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Stefan earns Eagle Scout

Christopher A. Stefan earned Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Scout.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECRP on cusp of biggest project as it marks its 40th anniversary

As the Effingham County Recreation and Parks celebrated its 40 years of operation, it is also looking ahead to what is being viewed as its most significant and massive project.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Dixon 'shocked' to be named grand marshal

As she prepares to ride off into the sunset from her role as United Way of Effingham County executive director, Bonnie Dixon will climb aboard a red Mustang convertible for her ride in the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham loves Ella fills Fairgrounds

Effingham Loves Ella, a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, was held Saturday at the Effingham Fairgrounds in honor of Ella Bothwell. Bothwell is a student at Blandford Elementary School who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

The annual Superheroes run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was held Saturday in Guyton, as runners in their best superhero grab - or not - hit the streets.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community Veterans Day observance to honor 165th

Current active members and retirees of the 165th Maintenance Group, as well as the entire 165th Airlift Wing at Travis Field, will be recognized and honored at the Veterans Day program at Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 11 am.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'Color Effingham Blue' honors local law enforcement officers

Dozens of men and women in different uniforms filed through the Rincon Recreation Department's Macomber Park Building, and while the uniforms may have varied in color, there was one accoutrement in common - their badge.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Moore honored for American Legion service

American Legion Post 209 Commander M. Tommy Pierce went to the home of member Franklin Moore on Oct. 17 and presented him with a certificate and a pin for 50 years of continuous membership in American Legion Post 209 in Springfield.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local author Waller to hold book signing Sunday

Effingham County resident Lucy Waller will hold a book signing to introduce her new book, "Follow the Setting Sun," which is a novel of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers. She is also the author of three other books, "While the Coffee Perks," "Let God Be The Judge," and "Table For Two."

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning Effingham blue to show support for law enforcement

There is an effort in Effingham County to turn the county blue to support the men and women in blue.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EHS kicks off Toys for Tots campaign

Effingham Health System is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for Toys for Tots campaign drop-off sites. Drop-off sites are:

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol members excelling

Members of the Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol are progressing quickly through the organization's requirements to promote to new levels and obtain new achievements.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kroger employee a big winner

Kroger employee and Rincon resident Chris Pigg won the drawing of $500 in Target gift cards as part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual campaign. Anyone who attends an employee campaign meeting has a chance to win the weekly prize.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ferguson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Wesley C. Ferguson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Josh Reddick Foundation delivers for Treutlen House

Through his charitable foundation, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick delivered shoes, shirts, hoodies and back packs for the boys at the Treutlen House recently, and ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Project Linus provides quilts for CASA

Members of Project Linus from the Greater Savannah Chapter stopped by the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, Inc. to donate quilts ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Lee earns GMA certificate of distinction

ATLANTA – Rincon Mayor Kenneth Lee received the prestigious Certificate of Distinction from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Register named 165th NCO of the year

Tech. Sgt. Travis R. Register of Guyton has been named the Georgia Air National Guard 165th Airlift Wing's non-commissioned officer of the year for ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Fort named Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year

Larry Fort was named the Rotary Club of Effingham County's Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year, during the annual awards banquet Thursday at New ...

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold its sixth annual "Taste of Effingham" presented by Vision Financial on March 3.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Brown graduates from Leadership Georgia and Georgia Southern

ingham County High School school social worker and homeless liaison for Effingham County School System, has graduated from the Leadership Georgia program.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Exley to be featured speaker at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will have its annual banquet Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Great Hall at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Next Parent University session set for Feb. 6

Parent University – Effingham announces plans for its 2016 winter session, featuring "The Swing on Ginny's Porch," by local educator turned author Brenda Jenkins.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick gets into foundation swing

With the big offseason events of his foundation now in the books, Josh Reddick now can look forward to getting ready for spring training.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Kinder Morgan donates to Treutlen House

The Treutlen House at New Ebenezer, a nonprofit, community-based, ecumenical ministry for children and families, has announced a $5,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Pace talks taxes with Effingham Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County heard Ed Pace, CPA from Pace & Company in Rincon, explain recent changes to the new tax law (Protecting Americans ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Kelly to lead MLK Jr. Day Parade

LaMeisha Kelly, the city planner for the city of Rincon, will be the grand marshal for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

January 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary Club

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed current law enforcement activities in Effingham County with members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. He discussed updates concerning gun ownership ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau gets up-close look at organic farm

Effingham County Farm Bureau members were welcomed to historic Lebanon Plantation on Nov. 13 by business partners Howard Morrison and Ross Harding, who are growing ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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