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Local pastor dies in one-car crash

A local pastor died Saturday in a one-car crash on Highway 119 near the Georgia/South Carolina state line.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS FFA team takes second at CDE

The Effingham County High School FFA agricultural mechanics team recently took second place at the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event at Treutlen County High School.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


AASU sets Pirate Preview for Feb. 22

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host an open house for prospective students and their parents to learn how to start strong at Armstrong.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Remembering J. Wilton and Ellyne Arnsdorff

John Orrin Arnsdorff was born Oct. 23, 1906. He was the son of Johnnie and Lillie (Edwards) Arnsdorff. He was born in Clyo and attended school there at the Greene Morgan School where he completed seven grades. He spent most of his childhood in Clyo and was a member of the Turkey Branch Methodist Church for all of his life.

February 13, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

"Some day," Daddy used to say often as I was growing up, "I'm going to the Holy Land. I want to walk where Jesus walked."

February 13, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Georgia senators back halting IRS targeting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., joined 37 of their Republican colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to stop the Internal Revenue Service from implementing its proposal to curtail the political activities of 501(c)(4) groups.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


State House tries to clear up interest

It was very good to get back to work at the State Capitol after the temporary closure due to the inclement weather two weeks ago. We addressed, and passed, a bill that could potentially affect the pocketbook of every Georgian. Personal finances are always a concern for individuals trying to earn a living for the betterment of their families. Many Georgians have been frustrated with additional fees charged by local financial institutions that were vaguely annotated by our banks as "interest."

February 13, 2014 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


Bills coming fast and furious in session

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session began Jan. 13 and is expected to last until the first of March.

February 13, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


For Trowells, it’s love, hope and faith

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


High school honor rolls

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

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

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

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


It’s a first for GSU at the Capitol

State lawmakers got a formal introduction to Georgia Southern University last Thursday when university officials went to Atlanta for the first Georgia Southern Day at the Capitol.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


On churches, transparency and cults

It was a good question.

February 13, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Clyo man wins $400K in Georgia Lottery game

ATLANTA - A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Effingham County. Gurudev Datta Inc., in Clyo, sold a 20X The Money instant ticket with a $400,000 top prize.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Kingston to hold day office in Rincon

A representative from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during Tuesday's congressional day office.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


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YMCA surpasses campaign goal

The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House treats volunteers with luau

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Medient sets up production slate for next two films

Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner month for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Office of Workforce Development realigned

The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the Governor's Office of Workforce Development has been repositioned under the umbrella of GDEcD as the new Workforce Division. This streamlined structure is intended to ensure that the state's workforce development efforts are aligned with the economic realities of the marketplace and what businesses need to succeed in Georgia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Deal looking into cannabis oil treatment trials

Gov. Nathan Deal has started an effort that could find a safe and legal use of cannabis oil by Georgia children suffering from epileptic disorders. The governor also announced that he and the Department of Human Services will launch pilot projects for public-private partnerships in the state's foster care system.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


4-H’ers pitch in for pets at shelter

With the Effingham County Extension office located directly across the street from the county animal shelter, needs for the furry little friends become quite apparent.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


CyberPatriot teams take first at state events

Effingham County's two high schools had a strong showing in their first year competing in CyberPatriot.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


BES to hold arts festival

More than 800 students at Blandford Elementary will gather in costume May 2 to represent six different countries and cultures from around the globe in the school's annual international arts festival.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports


Eagles set to wrap first spring under Fritz

On Saturday at Georgia Southern's annual Blue and White game at Paulson Stadium, they didn't keep score.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lawmakers should be allowed to do their jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal currently is reviewing the hundreds of bills passed during this year's General Assembly session. He presumably will have everything signed or vetoed by April 30.

April 14, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Remember what Easter is about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 14, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


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