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Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Charges filed in 2014 fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager has been charged in a car crash that claimed the lives of three people in September.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

4-H’ers have strong showing at District Project Achievement

Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education

SEHS’ Yarbrough performs in all-state jazz band

South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Feb. 7

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Crime Reports

'Miss Nellie' celebrates 100th birthday

On Saturday, Miss Nellie Arnsdorff celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends gathering in the Effingham Care Center, where she now lives. She enjoyed chocolate cake and ice cream and spending time with her relatives and church members.

March 03, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

When time melts away

It was over Sunday dinner that my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.

March 03, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Control summer weeds now

Your battle with summer weeds should start now, if this is the year you plan to beat your over-achieving neighbor for the best-looking lawn. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide now will provide a better control of weeds this summer than a post-emergent herbicide.

March 03, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

The prognosis is grim for many rural hospitals

If you operate or work for a hospital located in one of Georgia's rural communities, you should be very afraid. There's a strong possibility your hospital will be closing down soon because of financial problems.

March 03, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Will this be a better world because we were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 03, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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Neighborhood pulls off extravagant holiday light show

For such small little things, Christmas lights sure bring a lot of holiday spirit. Many people spend hours decorating their homes and yards to welcome the holidays. Just imagine what it would take to deck out an entire neighborhood!

December 18, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Chemicals in household products might harm your child's IQ, study finds

Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child's IQ, according to new research.

December 18, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.

December 17, 2014 | Lori Nawyn Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are your baby's cute accessories dangerous?

Shopping for your baby is one of the highlights of pregnancy. There are countless options to completely personalize your nursery, stroller, car seat and baby's wardrobe, but have you stopped to consider whether all those cute accessories are safe?

December 17, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

'The King' makes a visit

Some residents at Lakeview Manor in Springfield were "All Shook Up" by an appearance from "Rick Elvis." He performed recently for a combined meeting of the Divas of Lakeview Manor and Red Hatters of Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

ECHS FFA team takes third place in livestock judging

The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

FFA members attend annual national convention

Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Armstrong named to STEM Jobs Approved College list

Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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