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Carter witness to history at Capitol

Less than a year into his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Buddy Carter was witness to two historic moments just ...

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected

About DNR’s new law enforcement division

In 2013, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources created the new Law Enforcement Division to consolidate the law enforcement and public safety activities previously performed ...

September 29, 2015 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

This legislator’s gift will matter

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 29, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Aliens have second thoughts about Earth

KNOCK! KNOCK! "Open the door, please!"

September 29, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens ...

September 29, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Living with children

Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making ...

September 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

History in the nation's capital

Pope Francis made history this week as the first Pope to address a joint meeting of Congress. During his address, Pope Francis spoke of freedom ...

September 29, 2015 | By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter | Opinion

Dixie Diva

My people, long-suffering and ever faithful, spent their lives toiling while looking forward to heavenly rest when death finally called.

September 29, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A word from UGA Extension

I have recently received several turf calls about caterpillars. The majority of the caterpillars are sod webworms and different species of armyworms. I have mostly ...

September 29, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

One way Jesus taught and reinforced Kingdom values was by reinterpreting laws. In His interpretations, Jesus would emphasize to His listeners the spirit behind a ...

September 29, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Unemployment in Effingham falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment in Effingham County was down to 5.1 percent for August, a drop from the ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

After another big year, port projects even more growth

In his annual state of the port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported on a year of extraordinary growth, and provided a ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

SEHS cheerleaders win big at Lakeside

The South Effingham High School varsity cheerleaders won first in the 5A division and were named grand champion at the Panther Cheer Classic, held Saturday ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Gatch named to VSU dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Courtney Gatch of Rincon has been recognized among more than 240 students from Valdosta State University who made the summer 2015 dean's list.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jenkins Sr. of Rincon announce the engagement of their daughter Mandi Lyn Jenkins to Mr. James Billy Smith, son of Mr ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Engagements

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August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

How Georgia’s lottery compares

Georgia had the fifth largest gross total sales of all lottery systems in the U.S. in fiscal year 2014. Of the top lottery systems, the Georgia Lottery transferred the second smallest percentage of sales back to the state in FY14. Georgia's transfer of 23.5 percent of total sales was lower than all but the Massachusetts Lottery, which transferred 20 percent of its total sales to the state treasury.

August 04, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Step right up and place your bets

Casino gambling is coming to Georgia. That is probably the horse to bet on.

August 04, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Junior Lee chimes in on the 2016 race

Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.

August 04, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

IRS commissioner should step down

Last week, I joined colleagues on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling on President Obama to immediately remove Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen from his position.

August 04, 2015 | By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter | Opinion

Living with children

This is a story about how quickly parents, if they are determined enough, can make significant change in parenting policy.

August 04, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

Recently, I was asked to share my administrative and managerial philosophies with others. One question posed to me was a first: "What are your non-negotiables?" While I certainly have those things I simply cannot bend on, I have never quite crystallized them or put them in writing.

August 04, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Finding the Bird family roots

The Bird family came to America as Dutch (Palatine) immigrants. The first settler was Andreas Bort, Sr. (c. 1650-1723). After settling in the New York, the settlers moved on to New Jersey. They came to Berks County, Penn., in an area that came to be known as Birdsboro.

August 04, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

A word from UGA Extension

When I wrote the article on holes a few weeks ago, I barely mentioned one of the more important holes in the landscape. At first glance, this hole may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.

August 04, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

Dixie Diva

When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same age and size as me but more timid and less secure. Depending on the day, we were either best of friends or the worst of enemies.

August 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

American Legion ramps up

American Legion post 209 built a wheel-chair ramp for a family in the community. A church furnished materials, and members of Post 209 did the work.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Warren Keith Wendell married Toni Melinda Rautenberg July 4, 2015 at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Weddings


Henry and Brigitte Cook of Talking Rock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chandler Jordan Cook to Mr. Tyler Stephen Myrick, son of Wallace and Patricia Myrick of Guyton.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Engagements

Paramo earns silver medal at FCCLA event

Martha Paramo from Effingham College and Career Academy competed in food innovations and brought home a silver medal from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education

NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month

Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will host the annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the PMBA Social Hall, 801 Central Blvd., Guyton.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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