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Effingham County Fishing Derby at Baker Pond

More than 70 kids and 14 senior citizens took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' fishing derby Saturday at Baker Pond.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay’s living proof

The first lap of the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life is reserved for cancer survivors. It may as well be a victory lap for survivors such as Diane Shearouse and Christine Brown.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay for Life 2008 photo album

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Choir singers are needed for Memorial Day program

Community choir singers are needed to be part of the choir that will sing at the Memorial Day program at Veterans Park on May 26 at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Heidt named Miss Effingham County

Morgan Heidt was named Miss Effingham County in the Miss division at a pageant held April 19 at the Effingham Recreation Department.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pregnancy Care Center speaks to Sunrise Rotary

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotarians learn how to cut down on water use

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Exchange speech winners

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dining and dancing under the stars

May 13, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Something new for Olde Effingham Days

The third annual Olde Effingham Days Festival drew an estimated crowd of 8,000-10,000 people to Springfield during the weekend.

May 13, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Liotta, Hunter graduate from Leadership Southeast Georgia

STATESBORO - Two Effingham County residents have graduated from the seventh annual Leadership Southeast Georgia program.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


CASA to hold inaugural Mother's Day luncheon

The Savannah-Chatham County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program will hold its first Mother's Day luncheon on May 6 at the Chatham Club in the Desoto Hilton Hotel.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Great American honors Rietkovich

Great American Opportunities, Inc., a national school fundraising company, held its 2007 awards banquets at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., in February.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town




Chihuahuas strut their stuff

The Cinco de Mayo team for this year's Relay for Life held a "Cutest Chihuahuas" fundraiser Sunday in the Lowe's parking lot.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


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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


Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘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 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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