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Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local


Locals in college update

Men's Basketball

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Euchee chief to speak at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will host its annual banquet on Feb. 7. Our president, Norma Jean Morgan, has invited the chief of the Savannah River Euchee Indians tribal nation to be our guest speaker. He is an engineer who worked as a federal contractor. The chief is also an educator of colonial and Indian history.

January 27, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory that has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

January 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Spelling out a winner at SHES

Sand Hill Elementary School's spelling bee went down to the "minute."

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn accolades

Browder named to Reinhardt dean's list

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Road mess probably won’t get cleaned up

Georgia's elected leaders agree the most pressing issue right now is the state's transportation system.

January 27, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Juvenile Justice going to the dogs

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 27, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Budget proposals take center stage

Governor Deal's fiscal year 2015 amended and FY16 general budget proposals were reviewed during a week of budget hearings.

January 27, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Setting our budget priorities for the coming fiscal year

The second week of the General Assembly is traditionally reserved for the Appropriations committee to receive the governor's budget. We review his recommendations for funding the state's programs for the 2016 fiscal year which begins July 1.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Battle over the state budget begins

The activity in the second week of the Georgia General Assembly was limited to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees meeting in joint conference to receive the governor's $21.8 billion budget request.

January 27, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


Some parents’ reactions are just nuts

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

January 27, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


The destructive price of unforgiveness

Of all the biblical prescriptions and proscriptions Christians often feel they struggle with, the commandment to forgive has got to be in the top three. Who among us doesn't feel even the least bit inadequate when considering these words from Colossians 3:13: "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man has a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye"?

January 27, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Court date pushed back for man who fired on deputies

An Eden man who is charged with shooting at Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will have his local court date pushed back as he's also been charged with a federal crime.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


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County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP holds annual Jacan Brown Run

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held the annual Jacan Brown Spring Run on Feb. 28. The event consisted of a one-mile walk and run and a 5K walk and run. The event hosted more than 65 participants many competing in both races.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ASU honor society inducts three Effingham students

Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean's lists

Truluck named to dean's list at Emory

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Pooler man pleads guilty to child molestation charges

A Pooler man arrested last July on child molestation charges pled guilty last week in Effingham County Superior Court.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


One lawmaker fights the power

Rep. David Stover is a brave man. He may well be one of the gutsiest people serving in the General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


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