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Local author to have book signing at Teach Right
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Local resident and author Angie Usher will be at Teach Right, 586 South Columbia Ave, behind the Shell station in Rincon on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. She will be signing and personalizing copies of her first children’s book, “Freddie’s Adventures: Firefly Tails, Bright Trails, and Fishy Tales”, which will be available at a discounted price. She also will personalize copies that have been previously purchased online or in bookstores.

Usher will be taking her book to local schools throughout the school year to read to children and to speak to them on the importance of learning to read and write. She will first visit the children of Sand Hill Elementary on Nov. 14, where she also will promote the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Usher also will be attending this event to be held in Forsyth Park on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Usher has been an Effingham County resident for 23 years. She owned and operated Shawnee General Store from 1988 through 2004.

For the past several years, she has concentrated her efforts in both creative and freelance writing. Seasonally, she can be found at Hodges Strawberry Farm.

Usher’s husband Al is the pastor of Union Baptist Church, located above Newington. They have two children, Amanda, who is 23, and Alayna who is a fifth-grader at Springfield Elementary.

For more information about Usher and her book, visit her Web site at or visit her ministry blog at

She is available to speak at schools, churches and women’s groups and may be contacted via email at