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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


Center for Working Families visits Lions

Destiny Bradshaw gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the United Way Center for Working Families.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Mighty 8th receives private donation for B-17 restoration

The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Corley wins Webb Scholarship

Sara Corley, RN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Memories shine at Gold Star event

As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.

January 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Continuing the legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.

January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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