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'Paying Last Respects' to a community servant

When I was a young teenager, a neighbor of mine was tragically killed. My parents supported the grieving wife by handling much of the details, chores, and food for visitors.

August 11, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Diversity good, finger-pointing bad

I read something Monday that just absolutely ticked me off. And it wasn't just because I have short hair. Or because it's red (insert jokes about redheaded tempers here).

August 10, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around forever. But then, neither will I.

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around forever. But then, neither will I.

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


The Faith Culture of Effingham County

It seems that every time I leave Effingham County I am struck by the same thing.

August 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Concentric Circles of Church Volunteerism

Churches vary in how many paid personnel they have.

August 01, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: I'm Ready to Board, Captain

My inner geek is all atwitter.

July 24, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Millennials and the Challenge of Relevance

Recently, the Barna research group reported that Millennials have significantly lower church attendance rates than their parents.

July 24, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Cohabitation: Lessons From Across the Pond

One thing sociologists have seen is that the U.S. tends to follow many of the same trends the U.K. follows. Maybe that has to do with our unique history and ties to Britain, or maybe that is simply a function of our similar sociological make-up.

July 17, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Three P's of Dealing with Bad Things

"Bad things" sometimes happen. This is a great truth we come to understand early on in life.

July 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: A bikini that tastes as good as it looks

I think I can truly say that I have now seen it all.

July 03, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Advanced Directive: Your Last Kind Gift

On this day, June 21, but in the year 1990, my father died.

June 25, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


I'm not digging this switch flipping thing

Today is my parents' anniversary. They've been married for 48 years. Hard to believe. To me, it seems like yesterday they were getting married.

June 25, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Protect Ebenezer Creek - a plea from One Hundred Miles

As rural economies in coastal Georgia expand, we must balance economic growth with the preservation of the natural and cultural resources that define our region.

June 23, 2017 | By Paulita Bennett-Martin | Opinion


A Gift for Your Children This Summer

One of the best things Christian parents can do over the summer is to enroll their children in a Vacation Bible School (VBS).

June 18, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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Georgia shows why coal industry is dying

Donald Trump promised throughout his presidential campaign that he would single-handedly halt the decline of the nation's coal industry and bring back lost jobs ...

October 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


September revenues positive

llion for September, the state returned to positive territory with a 3.1 percent increase. Individual Income Taxes grew 3.6 percent for the month ...

October 18, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Why would Amazon want to come to Georgia?

The business and political communities are all a-buzz at the news that Amazon, the Seattle-based retailing giant, is looking for a location to open a ...

October 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Georgia's pre-K program preparing successful students

This morning I had the opportunity to read to two different classes of Pre-k students and it reminded me of a study I had run ...

October 11, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


700 columns later ...

ek would be the 700th NOTES FROM THE SENATE, I was a little taken aback.

October 04, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Price is out, and that's not a bad thing

If ever there was a politician who embodied the quality of hypocrisy, it is Georgia's own Tom Price.

October 04, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


How to handle your child's irrational fears

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

September 27, 2017 | John Rosemond | Opinion


More on the Georgia Lottery

ttery, we examine transfers to education. Also, here is a look at Senate Bill 5 which would have placed some requirements on the Lottery to ...

September 13, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Hurricanes show us who the hypocrites are

You may have heard this old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes.

September 13, 2017 | | Opinion


Another look at the lottery

In this week's column we will look at contract fees and the relationship between prize payout rates, transfers to the Georgia treasury, and pending ...

September 06, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


King's statue, finally, added to capitol grounds

When the funeral cortege of Martin Luther King Jr. passed near the Georgia state capitol in 1968, the state's segregationist governor, Lester Maddox, refused ...

September 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Still local ... still strong

STILL LOCAL… STILL STRONG.

August 23, 2017 | The Effingham Herald | Opinion


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