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Whipple completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Walter T. Whipple graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Witness to history

Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inductee Harry Atkins told the Effingham County Sunrise Rotary Club about his lifelong adventures working as a reporter/journalist for events such as the 1975 sinking of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" to sports championships such as the World Series.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gilliam completes basic training

Air Force Airman Zachery D. Gilliam graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shearouse’s Kiss-a-Pig campaign to kick off

The largest fundraiser of the year for American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, gets under way in Effingham County with Randy Shearouse's Campaign Kick-Off Event on March 3 at 5 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield during the Taste of Effingham.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


SC Maritime Association pays tribute to Dasher

The South Carolina Maritime Association honored Brenda Dasher with the "Beacon Award" for her contributions to the maritime industry. The event, a black tie affair with more than 450 people in attendance, was held in the Crystal Ball Room of the Charleston (S.C.) Marriott.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ogeechee Soil and Water Conservation District honors Davis

Jackie Davis was honored as the conservationist of the year for Effingham County by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Volunteer of the Year

Robyn Groce received her plaque and check from Leland Sanders, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, at Thursday night's Volunteer of the Year banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Giving insight to Rotary

John Crosby of Priority Insight was the guest speaker of Rotary on Feb. 10.offers peer coaching to groups, businesses and individuals known as Leader to Leader.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pay it forward

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl thanks fellow Savannah Rotarians Dave LeGrasse and Steve Stephens for their presentation on the Rotarians Play it Forward event to be held on April 23 in Savannah.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Washington graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Sadaree L. Washington has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Getting Work Ready

Melvin Everson, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Readiness, and Fred McConnell, deputy director, met with business, education and political leaders to discuss the Georgia Work Ready Initiative on a recent visit and tour of Savannah Technical College.

February 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Richey graduates from basic training

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

February 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thornton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jessica L. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden Club officers

The Rincon Garden Club held its Jan. 25 meeting at the home of Betty Neidlinger. Installation of the 2011-13 officers was conducted by outgoing president Dianne Sather.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospice Savannah's Full Circle thanks Springfield Automotive

Bereavement counselor Barbara Moss and Community Services Director Jamey Espina from Hospice Savannah's Full Circle visited with employees at Springfield Automotive recently to show their gratitude for their contributions of time and money to feed the approximately 150 staff, volunteers and campers on the first night of Camp Aloha each spring.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as ...

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream ...

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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