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Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | 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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