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Jenkins named chairman of Effingham Red Cross

Uncovering local talent and leadership is all too often seen as a seemingly simple task for an experienced Red Cross representative. For the Red Cross, these special volunteers just don't come along everyday. In fact, all Red Cross volunteers are special. They give effortlessly of their time, energy, knowledge and yes, sometimes even their money. Somewhere among the best people in town, one will always find Red Cross volunteers.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ready for speech contest

The Rotary Club Speech Contest will be March 3 at 7:30 a.m. at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Love was in the air

Approximately 100 people attended the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance to benefit the Mars Theater last Saturday. Lisa Brant, the organizer of the event, said she was happy with the turnout for the first year and hopes to build on that number next year. The event was held at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

February 19, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Queen and king crowned at Effingham Care Center

John Chancey and Jennifer Nichols were crowned 2009 Valentine's Day King and Queen at Effingham Care Center Valentine's Party.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Getting kids off the net and on books

President Karen Tanksley thanks Lisa Phillips, media specialist at South Effingham Middle School, for an enlightening presentation to The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hynes welcomed to Rotary

Stan Sparks welcomes Tess Hynes into The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Troop 691 Scouts help Explorers with lifesaving skills

Boy Scouts from Troop 691 used their makeup skills to expose the Explorer Scouts of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department Explorer program to realistic wounds and physical injuries of all types.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Historic Effingham Society celebrates anniversary

February 09, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Venture Crew, Fire Explorers attend Winterfest

Effingham Fire Rescue Venture Crew 691 and Bloomingdale Fire Explorer Post 124 attended the 2009 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Both groups are part of the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary receives updates

Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewarded both a judge and an assistant governor at the meeting last week.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Schnase earns top honor in Omaha

Susan Arnsdorff Schnase, daughter of Gordon and Clara Sue Arnsdorff and granddaughter of the late Alton and Saralyn Arnsdorff of Springfield, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha, Neb., Jaycees last month.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mobley re-elected to chair hospital trustees

L. Stephen Mobley was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night in the hospital's community room.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


STARs steal the show

Jeffery Hancock was named the Effingham County School System STAR student Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting. Hancock is South Effingham High School's STAR student. He chose Carla Dean, his eighth grade earth sciences teacher, as his STAR teacher. Hancock will be attending Georgia Tech.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


United Way surprises Snyder

The United Way recognized Linda Snyder's years of volunteer work with the organization at a surprise reception Wednesday.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Retired officers group installs new leaders

The Savannah Chapter of the Military Officers Association (SAMOA) installed its new officers for 2009-10 at a Jan. 16 dinner at the Carey Hilliard's on Abercorn Street.

January 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT program (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton welcomes ‘Idol’ winner Glover

An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Record amount for Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Giles graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local NAACP branch marks Emancipation Proclamation

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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