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Chitty completes basic training

Air Force Airman Sara J. Chitty graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Texting to win

Parker's recently presented an iPad to Kathy Morgan of Guyton, the winner of the Parker's September Text to Win contest.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak Music Park to celebrate 12th anniversary

Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton is the pride of the Rose and Lanier families.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Girls Night Out’ to show how to break the web of spider veins

Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber announces Holiday Classic plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Man's best friends blessed

A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.

October 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Madrac Farms to open its pumpkin patch this weekend

The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Dancing With the Stars’ takes the stage Saturday

Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary draws winners

The Rotary Club of Effingham County raised nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics and scholarships for local students with a raffle during Effingham County's Oktoberfest.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Orchestra’s ‘Favorites’ a hit with the crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra entertained an enthusiastic audience Sept. 23 with its second annual "Our Favorites" concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium in Springfield.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Teeing it up for a friend and to fight Alzheimer’s

Even as David Jimenez slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's, he continued to play golf and impart lessons about the game he loved.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Democrats hold caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chairman Jack Garvin presided over the election.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary greets district governor, welcomes newest member

Rotary District Governor Bob Griggers and his wife Brenda visited the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on Sept. 10. Driggers started Bob's Auto Salvage, Inc., in Byron.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon sets times for trick-or-treating

The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club heats up for Chili Cook-Off

The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Health's Scott honored

Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.

September 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rivers Alive! cleanup on the Savannah set for Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Landing

The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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