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GPA approves budget, including Jasper port backing

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved its fiscal year 2017 budget, including $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The funds will cover 15 projects, including $42.4 million for the purchase of new ship-to-shore and rubber tired gantry cranes. The remaining funds will go to upgrade existing assets, property development and other infrastructure.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Academy grads hold class reunion

Effingham Academy classmates of 1950 held a reunion May 21 at the home of Cornell and Camille Mock.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Promoting justice and improving driver safety

This session, I had the privilege of helping pass legislation that I believe will help secure justice for crime victims and help enhance public safety for all Georgians. A summary of these legislative measures is set forth below, for your review and information:

May 25, 2016 | By state Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion


Support for military, vets strong in ’16

As a pro-military state, Georgia has a close relationship with active duty soldiers, reservists and guardsmen as well as with veterans. This relationship has been demonstrated in steadfast support for military bases around the state, especially in times where base evaluations were taking place. Every year, the Governor and General Assembly address issues facing military families and try to improve conditions for those on duty, for those leaving the service and for veterans.

May 25, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


A terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Fighting a battle they’re sure to lose

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over, with the same ending.

May 25, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Perusing old school pictures

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

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Dixie Diva

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed. The question proved that my husband, a New England-bred Yankee with many years of Los Angeles influence, was morphing into a true Southerner.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Bluegrass, gospel music to fill the air at Mossy Oak Music Park

The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events dedicated to honoring veterans.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Connect


Living with children

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.

May 25, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Don’t keep family in the dark about plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can't just create these strategies – you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future - because the more they know, the fewer the surprises that await them down the road.

May 25, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from March. The rate was 6.1 percent in April 2015.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


I could be wrong

As we near our country's Memorial Day celebration, I am reminded of a phrase that epitomizes the profound sense of loyalty we see among those who serve in the armed forces. The phrase, "I have your back," we believe, derives from the military.

May 25, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Area FFA officers chosen

Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area 4 Awards Ceremony held at East Georgia College. Selected to serve as treasurer was Abby Dickerson of Effingham County. Also serving this year are: Area 4 president - Hannah Cheek, Cross Creek; vice president - Brittany Brady, Montgomery County; Secretary - Laura Beth Bland, Southeast Bulloch; high reporter - Chloe Lynch, Islands; sentinel - Macy Coker, Jenkins County; Jr representative - Ethan Fields, Johnson County.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Parker’s provides a spark at GES

SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation took place at a special ceremony during the annual Field Day celebration at Guyton Elementary School on May 6.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP teams

Effingham County Recreation and Parks teams have concluded their summer season.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Sports


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Revenue increase approaches $1B

June state revenues of $1.9 billion capped an incredible year for Georgia with total collections over $20.8 billion. June was a positive month ...

July 20, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


No question the Answer Man has the answers

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


It’s safer to stay away from a convention

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

July 20, 2016 | By Susie Davis | Letters to the Editor


Remembering George Washington Fetzer

George Washington Fetzer, a sixth-generation descendant of Johann Ulrich Fetzer, was born in Ebenezer on Dec. 29, 1844. He was the son of Richard Israel ...

July 20, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Living with children

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Daniel Eddy, a New York City chef, on how to have a mutually-successful experience with a young child in ...

July 20, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

July 20, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

One cannot consider Donald Trump's "extreme vetting" of immigrants from Islamic countries without awareness of the problems the United Kingdom has experienced evaluating religious ...

July 20, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local students elected for G-P Foundation Employees’ Children scholarships

Four local students recently were selected as recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships. Katherine Cope, a graduate of South Effingham High School, Hayley Fritch ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Four Effingham County students have been named to the dean's list at Georgia State University for spring 2016.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Robinson named to Brewton-Parker dean’s list

MOUNT VERNON-John Thomas Robinson of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2016 semester, announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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