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New Ebenezer summer servant work camps

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted four Servant Work Camps this summer. These work camps are designed to assist those in need such as senior citizens and those with disabilities. Each group spends one week working on the many projects that the retreat center sets up for them.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Farm Bill impacts at Rotary

State Rep. Jon Burns and Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon present Wes Harris with the Rotary ink pen.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gives money, school supplies to Guyton Elementary

The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise presented Guyton Elementary School with a check for $700, and school supplies Thursday.

September 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Zoning chief speaks to Rotary

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher named Rotarian of the Year

Effingham Sunrise Rotary congratulated Billy Dasher for earning the honored "Rotarian of the Year Award" for 2007-2008. Dasher distinguished himself by demonstrating the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in the community.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


National Night Out draws a crowd in spite of the heat

National Night Out was held Tuesday at Ulmer Park in Springfield.

August 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Chapman promoted

Nicholas James Chapman graduated from AW A school and was promoted to petty officer third class on Aug. 1 in Pensacola, Fla.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets the lowdown on GIS

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Baxley earns GMA certificate of recognition

Rincon City Council member Ken Baxley received the certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention in Savannah on June 24.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thrivent links up for Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day is a national volunteer effort that brings youth and adults together to improve communities while helping others.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


8th Air Force prepares for reunion

POOLER - The 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion brings together more than 700 World War II veterans and their families from around the country to Savannah.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UGA’s Grady College to honor Springfield native

Newspaper publisher Robert M. Williams Jr. is one of 58 alumni and communication professionals from across the country named to the charter class of The Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn trades in phones for timber

After 30 years, Evans Blackburn has decided to trade in his Planters Telephone installation gear to spend more time in wooded areas.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


State bar names Kicklighter to help with military needs

Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter Jr. of Springfield has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett named to community bankers group leadership post

Chap Bennett, president of The Coastal Bank's Effingham County market, has been officially named the Division One chair of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division Board of Directors. He previously served as the organization's Division One vice chair.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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