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Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

The causes and remedies of lichens

Something growing on many of our landscape plants is causing concern for homeowners. It may resemble a small patch of green hair or other specimens may look similar to grey pieces of paper. The assumed pests are actually fungi called lichens and actually do not cause damage to the plants, but are a sign that the plant may be declining or under stress.

February 10, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

Visiting a 1900s Springfield home

The home of Mrs. Cynthia Brogdon was the site for Christmas open house for Historic Effingham Society in 1999.

February 10, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

From a long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

February 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

County’s top spellers

Christian Hodges is this year's top speller in Effingham County.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education

4-H’ers stage own version of ‘Chopped’

The Effingham County Extension office recently sponsored 4-H's inaugural Milk Make Contest.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Evans-Cole engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Evans of Newington are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hilary Lyn, to Ryan Wayne Cole of Rincon. He is the son of Mrs. Cynthia Brunet of Rincon.

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

School workers shouldn’t be denied health coverage

When it comes to handing out taxpayers' money, the governor and the General Assembly sometimes seem more willing to direct those funds to people who don't really need them instead of those who really do.

February 10, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Random thoughts on random subjects

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who after scoring a touchdown proceeded to mime pulling down his pants, squatting as if on a commode before dropping the ball to the ground as if defecating. The NFL fined Baldwin $11,000, which has to be chump change to this boor. Astonishingly, the incident has gotten very little mention in the media. You can bet this kind of obscene showboating will wend its ...

February 10, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Alternative courts have been a success

Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson delivered the state of the judiciary address to the General Assembly on Feb. 4, focusing on the achievements and challenges currently facing Georgia's judicial system. He highlighted Georgia's specialty courts and veterans' courts and their role as an alternative to prison for the state's non-violent offenders. Justice Thompson also celebrated Georgia's first Hispanic and Asian superior court judges in the state's history.

February 10, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

No need for irrational thought on vaccines

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles, and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 10, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Transportation, medical marijuana dominate conversations

Last week in the Georgia House of Representatives, most of our time was spent in committee meetings vetting legislation. A subcommittee meeting regarding the transportation bill was held as we considered the pros and cons of possible solutions toward improving our infrastructure, roads and bridges.

February 10, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Solar power bill expected to hit House floor

We had a busy week in the Georgia General Assembly as our efforts have been focused on the committee process. This is where we review legislative initiatives, listen to the testimony of those supporting and opposing the bills, and then make a decision whether or not it is acceptable to forward bills to the full House for a vote.

February 10, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

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Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Two men jailed on child porn charges

The FBI-led Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force has arrested two men on unrelated child pornography charges.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Locals in the pros, colleges update


April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Massive CNT operation, bust sweeps up nearly 50 suspects

Nearly 50 people have been arrested or are currently wanted following a lengthy investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, including a search warrant carried out in Effingham County.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local

Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Mother gets 10-year sentence in child’s death

An Effingham County woman who fell asleep on top of her toddler last year has pled guilty to cruelty to children in the second degree.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education

GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Two people accused of insurance fraud

A Rincon man and woman have been charged with multiple counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud, including theft by deception and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud charges, following a six-month investigation by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation Enforcement Division.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

State unemployment rate stays stable at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business

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