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Hodges completes infantry training

Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary pins two new members

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary inducted two new members recently.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Atkinson completes master’s degree at University of Georgia

Jamie Craig Atkinson, a 1989 graduate of Effingham County High School, and current resident of Washington, graduated with his Master of Education degree in science education from the University of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Visit from Rotary Governor

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Rotary District Governor Kenan Kern and his wife Beth Kern with a celebratory gift basket.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary teams with United Way

September 05, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


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


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Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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