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Another run for Relay

Effingham School Superintendent Randy Shearouse was honored at the Relay For Life team rally Tuesday night at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young Farmers Award Banquet

The Effingham County Young Farmers celebrated the holidays together with their annual Young Farmer Awards banquet Dec. 8 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The group enjoyed dinner and entertainment from David Harbuck and gave out door prizes. FFA officers and advisors from each school attended, along with local state Reps. Ann Purcell and Jon Burns.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Isabelle completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah L. Isabelle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Victim Witness visits Exchange Club

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program presented a program to the Exchange Club of Effingham County. The members learned how this program empowers victims of domestic abuse to survive. They also heard about a puppet show that can be presented that addresses bullying in schools.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears Bethesda’s story

Dr. David Tribble, president of Bethesda Academy, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Bethesda is a home and school for boys founded in 1740 in Savannah. Dr. Tribble spoke on "Why Bethesda Matters Now" by sharing how their values-based program continues to substantially impact the futures of young men. More than 75 percent of their graduates go on to college and more than 95 percent not only graduate, but graduate on time.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


DDS to serve as Toys for Tots drop-off

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is pleased to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season as a toy collection site. DDS customers may drop off new, unwrapped toys during customer service center operating hours through Dec. 16.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


McGinnis graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jacob M. McGinnis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sheffield set to lead Christmas parade

The city of Guyton will honor its oldest citizen Saturday morning at its ninth annual Christmas Parade.

December 02, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town


Burns discusses new lines at Rotary

State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on the status of the redistricting process for Georgia. His update included the proposed maps approved by the Georgia legislature.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Class reunion

The 1953 graduates of the Effingham Academy celebrated their 58th year at Carey Hilliard's in Pooler.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘One nation under God’

The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented its annual "One Nation Under God" program. Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Sutphin spoke about America's religious heritage. "To be born free is a privilege; to die free is a responsibility that we should be willing to defend," he said. Sgt. Maj. Sutphin retired after 30 years of active duty in the Marines. The Exchange Club of Effingham County meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month at the Effingham County Recreation Department on Highway 119, Springfield. For more information on the Exchange Club, visit www.nationalchangeclub.org or call Yvette Carr ...

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jenkins completes basic training

Air Force Airman Matthew A. Jenkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Christmas at Ebenezer

The first Historic Christmas at Ebenezer was held Sunday, Nov. 27 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Saddlin’ up for a cause

Staffordshire Equestrian Center hosted a fall festival horseshow and mini horse expo recently to benefit Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Bonnie Gentry of FETC hopes to maintain and develop the partnership with Staffordshire and to make this event their big annual fundraiser.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Relief for sore feet at the next Girls Night Out

As one of the main modes of transportation, taking care of your feet is important for your everyday and long-term health. Learn easy steps you can take to give your feet some relief at Effingham Hospital's December's Girls Night Out. December's event will be held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Mars benefit bike ride coming this Saturday

The fourth annual Mars Theatre benefit ride will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $40 per rider over 12 years old. Children under 12 ride for free.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Owens thanked for his service and his two cents

Rincon City Council honored former longtime council member Frank Owens at its last meeting for his years of service on the board.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Theatre to stage ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in May

Effingham Theatre's production of "Pride and Prejudice" will run May 2-4 and 8-9 at the Macomber Recreation Building on Lexington Avenue in Rincon.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Area Agency on Aging volunteers honored

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging held its volunteer recognition luncheon to thank the advisory council members from nine area counties who donate their time to help oversee the agency.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Eagle Scouts, longtime leaders recognized

Commandant Bobby Edwards and four other members of the Marine Corps League West Chatham Detachment No. 1326 gathered at St. John Lutheran's Church in Rincon to honor the Eagle Scout class of 2013 from the Twin Rivers District.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘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


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