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165th Airlift Wing to mark 65th year

The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, will celebrate its 65th year in existence.

October 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brown retires from Air National Guard

After more than four decades of dedicated service, Master Sgt. Ron Brown is retiring from the 117th Air Control Squadron, a critical element of the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia's Department of Defense.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Hats get into the scarecrow spirit

Red Hatters of Rincon show off the scarecrow they built. Red Hatters of Rincon is a chapter of the Red Hat Society, Inc. located in Fullerton, Calif.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunch 'n' Learn

Effingham business leaders enjoyed lunch at the Effingham Career Academy for a Lunch and Learn featuring guest speaker online community manager for Paula Deen Enterprises, Lisa Scarbrough. She enlightened them on Paula Deen's rise to fame and some of her business practices, including benefits for all 350 of Deen's employees, even the waiters, and promoting from within.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific employee wins Tybee Island getaway

United Way of the Coastal Empire congratulates James Quarterman III, an employee of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill, for winning a Tybee Island getaway vacation package, one of many exciting gifts from the United Way Prize Giveaway.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher trains with Arc of Georgia

Nina Dasher attended the annual Arc of Georgia Conference in Macon on Sept. 15-17 at the Anderson Conference Center. David Pitonyak's topics were "Beyond Behaviors" and "The Importance of Belonging." He talked in an amusing way that being connected to the people you love is critical to emotional and physical well-being. He cites that many people experiencing disabilities are sick from loneliness. This workshop was about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships. The Arc of Effingham invites people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families to join.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions Club seeks new home for longtime paper bin

The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


YMCA of Coastal Georgia receives $10,000 grant from Reeve Foundation

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 77 grants totaling more than $508,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Since the program was developed in 1999 by the late Dana Reeve, over 1,900 grants have been awarded, totaling nearly $14.8 million.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


USO visits the Exchange Club

Dick Falcone with the USO at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club recently.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deal, Chambliss applaud disaster declaration

In response to a letter sent by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack determined that, due to the ongoing drought and excessive heat, 150 Georgia counties, including Effingham County, suffered production losses great enough to warrant a secretarial natural disaster designation.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Route 97 entertains at Effingham Care Center

The residents at Effingham Care Center were entertained Aug. 25 by the vocal duo group Route 97. The duo sang songs and hymns that were familiar to all of the residents as well as new songs.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community Orchestra visits Exchange Club

B. V. Cooper with the Effingham Community Orchestra spoke to the Effingham County Exchange Club on Aug. 17.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hitchens promoted to captain in GSP

Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced the promotion of William "Billy" Hitchens, III from lieutenant, assistant Troop F commander, to captain, Troop I commander, with an effective date of Sept. 1.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Komen affiliate names communications chair

The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has named marketing and public relations professional Nikki Troxclair as communications chair for the Affiliate's board of directors.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ray graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin C. Ray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Mars benefit bike ride coming this Saturday

The fourth annual Mars Theatre benefit ride will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $40 per rider over 12 years old. Children under 12 ride for free.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Owens thanked for his service and his two cents

Rincon City Council honored former longtime council member Frank Owens at its last meeting for his years of service on the board.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Theatre to stage ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in May

Effingham Theatre's production of "Pride and Prejudice" will run May 2-4 and 8-9 at the Macomber Recreation Building on Lexington Avenue in Rincon.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Area Agency on Aging volunteers honored

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging held its volunteer recognition luncheon to thank the advisory council members from nine area counties who donate their time to help oversee the agency.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Eagle Scouts, longtime leaders recognized

Commandant Bobby Edwards and four other members of the Marine Corps League West Chatham Detachment No. 1326 gathered at St. John Lutheran's Church in Rincon to honor the Eagle Scout class of 2013 from the Twin Rivers District.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christian Leadership Academy finishes its year

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s book sale strikes a chord

Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler earns Allstate community award

Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Special needs students show what they can do

Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


History abounds at Effingham Festival

The Historic Effingham Society hosted the Effingham Festival at the Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


YMCA surpasses campaign goal

The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House treats volunteers with luau

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Conservation efforts get a hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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