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Skadeland talks invention at Rotary

David Skadeland, retired real estate agent and entrepreneur, gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the past, present and future. He introduced a couple of inventions he has been working on and plans on releasing to the public soon.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salzburgers to hold annual Labor Day festival

The annual Salzburger Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edwards' selfless service recognized

James Edwards was honored as this year's recipient of the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday at the Effingham Hospital.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Salzburgers prepare for Heritage Day event

The Georgia Salzburger Society will hold its annual Labor Day event Sept. 3 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Think locally, compete globally

Dr. Barbara Prosser, CEO of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the increasing competition for jobs in Effingham County from the global suppliers such as China and India.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham ‘DWTS’ set for October 6

The second annual Effingham Dancing with the Stars, a fundraising event to benefit Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc., will be Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Loper recognized for perfect attendance

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper was awarded with a pin recognizing his perfect attendance at Coastal Regional Commission meetings.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on gastrointestinal disease

An estimated 70 million people a year are affected by some form of digestive disorder or gastrointestinal disease. The costs to Americans and on our nation's healthcare delivery system are nearly $150 billion.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to present annual Helmey Award on Aug. 25

Since 1994, employees of Effingham Health System have nominated peers whom they believe go the extra mile to provide outstanding care and service. To this end, members of the Effingham Hospital Authority invite community members to join them Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. as they reveal the name of the 2012 recipient of the annual C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mill chief visits Sunrise Rotary

Kelly Wolff, mill manager/vice president of operations of the Savannah River Mill of Georgia Pacific, recently made a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the improvement of safety and environmental goals of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Purcell named finance chairman of state YMCA in Effingham County

State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories from Moore

Dr. Michael Moore recently told members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club humorous stories from his time as superintendent of schools.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department urging vaccinations against pertussis

An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Give ’em a cheer!

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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