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Girls Night Out to focus on protecting your skin

Learn how to protect your most valuable asset - your skin - at the next Girls Night Out.

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Celebrating Mother’s Day

The residents at Effingham Care Center had a Mother's and Others Celebration last month. The Activities Department recognized all of the mothers in the facility as well as other residents who call Effingham Care Center home. Everyone was treated to homemade ice cream and a corsage.

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parade honors founders

Beneath the theme "Freedom Rings in Rincon," two of the founders of the Fourth of July festivities in the city, Rachael Jackson and Frank Owens, were selected as this year's parade honorees.

June 20, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town


Merritt awarded for services to youth with disabilities

SAVANNAH-Carmen Merritt, of Effingham County, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Georgia Department of Labor's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program in Savannah, accepted the President's Award given recently to Project SEARCH for outstanding service and job placement to young people with intellectual disabilities.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Herald takes second place in GPA awards

The Effingham Herald won second place in hard news writing for its division at the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday night at Jekyll Island.

June 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brownies turn cookies into orchestra support

Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 30197 made a very special visit to Effingham Community Orchestra's May 1 rehearsal. They arrived to complete a mission they had been working on since the beginning of their cookie sale campaign.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


GSP joining Summer H.EA.T.

The Georgia State Patrol has announced its participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


New graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Lewis C. New graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gilder completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle J. Gilder graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State honors Effingham County Prison with award

A trophy from the state is a point of pride for the men and women at the Effingham County Prison.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Civilian engineer team heads to Iraq

After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight local professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq this weekend to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dundrea M. Young graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Spivey completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Joshua D. Spivey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Patterson honored for his service

As the Sunrise Rotary Club recipient of the Service Above Self Award, Frank Patterson took very little credit for his work.

June 02, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange hears about real estate market

Scott Morgan and Chriss Allen from Savannah River Mortgage recently spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about changes in home mortgages and the real estate market in this area. Mark Czachowski, program director, thanked Morgan and Allen for their informative presentation.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon ready to ring in the 4th

The city of Rincon is gearing up for its annual Freedom Rings event Friday night at Freedom Park, complete with fireworks and a laser show.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riders saddle up at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is holding its annual horse camps, with riders learning the ropes and also getting to paint - and then wash - the horses.

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA to rename road for Purcell

The Effingham YMCA is hosting a dedication ceremony and reception for the named Ann Purcell Connector on June 30th at 10 a.m. in recognition ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra gets 'em dancing at Retro Sock Hop

Everyone in attendance at Effingham Community Orchestra's recent Retro Sock Hop fundraiser at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Gymnasium in Springfield enjoyed an ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Greene happy to serve aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

SASEBO, Japan-A 2001 Effingham County High School graduate and Clyo native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard the only forward ...

June 15, 2016 | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Green Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs | Around Town


Daughters of the Confederacy make donation to library

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, donated a signed copy of "The Story of Camp Lawton" by author John ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Morgan ‘still ticking’

In Clarence Morgan's point of view, the Good Lord is keeping him around for a reason.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ladner thanks predecessors, staff for small business award

Now in its 60th year of business, DeWitt Insurance Agency has been named the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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