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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


Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Push started to bring free health clinic

A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART-

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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