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Effingham County Fishing Derby at Baker Pond

More than 70 kids and 14 senior citizens took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' fishing derby Saturday at Baker Pond.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay’s living proof

The first lap of the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life is reserved for cancer survivors. It may as well be a victory lap for survivors such as Diane Shearouse and Christine Brown.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay for Life 2008 photo album

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Choir singers are needed for Memorial Day program

Community choir singers are needed to be part of the choir that will sing at the Memorial Day program at Veterans Park on May 26 at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Heidt named Miss Effingham County

Morgan Heidt was named Miss Effingham County in the Miss division at a pageant held April 19 at the Effingham Recreation Department.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pregnancy Care Center speaks to Sunrise Rotary

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotarians learn how to cut down on water use

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Exchange speech winners

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dining and dancing under the stars

May 13, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Something new for Olde Effingham Days

The third annual Olde Effingham Days Festival drew an estimated crowd of 8,000-10,000 people to Springfield during the weekend.

May 13, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Liotta, Hunter graduate from Leadership Southeast Georgia

STATESBORO - Two Effingham County residents have graduated from the seventh annual Leadership Southeast Georgia program.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


CASA to hold inaugural Mother's Day luncheon

The Savannah-Chatham County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program will hold its first Mother's Day luncheon on May 6 at the Chatham Club in the Desoto Hilton Hotel.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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


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Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way coloring contest works wonders

Seven winners were recognized in the United Way of Effingham County's coloring contest leading up to its annual fundraising campaign next month.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham's 2014 fundraising campaign.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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