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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


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On the march against cancer

Effingham County took to the track at Effingham County High School to take the fight to cancer.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Reception to be held for new VFW post

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post is opening in the Rincon-Springfield area. This is the first new VFW post in Georgia in more than four years.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Benefit ride for ECSO deputy set for Saturday at Lowe’s

A motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday for Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Extension visits Lions Club

Extension Agent Sam Ingram gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the UGA Extension Office. The group meets at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the Ameris Bank in Rincon. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Historic Effingham Society showed how life used to be with its Olde Effingham Day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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