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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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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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