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Purcell named finance chairman of state YMCA in Effingham County

State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories from Moore

Dr. Michael Moore recently told members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club humorous stories from his time as superintendent of schools.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department urging vaccinations against pertussis

An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Give ’em a cheer!

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers tour shows off county’s agrarian side

Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SHRM wins Pinnacle Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.

July 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold Kayak for a Kure

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


G-P to ‘tip the hat’ to local service agencies

Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton graduates from basic training

Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross in need of blood donors

With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sen. Hill pays a visit to Sunrise Rotary

Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


A berry pickin’ good time in Kildare

The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Smith named secretary for state 4-H agents

Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts earn first Junior Badge

After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


'Back-to-School Blowout' brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual "Back-to-School Blowout" on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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