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Manna House taking Thanksgiving help signups

Manna House food pantry is registering families/ households for Thanksgiving meal box assistance through Nov. 5. Times are Mondays noon-3 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ameris Bank food drive under way

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during October.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler graduates from basic training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Zeigler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield readies for annual fall festival this weekend

Downtown Springfield will welcome the annual Springfield Fall Festival this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Prosit for Oktoberfest

More than 3,500 people attended the Effingham Chamber's annual two-day Oktoberfest, held at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest starts Friday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth annual Effingham Oktoberfest, to be held Friday and Saturday at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way sets a record campaign goal

With confetti flying into the air, the United Way of Effingham County announced the goal for its annual campaign Friday afternoon at Effingham College and Career Academy.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness set

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold an annual candlelight vigil Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ambrose talks Parent Mentor program with Exchange Club

At its Sept. 3 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham listened to Amy Ambrose speak about the Parent Mentor services program. The members were surprised to learn that more than 1,900 students enrolled in the Effingham County School system have special needs.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Louder graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Tyrea O. Louder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fifth annual David Jimenez tournament coming Oct. 3

The fifth annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament benefiting the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will be held Oct. 3 at the Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kight honored for service on state public safety board

His time on the state Board of Public Safety now done, Effingham County's Murray Kight was honored by his former fellow board members last Wednesday night.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Next set of letters could shed more light on early American history

The letters of the last German-born pastor of the Ebenezer settlement may become as noteworthy as those of the first pastor.

September 08, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Extension to hold workshop on deer food plots, nutrition

Effingham County Extension will be hosting a deer food plot and nutrition workshop Sept. 22 at the Effingham County Extension office.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s fifth annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert delights crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra presented its fifth annual "Our Favorites" Concert and Silent Auction on Aug. 23 to an enthusiastic audience that filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as ...

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream ...

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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