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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


HOPE hosts pet expo

The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC adds to library’s collection

The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tips to follow to keep food safe when the power goes out

Many Effingham County residents are still without power following Sunday night's round of storms. The Effingham County Health Department wants to remind residents that while the power is out, refrigerator and freezer doors should remain closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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City honors World War II vets

The city of Rincon honored another group of World War II veterans Monday, recognizing Wilfred Davis Sr., Edwin Exley, Eustace Ford, M.C. "Monk" Jaudon, Hubert Outler Sr., Thomas Owens and Louis Scott.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Cline to speak at annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn

Effingham Health System will present its annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn luncheon Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way coloring contest works wonders

Seven winners were recognized in the United Way of Effingham County's coloring contest leading up to its annual fundraising campaign next month.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham's 2014 fundraising campaign.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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