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Spanish galleon replica to visit Savannah beginning today

The replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, has been invited by the Savannah Waterfront Association to visit Savannah again this year and open her decks to visitors.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Connect

A helping hand from Rebels athletes

Effingham County High School fall sports athletes have been helping at Springfield Elementary's car rider on Friday mornings.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Ambrose 60th

George and Ruth Ambrose are celebrating 60 years of marriage. The couple was married at Turkey Branch Baptist Church on Sept. 23, 1955.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Anniversaries

Container volume up 16.6 percent at port

At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported a 16.6 percent calendar year to date increase in container volumes, as well as capital projects necessary for future growth.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Business

State revenues continue fast pace

New fees and tax revenues started showing up on the state's revenue report for August and made a good month look even higher. Total state revenues of $1.58 billion were 13.6 percent up over August of a year ago. The increase of $190 million for the month contained increased fuel tax collections totaling $43.6 million, highway impact fees of $844,000 and hotel/motel room fees totaling $14.9 million.

September 22, 2015 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

Parties seek the right path on immigration

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 22, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

High school fishing clubs have quite a lure

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The Bass Federation, which means he gets to work with young people across the land to introduce them to the joys of fishing through high school fishing clubs.

September 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Living with children

The following statement is true: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience.

September 22, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle

Charitable giving pays off — for everyone

Americans are pretty generous - in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey.

September 22, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Transparency vs. privacy

Would you respond honestly at a public meeting in your community if the speaker asks you to raise your hand if you support gay marriage, a ban on abortion, restrictions on gun purchases or legalization of marijuana?

September 22, 2015 | By Kelly McCutchen | Opinion

Remembering Springfield Tractor Company

Springfield Tractor Company was one of the most important businesses to serve Effingham County farmers. It was founded in 1967 by J.F. Evans of Screven County and K.G. McKenzie of South Carolina.

September 22, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote eight or nine years ago.

September 22, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A word from UGA Extension

I know I may have lost many with the title of this article, but the holidays are not that far away and we need to be thinking about how to care for those plants we purchase for gifts or ourselves.

September 22, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle

I could be wrong

I will never forget the young man who came to see me years ago about a friend of his. It seemed that every time this young man, who I will call "Joe," began to move forward in his life or career, his friend - who struggled with a substance abuse problem - would have a crisis and Joe would put everything on hold to help him. It was like clockwork, he told me.

September 22, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest starts Friday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth annual Effingham Oktoberfest, to be held Friday and Saturday at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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Other state post-employment benefits

Explaining OPEB is boring and hard to explain, it seems to me. People's eyes glaze over even more than normal when I speak about ...

November 24, 2015 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

What should state do with refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Setting a gold standard

During breakfast every Wednesday, Pre-K students at Rincon Elementary welcome volunteer readers from South Effingham High School. Rylee Kirk, a senior at SEHS, leads the ...

November 24, 2015 | By Tess DeMeyer Special to the Herald | Education

4-H’ers give to Backus Children's Hospital

When a child needs medical care, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. In an effort to ease the stress the Effingham ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Sheriff McDuffie reads to pre-k classes

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie reads to Liz Allen's pre-kindergarten class at Effingham County High School during National Pre-K Week. Allen's class was ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Grace Academy delivers for Manna House

Students at Grace Academy conducted a month-long food drive and donated the items to Manna House Ministries to distribute. The school decided Manna House was ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education

FETC riders win big at Special Olympics

More than 300 Special Olympic athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state were in Gainesville at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Springfield Police bust drug ring

The Springfield Police Department closed a five-month-long narcotics investigation Thursday morning, leading to 11 arrests.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports

State jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 5.7 percent, down one-tenth of ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

DOL to help with recruiting at Caesarstone facility

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Caesarstone Technologies USA recruit up to 45 employees for its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill on ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Moon River adds film production chief, head of film packaging

FONU2, Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. announced that Daniel Grodnik, Mass Hysteria's CEO, has taken on the additional responsibility as the head ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Living with children

The subject of today's lesson is so-called experts who don't know what they're talking about.

November 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Start your own investment ‘traditions’

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Remembering Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving of course began with the Pilgrims in 1621 somewhere between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11. They wanted to give thanks and invited the Indians ...

November 24, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Divas

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

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