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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


Family Promise wears its message

Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T delivers help to United Way

Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Groups reap benefit of Civil War Experience, Fuller’s aid

The Civil War Experience in Rincon attracted several hundred people last month, which organizers considered a good turnout for a first-time event.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


New, improved Evans PFA re-opens to public

After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.

June 03, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Around Town


Spreading Goodwill

Dozens of people lined up outside the new Goodwill retail store in Rincon in anticipation of its grand opening Thursday morning.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Meyers chosen as Gateway CEO

Barbara Meyers has been chosen as the chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services, succeeding Dr. Frank Bonati, who will retire after 10 years with Gateway. Meyers will assume her new role effective July 1.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rachael surprised by award

Bonnie Rachael is accustomed to smiles and tears of joy.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A remembrance of heroes past

Memorial Day is an occasion to remember the soldiers and service members who didn't make it home, but also the families who mourn their loss, Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Andrews said.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A special delivery for soldiers overseas on Memorial Day

Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary shines for Scouts

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $500 check to Frank Patterson, the Boy Scout district commissioner for Effingham County.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sheridan completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander J. Sheridan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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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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