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Schools tout work-based learning program

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse, right, congratulates Vivian Lawson and Becky Truluck during the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawson and Truluck presented the members with a presentation on the benefits and successes of the "Work-based Learning Program" in Effingham County.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions make a roar for Red Cross

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning about Work-based Learning

Vivian Lawson, coordinator at Effingham County High School, and Becky Truluck, coordinator at South Effingham High School, discussed the Effingham County school system's work-based learning program with the Effingham County Rotary Club.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Binder completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Marc E. Binder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lovett joins Rotary

Club President Karen Tanksley inducts Ramona Lovett, principal of Ebenezer Middle School, into the Effingham County Rotary Club, as Dr. Mark Winters, her Rotary sponsor, joins Tanksley in welcoming Lovett.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Women take center stage

On Saturday, Effingham Women in Business hosted a Women's Expo. Businesses represented at the event were Teach Right, Effingham Hospital, New York Life, Magnolia, Premier Designs Jewelry, Liberty National, Joann's Florist, Sheila's Cakes, Ever After, Mary Kay and Fireflies.

October 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Local author signs book

Kay Mixson Jenkins had a book signing at the Chamber of Commerce in Springfield Monday.

October 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Gearing for a big finish

The Effingham County United Way is driving to a goal of $250,000 in its annual campaign.

October 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Tyson speaks to Lions Club

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary takes swim with the Dolphin Project

Captain Roy and Peach Hubbard are master coastal naturalists who spoke to Effingham County Rotary Club about The Dolphin Project.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Revelle completes Air Force basic training

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

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital CEO speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary member Joe Tallent thanks his boss, Effingham Hosptial Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan, for her presentation on the successes, challenges and changes of the hospital that affect patient care at the facility. Effingham Hospital was recognized as being the 2007 Hospital of the Year according to HomeTown Health, LLC for Rural Hospitals.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Buckmasters take aim at Down syndrome

The 5th Annual Effingham Buckmasters One Shot Chapter Banquet will be held Oct. 9 at The Mill Creek Banquet Hall in Rincon. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

October 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Rotary’s newest member

Scott Hinson was inducted into membership of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary at the club's Aug. 26 meeting. President Bonnie Dixon conducted the ceremony. Ace Herring and Billy Dasher sponsored Hinson's membership.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mars lands at Rotary

Butch Kieffer and Gussie Nease shared with the Effingham Rotary Sunrise Club, their passion for the Springfield Revitalization Corporation project to restore the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield. Work has begun but community involvement will be required to bring the historic building back to its past glory. The vision goes beyond restoration to providing a venue for cultural entertainment for Effingham County.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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