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Serra graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Samuel P. Serra Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


How to see if you’re at risk for diabetes

In conjunction with the upcoming American Diabetes Association Alert Day, people in Effingham County can take advantage of free tests to see if they have or are at-risk for the disease.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts pitch in for Manna House

Under the direction of Scoutmaster Steve Hill, scouts from Boy Scout Troop 165 of Rincon canvassed neighborhoods, friends and family and asked for donations, collecting 397 pounds of food for Manna House.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Victim Witness visits Lions Club

Ann Resto, the new executive director of the Effingham Victim Witness Assistance Program, talked to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the organization, and its impact on the community.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Benedict completes basic training

Army Pfc. Cory A. Benedict has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Meridian Foundation pitches in for Habitat for Humanity

Helping Habitat for Humanity is in Brett Edwards' blood.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Edenfield takes the reins of the 165th

Col. James "Keith" Edenfield was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


IDA shines the light for Sunrise Rotary

Erin Rahn Phillips, research and market analyst for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the recent improvements the IDA has made to its industrial properties, as well as their hopeful outlook for recruiting new business in 2013. She entertained questions from the crowd on how the IDA evaluates the impact of different new businesses and the overall impacts they can have on the county.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Locals enjoy Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Swamp People’ draw crowd to Marlow PTO fundraiser

Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Order in the court!

The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


22nd annual Tara Feis to be held Saturday

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets look at the market

Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way earns four-star rating again

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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A heart for others

Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO hosting course for teen drivers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

February 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Songwriters pack the Mars

Led by Effingham County native Hannah Dasher, a quartet of Nashville songwriters played to a sold-out Mars Theatre, entertaining the crowd with their songs and their tales of the music business in Nashville and life.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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