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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


Rincon Christmas Parade

Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at community.effinghamherald.net.

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Making way for the Holiday Classic

In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


A front row seat

Ordinarily, Danny Fries' vantage point of the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade is that of the long procession of units as he sits in the fire truck, accompanying Santa Claus.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Colon completes basic training

Army Pvt. Angel D. Rivera Colon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local author signs

Effingham resident Angie Usher signed and sold copies of her new and first book "Firefly Tails, Bright Trails, and Fishy Tales," a book of 10 short stories and poems, at Teach Right Saturday.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | 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 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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