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Rotary learns about work-based learning

Sherry Duff, work-based learning coordinator at Effingham County High School, shared with the Sunrise Rotary Club the connections and opportunites for work and learning that the work-based program provides through the Effingham County School System.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Program helping girls make Smart Choices

The United Way Effingham Service Center recently hosted the inaugural Smart Choices program.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Crews visits Exchange Club

Joseph (Joe) Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Westbrook graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Charles K. Westbrook has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade

The city of Rincon kicked off the holiday season Saturday with it annual Christmas parade.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Mr. Habitat’ continues building more than homes

Still going strong at 90 years old, Morris Oglesby insists on keeping himself busy.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kimbal graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Spec. Paul J. Kimbal has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Families recognized at ACS memorial service

The American Cancer Society held its annual Effingham County Memorial Service.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets date for annual Eggs and Issues

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon.

November 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Powering up

A good Christmas awaits Ashley Boyette's husband Tommy.

November 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


World War II vet Giles to lead Rincon parade

Peter Giles Jr. was 16 years old and cutting up wood so his mother would have some fuel for the fire. The news came that day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Teach Right's ‘angel tree’ to help local children

Teach Right in Rincon is providing a Community Angel Tree to help underprivileged children in Effingham County.

November 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham Health System CFO honored

Home Town Health has named Effingham Health System CFO Andy Smith as its chief financial officer of the year.

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Affordable Care Act information session to be held Monday

Effingham Health System and the University of Georgia Extension Service will hold an event to answer questions and enroll people in the Affordable Care Act.

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Meeting set on proposed Guyton roundabout

The state Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed roundabout project in the Guyton.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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History abounds at Effingham Festival

The Historic Effingham Society hosted the Effingham Festival at the Living History Site on Saturday.

April 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


YMCA surpasses campaign goal

The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House treats volunteers with luau

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Conservation efforts get a hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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