The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has a new and up-to-date device to make county roads safer.
The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal. Pledges received so far add up to more than 40 percent of the United Way's Effingham campaign goal of $310,075, according to United Way Effingham Area Director Bonnie Dixon. "United Way is working every day to make a positive impact in the lives of our Effingham citizens," Dixon said. "Anyone can be a part of making great things happen ...
The South Effingham Middle School volleyball team went undefeated this season, their first year competing in region play. The Lady Mustangs followed their unbeaten regular season by winning the Coastal Georgia Region Championship played on Sept. 17 at SEMS. They beat Savannah Christian Middle School in a best-of-three to win the title.
Georgia Southern University has embarked on a bold journey where no Eagle has ever gone before. GUS, the university's mascot, has landed safely after being launched into the stratosphere on a mission to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.
Springfield Elementary students are turning their loose change into new books for the school.
Please help keep Historic Effingham Society's Museum open. We need funds to operate in order for our doors to be open. To support us, you may: become a member of Historic Effingham Society, buy a calendar or some items from our gift shop or yard sale on Saturday.
One day over lunch, my new-to-the-South-but-thoroughly-loving-it husband commented on the choir singing at our church which is led by my brother-in-law, Rodney.
On Oct. 1, government insurance exchanges started operating. Some states built their own exchange (14). Some states partnered for certain administrative services with the federal government (17). Some states, wanting no part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare - Georgia included - decided to let the feds build the exchange (19).
"The Wittenburg Door" has gathered a strange collection of classified ads for religious products that can take some weird turns.
One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.
Beginning May 21, 2014, all commercial motor vehicle drivers will be required to have their DOT physicals and associated medical certificates issued by a certified medical examiner. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to enhance the oversight of interstate drivers through the requirements listed under Section 391.41.
Pros Baseball Josh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) - Reddick has two hits in 11 at-bats in the American League Division Series against Detroit, including a solo homer in the A's 6-3 Game 3 win Monday. He also threw out the Tigers' Victor Martinez trying to score in Detroit's Game 1 win. Colleges Men's cross country Jesse Campbell (Georgia Regents University) - Campbell and the Jaguars will run at the Royals Cross Country Challenge at McAlpine Creek ...
The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee is busy preparing for the annual Effingham County Fair.
How would you like to win $100 just for taking a picture? The Effingham County Farm Bureau is hosting a photo contest entitled "Picture Agriculture in Effingham."
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.
Dr. Willie Grier (Todd) was born to Annis Bertha Cartin and Thomas Cicero Grier on Jan. 10, 1909. She was known as the Matriarch of Guyton for her civic contributions.
Over lunch the other day with friends - all in the newspaper business - I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.
ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia's charities regulator.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.
Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day to day existence that is their lives.
The annual Mustang Baseball Christmas Hitting Clinic will be held Dec. 14 at the South Effingham High School baseball field, with instruction from SEHS coaches, collegiate baseball players and special guest instructor Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics.
In more than ways than one, it was a big check presentation for the Mars Theatre on Tuesday night.
Three people, including a repeat offender, were arrested on several meth-related charges after the Effingham County Sheriff's Office found a methamphetamine lab Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of Waldhour Road.
To help promote literacy and parental involvement, Sand Hill Elementary School parents were invited to "Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad."
The single biggest expense senior citizens face is long-term care. The risks and cost are huge: a 20 percent chance they'll need five years or more, with costs of $181 per day for a nursing home in Georgia. Yet few Georgians worry or plan for long-term care. Only 3.5 percent of Georgians over age 40 own private insurance; the national average is 4.5 percent. Why don't they?
For many of us, it's that special time of the year - the time when you get notification for renewal from your health care insurance provider.
One Sunday night a church member eagerly showed me a photograph he had taken on his digital camera of our church sign. I read it and said, "So? It says, 'Celebrate Christmas with us.'"
Jack and Myrtice (Johnson) Carter are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married in Baxley on Dec. 13, 1958.
Jimmy Rutland, executive director of the Effingham County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and George Groce, Effingham Habitat director of development, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about the organization's plans for 2014.