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Rincon Police bust large pot-growing operation

Police arrested a Rincon woman and are looking for her husband in connection with a "sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation" they say the couple was running from their East Williams Street home.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Man who shot at deputies indicted

A convicted felon who fired shots at two Effingham County deputies was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on attempted murder and other charges.

August 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO’s ‘Broken Candy’ results in five child sex arrests

Two men were arrested for attempting to meet children for sex and three others were jailed on child pornography charges in a four-month investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Suspects in armed robberies arrested

Two Effingham County men have been charged in connection with armed robberies at two local businesses last fall.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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Cagle pays a visit to ECCA

The Effingham College and Career Academy has continually expanded its programs and enrollment since opening in 2010, and Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sees many more good things ahead for the school and its community.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


School system taking comments on 2015-16 calendar

Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Wanted man turns himself in

An Effingham man is in custody after leading police on a chase through two counties and then a manhunt in the area around Macomber Park on Tuesday.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Authorities scour area for suspect

Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies scoured the area around Macomber Park on Tuesday afternoon in search of a man who fled from police.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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