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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


Rincon PD ready to start second edition of citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is ready to take applications for its next citizens police academy.

October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sexton surprised by 40 Under 40 selection

Magistrate Court Judge Rhonda Sexton has worked her way up the ranks of Effingham County government, and it's not just locals who have noticed.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Delivering for dogs — and cats

Mark Malke visited the Effingham County Animal Shelter a couple weeks ago in hopes of finding his missing cat, Markie.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Waters completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Jordan M. Waters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carmichael graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Riley A. Carmichael graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fair swine show

One of the highlights of the Effingham County Fair each year is the swine and hog show at the Livestock Arena.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Fair cattle show

John Connor won grand champion in senior heifer at the Effingham Fair cattle show, held Thursday at the Livestock Arena. Connor also won reserve grand champion in junior heifer and intermediate cattle showmanship.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Pageant crowns queens

The annual Effingham County Fair Pageant was held Saturday. Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Theatre to put twist on ‘Christmas Carol’

Many adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way turns up the heat

The United Way of Effingham County's "power raisers" are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year's campaign goal.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber preps for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 24 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule is being worked out.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


’Dogs visit Rotary

Swann Seiler, whose family owns the University of Georgia bulldog mascots, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club and provided a glimpse into the UGA mascot dynasty and traditions behind the dogs.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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‘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 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christian Leadership Academy finishes its year

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s book sale strikes a chord

Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler earns Allstate community award

Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Special needs students show what they can do

Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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