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Civil War coming to Rincon next month

Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC to mark Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Bowser wins Exchange Club speech contest

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent shines for Rotary

Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s spring concert set for Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HES shows off restored depot

The depot at the Blandford station was a hub of activity along the Central of Georgia Railroad for decades. After years of disrepair, it has a new home and a new life.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Community celebrates Olde Effingham Day

The community enjoyed the eighth annual celebration of local history and heritage, Old Effingham Day, on Saturday.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Idol takes the stage

One vocal group and 13 soloists entertained the crowd Saturday at the second annual Effingham Idol competition as part of the Olde Effingham festival.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham CAP member recognized as top recruiter

For two months, Cadet/Chief Master Sgt. Brandon "Bates" Hollifield has been the top recruiter in the state for the Civil Air Patrol.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Gourd Sprouts visit care center

The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s an Adventure at outdoor expo

A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Busy weekend ahead for the area

It will be a busy weekend in Effingham County, with one new event and one annual favorite providing plenty of activities.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Stepping up to the plate to Kiss-A-Pig

Even though she is the littlest team captain, Abbey Brannen is running a big Kiss-A-Pig campaign.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A pitch for recreation

Fuller Chevrolet general manager Tommy Arden presented a check for $500 to Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks, as part of the dealership's support of Chevrolet Youth Baseball and the rec department.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECVWAP to mark crime victims’ rights week

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with special events and programs, including hosting the domestic violence symposium, "New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat," and the "Jeans for Justice" annual fundraiser.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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