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Lions offer helping hand to Treutlen House

The Rincon Noon Lions Club presented the Treutlen House with a gift of $500.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Whitehead addresses Rotary

Gail Whitehead, Effingham County elections supervisor, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the many and varied duties of the Election Commission. Detailed work assures that every eligible vote counts during elections, but there is year-round work to register and maintain voter records. A recent budget cut will delay plans to provide additional early voting locations in the county.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon Christmas parade photo album

December 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Rotary informed about Operation Christmas Child

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewards Michelle Liotta with a Rotary pen.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett completes basic training

Army National Guard PFC Kennith L. Bennett recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden club donates to Habitat home

The Springfield Garden Club donated Burford hollys for the newest Habitat House at 815 Magnolia St., Guyton.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


ACS Memorial Service

The American Cancer Society Memorial Service was held Nov. 2 in Springfield at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium. The new memorial plaques will be permanently displayed in Effingham Hospital within a few weeks.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A gavel of friendship

Bonnie Dixon, president, and Rev. David Grandgeorge, secretary, of Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, pass the gavel of fellowship to Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


GSU to take part in ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ weekend

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The season of giving continues in Georgia's hunting circles this weekend with a local opportunity to donate to Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry program. Lamar Q. Ball Jr Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University will accept donations of field-dressed deer Nov. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Claxton completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Michael C. Claxton, son of Andrew and Dorothy Claxton of Rincon recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Former paratrooper reflects on meaning of Veterans Day

Young paratroopers, some just back from the front lines of the global war on terror in Iraq, listened intently as James Sapp talked about his early days in the airborne infantry.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


FORCE to hit the roof for food drive

On Nov. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the FORCE steering committee (composed of Lisa Bush, Janice Mydell, Glenda King, Elaine Spencer and Bonnie Dixon) will "go to new heights" to help raise food for the pantries by climbing onto the roof top of a local business and staying there until 1,000-canned food items have been collected and brought to the designated location.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kramer named president of Effingham HBA chapter

Jeff Kramer was installed as president of the Effingham County chapter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. Kramer is the vice president of construction for Ernest Homes.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary targets wiping out polio

Jeff Kublin, Rotary International assistant district governor for District 6920, speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about the Rotary International Foundation. Rotary's worldwide goal of eradicating polio is aided by the $1 million matching grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Incidences of polio are still found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shedding some light on natural gas

Frank Ray, of Atlanta Gas and Light, talks to Rotary Club of Effingham.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


HES honors Mars’ preservation

Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A heart for others

Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO hosting course for teen drivers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

February 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Songwriters pack the Mars

Led by Effingham County native Hannah Dasher, a quartet of Nashville songwriters played to a sold-out Mars Theatre, entertaining the crowd with their songs and their tales of the music business in Nashville and life.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Push started to bring free health clinic

A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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