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D.E.E.N.O.S. gymnasts excel at Disco Invitational

Athletes from D.E.E.N.O.S. Planet Gymnastics in Rincon traveled to Macon to compete in the Disco Invitational and brought home a first place team award, along with several individual golds.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Hospital a Komen grant recipient

The Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate announced at its annual awards luncheon that it is awarding a total of $357,017 for direct community services that will fund breast cancer screening, education, diagnostic services, and patient navigation.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: My husband and I have decided that we do not want our children to participate in sleep-overs. We recently moved to a new community and are just making new friends and meeting new families. All of these parents, it seems, love to do sleep overs. We, however, are sticking by our guns. As a result our kids are beginning to feel left out.

March 23, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Spring has sprung and in typical Georgia fashion it was cold on Monday and warmed into the 70s by Tuesday. A gentleman came into the office earlier this week and said "If you don't like the weather here, just wait a minute and it'll change!" For those who are planting a garden this spring this timely update below on the weather outlook for spring summer 2016 may help with decisions.

March 23, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


When expectations don’t match reality

Sometimes, the cause of our unhappiness is the picture we have in our head of how our life is supposed to be.

March 23, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


General Assembly heads to the finish line

With two legislative days remaining until sine die (adjournment), we in the General Assembly are working hard to pass meaningful legislation that reinforces our values, protects our families and promotes job growth.

March 23, 2016 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Religious freedom bill moves to the governor

The 2016 Georgia General Assembly is down to the last few days and I believe that much has been accomplished that will serve our state well. The budget is still in committee and is being carefully analyzed before the vote, with every member of the legislature committed to passing a financial plan for our state that is fiscally responsible.

March 23, 2016 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


The days dwindle down to a precious few

Final passes - and on to the governor

March 23, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Remembering what Easter is all about

Editor's note: Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

March 23, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Gov. Deal’s two choices on ‘religious liberty’

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the "religious liberty" bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other Republican governors handled this particular issue.

March 23, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to retire in stages.

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The rate was 6.2 percent in February 2015.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to hold Eggs and Issues review breakfast

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for April 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon. This breakfast is presented by Vision Financial. Reservations must be made by April 11.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


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Effingham Academy grads hold class reunion

Effingham Academy classmates of 1950 held a reunion May 21 at the home of Cornell and Camille Mock.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Promoting justice and improving driver safety

This session, I had the privilege of helping pass legislation that I believe will help secure justice for crime victims and help enhance public safety ...

May 25, 2016 | By state Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Support for military, vets strong in ’16

As a pro-military state, Georgia has a close relationship with active duty soldiers, reservists and guardsmen as well as with veterans. This relationship has been ...

May 25, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


A terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Fighting a battle they’re sure to lose

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over ...

May 25, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Perusing old school pictures

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos to share or information contact her at 754-6681 or hesheraldexley@aol ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed. The question proved that my husband, a New England-bred Yankee with many years of Los Angeles ...

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Bluegrass, gospel music to fill the air at Mossy Oak Music Park

The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events dedicated to honoring veterans.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Connect


Living with children

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...

May 25, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Don’t keep family in the dark about plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can't just create these ...

May 25, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


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 ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


I could be wrong

As we near our country's Memorial Day celebration, I am reminded of a phrase that epitomizes the profound sense of loyalty we see among ...

May 25, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Area FFA officers chosen

Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s provides a spark at GES

SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Riverkeeper conducts cleanup

Effingham County representatives teamed up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday for a cleanup in the Effingham MS4 urbanized area, with volunteers picking ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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