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Reed to take the stage at Mars on May 9

Known to most of the world as Lyle Lovett's duet and back-up vocalist, Chicago-born songstress Francine Reed has been singing professionally since she was a child in her family's gospel group.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Connect


Mars to welcome bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley

When legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all that is none other than the country and bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Connect


GFB starts Foundation for Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau members held their inaugural gala last month for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reception to be held for new VFW post

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post is opening in the Rincon-Springfield area. This is the first new VFW post in Georgia in more than four years.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Benefit ride for ECSO deputy set for Saturday at Lowe’s

A motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday for Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Agriculture a winner in budget

Georgia agriculture continues to be a critical part of the state's economy. The Legislature provided a number of funding additions to benefit agriculture and forestry in the fiscal year 2016 Budget. In addition, a number of bills were passed which affect agriculture positively.

April 28, 2015 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Answer man has all the answers

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can't guarantee total and complete accuracy in our answers, it is Answer Man's opinion that this won't matter because if you knew the answer, you probably wouldn't have asked the question in the first place.

April 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Coming soon: a $1 billion dollar pipeline

The Palmetto Pipeline will be one of the largest and most expensive infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Georgia.

April 28, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Joint development authority could be clearing way for Volvo

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Beyond God’s blessing in marriage

If you ask a local pastor the phrase he is most likely to hear when counseling a couple struggling in their relationship, my bet is that somewhere in the top three is the statement, "he (she) has changed."

April 28, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Celebrating 136 years of Sunday school convention

At the first Sunday school convention in 1879, Rev. Repphard gave a copy of the accompanying illustration of the Lord's Prayer to each Sunday school teacher present. A similar small card was presented to each student. The original was given to Mrs. Mary Zettler Dasher, grandmother of Mary Dasher Douglass. It now hangs in the Salzburger Museum at Ebenezer.

April 28, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

Here, I'll announce something I've never admitted publicly. I love going barefooted. It's how I was raised.

April 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

After the storm this past weekend, many landscapes were filled with broken limbs, leaves and endless pine cones. In areas that were hit worse with high speed winds, established trees were uprooted. This caused many residents to lose power and some had structural damage to buildings.

April 28, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with people my age who can for obvious reasons relate. The items include that we drank from garden hoses and survived, didn't wear bike helmets and survived, could only take a test once and never had to see psychologists for test anxiety, and so on.

April 28, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


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Junior girls all-stars head to Augusta

The ECRP Junior girls (ages 14 and under) all-stars will open the GRPA A/B state tournament July 8 at the Diamond Lakes Regional Park in Augusta against Glynn County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


ECRP Flea boys all stars

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Flea boys (ages 8 and under), playing out of the Highway 119 complex, played in the GRPA district tournament in Lyons

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


DNR to hold meetings on state wildlife action plan

The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


FONU2 launches new site for company, studio

FONU2, Inc has announced the launch of its new Web site. The Web site www.fonu2.com is intended to provide greater visibility and information to all of the company's stakeholders.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ECSO aids in chase of Bulloch suspect

A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local students graduate from Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 1,200 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs during the spring semester.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Kicklighter earns bachelor of arts from Mercer University

MACON-Kelsey Kicklighter of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts cum laude from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring commencements.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong center's report: Local economy surging

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Carter to hold day office in Rincon

A representative from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter's office will be in Rincon to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming Congressional "Day Office." Brooke Childers will be available on Monday in Rincon.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


All-time high in volume, tonnage for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Walters re-elected as GPA chairman

The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


How the state addresses nursing profession

Last month, National Nurses Week celebrated the work that nurses perform to provide quality care for patients every day. In Georgia, there are currently over 164,600 active nursing licensees, including approximately 119,200 registered nurses (RNs), 35,700 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 9,700 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

June 30, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


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