Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre
Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.
Two local Scout troops recently planned and carried out the largest service project held in the area in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, removing "eyesores" and junk thrown out by people.
Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Air Force Airman Justin D. Copeland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Navy Seaman Recruit Lance C. Goins, son of Christy K. Van Tassel of Rincon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Marlow Elementary students were given a challenge by school counselor Tonya Ward to collect 780 food items, representing the total number of students enrolled in the school.
The city of Guyton recently hosted its public safety event in conjunction with its annual Spring Sale Along the Trail for the first time.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Crosses of Military Service Medals at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held April 27 at the Guyton City Cemetery, near its 26 unknown soldiers section.
Cristal Boyles has been looking forward for a while to becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, and her wait should be over soon.
Darlene Pierce, Destiny Wright Bradshaw and Rachel Lloyd of Effingham County are among the outstanding women to be honored as the Assisting Working Women in Need organization's Top Ten Working Women of the Year.
Derrick T. Mydell has been promoted to the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air National Guard.
The first reviews are in for the new Mars Theatre.
The fourth annual Mars Theatre benefit ride will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $40 per rider over 12 years old. Children under 12 ride for free.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.