The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.
A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.
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.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.
Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.
Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
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.
Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.
Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.
Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.
A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.
Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.
The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).
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.