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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.

December 17, 2014 | Lori Nawyn Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Are your baby's cute accessories dangerous?

Shopping for your baby is one of the highlights of pregnancy. There are countless options to completely personalize your nursery, stroller, car seat and baby's wardrobe, but have you stopped to consider whether all those cute accessories are safe?

December 17, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics

United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

'The King' makes a visit

Some residents at Lakeview Manor in Springfield were "All Shook Up" by an appearance from "Rick Elvis." He performed recently for a combined meeting of the Divas of Lakeview Manor and Red Hatters of Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle

ECHS FFA team takes third place in livestock judging

The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

FFA members attend annual national convention

Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Armstrong named to STEM Jobs Approved College list

Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education

G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Mr. and Mrs. W. David Gnann Jr. of Springfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Fallon Gnann, to David Scott Hirsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Hirsch of Narragansett, R.I.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Horton of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Vania L. Horton of Statesboro, to Bradley Wayne Hagan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hagan of Statesboro.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements

Dusti Leigh Ann Cribbs

What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Births


Betty Cribbs Moore and Fred Akins were married Jan. 9, 2010, at Pineora Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dwayne Dasher officiating.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Weddings

Benefit concert to be held for Haiti relief effort

SAVANNAH - fisheyed fools, a four-man contemporary Christian band, will perform a free benefit concert to support the upcoming Horizon International Medical Missions relief effort in Haiti. The concert will be Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at The Sycamore Church, 1914 E. 52nd Street in Savannah.

February 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Lifestyle

Parker joins Coastal Bank team in Effingham

Effingham County builders and contractors have a new face to turn to for loans at The Coastal Bank's Rincon office.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Chairman meets Rotary

Dusty Zeigler, chairman of the Effingham County Commissioners, spoke to Rotary about the current state of the county and the changes that are on the horizon.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

The politics of idiocy

It should come as no surprise to any of you dear readers that for all my attempting to step back away from commenting on the political scene in our country, all it would take for me to get hopping mad would be two little news items that seem to go hand in hand.

February 04, 2010 | By Ellen Lambert | Opinion

County’s leash laws need to be upheld

Dear Editor:

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Local firm unhappy with hospital's decision

Dear Editor:

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

When the Saints go marching in

I have been a New Orleans Saints fan ever since Ole Miss star quarterback Archie Manning was drafted by the Saints in the early 1970s. Like a Chicago Cubs fan in baseball, a Saints fan is a person who remains loyal through season after season of football failure.

February 04, 2010 | By Bob Rogers | Holy Humor

Shedding light on yesterday’s farms

In days gone by, farms were very dependent on candles for lighting or used kerosene for lamps and had to hand pump water for use in the home and for watering their livestock. These tasks were time consuming. Lighting was poor and reading was difficult.

February 04, 2010 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

CAP cadets go on exercise

The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron held its first search and rescue exercise (SAREX) of the fiscal year last weekend, and in spite of bad weather and a very limited budget, they were successful.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Rawls honored with Meldrim volunteer award

Derrick Rawls, 15, was named the volunteer of the year for the Meldrim Community Service Program.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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