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Tea party gathers

Effingham Tea Party activists and supporters gathered Thursday evening for the third annual Tea Party rally, held near the Lowe's on Highway 21 in Rincon.

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CASA calls on rotary club

Lainie Jenkins, executive director/volunteer coordinator of CASA, gave the Effingham Rotary Club an overview of CASA, which stands for a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Around the world with Rotary

Craig McIntosh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program student from New Zealand, was the guest speaker at the Effingham Rotary Club. McIntosh was a student at Victoria University of Wellington where he received his BA in media.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ambrose honored

Amy Ambrose of Rincon received the Mary Frances Duren Award for the disabilities and special needs Teacher of the Year 2011 at the Opening New Worlds Conference held at First Baptist Church in Tucker on April 1.

April 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hill completes basic training, AIT

U.S. Army Pvt. Joshua M. Hill graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

April 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham Chamber, arts council announce photography contest

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Effingham Council for the Arts announce a new photography contest.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Drummond graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Kayla J. Drummond graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia DOT approves Historic Scenic Byway

The state Department of Transportation has approved the Historic Effingham Ebenezer Scenic Byway.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Troop 295 celebrates Eagle Scout record

Sponsored by Springfield United Methodist Church, Troop 295 in Guyton has produced 12 Eagle Scouts in 2010, breaking an all time record.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Zoller, Farm Bureau hit nation’s capital

Effingham County Farm Bureau member, Michael Zoller, visits Washington, D.C.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Judge visits rotary

Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl, thanks Effingham County Magistrate Court Judge Scott Hinson after his presentation.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


de Queljoe graduates from basic training

David de Queljoe has graduated from basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

March 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Whipple completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Walter T. Whipple graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Witness to history

Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inductee Harry Atkins told the Effingham County Sunrise Rotary Club about his lifelong adventures working as a reporter/journalist for events such as the 1975 sinking of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" to sports championships such as the World Series.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gilliam completes basic training

Air Force Airman Zachery D. Gilliam graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 28, 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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