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‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Christian Leadership Academy finishes its year

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Governor authorizes sales tax holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and Energy Star and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Orchestra’s book sale strikes a chord

Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Honoring unknown soldiers

Guyton Georgia Confederate Cemetery was established to bury the dead from the Guyton Confederate Hospital, including 26 unknown soldiers who had died of illness during the Civil War. Most died of chronic dysentery, pneumonia, typhoid and yellow fever.

April 17, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory, such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home - one working in Washington, D.C., and another in London.

April 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Board of education taking school choice applications

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Ready for takeoff with the Mars

The grand re-opening of the Mars Theatre is just a week away, and it is a highly-anticipated event.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Voting is easier than you think

One of my main goals as Georgia's Secretary of State has been to increase efficiencies and decrease costs by using technology. Of all of the innovations that the Office has made over the years, I could not be more proud of the state's ability to offer online voter registration and the My Voter Page mobile app. These tools truly accomplish both goals.

April 17, 2014 | By Brian Kemp | Opinion

Johnson-Seckinger

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson of Rincon are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kathryn Teil Johnson, to Justin Michael Seckinger, son of Mrs. Karen Seckinger and the late Mr. Charlie Seckinger of Springfield.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements

Zeigler earns Allstate community award

Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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Grateful for serving and for prayers for son

Dear Editor,

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Johnson the best candidate for Congress

Dear Editor,

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

A trip back to Haddenville

The following was written by the late Freddie Helmly, who lived at the corner of Stillwell Clyo Road and Berryville Road near Haddenville. "Papa" in this document refers to Homer Helmly, Freddie's father.

February 06, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and done whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard-working.

February 06, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Jenkins honored as firefighter educator of the year

The Georgia State Firefighters Association named Effingham County Fire and Rescue Lt. Hannah Jenkins as the 2013 educator of the year.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

School board formally accepts Mock’s resignation

Effingham County Board of Education members hope to fill their vacant seat next month.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Argument ends in stabbing

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a late Wednesday night incident that ended in a reported stabbing.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Moretz jury likely to start deliberations Friday

Kimberly Moretz's trial began Wednesday with the prosecution accusing her of committing "inexcusable actions" and her attorney countering that "she's a victim in every way in this case."

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Y charges into annual campaign

When Sarah Puente and her family moved to Effingham County four years ago, they joined the YMCA in hopes of finding friends and fitness.

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Biker dies after running from police

Law enforcement officers may never know why a Rincon man decided to hit the gas on his motorcycle - and ended up dying as a result of a crash.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports

Students won’t have to make up days lost to weather

Effingham County School System students won't have to make up the two days lost to winter weather last week.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Locals lobby for passage of Ava’s Law

A contingent from Effingham County traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday to show their support for autism insurance reform.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local

SEHS to host annual student fashion show

The South Effingham High School visual arts department and National Art Honor Society will host the eighth annual student fashion show on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at SEHS.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education

GSU announces fall 2013 president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,149 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Effingham students make dean’s list at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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