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Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and his involvement in the local community since moving to Effingham with his wife and children approximately three years ago.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Girl Scouts share happy times at Happy House

Happy times were had at the Happy House on Tybee Island as Cadette Troops 1147, 1184 and 1121 from Fort Worth, Texas, visited with Cadette Troop 30197 from Guyton. The girls enjoyed a lasagna dinner and making a beachy pudding dessert. The girls also shared songs with each other as they earned their Savannah Sings pin.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Effingham sends six 4-H’ers to annual State Congress

Effingham County Extension office is beaming with pride to have sent six representatives to Georgia's 73rd Annual 4-H State Congress, held in Atlanta from July 21-24 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Strickland 50th

Tommy and Terri Strickland recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 8, 1965, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Savannah. The Rev. C.W. Hancock and the Rev. Harold Brooks officiated.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Anniversaries

Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23. Silent auction bidding begins at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3 p.m.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort Stewart Military Reservation.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Grammy winner Farris to make tour stop at Mars Theatre

Grammy winner Mike Farris will take the stage at the Mars Theatre.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Connect

United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the seventh consecutive year.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

BoE exploring options with SPLOST

The Effingham County Board of Education is putting together its parameters for a planned renewal vote of the special purpose local option sales tax.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Looking at lottery expenses

Comparing various states' lottery expenses can be tricky. We settled on using total revenues less payouts leaving the balance that would logically be expenses. That's not the only complicating factor but an important one.

August 11, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

With school back in session, let the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association.

August 11, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Random thoughts on random subjects

Hooray! The State of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built in Murray County in Northwest Georgia. Automobiles, carpet and flooring and other goods from Georgia and neighboring states will be shipped via a direct 388-mile CSX rail line to the Georgia Ports Authority's deep water port in Savannah.

August 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Study says: FLETC best site for training center

The State Department is attempting to push forward with a plan to construct a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Va., to conduct foreign affairs security training at a cost of $461 million instead of expanding and utilizing the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick.

August 11, 2015 | By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter | Opinion

Snake oil in the clean power plan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help," Ronald Reagan famously said. After new energy regulations were announced this week, Americans should ask government, "With friends like you, who needs enemies?"

August 11, 2015 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

Living with children

Q: Our 17-year-old has completely fallen apart! In less than a year, he's gone from being an outstanding honors student, athlete, and well-mannered young man that all of his teachers, coaches, and friends raved about to being a mediocre (B/C with the occasional D) student who has decided he's had enough of playing sports.

August 11, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

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French company to open operation in Effingham

DRT, a specialist in processing rosin and turpentine oil distilled from pine resin since 1932, announces plans to purchase land in Effingham County. This marks ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Daly honored

Michael Daly was presented an award for exceptional patient care by the Estill (S.C.) State Prison in his treatment of an employee who had ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

City thanks Simmons for service

Rincon mayor pro tem Scott Morgan, left, hands a token of the city's appreciation to former city clerk Wanda Simmons, right, at the Sept ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town

ECHS cheerleaders take Raider Rumble

The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

It's Pre-K Week

Guest readers visited Effingham County pre-kindergarten classes to read to the kids as part of Pre-K Week.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

SEMS cheerleaders win Coastal Cheer Classic

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleading team won first place at their first competition this season. They competed at Effingham County High School on ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Smith named to president’s honor roll at UNG

DAHLONEGA- Matthew Ryan Smith of Clyo has been named to the president's honor roll at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 4 ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Effingham 4-H rewards teachers

As a partner with the Effingham County Board of Education, Effingham 4-H staff works closely with teachers in fourth and fifth grades to provide a ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

4-H leadership training

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H members learned the importance of responsible leadership, goal setting, communication and teamwork during the 2015 leadership officer training.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Sapp honored for 50 years with American Legion post

James Sapp was presented a certificate and pin for 50 years in American Legion Post 209. The presentation was made Sept. 26 by Post Commander ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Regulations are not necessarily a bad idea

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany.

October 06, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

What a difference a decade makes

What a difference a decade makes.

October 06, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Looking back at clocks

A few weeks ago I tried to buy a bedside alarm clock in Springfield. After visits to dollar stores, a drug store and a grocery ...

October 06, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

A word from UGA Extension

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road ...

October 06, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

Dixie Diva

In those days, I was too young to fully grasp the education I was receiving. That's typical of most teenagers I suppose. At the ...

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

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