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Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Baptist Church celebrating 30th anniversary

Faith Baptist Church of Guyton will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this September and will celebrate on Sunday, Sept. 11.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Church


Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children enrolled in the pre-kindergarten programs.

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids walking and biking, to parents dropping off and picking up, dangers abound.

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


ECRP crowns champions

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks leagues awarded the champions in its various leagues.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


ECRP teams finish season

Teams in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks leagues finished their seasons.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children each summer. The camp is led by program director Hallie Myers.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham College and Career Academy to 1002 Lisa St., Suite 4, in Rincon. Tiffany Webb and Kim Dasher staff the office.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth, sold lemonade and baked goods. They hoped to raise $1,000.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with this award during the GACP summer training conference.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation. The awards total $2.3 million and the projects will address safety improvements, plant resurfacing, shoulder rehabbing and signage upgrades. Sen. Jack Hill, Rep. Jan Tankersley, Rep. Jon Burns, Rep. Butch Parrish and Rep. Bill Hitchens made the announcement.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego from July 3-7 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug. 26.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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