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Memorial Day ceremony set for Veterans Park

On Monday, Effingham County citizens will come together for a Memorial Day program in the Veterans Park to remember those who have served their country. It is a national holiday set aside for this remembrance and appreciation of veterans.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Beech wins UDC essay contest

Each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-12. This year's topic was "March to the Sea."

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol cadets soar in orientation flights

Six cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP cadet program from Plantation Air Park near Sylvania. The cadets taking their first flight were Jackson Butler, Trevor Charles, Adam Daugherty, Evan Jenkins, James Jolin and Christopher Palmer.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EEMA volunteer honored

Effingham County's Jean Vaught received the volunteer of the year award from the Georgia Emergency Management Association, in recognition of her volunteer work with the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Kush graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Kush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lovick completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody L. Lovick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak readies for bluegrass and gospel festival

The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events. The 39th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs May 21-25.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra packs in another big crowd with concert, sale

Effingham Community Orchestra delivered another successful performance on May 4 with its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Mars stars in its opening week

The opening weeks of the Mars Theatre have been a success, Springfield city staff told city council members Tuesday night.

May 15, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Scouts visit Effingham County Extended Care

Girl Scouts from Troop 30387 recently entertained residents of the Effingham County Extended Care facility.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Academy grads enjoy reunion

Family and friends attended the 64th reunion of the Effingham Academy class of 1950.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets date for Eggs and Issues review

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Review breakfast, scheduled for May 21 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


For Hayes, campaign accomplishes missions

As this year's Effingham County candidate for the annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, Mimi Hayes wanted to raise awareness about diabetes - along with money to fight it.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual Relay for Life carries on the fight

The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Belief system

Caleb Mock talks as if he's being inconvenienced by a simple illness rather than battling a life-threatening disease.

May 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton welcomes ‘Idol’ winner Glover

An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Record amount for Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Giles graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local NAACP branch marks Emancipation Proclamation

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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