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Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town

United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Spanish tall ship to make a call on the port of Savannah

The Savannah Waterfront Association will welcome the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation and the Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía to historic River Street on Thursday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Connect

Reckless drivers should share cost of harm they cause

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with life-long disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services.

October 21, 2014 | By Paige Havens | Opinion

Thanks for attending pastor anniversary

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October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local

‘Undermining the state,’ unnerving the left

When the State Policy Network was founded in 1996, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation - then 5 years old - was one of just 12 independent, free-market, state-focused think tanks around the nation. Its leaders could have met in someone's garage.

October 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

At the root of a child’s fear and anxiety

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.

October 21, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

More school systems back to 180 days

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 21, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Deal talks public education reform

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Ballot questions for voters

Georgia voters will make decisions on three issues when they vote in this general election. Two decisions involve amending the state constitution and one is a referendum question.

October 21, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Finding some old advertisements

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society.

October 21, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

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New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

What did you learn about work-life balance this summer?

The calendar might not agree, but if you ask my children, they'll tell you today is the last day of summer.

August 21, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics

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

County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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

Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Have You Seen This? Mind-bending projection mapping

TOKYO - Projection mapping isn't a new technology, but it's still in the phase of boggling minds. So projection mapping with real-time tracking might truly mess with your head.

August 21, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The return of Emperor Severus

Septimius Severus, Roman emperor from 193 to 211 AD, was a psychopath and sociopath. Citizens in his empire who had religious views different from his, particularly Christians and Jews, were persecuted severely during his reign. He made Nero and Domitian look like Girl Scouts, sane ones.

August 21, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.

August 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Getting with the program on transportation

The regional transportation sales tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia and in metro Atlanta. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met in Atlanta on Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the 2015 legislative session.

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

Pushing the fight for medical cannabis

As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor's desk for his signature was not going to happen this year.

August 21, 2014 | By Rep. Allen Peake | Opinion

Not just another tool in the toolbox

A recent public meeting held on the topic of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) conspicuously neglected other relevant water-management problems and opportunities. The meeting was hosted on Jekyll Island by a General Assembly Natural Resources study committee chaired by Sen. Ross Tolleson.

August 21, 2014 | By David Kyler | Opinion

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