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Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon man faces list of charges after chase

An Effingham County man was arrested on a long list of charges Saturday after crashing his car while fleeing from police.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fugitive from Oklahoma arrested in Effingham

A man wanted on armed robbery charges in Oklahoma was apprehended in Effingham County over the weekend.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Armed robbery suspects indicted

Two Guyton men were indicted by an Effingham County grand jury on Monday on multiple charges stemming from armed robberies at two local businesses last fall.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart come through for Effingham students

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chatham man arrested for child molestation

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday on charges he molested a child in Effingham County.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


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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