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Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Band reaches 'Homeland' with release of first full-length CD

Growing up in Effingham County, Nick Webb took piano lessons as a child and sang in the school chorus from fourth-12th grade.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Globetrotter to highlight next Parent University

Former Harlem Globetrotter Larry "Gator" Rivers will be the special guest for the Feb. 22 winter session of Parent University-Effingham at Effingham County Middle School.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Dickey, Family Promise honored by Rotary Club

Brian Dickey was honored Thursday night by the Rotary Club of Effingham County as the community's Volunteer of the Year.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ray’s family relieved over trial and verdict

The parents of Charlie Ray III expressed relief and gratitude Friday after an Effingham County jury found Kim Moretz guilty of concealing their son's grisly death last year.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz to learn sentence Wednesday

Kim Moretz will be back in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday, to be sentenced for her role in the gruesome death of a Wilmington Island man.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz jury likely to start deliberations Friday

Kimberly Moretz's trial began Wednesday with the prosecution accusing her of committing "inexcusable actions" and her attorney countering that "she's a victim in every way in this case."

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Y charges into annual campaign

When Sarah Puente and her family moved to Effingham County four years ago, they joined the YMCA in hopes of finding friends and fitness.

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


History still on the march

These days, the Historic Effingham Society appreciates a contributor like John Tebeau more than ever.

February 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


Just dropping in

The Habersham School's annual egg drop had a familiar look to it Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Special needs students show what they can do

Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Job fair brings a crowd

The past four months have been frustrating for Katie Waldhour.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


History abounds at Effingham Festival

The Historic Effingham Society hosted the Effingham Festival at the Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

Successful students often speak of teachers who inspired them.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Early lessons learned paid off for ECHS STAR Cowart

These days, Harrison Cowart is a high school senior - quite an accomplished one, in fact.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Pig attacker sentenced

A man accused of a vicious attack on a pet pig last year has been sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Writing scores dip for eighth-graders

Reflecting the results across the region and state, Effingham County's scores declined slightly this year from last year on Georgia's Eighth-Grade Writing Assessment.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Chalk one up at Habersham School

Students at The Habersham School in Rincon put on a colorful display of school spirit Friday.

April 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Stout-hearted

Standing just 2 feet, 11 inches tall, Brittany Stout doesn't look like a typical 21-year-old.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO seeks hit-and-run suspect

Investigators are looking for the driver who critically injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run Friday night in Faulkville.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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