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New Ebenezer summer servant work camps

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted four Servant Work Camps this summer. These work camps are designed to assist those in need such as senior citizens and those with disabilities. Each group spends one week working on the many projects that the retreat center sets up for them.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Farm Bill impacts at Rotary

State Rep. Jon Burns and Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon present Wes Harris with the Rotary ink pen.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gives money, school supplies to Guyton Elementary

The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise presented Guyton Elementary School with a check for $700, and school supplies Thursday.

September 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Zoning chief speaks to Rotary

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher named Rotarian of the Year

Effingham Sunrise Rotary congratulated Billy Dasher for earning the honored "Rotarian of the Year Award" for 2007-2008. Dasher distinguished himself by demonstrating the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in the community.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


National Night Out draws a crowd in spite of the heat

National Night Out was held Tuesday at Ulmer Park in Springfield.

August 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Chapman promoted

Nicholas James Chapman graduated from AW A school and was promoted to petty officer third class on Aug. 1 in Pensacola, Fla.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets the lowdown on GIS

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Baxley earns GMA certificate of recognition

Rincon City Council member Ken Baxley received the certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention in Savannah on June 24.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thrivent links up for Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day is a national volunteer effort that brings youth and adults together to improve communities while helping others.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


8th Air Force prepares for reunion

POOLER - The 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion brings together more than 700 World War II veterans and their families from around the country to Savannah.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UGA’s Grady College to honor Springfield native

Newspaper publisher Robert M. Williams Jr. is one of 58 alumni and communication professionals from across the country named to the charter class of The Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn trades in phones for timber

After 30 years, Evans Blackburn has decided to trade in his Planters Telephone installation gear to spend more time in wooded areas.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


State bar names Kicklighter to help with military needs

Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter Jr. of Springfield has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett named to community bankers group leadership post

Chap Bennett, president of The Coastal Bank's Effingham County market, has been officially named the Division One chair of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division Board of Directors. He previously served as the organization's Division One vice chair.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Push started to bring free health clinic

A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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