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Gourd Sprouts visit care center

The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s an Adventure at outdoor expo

A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Busy weekend ahead for the area

It will be a busy weekend in Effingham County, with one new event and one annual favorite providing plenty of activities.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Stepping up to the plate to Kiss-A-Pig

Even though she is the littlest team captain, Abbey Brannen is running a big Kiss-A-Pig campaign.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A pitch for recreation

Fuller Chevrolet general manager Tommy Arden presented a check for $500 to Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks, as part of the dealership's support of Chevrolet Youth Baseball and the rec department.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECVWAP to mark crime victims’ rights week

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with special events and programs, including hosting the domestic violence symposium, "New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat," and the "Jeans for Justice" annual fundraiser.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Logistics program shines at Rotary

Ashley Kieffer, director of the Business Logistics Management program at the Effingham College and Career Academy, told the Sunrise Rotary Club about the first high school logistics class in Georgia, at the Career Academy.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


James graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Cameron T. James graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Adventure Weekend expected to draw big crowds

Local churches are anticipating a large turnout for next week's Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Andrea Stone wins coloring contest

Andrea Stone won the Easter coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Smalls graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Mark A. Smalls has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coastal Health District marks National Public Health Week

Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HeritageBank to hold shred-a-thon

Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club tournament to tee off Saturday

Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Flonnory named to hospital authority

Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART-

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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