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Coastal Health District marks National Public Health Week

Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HeritageBank to hold shred-a-thon

Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club tournament to tee off Saturday

Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Flonnory named to hospital authority

Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CCDS pays a visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about programs the Coastal Center for Development Services provides. Mandy Aldrich and Cindy Burns of CCDS recently spoke to the Exchange Club.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tams to headline Olde Effingham Days

There are several changes this year to the annual Olde Effingham Days festival.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Life Line Screening to be held Monday

Rincon area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Rincon Church of God will host Life Line Screening on Monday, at 3430 Highway 21 South in Rincon.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS marks Colorectal Health Awareness Month

Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tennessee college students wheel through Georgia

When Emily Guillaume first took part in Maryville College's annual spring break bicycle ride, she was too young to ride her own bike.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fox Theatre to bring benefit show to the Mars

Springfield's Mars Theatre will be one of the stops on the Fox Theatre Institute's three-day Theatre Revival Tour.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Winners abound at Special Olympics

Nearly 150 elementary, middle and high school students participated Friday in the Effingham County Spring Special Olympics hosted by South Effingham High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CCCS named a HomeSafe Georgia partner

HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carpenter earns Commendation Medal

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Carpenter has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, recognizing meritorious service from Jan. 16, 2007-Dec. 1, 2011.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sharpe earns promotion in Air National Guard

Kayla R. Sharpe has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the Air National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coastal Georgia Y raises $620K for its Priceless Gifts

Brett Bennett, Chad Cunningham, Joe Griffin, Julie Hales, David Skadeland and Gus Thompson were added to the YMCA of Effingham County's board of management at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 158th annual meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 21, 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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