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Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

The causes and remedies of lichens

Something growing on many of our landscape plants is causing concern for homeowners. It may resemble a small patch of green hair or other specimens may look similar to grey pieces of paper. The assumed pests are actually fungi called lichens and actually do not cause damage to the plants, but are a sign that the plant may be declining or under stress.

February 10, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

Visiting a 1900s Springfield home

The home of Mrs. Cynthia Brogdon was the site for Christmas open house for Historic Effingham Society in 1999.

February 10, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

From a long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

February 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

County’s top spellers

Christian Hodges is this year's top speller in Effingham County.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education

4-H’ers stage own version of ‘Chopped’

The Effingham County Extension office recently sponsored 4-H's inaugural Milk Make Contest.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Evans-Cole engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Evans of Newington are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hilary Lyn, to Ryan Wayne Cole of Rincon. He is the son of Mrs. Cynthia Brunet of Rincon.

February 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

School workers shouldn’t be denied health coverage

When it comes to handing out taxpayers' money, the governor and the General Assembly sometimes seem more willing to direct those funds to people who don't really need them instead of those who really do.

February 10, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Random thoughts on random subjects

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who after scoring a touchdown proceeded to mime pulling down his pants, squatting as if on a commode before dropping the ball to the ground as if defecating. The NFL fined Baldwin $11,000, which has to be chump change to this boor. Astonishingly, the incident has gotten very little mention in the media. You can bet this kind of obscene showboating will wend its ...

February 10, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Alternative courts have been a success

Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson delivered the state of the judiciary address to the General Assembly on Feb. 4, focusing on the achievements and challenges currently facing Georgia's judicial system. He highlighted Georgia's specialty courts and veterans' courts and their role as an alternative to prison for the state's non-violent offenders. Justice Thompson also celebrated Georgia's first Hispanic and Asian superior court judges in the state's history.

February 10, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

No need for irrational thought on vaccines

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles, and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 10, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Transportation, medical marijuana dominate conversations

Last week in the Georgia House of Representatives, most of our time was spent in committee meetings vetting legislation. A subcommittee meeting regarding the transportation bill was held as we considered the pros and cons of possible solutions toward improving our infrastructure, roads and bridges.

February 10, 2015 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Solar power bill expected to hit House floor

We had a busy week in the Georgia General Assembly as our efforts have been focused on the committee process. This is where we review legislative initiatives, listen to the testimony of those supporting and opposing the bills, and then make a decision whether or not it is acceptable to forward bills to the full House for a vote.

February 10, 2015 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

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Deal signs medical marijuana proposal into law

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. The law took effect immediately upon Deal's signature. Deal signed an executive order last month instructing state agencies, physicians and law enforcement officials to prepare for the law's enactment.

April 16, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

The unbelievable power of gardening

On the first and third Saturday of each month, organic farmer Kerry Shay jaunts down to Bay and East Broad streets, where a diverse assembly of Savannahians awaits him. They're there to learn about the art of gardening.

April 14, 2015 | By Eva Fedderly | Lifestyle

4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

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

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Locals in the pros, colleges update


April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

DNR offering a number of ways to get hunter education courses

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division offers three options to help make the most of your time to complete a hunter education course: by classroom, CD-Rom or online.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Bulls take showcase title

The Effingham Bulls defeated the Savannah Tigers 22-21 on March 29 to become the 360 Showcase tourney champions in Savannah. The event was held at Beach and Johnson high schools and had teams from Florida and South Carolina. They overcame a 9-0 deficit to start the game.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Rincon hoops team wins district crown

The Rincon 8U basketball all-stars won the district championship, beating Burke County 31-27. They played in the GRPA Class B flea boys state championship tournament in Calhoun, won by Villa Rica

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Historic Effingham Society showed how life used to be with its Olde Effingham Day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

The legacy of Light

Many people have crossed the path of my life but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired power-brokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I said this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.

April 14, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Remembering the Effingham Academy class of 1946

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society.

April 14, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Effingham Farm Bureau named district agency of the year

For the second year in a row, Effingham County Farm Bureau was awarded as the District 7 Agency of the Year. This honor recognizes all of the staff's hard work and dedication serving the county and their members. The award is presented to the large agency that excels in their district in overall sales performance.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Carpenter bee activity in full swing

The distinctive noise of carpenter bees is easily found this time of year, especially if you have any wooden structures near your home. These insects, large, black and yellow bees, are the culprit of half-inch holes in wood, small piles of sawdust on the window seal, and annoying homeowners so much they sometimes resort to whacking these insects with a tennis racket.

April 14, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

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