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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


Lost Plantation lights up for Ella

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade raised more than $2,000 Saturday night.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton Christmas Parade brings big crowd

The annual Guyton Christmas Parade,which took place Saturday in front of a big crowd on a sunny morning.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Police out to make Christmases brighter

Shoppers at the Rincon Walmart may find their purchases taken care of in the next couple of weeks.

December 08, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club begins Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning its Empty Stocking Fund campaign for families in Effingham County.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lost Plantation golf cart parade set for Saturday

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade will be held Saturday, starting around 6:30 p.m.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


The season of giving

FORCE collected and distributed to the FORCE pantries 13,430 pounds of food from the nine schools in Effingham County that participated in this year's food drive.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick Foundation bringing Colt Ford to Freedom Park

The Josh Reddick Foundation will be bringing a rising country music star to Rincon next month.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


FETC riders win big at Special Olympics

More than 300 Special Olympic athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state were in Gainesville at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct. 9-11 for the Special Olympics Horse Show.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade through Rincon.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham County revealed its annual campaign goal.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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