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Nease to lead annual Rincon Christmas parade

For years, Gussie Nease helped put together parades in Rincon. Saturday morning, she will ride at the front of one.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Theatre troup founder arrested

The founder of Effingham Theatre is in jail on charges of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

A welcome to Washington as orientation begins

Wednesday, Nov. 12: After a primary, runoff, general election and more than 19 months of campaigning, I am finally in Washington, D.C., for orientation for representatives-elect of the 114th Congress. I actually came up late in the afternoon the day before after participating in Savannah's Veterans Day Parade at the invitation of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies.

November 18, 2014 | By Rep.-elect Buddy Carter | Opinion

Isakson to seek re-election to Senate

ATLANTA - Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Monday he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

The different styles of child-raising

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it folks, you want your kids to think like you do. For example: if you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right!

November 18, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Snooks-Burnside

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steven Snooks of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Patrice Snooks, to Ryan James Burnside, son of Mr. Conrad Burnside of Suwanee and Ms. Catherine Saul Burnside of Duluth.

November 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Leverett graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cordaro L. Leverett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

ECCA to host info session on aircraft assembly technician program

The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

4-H’ers a constant presence in Fair Week

As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

SEMS cheerleaders make it four consecutive crowns

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Remembering the Sky-Vu Drive-In

While the Mars Theatre offered movies in Springfield, a new experience in entertainment opened in Effingham in 1952. The Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre offered a movie on the big outdoor screen shown only at night just south of Springfield. It was owned and operated by Pat Ingram and Rufus Wilson. The only thing left of the theatre is one building that sits back from the road just north of St. Boniface Catholic Church on Highway 21 South. This building likely housed the projection room.

November 18, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Scattered recipes

My husband was out of town, working on location, when he called one night and discovered that I was still working, though the hour had grown late.

November 18, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A record month for ports

The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Should this office still be elected?

Early in January, Richard Woods will be sworn in as the duly elected superintendent of state schools. He could very well be the last person ever elected to this statewide constitutional office.

November 18, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

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Is a separate education budget a good thing?

In two previous columns, we have looked at the close-by example of a separate education budget, the state of Alabama's two-budget system.

September 23, 2014 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Alternatives to thinning the Jekyll deer herd

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.

September 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

State’s great experiment didn’t work

Over the past 10 years, Georgia has served as the location for a wide-ranging experiment in economic theory.

September 23, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Making concrete blocks in Springfield

In 1946, Ijon Tigleth Webb and his two sons, Ijon Thomas and George Henry, got a permit and built a building to manufacture concrete block. See accompanying photo of the permit. The brothers were known as Tom and Henry. Ijon Tigleth died in 1951. The building was located behind what is now City Hall in Springfield, adjacent to the railroad siding track from which they received the materials to manufacture concrete blocks.

September 23, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

September 23, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

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

State puzzled by jobless rate, even as job growth rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Setting the bar — and letting kids reach it

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 23, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Once again, we have no federal budget

On Wednesday of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. J. Res 124, a continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2015 that will fund the federal government until Dec. 11.

September 23, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon man faces list of charges after chase

An Effingham County man was arrested on a long list of charges Saturday after crashing his car while fleeing from police.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

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