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How to have a safe 4th of July

Savannah firefighters and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Foundation urge caution and safety for the 4th of July.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


What to do to beat the heat

With temperatures already having broken triple digits, and more hot weather expected soon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta advises the following precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses:

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to hold day camp

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 from July 16-20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA taking applications for next Christian Leadership Academy

The Effingham YMCA is accepting nominations for the Christian Leadership Academy.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross makes urgent plea for blood donations

The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent’s talents honored

Joe Tallent was recently honored as Rotarian of the Year by the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

June 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Health System to offer health care fair

Effingham Health System invites community members to attend a special one-day event to learn more about the wide variety of healthcare services available on the expanded campus.

June 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra to strike up patriotic concert, silent auction

Effingham Community Orchestra Director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its "Something Old, Something New, Something Patriotic Too" concert and silent auction fundraiser on Sunday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Probate Court's Dobson honored

Susan Dobson from Effingham County Probate Court received a Certificate of Certification for 90 hours of training from The Institute of Judicial Education.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to discuss summer home safety

With the summer season here, children spend more of their time in the home, be it on their own, or with a family member or care giver. Accidental poisonings, choking, suffocation, drowning and falls are all most likely to occur in a home setting, according to national statistics. In fact, falls account for more than a third of all fatal injuries.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A helping hand for Manna House

Trinity Lutheran Church from Ohio sent its youth group to Manna House to volunteer its time in outreach missions. This is the group's second year coming to Effingham County to volunteer at various places during its week-long stay at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Explorers’ captain completes training

Nathan Wilson, Exploring captain of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring post, received recognition from Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie on June 5 for participating in the Exploring Program for the last three years.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Rotary inducts new leader

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted Tom Matyjasik as president for 2012-13.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts shine for GLOW

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30387 of Effingham County recently donated food to GLOW Ministries as part of their community outreach. The girls learned that GLOW stands for God Loves Orphans and Widows and is a non-profit organization that provides food to local families in need of some extra help.

June 07, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Council of Catholic Women Packs Purses for VWAP

The Savannah Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) recently held its annual convention in Savannah. In keeping with the National Council of Catholic Women's Campaign for Human Dignity, the Savannah Deanery CCW chose the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program as the local charity to help.

June 07, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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