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Pursuing a dream

Hannah Dasher is living her dream of pursuing a career in the music industry.

August 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Naldrett earns commission

Thomas E. Naldrett graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Duran completes basic

Air Force Airman Joclynn C. Duran has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee receives scholarship

Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The ties that bind

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Local student throws first pitch

Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Robinson completes basic training

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

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan earns Eagle Scout rank

Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sons of Confederate Veterans, FBC Rincon capture top spots

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Davis, won first place in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade on Friday.

July 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Turning the Mighty 8th ‘Black ’n Blue’

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Manna House expanding

Recently the Board of Representatives of Manna House voted to build a larger receiving and storage area adjacent to their main building.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deas earns state medal

Georgia Army National Guardsman Sgt. Ricky L. Deas of Bloomingdale, section chief, Battery B, 1/214 Field Artillery Battalion, was recently awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal at ceremonies at the Thomson-based unit.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stoner spreads the Chamber word at Rotary

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner discusses some of the new marketing ideas and the results of the Chamber membership survey.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community shows support for Jacob Harper

Community members attended a fundraiser to support Jacob Harper on Saturday.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Changes afoot for 165th command group

After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Health's Scott honored

Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.

September 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rivers Alive! cleanup on the Savannah set for Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Landing

The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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