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Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education

State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Hill, Burns named to study committee

Two of Effingham County's three state legislation delegation members have been picked to serve on the Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

How to deal with a ‘sassy’ child

Q: The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she apologizes, which tells me she knows she's talking disrespectfully to me. What do you think about 10 minutes of time out for this sort of thing?

July 07, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State launches new ExploreGeorgia.org tourism site

Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of the state's newly redesigned tourism Web site. ExploreGeorgia.org offers visitors custom features, including the new Georgia Trip Planner, shareable trip ideas, interactive maps and more.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Felon found tending to pot plants

A Clyo woman faces drug and weapons charges after Effingham County Sheriff deputies caught her tending to her illicit plants, according to reports.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports

Effingham Cloverleafs attend camp at Rock Eagle

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Who will step up to replace Broun?

Georgia soon will be losing one of its most entertaining political personalities in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, the Republican from Athens.

July 07, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Junior E. Lee knows polls and pests

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 07, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 31, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The fear that keeps people from buying homes

Alison Keith sees a bright future ahead for her, her husband and their son. She graduated from nursing school in December and found a job at a local hospital soon after. Keith's husband is planning on going back to school himself.

May 31, 2014 | Michael De Groote Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Things I want my daughters to know before they begin to date

Some lessons are easier learned than earned. We teach our children that if they play with fire, they could get badly burned. If they play in the street, they could get hit by a car. This very elementary teaching should extend to preparing our daughters to enter the world of dating.

May 30, 2014 | Becky Rickman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

10 great reasons to tie the knot

There are a lot of marriage naysayers out there always willing to quote the divorce rate and offer an example of an unhappy marriage they've witnessed. Many adults are either delaying or completely avoiding marriage because they're concerned about ending up unhappy. Is marriage really outdated, unworkable and a trap? No! There are some great reasons to consider tying the knot. Check out these ten.

May 30, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education

ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Sheriff’s Office issues alert on phone scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a telephone scam.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

What youth can learn from heroes

As Memorial Day recedes, the word of the week is "summer." Unfortunately, the true meaning of the holiday more often takes a back seat to barbecue. What is now simply the "unofficial start of summer" once was "Decoration Day," honoring the troops who died in the Civil War. Today, it honors all the Americans who have died in military service.

May 29, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Renegades on a roll

The Effingham Renegades senior boys baseball team recently finished first in its league for the season. They had an 8-1 regular season record and overall won 11 out of 12 games.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Eagles well-armed for NCAA regionals

Winning the first game in the NCAA regionals makes things a whole lot easier, there's no doubt about that. Drop the first one, and you're facing elimination for the rest of the weekend.

May 29, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Statesboro Herald | College sports

Jackets to take on Huskies in NCAA regionals opener

Georgia Tech, which Sunday claimed the program's second ACC title in three years and ninth overall, has earned its 30th all-time berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 3 seed in Oxford, Miss., and will face No. 2 seed Washington today at 4 p.m. on ESPN3 at Oxford-University Stadium.

May 29, 2014 | Georgia Tech Sports Information Department | College sports

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