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United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On the march against cancer

Effingham County took to the track at Effingham County High School to take the fight to cancer.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Reception to be held for new VFW post

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post is opening in the Rincon-Springfield area. This is the first new VFW post in Georgia in more than four years.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Benefit ride for ECSO deputy set for Saturday at Lowe’s

A motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday for Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Extension visits Lions Club

Extension Agent Sam Ingram gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the UGA Extension Office. The group meets at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the Ameris Bank in Rincon. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Historic Effingham Society showed how life used to be with its Olde Effingham Day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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