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Rincon, Chamber get GATEway grant

Officials of the Georgia Department of Transportation have awarded a $27,800 grant to the city of Rincon for roadside enhancement and beautification improvements along the city's portion of Highway 21.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Still close to the heart

As Effingham County citizens marked Memorial Day on Monday and paid their respects to those who had died in service to the nation, they also kept in their thoughts dozens of local soldiers thousands of miles away from home.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary on target

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parrish graduates, earns commission

Royce A. Parrish III, a 2005 graduate of South Effingham High School, graduated cum laude from Jacksonville University on May 2.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary W.I.N.S.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lucario completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Minda M. Lucario graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears about Operation NOAH

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon recognizes Rev. Bob Rogers for his leadership and work on the NOAH Project mission trip in April. Rogers and his team helped rebuild a home in New Orleans that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mosley attends probate judge’s training session

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley attended the probate judge's 2009 spring seminar from April 13-17.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Porterfield ‘pinned’

ECHS Principal and Sunrise Rotary member Yancy Ford "pinned" new member Rob Porterfield into the Sunrise Rotary Club. Porterfield is the principal of Effingham County Middle School. For more information about how you can get involved, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Manna House donation

Delores Dukes, president of the Women of the Rincon United Methodist Church, presents a check for $250 to Lisa Bush, director of Manna House, for the Manna House Ministries. Its food pantry hours of operation are Monday noon-2:30 p.m., Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 827-2037 or email mannahouse@windstream.net.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Courson completes basic training

Army Pvt. Jessica L. Courson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


An ‘Olympig’ performance

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Chapman completes Navy C School

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas James Chapman of Rincon graduated from C School in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 10.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


VonBergen finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Helen A. VonBergen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary Club holds annual auction

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held its annual fundraising auction, "Dollars for Dreams," at the Mill Creek Lodge on Saturday night.

April 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


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NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon ready to ring in the 4th

The city of Rincon is gearing up for its annual Freedom Rings event Friday night at Freedom Park, complete with fireworks and a laser show.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riders saddle up at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is holding its annual horse camps, with riders learning the ropes and also getting to paint - and then wash - the horses.

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA to rename road for Purcell

The Effingham YMCA is hosting a dedication ceremony and reception for the named Ann Purcell Connector on June 30th at 10 a.m. in recognition ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra gets 'em dancing at Retro Sock Hop

Everyone in attendance at Effingham Community Orchestra's recent Retro Sock Hop fundraiser at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Gymnasium in Springfield enjoyed an ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Greene happy to serve aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

SASEBO, Japan-A 2001 Effingham County High School graduate and Clyo native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard the only forward ...

June 15, 2016 | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Green Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs | Around Town


Daughters of the Confederacy make donation to library

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, donated a signed copy of "The Story of Camp Lawton" by author John ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Morgan ‘still ticking’

In Clarence Morgan's point of view, the Good Lord is keeping him around for a reason.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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