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It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fugitive from Oklahoma arrested in Effingham

A man wanted on armed robbery charges in Oklahoma was apprehended in Effingham County over the weekend.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Armed robbery suspects indicted

Two Guyton men were indicted by an Effingham County grand jury on Monday on multiple charges stemming from armed robberies at two local businesses last fall.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart come through for Effingham students

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chatham man arrested for child molestation

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday on charges he molested a child in Effingham County.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Parent University set to start third year

The third year of Parent University-Effingham will begin Sept. 20 with the first of three 2014-15 sessions at Effingham County Middle School.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Husband in alleged pot-growing scheme now in custody

A Rincon man suspected of teaming with his wife to grow and distribute marijuana from their house turned himself in to police Tuesday.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New sign finally marks Guyton Historic District

Guyton has had a designated historic district since 1982, and now the signs are there to mark it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Banner day for United Way

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill employees are giving a lot to the community, and having a lot of fun doing it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Theatre troup founder arrested

The founder of Effingham Theatre is in jail on charges of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A United Way sur-prize

United Way of Effingham County representatives visited Blandford Elementary School to surprise first-grade parapro Rachel Wyss as a winner in its weekly campaign prize drawing.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Veteran moves into new Habitat home

Just in time for Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated its first home built for a military veteran.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A strong dose of laughter helps spread the word

Laughter is the best medicine, the old adage goes.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


Lions Club gears up for annual parade

The Rincon Noon Lions Club is gearing up for its 36th annual Christmas parade, and organizers think it could be the best one yet.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Barge talks Common Core in Effingham visit

In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


HOPE answers animal shelter’s plea

The Effingham County Animal Shelter recently put out a call for donations to purchase dog runs for the facility.

November 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon man arrested after robbery, chase

SAVANNAH – Two men, including one from Effingham, were arrested Thursday after they robbed a woman and led officers on a chase, according to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

November 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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