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Mobley re-elected to chair hospital trustees

L. Stephen Mobley was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night in the hospital's community room.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


STARs steal the show

Jeffery Hancock was named the Effingham County School System STAR student Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting. Hancock is South Effingham High School's STAR student. He chose Carla Dean, his eighth grade earth sciences teacher, as his STAR teacher. Hancock will be attending Georgia Tech.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


United Way surprises Snyder

The United Way recognized Linda Snyder's years of volunteer work with the organization at a surprise reception Wednesday.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Retired officers group installs new leaders

The Savannah Chapter of the Military Officers Association (SAMOA) installed its new officers for 2009-10 at a Jan. 16 dinner at the Carey Hilliard's on Abercorn Street.

January 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Baking up a storm

Chamber members gathered together last Thursday to bake loaves of raisin bread that would be taken to state officials Monday during Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


A thanks for support

State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) receives a check from Effingham Hospital and Care Center CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


A prayer shawl of many colors

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Two Rincon troopers were a part of inauguration detail

Fifty members of the Georgia State Patrol served as part of the largest security detail for a presidential inauguration in the nation's history, including two from Rincon's Post 42.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


UWCE receives a 4-star rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire is proud to announce that for the first time they have been awarded a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bevill’s turn at Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard a presentation from Janice Bevill, Effingham County Chief Tax Assessor, about changes to the county value assessments, CUVA and homestead exemptions for 2009. Bevill took several questions about how those calculations are made and the affect on taxes. She is a valued member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sehl deploying for Iraq mission

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Daniel T. Sehl has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


FETC visits Rotary

Rotarian Lane Robertson shares a light moment with Bonnie Rachael at the weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


State Supreme Court appoints Bartos as a state bar mentor

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has been recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor in the Transition to Law Practice Program of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dunham to deliver keynote speech at MLK Jr. breakfast

Radio talk show host and president of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Savannah chapter, Chester Dunham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast Monday. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wheels turn at Rotary

Don Adams, of Kelly Group Travel Specialists, took the Rotary Club of Effingham County on a visual tour of the country. Kelly has buses that accommodate large and small groups all over the country. Kelly's 2009 catalog of tours offers many options or your group can have them customize a tour.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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