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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


New Chamber mugs show off tourist spots

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is offering a new coffee mug that shows off some of Effingham County's tourism efforts. Pictured on the mugs in full color are photos of Civil War soldiers in a skirmish at Olde Effingham Days, the moss-draped steeple of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church at New Ebenezer, the ceremonial keg tapping at the Effingham Oktoberfest, and the historic restored county courthouse.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Grimes completes advanced training

Army Pvt. Richard H. Grimes has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A living history lesson for CAP

Retired Staff Sgt. James Sapp visited with cadets in the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron on May 14 to share his experiences in World War II. Sapp shared narrow escapes and fortunate blessings encountered as he moved from place to place and assignment to assignment during the war.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Wallace graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Marvin L. Wallace has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Veterans Park to hold Memorial Day ceremony

Effingham County residents are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be held Monday at 6 p.m. and will honor all veterans. Specific honor will be paid to the 62 men from Effingham killed in action.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Smith graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kane L. Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

May 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mosley earns mentor selection

Effingham County Probate Court Judge Beth Rahn Mosley has completed her probate judges training in Athens. She completed the training April 20.

May 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Way completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystopher J. Way recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Local GOP to hold public meeting on T-SPLOST

The Effingham County Republican Party will hold a public meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with Brad Saxon of the state Department of Transportation and Effingham County representatives on the proposed transportation-special purpose local option sales tax.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


History comes back to life at Camp Davis

Effingham County will step back in time next weekend, thanks to the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of Confederacy.

April 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


'Back-to-School Blowout' brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual "Back-to-School Blowout" on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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