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Stowers named to STC Foundation Community Council

Steven G. Stowers, an architect at Lott + Barber, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation's Community Council.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jaleesa M. Young has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A candle of hope

The Effingham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program held its annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness month on Tuesday.

October 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Sheriff honors longtime pastor

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie presented Pastor Mayola Sanders with a certificate of appreciation.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hall earns promotion

Gary Hall of Rincon, a material control technician with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during ceremonies at the Hunter Army Airfield-based Air Guard unit.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon woman claims $50K prize in Georgia Lottery’s ‘Win It All’

ATLANTA - A Rincon woman is pumped about winning the lottery.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ashcraft speaks to Rotary

Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Treutlen House holds third annual tourney

The Treutlen House held a fundraising golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with 18 teams taking part.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A house call for the Lions Club

Lisa Ryan of the Rincon Noon Lions Club presents a check to Susan Gattman, director of the Treutlen House, at a recent Lions Club meeting.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotarians learn about Down syndrome

Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, thanks John and Candy Bogardus for sharing information about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Know when to hold ’em at Tracy Boone fundraiser

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Exploring Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation's Mars on Main rummage sale brought in $3,604, said Gussie Nease.

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Wooten speaks to Lions Club

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton author takes Jesus’ birth from the view of a young donkey

GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rogers to perform at candidate benefit

Some may remember Scott Rogers' performance on the Old Effingham Days stage a few months ago. Now, Rogers is planning to do another concert on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation in Guyton.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC chapter commemorates Confederate Memorial Day

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham County Hussars chapter No. 2285 marked Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday at the Confederate monument next to the Effingham County courthouse.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On the march against cancer

Effingham County took to the track at Effingham County High School to take the fight to cancer.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Reception to be held for new VFW post

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post is opening in the Rincon-Springfield area. This is the first new VFW post in Georgia in more than four years.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Benefit ride for ECSO deputy set for Saturday at Lowe’s

A motorcycle charity ride will be held Saturday for Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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