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AAA offers ‘Tow to Go’ through the holidays

One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Young Farmers honor county's best

Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


House packed for holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Dec. 8 for the Effingham Community Orchestra's seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Citizens of Georgia Power turns on donation to Treutlen House

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund helping families in need

Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom 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.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Making Christmas bright

More than 200 toys surrounded the Christmas tree in the Effingham Hospital atrium Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Guyton celebrates season with Christmas parade

A good crowd lined Highway 17 on Saturday for Guyton's annual Christmas parade.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Habitat visits Rotary

Jimmy Rutland, executive director of the Effingham County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and George Groce, Effingham Habitat director of development, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about the organization's plans for 2014.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A United Way surprise

The United Way of Effingham County made a surprise delivery to Rincon Elementary School teacher Kimberly Tucker.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Decker completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Steven E. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community celebrates Christmas at Ebenezer

The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund under way

Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to conduct annual holiday concert, cookie sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale Dec. 8 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots drive and car seat check coming Saturday

The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Village Craft Festival winners

Jimmie Brinson of Clyo was named the grand champion of the annual Dickens Village Craft Festival.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | 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 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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