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Pace talks taxes with Effingham Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County heard Ed Pace, CPA from Pace & Company in Rincon, explain recent changes to the new tax law (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes). He also shared important information to prevent identify theft, which result in fraudulent tax returns.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Kelly to lead MLK Jr. Day Parade

LaMeisha Kelly, the city planner for the city of Rincon, will be the grand marshal for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

January 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary Club

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed current law enforcement activities in Effingham County with members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. He discussed updates concerning gun ownership laws, the most common traffic violations and causes of fatal traffic accidents in the county, and the new safety system in place to assist his office with maintaining contact with citizens at risk, particularly the elderly.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau gets up-close look at organic farm

Effingham County Farm Bureau members were welcomed to historic Lebanon Plantation on Nov. 13 by business partners Howard Morrison and Ross Harding, who are growing organic ginger and turmeric on the Chatham County plantation. Morrison and Harding use the spices to make a line of gourmet food and wellness products they sell under their Verdant Kitchen brand.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as carting her grandchildren around.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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


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In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon ready to ring in the 4th

The city of Rincon is gearing up for its annual Freedom Rings event Friday night at Freedom Park, complete with fireworks and a laser show.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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