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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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For Deadwyler, Mars was a mission

Tommy Deadwyler took the Mars Theatre stage Saturday night in what was one of his final acts, but he'll have a hand in an ...

September 01, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A living tribute

A park that bears his name now has a living symbol to honor the memory of Peter Giles Jr.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Team player’ wins Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Health System named Shannon Heath as its C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Year of the Award winner Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer to hold benefit dinner

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a benefit dinner Thursday at 7 p.m. with Leon Jacobs Jr. providing entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


McPherson named Air National Guard command chief

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta-A Rincon resident has been named the new command chief of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS celebrates 10 years of service

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is celebrating a big milestone in supporting families touched by Down syndrome. The group is entering its 10th year ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23 ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion ramps up

American Legion post 209 built a wheel-chair ramp for a family in the community. A church furnished materials, and members of Post 209 did the ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month

Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lemonade stand supports one of their own

The Learning Treehouse's annual Alex's Lemonade Stand had a hometown appeal this year.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready to tap into annual Oktoberfest

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 6th Effingham Oktoberfest on Sept. 25-26.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Holmes graduates from basic training

Air Force Guard Airman Roshonda Holmes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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