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Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling Martha Hall in Tuesday's runoff.

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


ECRP teams

Teams finished the rec ball season in the ECRP leagues.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Commissioners honor Giordano

Effingham County commissioners passed a proclamation honoring Ansleigh Giordano, who finished first in the Pitch, Hit and Run sectionals and was third in her age group at the Major League Baseball team championship at Turner Field on June 11.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


SEHS cheer team holds Mini Mustangs camp

The South Effingham High School cheerleading teams held their annual Mini Mustangs cheer camp.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Little Rebels cheer camp

The Effingham County High School cheerleading teams held their annual Little Rebels cheer camp, with Thursday as pajamas day.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Remembering the Fetzer family’s ‘cousin’

The Fetzer family story continues this week. Last week's information was previously published by Mary Dasher Douglass. Today's information was shared with her family by Ida Evelina Dasher Rush, who was a descendant of George Washington Fetzer's daughter Evelina Salome Fetzer Dasher, who married Zeno James Dasher.

July 27, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Transportation projects going on all over state

The maker of those orange barrels and cones used in highway construction should be enjoying a boom in business as around $3 billion in transportation funding will be spent around the state in the combined fiscal year 2016 and FY17 budgets.

July 27, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Any bucket list has to include the Gaithers

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


There ought to be a law

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

July 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you've associated with an active retirement.

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Other voices

The media hype surrounding the political parties' national conventions spotlights the enormous discord created by personalities and politics as the presidential election approaches. Getting short shrift amid slogans and the scramble for dollars and votes are the policy proposals that will affect the lives of Americans - and Georgians - long after Nov. 8.

July 27, 2016 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion


Living with children

Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant - problems his first grade teacher did not have with him. At home, we have no more than typical "boyishness"- nothing approaching serious.

July 27, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese. I call it "famous" because it Duke's mayonnaise once put the recipe on its label along with my name and my Aunt Ozelle's from whom I stole it.

July 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

Last Thursday night, when Donald Trump accepted the Republican party nomination for president, he spoke directly to evangelical Christians.

July 27, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association Social Hall. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Baptist Church celebrating 30th anniversary

Faith Baptist Church of Guyton will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this September and will celebrate on Sunday, Sept. 11.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Church


Schools open to more than 11,000 students

The Effingham County School System welcomed 11,255 students through the doors on the first day of school Thursday, not counting the number of children ...

August 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


ECRP crowns champions

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks leagues awarded the champions in its various leagues.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


ECRP teams finish season

Teams in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks leagues finished their seasons.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Back-to-school blowout packs 'em in

The annual back-to-school blowout drew another big crowd to the Effingham County High School gym, as students and parents picked up school supplies, infor

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Cool treats for a good cause at The Learning Treehouse

Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


FCCLA members shine with gold at STAR events

Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8 ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proposed school calendars available online for review and comment

The Effingham County Board of Education has the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars available for public comment. The comment period runs through Aug ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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