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Where to see fireworks

Although Effingham County will not have a July 4th fireworks display of its own, locals have several options for shows that are a short drive away.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


New officers for Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham recently elected new officers and board members.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon to ring in 4th with laser show, parade

Rincon is preparing its new festival area for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Purcell 'honored' to lead parade

Ann Purcell is used to being in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade, walking all over the streets, shaking hands and waving to people.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Citizens make it through the ranks

The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.

June 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham shows off for the annual state farmers tour

It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Cooking up something memorable at annual Camp Buddy

or a group of local children, a camp this week was much more than just a fun time.

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Logistics students deliver for libraries

Logistics students from the Effingham College and Career Academy are distributing books to schoolchildren across the U.S., but some of their most-rewarding deliveries have been right here at home.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Getting the scoop on summer

The city of Guyton, the Guyton Historic Preservation Commission and Guyton Leisure Services hosted a Flag Day ice cream social with free homemade ice cream and sherbet Friday at the Trail Along the Rails across from Guyton City Hall.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Career center manager pays visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham learned about the services available at Goodwill's new community career center in Rincon.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to hold Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is holding Camp Buddy summer camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber cranks up plans for Oktoberfest

Planning for the 4th annual Effingham Oktoberfest is under way, said incoming Chamber of Commerce President Dinah King, and it is going to be the biggest Oktoberfest yet.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CAP squadron receives donations

Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently received donations from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners and SM Promotions of Rincon.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Honoring the memory

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute at its annual meeting Thursday to two leaders the community lost in 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Summer reading program kicks off

The Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries kicked off the annual summer reading program June 1 with a special celebration at the Rincon Library. Activities included arts and crafts, stories, face painting, bubble play and more.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART-

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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