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Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART-

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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‘Team player’ wins Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Health System named Shannon Heath as its C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Year of the Award winner Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer to hold benefit dinner

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a benefit dinner Thursday at 7 p.m. with Leon Jacobs Jr. providing entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


McPherson named Air National Guard command chief

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta-A Rincon resident has been named the new command chief of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS celebrates 10 years of service

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is celebrating a big milestone in supporting families touched by Down syndrome. The group is entering its 10th year ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23 ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion ramps up

American Legion post 209 built a wheel-chair ramp for a family in the community. A church furnished materials, and members of Post 209 did the ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month

Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lemonade stand supports one of their own

The Learning Treehouse's annual Alex's Lemonade Stand had a hometown appeal this year.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready to tap into annual Oktoberfest

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 6th Effingham Oktoberfest on Sept. 25-26.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Holmes graduates from basic training

Air Force Guard Airman Roshonda Holmes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Duffs picked for "American Pickers'

July 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion installs new slate of officers

American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander Stanley Franklin installed incoming officers for Post 209.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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