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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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A trip to Cuba caps the week

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama administration's request to lift a hold on the president's executive actions on immigration to grant amnesty. The ruling comes in a lawsuit by 26 states, including Georgia, aimed at permanently stopping the executive orders.

June 02, 2015 | By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter | Opinion

Dixie Diva

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

June 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A word from UGA Extension

The majority of us are either afraid of snakes or spiders, sometimes both. My wife will not come near a spider in the house and refuses to believe they serve a purpose other than terrifying her. From the reports of citizens across the state, the Brown Recluse Spider seems to be very, very active.

June 02, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

Those who know me and have seen me walking around occasionally in orange and blue are aware that my undergraduate degree was from the University of Florida. If that troubles you, please be comforted with the knowledge that all my children have gone to the University of Georgia, and I have sent much more money to Athens than I ever sent to Gainesville.

June 02, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Wilson 50th

Wendel and Patricia Wilson will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday, June 13, from 2-4 p.m. in the social hall of First Baptist Church of Springfield.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Weddings

Another distinguished unit award for the ECHS JROTC

The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award for school year 2014-15. This marks the fifth consecutive year the corps of cadets at ECHS has earned the DUA, and the ninth time in the last 11 years.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Effingham students earn honors at ABAC

TIFTON-Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the president's list, the dean's list, and the distinguished achievement list.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Paulk named to dean’s list at Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON- Herschel Aubry Paulk of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2015 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, vice president for academic services.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell wanted to be at the controls.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local

How food advertising confuses children about nutrition and health

Having struggled with his weight as a child, Texas pediatrician Stephen Pont knows the road to a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy.

June 02, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics

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