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Annual fair rolls into town

A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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