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SHRM to address how to handle workplace violence

Sgt. Ed Myrick of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be the guest speaker on "Preserving Human Capital: The Tactical Guide to Workplace Violence and Minimizing Loss of Life," presented by the Savannah Area Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
The presentation will be held Jan. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the First City Club, 32 Bull St. in Savannah.
Myrick will discuss an updated approach to the difficult arena of responding to workplace violence in the new economic culture. Incidents are now a matter of "when" and no longer just an "if." Address these ...

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Oliver completes Marine training

The parents and grandparents of Richard Harvey Oliver Jr. announce he has graduated from boot camp at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island, S.C., and Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, N.C.
Oliver, a 2005 graduate of South Effingham High School, will continue his education in aviation traffic control electronics at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


McPherson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard.
Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.
He is a 30-year military veteran, a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and the Enlisted Association of the ...

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hicklen to lead MLK Jr. Day parade

Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nelson completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Larry Nelson of Guyton.
Nelson graduated in 2008 from South Effingham High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morrissette graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Cynthia Morrissette of Rincon.
Morrissette graduated in 2010 from Effingham County High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Webb Scholarship

Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pascetti completes training at Fort Benning

Here is another test.

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP Christmas dinner

The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner.
Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program.
Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy Commander Maj. Carl Godbee and Group 6 Commander, Maj. Gene Warnock were also in attendance.
The squadron meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m ...

December 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bringing a FORCE

Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club.
F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county.
Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need.
Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider F.O.R.C.E. to help stamp out hunger in Effingham.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher joins Lions Club

Photo provided
Brenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cup of change can add up

Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund.
"All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be missed by those of us who habitually leave the coins laying around. Members have also given bills and checks but we like the idea that ...

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rebel leader speaks to Exchange

Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season.
His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships.
However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his wife of 29 years and his 22-year-old daughter who will give him his first grandchild, a boy who hopefully will follow in his footsteps.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Porterfields

Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cathcart speaks to Exchange

Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program.
Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV.
The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.

December 13, 2010 | 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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