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Great American honors Rietkovich

Great American Opportunities, Inc., a national school fundraising company, held its 2007 awards banquets at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., in February.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town




Chihuahuas strut their stuff

The Cinco de Mayo team for this year's Relay for Life held a "Cutest Chihuahuas" fundraiser Sunday in the Lowe's parking lot.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Paying tribute to fallen heroes

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces. They were marched for days along a 65-mile grueling route in the scorching heat through the malaria-infested Philippine jungles, with limited rations and no medical support. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp.

May 06, 2008 | Dona Fair Special to the Effingham Herald | Around Town


Gnann goes over case load

Jane Gnann gave a presentation on the current case log at the Effingham County Magistrate Court to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Steed promoted to corporal

William Wesley Steed of Newington, the son of Kenneth and Evanda Webster and William and Diane Steed, has been promoted corporal in the U.S. Marine Reserves.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Beck earns senior NCO award

Master Sgt. Gabriel Rommel Beck of Guyton, a 26-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was selected as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2008.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pleasant gets another stripe

Georgia Air National Guardsman Samantha Pleasant of Hinesville was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard. Pleasant is a three-year surveillance and identification technician with the Hunter AAF-based Air National Guard unit.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


At Special Olympics, everyone is a winner

May 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Welcome to the club

Brad Trower "pins on" a worried new member Joe Tallent during the most recent Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Edenfield graduates from air traffic control course

Air Force Airman 1st Class Rey A. Edenfield has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tales of mission work

President-elect Bonnie Dixon presents Joseph N. Atkins of the Effingham County Health Department with a presenter's pen. Atkins shared his pictures and experiences of his recent humanitarian mission trip in South America.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nonprofit groups to gather for annual summit in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is excited to announce its 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit to be held May 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The theme this year is "Vision: The Power to Transform."

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Is your Chihuahua cuter than another Chihuahua?

On Sunday, Effingham County will have its first "Cutest Chihuahua" thanks to the Cinco de Mayo (Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors) Relay for Life team. The contest, which will benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kessler crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center

On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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