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Serra graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Samuel P. Serra Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


How to see if you’re at risk for diabetes

In conjunction with the upcoming American Diabetes Association Alert Day, people in Effingham County can take advantage of free tests to see if they have or are at-risk for the disease.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts pitch in for Manna House

Under the direction of Scoutmaster Steve Hill, scouts from Boy Scout Troop 165 of Rincon canvassed neighborhoods, friends and family and asked for donations, collecting 397 pounds of food for Manna House.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Victim Witness visits Lions Club

Ann Resto, the new executive director of the Effingham Victim Witness Assistance Program, talked to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the organization, and its impact on the community.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Benedict completes basic training

Army Pfc. Cory A. Benedict has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Meridian Foundation pitches in for Habitat for Humanity

Helping Habitat for Humanity is in Brett Edwards' blood.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Edenfield takes the reins of the 165th

Col. James "Keith" Edenfield was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


IDA shines the light for Sunrise Rotary

Erin Rahn Phillips, research and market analyst for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the recent improvements the IDA has made to its industrial properties, as well as their hopeful outlook for recruiting new business in 2013. She entertained questions from the crowd on how the IDA evaluates the impact of different new businesses and the overall impacts they can have on the county.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Locals enjoy Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Swamp People’ draw crowd to Marlow PTO fundraiser

Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Order in the court!

The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


22nd annual Tara Feis to be held Saturday

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets look at the market

Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way earns four-star rating again

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 fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


HES honors Mars’ preservation

Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A heart for others

Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO hosting course for teen drivers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

February 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Songwriters pack the Mars

Led by Effingham County native Hannah Dasher, a quartet of Nashville songwriters played to a sold-out Mars Theatre, entertaining the crowd with their songs and their tales of the music business in Nashville and life.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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