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High-speed chase ends in arrest for Rincon man

A Rincon man was arrested early Saturday morning following a high-speed chase in Effingham and Chatham counties, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

March 21, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Civil visit leads to drug arrests

A trip to a Springfield home to serve civil papers turned into a drug bust for Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday night.

March 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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


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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham’s Summers to lead United Way board

For the first time in the United Way of the Coastal Empire's history, someone from Effingham County will lead its board of directors.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Melinda Harr of Springfield and her neighbor Marianna Alger stood alongside Highway 21 Saturday morning, watching the procession of vehicles for Deputy Lee Witt's funeral.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Award-winners show no hurdle in life is too tall

A trio of teenagers were honored Friday night at the seventh annual Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a trash truck hit a tractor trailer carrying fuel on Highway 21.

April 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.

April 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Arrested teacher rescinds resignation

An Effingham County Middle School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student has changed her mind about resigning from the Effingham County School System.

April 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


All that jazz at SEHS

South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at its governance options

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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