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Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists for the state teacher of the year.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Improving public safety in the recent session

Governor Deal signed two important bills into law last week which I supported during the 2016 legislative session. My analysis of these bills is set forth below for your information:

April 27, 2016 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


More funding, less testing for education

In a year that did not see massive reforms in education, the Legislature reacted to what members had been hearing in sessions all around the state: "Do something about testing, and a raise is overdue." A couple of pieces of legislation that addressed parents' and teachers' concerns over testing made some changes but did not completely reform the frequency nor content of school testing. Funding continued to reduce the austerity cut and focused on new technology for schools.

April 27, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Former banker teaching peace through art

I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to do exactly that.

April 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


‘Feed my sheep’ ... and she did

We all are much poorer, as a community, with the loss of a truly blessed lady who went to her reward last week. The good that she was doing, and had been doing for years, for those with physical needs and spiritual needs, will need many to fill her space.

April 27, 2016 | By Ruth Lee | Opinion


Remembering the Sunday School Convention in the 1880s

As we prepare for the 137th annual Sunday School Convention, we are thrilled to have uncovered some pictures never shared dating to the convention prior to the Effingham County Methodist Campground being located on its present site. The two-story structure in the background indicates it was during the days when convention was held in Springfield near the present Springfield United Methodist Church. These wonderful old photos were provided by Shirley Palmer from the collection of Harry Bird Zittrouer. Young Ramah Bird is believed to be 7 to 9 years of age dating the photographs to the late 1880s.

April 27, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

It happened, I suppose, when I was in the fourth grade. That is my first strong recollection of the unfairness of life.

April 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters, or anything else I try to teach him. I tell him that he's doing fine and will do better with practice, but it's obviously not sinking in. In general, he's a perfectionist in the sense that everything must be "just so." It worries me because we have depression, anxiety, and OCD on both sides of the family.

April 27, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

We have a large amount of Bradford pears in the county, and many are concentrated to subdivisions. They create shade and look great in the spring with their white flowers. This year they may have more issues with a certain disease than in the past. This disease is Fire Blight and can also spread to fruiting pears, apples and crabapple.

April 27, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

No pastor likes to see a divorce, though we certainly understand they are a reality of life. We are in good company as Jesus did as well. Still, we do all we can to care for those going through the difficulties associated with a disintegrating marriage - or any relationship, for that matter.

April 27, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Former ECHS star Gant leaving Mizzou

Former Effingham County High School basketball star Jakeenan Gant has announced he is leaving the University of Missouri.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | College sports


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in Savannah this month.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mars Theatre announces John Anderson show, marks second anniversary

The historic Mars Theatre, located in downtown Springfield, is celebrating its second anniversary by announcing that award winning, country singer-songwriter John Anderson will be performing Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Connect


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BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECRP Coca-Cola champs

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Coca-Cola All-Star Classic baseball and softball tournaments from June 9-11. The tournament was held at Sand Hill ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Bond rating another reason to celebrate

On June 8, the state sold $1.37 billion (net $1.026 billion) in bonds for projects around the state. The Georgia State Financing and ...

June 22, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


This Sebastian is the real deal

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 22, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 22, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Living with children

Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them ...

June 22, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

There are two Bibles that sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room. They are delicate and old, yellowed pages are falling ...

June 22, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

Every family has one. They are invaluable.

June 22, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Remembering Leonorian Neidlinger

Leonorian Neidlinger was born to Frances Melissa Shearouse Neidlinger in Effingham County, on April 4, 1865. His father, Edwin Samuel Shadrack Neidlinger, died in the ...

June 22, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Teen Leader training at 4-H

4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham student among STC contingent heading to France

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College's Culinary Institute of Savannah has selected five culinary/baking and pastry arts students to study at the Academy of Toulouse ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Tech degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


YMCA to rename road for Purcell

The Effingham YMCA is hosting a dedication ceremony and reception for the named Ann Purcell Connector on June 30th at 10 a.m. in recognition ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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