The official state portrait of the first constitutional governor in the state of Georgia, John Adam Treutlen, is hanging in the courtroom of the recently restored Effingham Courthouse. The portrait is on loan from the State Capitol Museum in Atlanta.
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The Friends of the Effingham County Animal Shelter held a Spring Bow Wow at Ulmer Park on Saturday.
Despite recent temporary relief, fire authorities say a severe drought is expected to persist this summer, raising the risk of wildfire and posing a threat to property and lives.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.-The first five minutes of a recruit's training in the U.S. Marine Corps can be described in three simple words: intense, rushed, and extreme. For recruits who struggle through 13 weeks of physical, mental and emotional chaos and turmoil, it's the larger than life drill instructor who can take most of the credit. And for the son of a Springfield woman, it will soon become his daily responsibility.
If it's spring, then it's time for the big bluegrass and gospel music festival at Guyton's Mossy Oak Music Park.
In spite of a ferocious wind, rain and hail storm hitting the area just before the 3 p.m. start time, Effingham Community Orchestra performed its "Music Time Traveler Concert" for a near capacity audience.
MACON-Consumers can get a first-hand look at agricultural production beginning in early April, when the strawberries at more than 30 "you-pick" farms across the state will be ready for harvest.
There were at least two 20-year anniversaries at the Effingham Relay For Life this year. Pat Kennedy, in a colorful birthday clown suit, and Kathryn Skokna, who shared her story with the entire festival, celebrated 20 years of being cancer-free. "If everybody could have cancer," Kennedy said. "I wish they could have it and survive it because it makes you such a better person; it gives you an insight on life that you had no ...
She didn't start out as a writer. But Lucy Waller has achieved her lifelong goal of being an author.
SAVANNAH-The Coastal Bank will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank's operations center in Pooler from April 18-22 in honor of Earth Week. The electronics recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
STATESBORO-With Georgia being ranked No. 7 in the nation for identity theft by the Federal Trade Commission, more Georgia businesses and residents are shredding confidential documents before trashing. HeritageBank of the South and UltraShred Technologies are partnering to bring a free shred day for east Georgia. Bring all confidential documents such as last year's tax records to be shredded and recycled.
Did you know that now is a great time to make money on your land without having to sell or divide it? Contrary to what we all hear on the nightly news, your land can still put money in your pocket - no matter what is happening with condominiums in Las Vegas or Miami.
According to Childhood Obesity Action Network, State Obesity Profiles, 2009, 37.3 percent percent of children in Georgia are overweight or obese. This means that our kids are at risk for developing chronic adult diseases, such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.
The Garage Series is designed to be a low budget show that is free to the public, just bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the festivities.
Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired, not restrained, by women.
Seven-year-old Abbey Brannen didn't mind at all that she didn't win this year's Kiss-A-Pig competition.
Mama was stubborn. "Set in her ways" is what country folks call it and, boy, was she. When she made up her mind, nothing stopped her. Especially when she set her jaw and punctuated her declaration with a firm nod of her head. If she also threw that crooked forefinger in your direction, you knew that it was set in stone. Destined to be.
There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.
It all started with a break-in, then continued to a breaking point when a crazy woman showed up at my door, ranting about aliens who had landed at her house. She needed me to write an article to warn their commander not to send them back to her house.
It's a funny thing about us Southerners. If a Yankee criticizes us, we haughtily disregard it, muttering over their ignorance.
One night while out to dinner, I noticed an elegant elderly lady at the next table over who was dining alone. I was drawn to her because sorrow clouded her eyes and she smiled sadly, the kind we all force when we do not feel happy.
Not long ago, I was in Los Angeles and visiting Tink on the set of a television show that he was executive producing. We sat side-by-side in director chairs, watching as the scene was set up and actors took their place. I looked across Tink to see a woman studying me carefully. I smiled.
If Tink had any hesitation about coming into a traditional Southern family, there was only one: our happy, colorful Easter parade. The one we have every year - rain or shine - when we return to Louise's and Rodney's house after church and before the ridiculously big meal we have.
When I was growing up - probably well into my college years - Mama's last words as I walked out the door were always the same.
Rincon United Methodist Church held a special Girl Scout Sunday service March 10. Twenty girls participated in the service, which gave them an opportunity to think about their faith and remember the beginning of Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts began March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 members in Savannah.
One evening I was sorting through clothes in the bedroom while Tink, settled in a comfortable chair, was (as usual) fiddling with his phone. A message he read triggered a story.
In this house of wood and stones that I call home, there are books scattered and stacked hither and yon.
The search is on for Georgia's outstanding senior volunteer.
When I breezed into the beauty shop amidst the chatter of voices and clatter of hair dryers and curling irons, I noticed the thick book dropped casually in a chair and it struck me as a bit strange. It's rare to see anyone reading that book these days. It was probably the first time in decades that a copy of it has seen the inside of a beauty shop.