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Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a job fair on May 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy, at 2940 Hwy. 21 North.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham County Commission chairman candidates

Age: 62

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County commission chairman candidates

Age: 60

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Superior Court judges

Age: 49

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Magistrate court candidates

Age: 58

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 63

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 37

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Family: Married to Herlene Blake White and we have two children, Dr. Torian White of Brooklet and Tiffani Neely of Snellville.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Age: 41

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from March. The rate was 6.1 percent in April 2015.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Riverkeeper county set cleanup date for this Saturday

Effingham County representatives will team up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 noon for Effingham's cleanup in the MS4 urbanized area.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Lawmakers boost economic development, job creation

As your state representative, and as Majority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, it has been my goal to pass common-sense legislation that improves the economic well-being and quality of life for those in my community and around the state.

May 18, 2016 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Public safety and security a priority

Both in legislation and in budgetary initiatives, public safety and security of Georgia's citizens occupied a central role in the legislative and budgetary action of the 2016 General Assembly.

May 18, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) was arrested in the city of Clayton in early April and charged with driving under the influence, possession of an open container of alcohol and driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone with four exchange students in tow.

May 18, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Will the ‘Trump effect’ cost Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


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In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP teams

Effingham County Recreation and Parks teams have concluded their summer season.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Revenue increase approaches $1B

June state revenues of $1.9 billion capped an incredible year for Georgia with total collections over $20.8 billion. June was a positive month ...

July 20, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


No question the Answer Man has the answers

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


It’s safer to stay away from a convention

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

July 20, 2016 | By Susie Davis | Letters to the Editor


Remembering George Washington Fetzer

George Washington Fetzer, a sixth-generation descendant of Johann Ulrich Fetzer, was born in Ebenezer on Dec. 29, 1844. He was the son of Richard Israel ...

July 20, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Living with children

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Daniel Eddy, a New York City chef, on how to have a mutually-successful experience with a young child in ...

July 20, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

July 20, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

One cannot consider Donald Trump's "extreme vetting" of immigrants from Islamic countries without awareness of the problems the United Kingdom has experienced evaluating religious ...

July 20, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local students elected for G-P Foundation Employees’ Children scholarships

Four local students recently were selected as recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships. Katherine Cope, a graduate of South Effingham High School, Hayley Fritch ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Four Effingham County students have been named to the dean's list at Georgia State University for spring 2016.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Robinson named to Brewton-Parker dean’s list

MOUNT VERNON-John Thomas Robinson of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2016 semester, announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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