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A candle of hope

The Effingham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program held its annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness month on Tuesday.

October 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Sheriff honors longtime pastor

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie presented Pastor Mayola Sanders with a certificate of appreciation.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hall earns promotion

Gary Hall of Rincon, a material control technician with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during ceremonies at the Hunter Army Airfield-based Air Guard unit.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon woman claims $50K prize in Georgia Lottery’s ‘Win It All’

ATLANTA - A Rincon woman is pumped about winning the lottery.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ashcraft speaks to Rotary

Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Treutlen House holds third annual tourney

The Treutlen House held a fundraising golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with 18 teams taking part.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A house call for the Lions Club

Lisa Ryan of the Rincon Noon Lions Club presents a check to Susan Gattman, director of the Treutlen House, at a recent Lions Club meeting.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotarians learn about Down syndrome

Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, thanks John and Candy Bogardus for sharing information about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Know when to hold ’em at Tracy Boone fundraiser

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Exploring Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation's Mars on Main rummage sale brought in $3,604, said Gussie Nease.

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Wooten speaks to Lions Club

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton author takes Jesus’ birth from the view of a young donkey

GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rogers to perform at candidate benefit

Some may remember Scott Rogers' performance on the Old Effingham Days stage a few months ago. Now, Rogers is planning to do another concert on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation in Guyton.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon mayor speaks to Lions Club

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary hears about acupuncture

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon and Membership Chairman Jerry Freyermuth present Nicole Ware with a commemorative Rotary ink pen for her presentation on the benefits of acupuncture and herbology treatments.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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