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Boy Scout troop’s overnight trip takes unexpected turn

It started off as a normal camping trip for Rincon Boy Scout Troop 650, a day trip filled with fishing, knot tying, cooking and just enjoying the trip. The Scouts were in their tents when they got an abrupt wakeup call just before midnight.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House making plans for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many in the community are making do with far fewer resources because of the economy, job loss, or medical hardships.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chitty completes basic training

Air Force Airman Sara J. Chitty graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Texting to win

Parker's recently presented an iPad to Kathy Morgan of Guyton, the winner of the Parker's September Text to Win contest.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak Music Park to celebrate 12th anniversary

Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton is the pride of the Rose and Lanier families.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Girls Night Out’ to show how to break the web of spider veins

Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber announces Holiday Classic plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Man's best friends blessed

A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.

October 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Madrac Farms to open its pumpkin patch this weekend

The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Dancing With the Stars’ takes the stage Saturday

Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary draws winners

The Rotary Club of Effingham County raised nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics and scholarships for local students with a raffle during Effingham County's Oktoberfest.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Orchestra’s ‘Favorites’ a hit with the crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra entertained an enthusiastic audience Sept. 23 with its second annual "Our Favorites" concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium in Springfield.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Teeing it up for a friend and to fight Alzheimer’s

Even as David Jimenez slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's, he continued to play golf and impart lessons about the game he loved.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Democrats hold caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chairman Jack Garvin presided over the election.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary greets district governor, welcomes newest member

Rotary District Governor Bob Griggers and his wife Brenda visited the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on Sept. 10. Driggers started Bob's Auto Salvage, Inc., in Byron.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way coloring contest works wonders

Seven winners were recognized in the United Way of Effingham County's coloring contest leading up to its annual fundraising campaign next month.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham's 2014 fundraising campaign.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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