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School ties

The corner of Fifth Avenue and Church Street in Guyton looks different now than when Guyton High School stood there from 1919 to 1956.

February 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon Recovery reaches out with food drive

Anisa Grantham of Rincon Recovery Resources and staff sponsored a food drive during January and encouraged their clients and staff to donate canned food items.

February 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Here comes the judge

Chief Magistrate Judge of Effingham County Scott Hinson spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. Judge Hinson gave an overview of some of the Magistrate Court's jurisdictions, which include small claims, minor and felony criminal offenses, good behavior warrants, and granting bails.

February 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Garden club installs officers

The Rincon Garden Club held its installation of officers at the home of Mary Ann Thornburg.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary tunes in to music festival

Jenny Woodruff, education director for the Savannah Music Festival, recently spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Extension agent Bill Tyson honored

Bill Tyson, Effingham County extension agent, received the 2013 County Extension Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the Georgia soybean industry from the Georgia/Florida Soybean Association at the 2013 Georgia/Florida Soybean and Small Grain Expo.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Hall achieves Eagle Scout rank

Harrison Thomas Charles Hall was awarded his Eagle Badge at an Eagle Scout court of honor Dec. 29 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

February 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club checks out library’s services

The members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County learned that libraries and the services they offer have come a long way since most of them first started visiting the local library.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interact shines at Sunrise Rotary

Rotary Interact Club members from Effingham County High School were guests at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise in Guyton.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Kiss-a-Pig to hold kick-off session

The Effingham County School District is already one of the biggest supporters of the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser, and now the ADA is looking to get the rest of the Effingham community on board.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Helping them to bear up

A simple act of kindness can go a long way in helping someone - particularly a child - through a tough time.

January 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield visits Sunrise Rotary

Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Peterson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon L. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin Effingham’s profile in the capital

Effingham Chamber of Commerce members and staff and community volunteers were busy in the kitchen Thursday afternoon, making more than 300 loaves of raisin bread.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK essay, poster contest winners recognized

The winners of this year's poster and essay contests were honored at Monday's youth program as part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance.

January 24, 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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