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Light on the toes, big on the donation

Dr. James Cornwell presented a check for $5,671.63 to Glenda King of the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way halfway to goal

The United Way of Effingham County has reached the halfway point in its annual campaign, getting to 50 percent of the $302,007 goal with six weeks of the campaign left.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham comes together for 'We Are One'

Another sun-splashed day greeted the hundreds and hundreds who turned out Saturday to Rincon's Church of the Harvest for the annual "We Are One-Effingham" celebration.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Crowd enjoys inaugural Springfield Fall Festival

The crowd was estimated at 1,500 for Friday night's festivities and was strong again Saturday for the inaugural Springfield Fall Festival.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


CAP volunteers at Manna House

Members of the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron recently spent a Monday evening at Manna House Ministries in Rincon packing food bags and boxes for those in need of food in the community.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scout troop’s overnight trip takes unexpected turn

It started off as a normal camping trip for Rincon Boy Scout Troop 650, a day trip filled with fishing, knot tying, cooking and just enjoying the trip. The Scouts were in their tents when they got an abrupt wakeup call just before midnight.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House making plans for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many in the community are making do with far fewer resources because of the economy, job loss, or medical hardships.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chitty completes basic training

Air Force Airman Sara J. Chitty graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Texting to win

Parker's recently presented an iPad to Kathy Morgan of Guyton, the winner of the Parker's September Text to Win contest.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak Music Park to celebrate 12th anniversary

Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton is the pride of the Rose and Lanier families.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Girls Night Out’ to show how to break the web of spider veins

Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber announces Holiday Classic plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Man's best friends blessed

A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.

October 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Madrac Farms to open its pumpkin patch this weekend

The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Dancing With the Stars’ takes the stage Saturday

Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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