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MLK Committee hands out Humanitarian Award

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin’ interest in Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Author makes new pair of shoes her mission

Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Volunteers turn on muscle power

While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


EEMA opens warming center

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


HES banquet to feature sounds of Confederacy talk

Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade photos

As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber cooking up 4th Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations topped $18,000

The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club taking nominations for volunteer of the year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nominations being taken for achievement award

Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Pittman named the CRTC NCO of the year

Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary makes a connection

The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Damage from storm doesn’t last

The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named one of Georgia’s 100 most influential

Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christian Leadership Academy finishes its year

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s book sale strikes a chord

Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler earns Allstate community award

Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Special needs students show what they can do

Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


History abounds at Effingham Festival

The Historic Effingham Society hosted the Effingham Festival at the Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


YMCA surpasses campaign goal

The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House treats volunteers with luau

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Conservation efforts get a hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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