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Habitat pays tribute to its founder, volunteers

To honor a local veteran who epitomizes service to country and community, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County had to look no further than its founder.

November 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Johnson to get sendoff for national pageant

The community is invited to give Megan Johnson a big sendoff as she goes to California to compete in the National American Miss pageant.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Daiss graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Travis K. Daiss graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering a ‘forgotten war’

As a bullet from a Chinese .50-caliber machine gun tore into his wrist, Harrell Roberts rued the end of his wristwatch.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EFACEC visits Exchange Club

Peter Sheridan, purchasing manager for EFACEC, gave a short history of the EFACEC power transformers facility in Effingham County.

November 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scarecrow contest winners

DeWitt Insurance, with its "Wizard of Oz" theme, won first place in the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's scarecrow competition.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A salute to veterans

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 209 saluted local military veterans who live at Lakeview Manor retirement community in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lions Club Parade to kick off holiday season

The start to Effingham County's holiday season is ready to hit the streets.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual ACS memorial service to be held Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society Memorial and Honor Service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Socia graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Richard L. Socia has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interacting with Interact

Rotary Club district governor Gary Smith met Effingham County High School Interact students and talked with them about their projects and their involvement during a visit to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Taking flight

hen Bonnie Rachael opened Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center seven years ago, she said she envisioned it being "a place the community builds together."

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

It was in Guyton rather than Gotham, but Batman answered the call on Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Strutting their stuff

A group of doctors showed they could operate pretty well on stage.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots campaign kicks off

Staff Sgt. Elias Garcia Jr., the local Toys for Tots coordinator, discussed the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's campaign with the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 04, 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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