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Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff’s Office issues alert on phone scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a telephone scam.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Photos: ECHS class of 2014

A class of 410 graduates received their diplomas Friday at Effingham County High School's 2014 commencement.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A welcome homecoming

Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Single vote keeps Helmly from runoff

For anyone who thinks one vote can't make a difference in an election, Beth Helmly begs to differ.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Man involved in two wrecks on same night dies

A man investigators say was involved in two car wrecks in one night has died.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Standoff ends in arrest

An Effingham County man wanted on several warrants was arrested Thursday morning.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Big goals for SEHS’ top students

South Effingham High School senior Liam Bendig has lofty goals for college and his career, but he sees it simply as doing what he is supposed to do.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Hunt pins down ECHS’ top spot

As a varsity wrestler and football player, Effingham County High School senior Cheyenne Hunt is no stranger to athletic competition.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dog-eared pages and flying dogs

After a successful year in the classroom, first-graders in the Effingham County School System's Reading Recovery program enjoyed an outdoor celebration of the reading progress they made.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system employees in line to get raise

Effingham County School System employees are on track to receive their first cost-of-living raise since 2008-09.

May 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Writing scores slip a little but still beat state average

The Effingham County School System's scores on the Georgia fifth-grade writing assessment dipped slightly this year from last year, though they remained above the state and regional averages.

May 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Bashlor back to ‘Getting It All Together’

Carolyn Bashlor penned her first book, "Getting It All Together," back in 1980.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Turnout in Effingham stronger than anticipated

While a 12.5 percent turnout of registered voters sounds disappointing for an election, it was actually a pleasant surprise in Effingham County for Tuesday's runoff.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Georgia's elected


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Arson damages home where eight people lived

A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Guyton girl takes a sweet stand against cancer

Tisha Holland put her heart into a school project this spring.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO: Be careful of fake 'friends' on Facebook

Accepting a Facebook friend request from the wrong person could turn out to be a costly mistake.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO still looking for robbery suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office continues to look for the man who attempted to rob a local hotel last week and was thwarted by the family who owns it.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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