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Tallent shines for Rotary

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.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s spring concert set for Sunday

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.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HES shows off restored depot

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.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Community celebrates Olde Effingham Day

The community enjoyed the eighth annual celebration of local history and heritage, Old Effingham Day, on Saturday.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Idol takes the stage

One vocal group and 13 soloists entertained the crowd Saturday at the second annual Effingham Idol competition as part of the Olde Effingham festival.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham CAP member recognized as top recruiter

For two months, Cadet/Chief Master Sgt. Brandon "Bates" Hollifield has been the top recruiter in the state for the Civil Air Patrol.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Gourd Sprouts visit care center

The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s an Adventure at outdoor expo

A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Busy weekend ahead for the area

It will be a busy weekend in Effingham County, with one new event and one annual favorite providing plenty of activities.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Stepping up to the plate to Kiss-A-Pig

Even though she is the littlest team captain, Abbey Brannen is running a big Kiss-A-Pig campaign.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A pitch for recreation

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.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECVWAP to mark crime victims’ rights week

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.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Logistics program shines at Rotary

Ashley Kieffer, director of the Business Logistics Management program at the Effingham College and Career Academy, told the Sunrise Rotary Club about the first high school logistics class in Georgia, at the Career Academy.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


James graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Cameron T. James graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Adventure Weekend expected to draw big crowds

Local churches are anticipating a large turnout for next week's Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On the march against cancer

Effingham County took to the track at Effingham County High School to take the fight to cancer.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Reception to be held for new VFW post

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post is opening in the Rincon-Springfield area. This is the first new VFW post in Georgia in more than four years.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Benefit ride for ECSO deputy set for Saturday at Lowe’s

A motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday for Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Extension visits Lions Club

Extension Agent Sam Ingram gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the UGA Extension Office. The group meets at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the Ameris Bank in Rincon. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Historic Effingham Society showed how life used to be with its Olde Effingham Day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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