Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.
Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.
The depot at the Blandford station was a hub of activity along the Central of Georgia Railroad for decades. After years of disrepair, it has a new home and a new life.
The community enjoyed the eighth annual celebration of local history and heritage, Old Effingham Day, on Saturday.
One vocal group and 13 soloists entertained the crowd Saturday at the second annual Effingham Idol competition as part of the Olde Effingham festival.
For two months, Cadet/Chief Master Sgt. Brandon "Bates" Hollifield has been the top recruiter in the state for the Civil Air Patrol.
The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.
A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.
It will be a busy weekend in Effingham County, with one new event and one annual favorite providing plenty of activities.
Even though she is the littlest team captain, Abbey Brannen is running a big Kiss-A-Pig campaign.
Fuller Chevrolet general manager Tommy Arden presented a check for $500 to Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks, as part of the dealership's support of Chevrolet Youth Baseball and the rec department.
The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with special events and programs, including hosting the domestic violence symposium, "New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat," and the "Jeans for Justice" annual fundraiser.
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.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.
Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.
Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
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.
Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.
Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.
Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.