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Dunham to deliver keynote speech at MLK Jr. breakfast

Radio talk show host and president of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Savannah chapter, Chester Dunham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast Monday. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wheels turn at Rotary

Don Adams, of Kelly Group Travel Specialists, took the Rotary Club of Effingham County on a visual tour of the country. Kelly has buses that accommodate large and small groups all over the country. Kelly's 2009 catalog of tours offers many options or your group can have them customize a tour.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions welcome Allen to pride

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wells’ first star makes history in Georgia Guard

FORT MCPHERSON - Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state's first African-American general officer during a promotion ceremony held at Fort McPherson.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham Chorale forming soon

Residents of Effingham, Chatham and Screven counties are encouraged to head to the first rehearsal Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Springfield United Methodist Church sanctuary. Auditions are not required, but people who can read music or who are willing to learn are sought. All people high school age or above are welcome.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parks graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Robert W. Parks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Fields earns 2009 Webb Scholarship

Shamika Fields of Clyo was awarded the Webb Scholarship in a ceremony at Effingham Hospital on Jan. 2.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jackson completes master’s

Effingham County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Tiffany Maeno Jackson recently earned her master's degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health sciences. Jackson received her degree from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Donors fill Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund was able to help many needy families with Christmas after a late push from donors.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Masons pitch in for Treutlen House

Freemasons from 13 Masonic lodges in Georgia and South Carolina united Dec. 31 to present the Treutlen House with an $11,318 donation.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Moore completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jordan C. Moore has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Crawley speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Effingham County Administrator David Crawley with a commemorative pen. Crawley presented to the group on the status for several projects of the county such as Old Augusta Road, Deloach Parkway, and the Old Courthouse.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary introduced to trauma survivors group

Paula Solomon speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about a free sexual trauma survivors support group.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton Tour of Homes photo album

The annual Guyton Tour of Homes was held Tuesday.

January 02, 2009 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Treutlen House edges closer to goal

Treutlen House Director Susan Gattman and board Chairman Mose Mock accept a generous donation of $500 from Macedonia Baptist Church in Guyton presented by Pastor Delmons White.

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

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June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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