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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


Shearouse’s Kiss-a-Pig campaign to kick off

The largest fundraiser of the year for American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, gets under way in Effingham County with Randy Shearouse's Campaign Kick-Off Event on March 3 at 5 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield during the Taste of Effingham.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


SC Maritime Association pays tribute to Dasher

The South Carolina Maritime Association honored Brenda Dasher with the "Beacon Award" for her contributions to the maritime industry. The event, a black tie affair with more than 450 people in attendance, was held in the Crystal Ball Room of the Charleston (S.C.) Marriott.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ogeechee Soil and Water Conservation District honors Davis

Jackie Davis was honored as the conservationist of the year for Effingham County by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Volunteer of the Year

Robyn Groce received her plaque and check from Leland Sanders, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, at Thursday night's Volunteer of the Year banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Giving insight to Rotary

John Crosby of Priority Insight was the guest speaker of Rotary on Feb. 10.offers peer coaching to groups, businesses and individuals known as Leader to Leader.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pay it forward

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl thanks fellow Savannah Rotarians Dave LeGrasse and Steve Stephens for their presentation on the Rotarians Play it Forward event to be held on April 23 in Savannah.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Washington graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Sadaree L. Washington has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Getting Work Ready

Melvin Everson, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Readiness, and Fred McConnell, deputy director, met with business, education and political leaders to discuss the Georgia Work Ready Initiative on a recent visit and tour of Savannah Technical College.

February 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Richey graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Amanda L. Richey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thornton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jessica L. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden Club officers

The Rincon Garden Club held its Jan. 25 meeting at the home of Betty Neidlinger. Installation of the 2011-13 officers was conducted by outgoing president Dianne Sather.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospice Savannah's Full Circle thanks Springfield Automotive

Bereavement counselor Barbara Moss and Community Services Director Jamey Espina from Hospice Savannah's Full Circle visited with employees at Springfield Automotive recently to show their gratitude for their contributions of time and money to feed the approximately 150 staff, volunteers and campers on the first night of Camp Aloha each spring.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Home health pays call on Rotary

Deneice Knowles was the guest speaker Thursday for Rotary Club of Effingham.

February 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


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


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