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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


YMCA, Spine & Sport announce partnership

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will be partnering with local Physical Therapy Company Spine & Sport to offer their members free injury assessments on site. The partnership gives an added value to the members of the YMCA in the case they have an injury or pain that they need to see someone about.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State Patrol plans for busy weekend

ATLANTA-Plan carefully, use caution, and buckle up are the recommendations from the Georgia State Patrol for a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local CASA volunteers attend state conference

Ten community CASA volunteers from CASA program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit attended the Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) state conference in Atlanta on April 16 to enhance their skills as CASA volunteers as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


EFACEC visits Exchange Club

Joe Martucci was thanked by Effingham Exchange Club President, Pete Lancaster for speaking to the club about the history of EFACEC and the specialized transformers than the company manufactures at its Effingham plant - its first U.S. manufacturing venture.

May 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Class is in

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office Investigator Erick Riner discusses proper search warrant techniques with fellow members of law enforcement at a continuing education seminar, hosted by the Rincon Police Department.

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Yarbrough reflects on Atlanta’s Olympic legacy

It's been 20 years since Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympic Games, an event that ultimately led to a second - and third - career for Dick ...

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary tees it up for fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Effingham County teed it up at Lost Plantation Golf Course for its annual fundraising tournament. Money raised from the events supports ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning ticket for Disney passes drawn at Orchestra concert

Attendees at Effingham Community Orchestra's "It's Showtime!" concert enjoyed music from popular Broadway, movie and television themes.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


King, Prosser graduate from Leasership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2016 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to equip and empower ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion honors Exley

M. Tommy Pierce, commander of American Legion Post 209, presented Mrs. Edwin R. Exley with a certificate transferring her late husband from Post 209 to ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Fire pitches in for Camp Aloha

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn and Firefighter Mike Whittle presented Hospice Savannah with a check for $1,500 to be used for their overnight children ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


It's about service, not self, for Exley

Of the many hats and different shirts he dons, Stuart Exley now has to find room for his Service Above Self Award.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to celebrate 30 years

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., celebrating 30 years of the Chamber.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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