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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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Articles By Author - Paul Floeckher


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


Wyoming murder suspects arrested in Effingham

Two suspects in a Wyoming murder were arrested in Effingham County last week, according to investigators.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


School system employees may get another raise

Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Teacher arrested after charges of inappropriate contact

A special education teacher at Effingham County Middle School is in jail on charges of having sexual contact with a student.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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


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