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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


'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Josh Reddick Foundation delivers for Treutlen House

Through his charitable foundation, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick delivered shoes, shirts, hoodies and back packs for the boys at the Treutlen House recently, and ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Project Linus provides quilts for CASA

Members of Project Linus from the Greater Savannah Chapter stopped by the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, Inc. to donate quilts ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Lee earns GMA certificate of distinction

ATLANTA – Rincon Mayor Kenneth Lee received the prestigious Certificate of Distinction from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Register named 165th NCO of the year

Tech. Sgt. Travis R. Register of Guyton has been named the Georgia Air National Guard 165th Airlift Wing's non-commissioned officer of the year for ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Fort named Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year

Larry Fort was named the Rotary Club of Effingham County's Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year, during the annual awards banquet Thursday at New ...

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold its sixth annual "Taste of Effingham" presented by Vision Financial on March 3.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Brown graduates from Leadership Georgia and Georgia Southern

ingham County High School school social worker and homeless liaison for Effingham County School System, has graduated from the Leadership Georgia program.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Exley to be featured speaker at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will have its annual banquet Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Great Hall at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Next Parent University session set for Feb. 6

Parent University – Effingham announces plans for its 2016 winter session, featuring "The Swing on Ginny's Porch," by local educator turned author Brenda Jenkins.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick gets into foundation swing

With the big offseason events of his foundation now in the books, Josh Reddick now can look forward to getting ready for spring training.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Kinder Morgan donates to Treutlen House

The Treutlen House at New Ebenezer, a nonprofit, community-based, ecumenical ministry for children and families, has announced a $5,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Pace talks taxes with Effingham Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County heard Ed Pace, CPA from Pace & Company in Rincon, explain recent changes to the new tax law (Protecting Americans ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Kelly to lead MLK Jr. Day Parade

LaMeisha Kelly, the city planner for the city of Rincon, will be the grand marshal for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

January 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary Club

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed current law enforcement activities in Effingham County with members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. He discussed updates concerning gun ownership ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau gets up-close look at organic farm

Effingham County Farm Bureau members were welcomed to historic Lebanon Plantation on Nov. 13 by business partners Howard Morrison and Ross Harding, who are growing ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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