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Baxley earns GMA certificate of recognition

Rincon City Council member Ken Baxley received the certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention in Savannah on June 24.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thrivent links up for Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day is a national volunteer effort that brings youth and adults together to improve communities while helping others.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


8th Air Force prepares for reunion

POOLER - The 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion brings together more than 700 World War II veterans and their families from around the country to Savannah.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UGA’s Grady College to honor Springfield native

Newspaper publisher Robert M. Williams Jr. is one of 58 alumni and communication professionals from across the country named to the charter class of The Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn trades in phones for timber

After 30 years, Evans Blackburn has decided to trade in his Planters Telephone installation gear to spend more time in wooded areas.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


State bar names Kicklighter to help with military needs

Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter Jr. of Springfield has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett named to community bankers group leadership post

Chap Bennett, president of The Coastal Bank's Effingham County market, has been officially named the Division One chair of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division Board of Directors. He previously served as the organization's Division One vice chair.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Berry attends state police chiefs conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Michael R. Berry of the Rincon Police Department recently attended the 2008 annual summer training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Seeley completes USAF basic training

Air Force Airman Quinton E. Seeley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton woman gets cookbook published

PublishAmerica is proud to present "Paula T's Favorite Recipes" by Paula Tukey of Guyton.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan named the CCC’s top volunteer

The Community Cardiovascular Council, the area's stroke and heart attack prevention program, named Nancy C. Morgan of Effingham County as its outstanding volunteer of the year during its 39th annual meeting recently in the Marsh Auditorium of the Candler Hospital.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary caps year of service

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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


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Prize winners at the fair

The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way campaign reaching fever pitch

The United Way of Effingham County is 75 percent toward its goal to raise $317,000 in this year's campaign, organizers announced this week.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO taking steps for Halloween safety

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is rounding up all the sex offenders on probation, requiring them to come to the jail Friday during prime trick-or-treating hours.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jimenez Open tees it up for Alzheimer’s

A year after his death, David Jimenez continues to inspire others to support Alzheimer's research and outreach.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Eaddy takes command of 165th Support Group

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, part of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Mission Support Group is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Annual fair rolls into town

A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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