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Strong finish at Coca-Cola Classic for ECRP teams

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Coca-Cola All-Star Classic baseball and softball tournaments from June 9-11. The tournament was held at Sand Hill Complex, where 35 teams from four different age groups competed in approximately 65 games.

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chair, Jack Garvin presided over the election.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham 4-H adds Cloverbud Clubhouse

Meet the newest addition to the Effingham County 4-H program, the Cloverbud Clubhouse. The Cloverbud Clubhouse meets at the Effingham County Extension office on a monthly basis for an hour and a half, offering quality educational programming. Children who are homeschooled and are in first through third grades are invited to attend.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Jackson 60th

Victor and Rachael Jackson will celebrate 60 years of marriage June 29.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Anniversaries


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in April.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Remembering Solomon Exley

The home in the accompanying photograph was built by Solomon Exley, oldest son of John Michael Exley, first of the clan to be born in the Parish of Saint Matthew in the province of Georgia.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Small HOPE changes and the bond sale

While there is not usually a large volume of legislation addressing higher education, any changes to the HOPE Scholarship draws a lot of attention.

June 29, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Two senators who give politics a good name

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

June 29, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Maybe David Shafer should run for president

As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their national nominating conventions next month, it's clear that this has become one of the strangest - and most entertaining - presidential campaigns since at least 1912.

June 29, 2016 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Living with children

Q: My 8-year-old daughter is having anxiety issues that seem to border on obsessive-compulsive disorder. She wants me to repeat certain things back to her and has a set routine of things I must say when I'm tucking her into bed. She's genuinely upset by all this and tells me she thinks there's something wrong with her.

June 29, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It was with remarkable bravery that Daddy plunked down $1,000 of hard earned, long saved money in 1956 to buy a few acres of pasture land with a tree-shaded large creek that twisted through it.

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre. Adoption fees are $150 for dogs and puppies and $40 for cats and kittens. The fee includes current shots, microchip, deworming, heartworm test (adult dogs), Felv/FIV test (felines), and spay/neuter.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


I could be wrong

When United States military forces engage enemy in foreign lands, they always rely on local allies for support. Usually, that support comes from brave men and women who risk their lives to assist our military with logistics and translation. We absolutely need these courageous individuals. And we do everything we can to protect them because we know full well that they face persecution and death from our enemies and those locals who support our enemies.

June 29, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Georgia Southern announces president’s list for spring 2016

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,340 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Cowart earns faculty honors

ATLANTA-John Cowart of Rincon, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for spring 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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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


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Starting the budget process

Even though the fiscal year just started July 1, the budget preparation process for the 2017 session has already begun. On July 26, the Governor ...

August 03, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


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