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YMCA taking nominations for 2013-14 CLA class

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raising a cheer

About 70 girls ages pre-K through eighth grade participated in the week-long Little Rebel Cheer Camp at Effingham County High School.

August 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SCMPD to offer boater safety course

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City honors Freedom Rings winners, volunteers

Rincon City Council members recognized and honored the winners of its Freedom Rings celebration and also paid tribute to the volunteers who helped stage the events.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Power turns on the help for Boy Scout camp

Citizens of Georgia Power members and their families participated in the Log Landing Boy Scout Camp cleanup project this past weekend.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community picnic is a splash

Families enjoyed water slides, a hay ride (or a summer-time version of one, without the hay), free food and other activities Saturday at the annual Guyton community picnic.

July 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber preparing for next Leadership class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club hosts Working Families

Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Red Cross continues urgent call for blood donations

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS hosting Little Rebel Cheer Camp

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 29-Aug. 2 at the ECHS gym from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day.

July 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House to stage benefit 5K race

People in the community are invited to put on their running shoes and support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

July 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


When life serves up lemons ...

A little rain last Friday didn't deter a group of summer campers from having their annual fundraiser.

July 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Corn hole tournament pitches in for relief

When tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, Living Faith Church in Guyton took action.

July 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Burdette gets her dream at Mrs. Georgia

Karima Burdette's husband Roger suggested she enter the Mrs. Georgia Pageant this year.

July 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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‘Team player’ wins Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Health System named Shannon Heath as its C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Year of the Award winner Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer to hold benefit dinner

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a benefit dinner Thursday at 7 p.m. with Leon Jacobs Jr. providing entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


McPherson named Air National Guard command chief

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta-A Rincon resident has been named the new command chief of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS celebrates 10 years of service

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is celebrating a big milestone in supporting families touched by Down syndrome. The group is entering its 10th year ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23 ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion ramps up

American Legion post 209 built a wheel-chair ramp for a family in the community. A church furnished materials, and members of Post 209 did the ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month

Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lemonade stand supports one of their own

The Learning Treehouse's annual Alex's Lemonade Stand had a hometown appeal this year.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready to tap into annual Oktoberfest

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 6th Effingham Oktoberfest on Sept. 25-26.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Holmes graduates from basic training

Air Force Guard Airman Roshonda Holmes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Duffs picked for "American Pickers'

July 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion installs new slate of officers

American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander Stanley Franklin installed incoming officers for Post 209.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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