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Conservation efforts get a hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Lawmakers should be allowed to do their jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal currently is reviewing the hundreds of bills passed during this year's General Assembly session. He presumably will have everything signed or vetoed by April 30.

April 14, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Remember what Easter is about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 14, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Positive trends for state revenues

March is one of the top months for income tax refunds, so revenues can be affected. But this March, state revenues showed very positive growth coming in at an overall increase of 12.3 percent, increasing $144.4 million on revenues of $1.3 billion. Individual income taxes were up 13 percent as refunds for the month were essentially flat. The state actually issued more in individual income tax refunds, $527 million, than the net increase in individual income taxes for the month, $477.4 million, but only slightly more, 0.6 percent, than March 2013.

April 14, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty

A Port Wentworth man pled guilty Tuesday in a December 2012 fatal hit-and-run incident.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Miss ECHS crowned

Sarah-Lyn Ward was crowned the winner of the Miss Effingham County High School pageant.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education

City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Man who sought sex with child gets prison

A Savannah man who thought he was making contact with the mother of a child to set up a sexual encounter with the 5-year-old will avoid going to trial on the charge.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Pig attacker sentenced

A man accused of a vicious attack on a pet pig last year has been sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

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A life of retirement? Yes, and no

Sometime early Saturday afternoon, Ken Lee will walk out of the Kroger store in Rincon and head to his pickup. The next time he passes through its doors, he'll be a customer, and not its manager.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Planned Rincon Chick-fil-A clears hurdle

An approved development agreement may help start the work on a highly-anticipated venture in Rincon.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Band reaches 'Homeland' with release of first full-length CD

Growing up in Effingham County, Nick Webb took piano lessons as a child and sang in the school chorus from fourth-12th grade.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

ECHS FFA team takes second at CDE

The Effingham County High School FFA agricultural mechanics team recently took second place at the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event at Treutlen County High School.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education

AASU sets Pirate Preview for Feb. 22

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host an open house for prospective students and their parents to learn how to start strong at Armstrong.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Remembering J. Wilton and Ellyne Arnsdorff

John Orrin Arnsdorff was born Oct. 23, 1906. He was the son of Johnnie and Lillie (Edwards) Arnsdorff. He was born in Clyo and attended school there at the Greene Morgan School where he completed seven grades. He spent most of his childhood in Clyo and was a member of the Turkey Branch Methodist Church for all of his life.

February 13, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

"Some day," Daddy used to say often as I was growing up, "I'm going to the Holy Land. I want to walk where Jesus walked."

February 13, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Globetrotter to highlight next Parent University

Former Harlem Globetrotter Larry "Gator" Rivers will be the special guest for the Feb. 22 winter session of Parent University-Effingham at Effingham County Middle School.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Georgia senators back halting IRS targeting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., joined 37 of their Republican colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to stop the Internal Revenue Service from implementing its proposal to curtail the political activities of 501(c)(4) groups.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Slowpoke Bill in neutral, for now

While legislators have the weekend off from the Gold Dome pressure cooker - with a deadline of March 20 already set for its work - the session's halfway point has been reached. Lawmakers would have been on the downhill side of the 40-day session, except that Son of Snowpocalypse forced officials and staff to flee the Capitol beginning Wednesday. At least they're working, or are scheduled to, on Monday, which is a holiday.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Opinion

State House tries to clear up interest

It was very good to get back to work at the State Capitol after the temporary closure due to the inclement weather two weeks ago. We addressed, and passed, a bill that could potentially affect the pocketbook of every Georgian. Personal finances are always a concern for individuals trying to earn a living for the betterment of their families. Many Georgians have been frustrated with additional fees charged by local financial institutions that were vaguely annotated by our banks as "interest."

February 13, 2014 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Bills coming fast and furious in session

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session began Jan. 13 and is expected to last until the first of March.

February 13, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

For Trowells, it’s love, hope and faith

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

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