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Remembering a ‘forgotten war’

As a bullet from a Chinese .50-caliber machine gun tore into his wrist, Harrell Roberts rued the end of his wristwatch.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EFACEC visits Exchange Club

Peter Sheridan, purchasing manager for EFACEC, gave a short history of the EFACEC power transformers facility in Effingham County.

November 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scarecrow contest winners

DeWitt Insurance, with its "Wizard of Oz" theme, won first place in the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's scarecrow competition.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A salute to veterans

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 209 saluted local military veterans who live at Lakeview Manor retirement community in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lions Club Parade to kick off holiday season

The start to Effingham County's holiday season is ready to hit the streets.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual ACS memorial service to be held Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society Memorial and Honor Service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Socia graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Richard L. Socia has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interacting with Interact

Rotary Club district governor Gary Smith met Effingham County High School Interact students and talked with them about their projects and their involvement during a visit to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Taking flight

hen Bonnie Rachael opened Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center seven years ago, she said she envisioned it being "a place the community builds together."

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

It was in Guyton rather than Gotham, but Batman answered the call on Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Strutting their stuff

A group of doctors showed they could operate pretty well on stage.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots campaign kicks off

Staff Sgt. Elias Garcia Jr., the local Toys for Tots coordinator, discussed the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's campaign with the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD ready to start second edition of citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is ready to take applications for its next citizens police academy.

October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sexton surprised by 40 Under 40 selection

Magistrate Court Judge Rhonda Sexton has worked her way up the ranks of Effingham County government, and it's not just locals who have noticed.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Delivering for dogs — and cats

Mark Malke visited the Effingham County Animal Shelter a couple weeks ago in hopes of finding his missing cat, Markie.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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