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Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP holds annual Jacan Brown Run

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held the annual Jacan Brown Spring Run on Feb. 28. The event consisted of a one-mile walk and run and a 5K walk and run. The event hosted more than 65 participants many competing in both races.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ASU honor society inducts three Effingham students

Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean's lists

Truluck named to dean's list at Emory

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Pooler man pleads guilty to child molestation charges

A Pooler man arrested last July on child molestation charges pled guilty last week in Effingham County Superior Court.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


One lawmaker fights the power

Rep. David Stover is a brave man. He may well be one of the gutsiest people serving in the General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


An opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain.

March 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


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ECRP track team blazes through district meet

Six Effingham County Recreation and Parks track team members placed in the top two in their respective events at the district track meet in Swainsboro.

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Armstrong State’s Mercer named all-American again

Armstrong State University senior shortstop Alexis Mercer was named to the NFCA all-American second team, the second straight year the organization has given her national accolades.

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


ECHS alum Allen signs with Redskins

Former Effingham County High School player Tovar Allen has signed a free agent contract with the NFL's Washington Redskins.

May 27, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Springfield UMC dedicates conference center to Bishop Edwards

The legacy of Bishop Marion Edwards was enhanced May 17 when Springfield United Methodist Church dedicated a new education and conference center in his honor. Edwards was a pastor and Springfield native who ascended to the highest ranks of leadership within the United Methodist Church before his death from cancer in 2011.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Church


Now that's quick thinking

Addison Lanier of Ebenezer Elementary won the Effingham Exchange Club's Quick-Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School. Lanier's prizes included a new bicycle.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ending on a high note

Eleven 2015 South Effingham High School graduates will study music and play in collegiate bands at their respective schools.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Seven local students graduate from the University of Georgia

University of Georgia students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of spring semester. Each student participated in the May 8 commencement exercise.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


UGA announces spring dean’s list

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were achieved the dean's list for spring semester.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Yardley awarded Azalea scholarship at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Preston Yardley of Rincon has accepted an Azalea scholarship valued at $2,000 per year to attend Valdosta State University during the 2015-16 academic year. This award is renewable.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ACHCA names Morgan recipient of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American College of Health Care Administrators named Norma Jean Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


More photos from the album

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her at 754-6681 or email her at: hesheraldexley@aol.com.

May 26, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows, and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed

May 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Summer is a hot time for weed control issues. One of the main concerns I get from homeowners is how to control all of the vines that start to grow up through our ornamental plants. The three main weedy vines we see in our landscapes are greenbriar, Virginia creeper and poison ivy. All of these can be controlled when treated properly.

May 26, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


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