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How to pull off being your own general contractor

Recently, we had a conversation with a construction manager for large commercial projects about home remodeling and construction.

July 31, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Full Throttle races to title

Full Throttle, a team out of Effingham County, won the Top Gun Summer national championship in Concord, N.C.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow sets two job fairs in the district

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will hold his annual jobs fairs in the 12th District during the August district work period. The jobs fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress in away from Washington for the month of August.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


The history of Springfield City Hall

George M. Brinson came into Springfield, building his railroad about 1905, buying large tracts of land and selling lots, creating a big building boom in town. Brinson built his business offices on Laurel Street in 1907. This building is still standing in operation now as city hall in Springfield.

July 31, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother - Daddy's mother - was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 31, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Politics, procrastination hinder solution

The United States is the land of opportunity. Our country's heritage is a rich tapestry interwoven from Native Americans and immigrants of all colors and cultural backgrounds.

July 31, 2014 | By Michael Carnuccio | Opinion


Obamacare dealt another blow

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is commonly referred, has been dying a slow death.

July 31, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


The suicide barrier in all of us

Since the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, it has been an attraction for those wanting to commit suicide. Only 2 percent survive the jump. It is 220 feet down and when jumpers hit, they still have to contend with the cold, extremely swift water.

July 31, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Lego announces new Christopher Nolan inspired Batmobile

Comicbook fans, unite! Lego recently announced the release date of a Christopher Nolan-style Batman mobile.

July 31, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley Deseret News National | Hot Topics


There's a video for that: How YouTube brings DIY savings to everybody

Let's imagine someone needs to replace a taillight bulb on an automobile. Is there any way to navigate the strange screws, hidden plastic bolts and pins without breaking the thing? Thanks to YouTube, many of the most obscure, money-saving do-it-yourself repairs are shown in detail.

July 31, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Jennifer Lawrence makes first appearance in new 'Mockingjay' trailer

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is featured in a new trailer for "Mockingjay - Part 1," the third film in "The Hunger Games" series.

July 31, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics


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Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Sept. 20

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Brunswick man arrested on child porn charges

A Brunswick man was arrested Thursday on charges he shared child pornography in Effingham County.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Gnann-Thain

Family and friends are invited to the marriage celebration of Kerrie Angela Gnann and William Jack Thain II. The wedding ceremony is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church located at 2966 Ebenezer Rd. in Rincon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Weddings


Two more big wins for SEMS softball

The South Effingham Middle School Lady Mustangs added two more region softball wins against Southeast Bulloch and Richmond Hill.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


November races are closer than expected

If you had told me a year ago that Gov. Nathan Deal would essentially be tied at this point in his reelection campaign with an inexperienced Democratic legislator, I would have asked if you were smoking some of that stuff that is now legally on sale in Colorado.

September 30, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Making progress in juvenile crime

On the back of a successful effort to revamp the state's criminal justice system in 2012, the state took a similar approach in the 2013 legislative session to reform its juvenile justice system.

September 30, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Stadium needs to carry coach’s legacy

Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary hall of fame coach.

September 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


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