Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.
Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.
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.
The home of Mrs. Cynthia Brogdon was the site for Christmas open house for Historic Effingham Society in 1999.
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.
Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Christian Hodges is this year's top speller in Effingham County.
The Effingham County Extension office recently sponsored 4-H's inaugural Milk Make Contest.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.
The FBI-led Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force has arrested two men on unrelated child pornography charges.
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.
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.
Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
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.
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.