crowns top spellers

Tyson Ray won the spelling bee at Sand Hill Elementary School. Anthony Valdez was the runner-up.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hunt earns faculty honors at Ga. Tech, more local students make dean’s list

ATLANTA-Cheyenne Hunt of Guyton earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Krall receives Wilkes’ Pay If Forward Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE, Penn.-Bibiana Krall of Springfield was awarded a Pay it Forward scholarship to enter the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pisarski makes dean’s list at Kent State

KENT, OH-Caitlin Pisarski, a junior at Kent State University, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi earns dean’s list honor at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a junior majoring in psychology from Rincon, was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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