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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


Eaddy takes reins of 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Helping hands at Manna House

Rincon United Methodist recently sent a group of students from Ashberry College to Manna House to give their assistance to the ministry. Each student worked hard and much was accomplished.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


United, they stand for United Way

United Way Advisory Board members gathered at the United Way Effingham Service Center on Monday morning to celebrate the reopening of the center after renovations to the building that houses the center were completed.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Chatham CNT Chief talks to Rotary

Roy Harris, commander of the Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team, addressed the Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton on June 17.

July 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to captive audience at Rotary

The sheriff and chief deputy reported on several accomplishments when they spoke at the Sunrise Rotary meeting. T

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Retiring old flags on Flag Day

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Scouts drop a line into Powers' pond

Scouts and their families ringed Joe Powers' pond just north of Guyton on Saturday morning.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Wal-Mart helps Red Cross HEROES

Although many people think "it will never happen to me" the last several months have brought major disasters closer to home. The Feb. 7 explosion in Port Wentworth at the Imperial Sugar Refinery was followed weeks later by the tornados that destroyed Effingham County homes and shut down a power plant.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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