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Bart joins Smith Barney as financial advisor

Smith Barney announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett completes economic development course

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Ronald "Brett" Bennett, city manager of Springfield, is a graduate from the 2007 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held on Nov. 1.

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pizzino receives Webb scholarship

It's quite a balancing act for Mary Pizzino.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


MLK Day events set

South Effingham High School student Christopher Stephan Housey was the first place winner in the theme entries for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Evermore Farm IEA team has a strong first competition

CANTON - Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian team competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Meldrim group lends a few helping hands

During its first full year, the Meldrim Community Service Program provided 1,603 hours to help seniors and disabled members of the community, according to Stephen Newsome, president of the Meldrim Civic Club.

January 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Hynes to take part in Army All-American Bowl

Sgt. Lucas Hynes of the Georgia Army National Guard has been selected as a soldier-hero to attend the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morse earns Eagle Scout honor

Adam Kristopher Morse had his Eagle Scout court of Honor Ceremony at the Mary K. Warnell Center on Dec. 17, 2006. The eagle from Georgia Southern University was there to help celebrate.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Early Start awards start-up child care provider grants

SAVANNAH - Gail Phillips of Effingham County won a group start-up grant for $4,500 from Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral as a winner of a 2007 Quality Improvement mini-grant.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Arden joins Rotary

Kelli Arden was pinned by her life-long friend Bonnie Dixon during the Sunrise Rotary Club's weekly meeting.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gibson a certified evidence specialist

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has announced that evidence custodian William Gibson has achieved the designation of certified property and evidence specialist (CPES) awarded by the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton Tour of Homes photo gallery

January 08, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed the necessity of the "Move Over Law" in Effingham County. He also explained the taser safety and operational training that officers go through prior to being issued this highly effective weapon.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary pins new members

Two new members of Effingham Sunrise Rotary were pinned last week. The first was Dr. James Cornwell who was pinned by Jerry Freyermuth. Then Rev. David Grandgeorge was pinned by Julia Cochran.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary Governor visits

Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world to study at colleges in Georgia as part of Rotary's efforts to promote understanding of differing cultures and lifestyles.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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