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4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education

CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County's two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education

BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school's annual international arts festival.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports

Eagles set to wrap first spring under Fritz

On Saturday at Georgia Southern's annual Blue and White game at Paulson Stadium, they didn't keep score.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

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

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Ebenezer Elementary brings Georgia history to life

Second-graders at Ebenezer Elementary School put on a "living museum" to celebrate Georgia Day and highlight famous Georgians.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

City ready for ‘bigger, better’ July 4 laser show

Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports

Effingham lauded for workforce development effort

The Effingham County School System was one of six school districts in the state recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development for having 100 percent of the system's high schools organized with a Go Build Georgia high school team.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Rotary turns on renewable energy

Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Waller honored with soybean efficiency award

Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

A good man is called home by the Lord

Yes, a good man has gone home. The community of Effingham and, more particularly the First Baptist Church of Springfield, has sustained a shock. Jeffrey Rollins, their pastor, was killed in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon.

February 17, 2014 | By Ruth Lee | Opinion

Session hits the halfway point as Pax hits the capital

Feb. 10 marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. We quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.

February 17, 2014 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local

Watch what they do, not what they say

When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.

February 17, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Protecting children takes precedence

Let me run some numbers by you. 152: The number of children who died in 2012 in Georgia, despite the intervention of the state's Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). 13: The number of children who died in 2012 while in foster care. Zero: The number of people who died in shootouts in a house of worship in our state during the same period. 152 to 13 to zero. So what is the hot-button issue in this session of the General Assembly? Guns for God, of course. HB 875, authored by Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper.)

February 17, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Christmas boosts January revenues

Strong Christmas sales reported to the state in January helped total revenues to reach the highest total since 2007, some $1.805 billion, the fourth-largest month in state history.

February 17, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

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