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Arrest made in May fatal wreck

A Springfield man is in jail in connection with a deadly May car wreck.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A child’s gift

Sheila Moon learned early on how compassionate her daughter Isabella would be toward others.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


School system maps out calendars for next two years

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved the school calendars for the next two years after making a few tweaks.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


Students put on a show at SEHS

Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Charges filed in 2014 fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager has been charged in a car crash that claimed the lives of three people in September.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Ebenezer Elementary hits the pavement to fight diabetes

Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.

February 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The brightest STARs

Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at design for new RES

The Effingham County Board of Education plans to decide by the end of March on the design for the new Rincon Elementary School.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


HES honors Mars’ preservation

Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A heart for others

Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Sand Hill students' pet project expands to help Manna House

A group of students from Sand Hill Elementary School aren't letting their own challenges stop them from helping people in the community.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow Elementary kicks off Fuel Up to Play 60

To promote a fitness program sponsored by the National Football League, Marlow Elementary School enlisted one of Effingham County's own NFL alumni.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system gearing up for accreditation visit

The Effingham County School System is preparing to host an important visit.

February 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Push started to bring free health clinic

A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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