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In the business of teaching

One tenet of the Effingham College and Career Academy is that preparing students for careers is not a one-size-fits-all process.

November 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The art of giving

Students from Grace Academy are learning at a young age to help others in their community.

November 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Paws cause: Springfield hosts dog expo

Revitalize Springfield recently hosted its first dog expo at Ulmer Park.

November 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New sign finally marks Guyton Historic District

Guyton has had a designated historic district since 1982, and now the signs are there to mark it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Banner day for United Way

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill employees are giving a lot to the community, and having a lot of fun doing it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Theatre troupe founder arrested

The founder of Effingham Theatre is in jail on charges of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A United Way sur-prize

United Way of Effingham County representatives visited Blandford Elementary School to surprise first-grade parapro Rachel Wyss as a winner in its weekly campaign prize drawing.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Veteran moves into new Habitat home

Just in time for Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated its first home built for a military veteran.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A strong dose of laughter helps spread the word

Laughter is the best medicine, the old adage goes.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


Lions Club gears up for annual parade

The Rincon Noon Lions Club is gearing up for its 36th annual Christmas parade, and organizers think it could be the best one yet.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


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


Award-winning author infuses Georgia history into her books

Pamela Bauer Mueller has twice received a Georgia Author of the Year award.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Meth suspect sought

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office remains on the lookout for a Guyton man wanted on multiple drug-related charges.

January 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Man arrested after setting fire at apartment complex

A Springfield man was arrested and charged with arson Friday after he set fire to his former girlfriend's bedroom at a Rincon apartment complex, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Home crowd turns out in force for Wright’s return

STATESBORO - After Jay Wright ventured to Wyoming for his first year of college basketball, his family and friends weren't going to miss the chance to see him playing nearby in year two.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports


Guyton welcomes ‘Idol’ winner Glover

An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Reddick ready for annual home run derby

Major leaguer Josh Reddick is looking forward to watching local ballplayers swing for the fences Saturday in the annual home run derby he sponsors in Effingham.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Sports


Lady Mustangs playing in memory of teammate

The South Effingham girls basketball team's game against Glynn Academy last Tuesday was a happy occasion.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS students mourn schoolmate

The South Effingham girls basketball team played with heavy hearts tonight against Coffee after losing one of their teammates this week.

January 09, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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