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Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream of its first student.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie Loper, chairperson of Effingham Exchange Club Empty Stocking Fund of Effingham County.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received the commendation on behalf of EHS in recognition of patriotism in the display of the U.S. flag.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas and anyone else who needs a smile. Teach Right hosted Troop 30197 and other children who dropped in on Dec. 12 to "Color-A-Smile" to share with others.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness. Real estate professionals from all eight firms in Effingham took part in the drive.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers awards banquet. The event was held Dec. 7 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the Good Samaritan. She spoke about Effingham Family Promise and how this organization, with support from the community, has helped several homeless families with children. It is an ecumenical program that has the support of approximately 14 local churches.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary donates to YMCA, United Way

Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Dr Barbara Prosser presented $500 checks on behalf of its members to Kim Dennis, executive director of the Effingham Y, center, and Julie Dickey, co-director with the Effingham United Way, right. Both ladies spoke to the club members during their regular Tuesday meeting about the organization's programs and impact.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Riders saddle up at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is holding its annual horse camps, with riders learning the ropes and also getting to paint - and then wash - the horses.

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA to rename road for Purcell

The Effingham YMCA is hosting a dedication ceremony and reception for the named Ann Purcell Connector on June 30th at 10 a.m. in recognition ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra gets 'em dancing at Retro Sock Hop

Everyone in attendance at Effingham Community Orchestra's recent Retro Sock Hop fundraiser at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Gymnasium in Springfield enjoyed an ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Greene happy to serve aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

SASEBO, Japan-A 2001 Effingham County High School graduate and Clyo native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard the only forward ...

June 15, 2016 | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Green Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs | Around Town


Daughters of the Confederacy make donation to library

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, donated a signed copy of "The Story of Camp Lawton" by author John ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Morgan ‘still ticking’

In Clarence Morgan's point of view, the Good Lord is keeping him around for a reason.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ladner thanks predecessors, staff for small business award

Now in its 60th year of business, DeWitt Insurance Agency has been named the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Yarbrough reflects on Atlanta’s Olympic legacy

It's been 20 years since Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympic Games, an event that ultimately led to a second - and third - career for Dick ...

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary tees it up for fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Effingham County teed it up at Lost Plantation Golf Course for its annual fundraising tournament. Money raised from the events supports ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning ticket for Disney passes drawn at Orchestra concert

Attendees at Effingham Community Orchestra's "It's Showtime!" concert enjoyed music from popular Broadway, movie and television themes.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


King, Prosser graduate from Leasership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2016 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to equip and empower ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion honors Exley

M. Tommy Pierce, commander of American Legion Post 209, presented Mrs. Edwin R. Exley with a certificate transferring her late husband from Post 209 to ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Fire pitches in for Camp Aloha

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn and Firefighter Mike Whittle presented Hospice Savannah with a check for $1,500 to be used for their overnight children ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


It's about service, not self, for Exley

Of the many hats and different shirts he dons, Stuart Exley now has to find room for his Service Above Self Award.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to celebrate 30 years

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., celebrating 30 years of the Chamber.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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