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Habitat visit

George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon.
Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rotary gets info on ALS

Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Kesslers named fair parade grand marshals

Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade.
The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years.
The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues.
"As the result of having my parents involved in the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, I was always associated with fairs," Ramona Kessler said ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Interacting with Rotary

Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, raised money for shelter boxes for the Haitian relief effort.

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Weaver completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Doing just swimmingly

July 12, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Lions Club gives to Manna House

Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger.
Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. Manna House distributed 193 bags in June. Stop by and register your child at Manna House Monday noon-2:30 p.m. or Thursday 10 a ...

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Springfield resident cashes in in Win for Life

ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Pack your bags!

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Hospital to hold open house for new surgeon

Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Not just brothers in arms — but father and son

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.

June 21, 2010 | By Spc. Cassandra Monroe 135th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment | Around Town

Committee offers thanks for battery picnic success

The event for the troops of the Springfield-based Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion on June 5 was outstanding, said event chairperson Ruth Lee.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

The steaks are hot at Camp Albert’s Falcon Cafe

Early on Friday mornings, billows of smoke can be seen rising through the air moving with the wind and dancing to the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

June 17, 2010 | By Spc. Monica K. Smith Combined Joint Task Force 82 PAO | Around Town

A big honor for ‘Aunt Dollie’

With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rincon won’t take part in summer food program

The summer food program for kids will go on this summer without Rincon's participation.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

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FETC riders win big at Special Olympics

More than 300 Special Olympic athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state were in Gainesville at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham ...

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

30 years of cane grinding and engines

On a farm just south of Clyo, Danny Harden has been holding his annual cane grinding and engine show. Visitors come from across the state ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

it’s a dog’s day at Springfield Dog Expo

The annual Springfield Dog Expo and 5K Run was held on a cool and clear Saturday morning earlier this month in downtown Sprngfield.

November 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rincon’s Teach Right to sponsor Angel Tree for the holiday season

Teach Right in Rincon is sponsoring a community Angel Tree for those interested in helping families in need in Effingham County.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Orchestra to present annual holiday concert, cookie sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its ninth annual Holiday Concert and Homemade Cookie Sale fundraiser Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. The event will be ...

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Stefan earns Eagle Scout

Christopher A. Stefan earned Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Scout.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

ECRP on cusp of biggest project as it marks its 40th anniversary

As the Effingham County Recreation and Parks celebrated its 40 years of operation, it is also looking ahead to what is being viewed as its ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Dixon 'shocked' to be named grand marshal

As she prepares to ride off into the sunset from her role as United Way of Effingham County executive director, Bonnie Dixon will climb aboard ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Effingham loves Ella fills Fairgrounds

Effingham Loves Ella, a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, was held Saturday at the Effingham Fairgrounds in honor of Ella Bothwell. Bothwell is a student ...

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Superheroes on the run for CASA

The annual Superheroes run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was held Saturday in Guyton, as runners in their ...

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Community Veterans Day observance to honor 165th

Current active members and retirees of the 165th Maintenance Group, as well as the entire 165th Airlift Wing at Travis Field, will be recognized and ...

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

'Color Effingham Blue' honors local law enforcement officers

Dozens of men and women in different uniforms filed through the Rincon Recreation Department's Macomber Park Building, and while the uniforms may have varied ...

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

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