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LDSS preparing for annual Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting its eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham counties. The goal of Camp Buddy is to promote retention of information by offering programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Honoring veterans and those who have died in service to U.S. armed forces doesn't require signing up to join the military, said the keynote speaker at Monday's Effingham County Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park on Monday.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Academy grads hold class reunion

Effingham Academy classmates of 1950 held a reunion May 21 at the home of Cornell and Camille Mock.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper conducts cleanup

Effingham County representatives teamed up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday for a cleanup in the Effingham MS4 urbanized area, with volunteers picking up trash along the ditches and outfalls of Scuffletown Road, Lakewood Drive, Lakewood Circle, Jaguar Drive, Triumph Drive, Robin Road, Kelly Drive and Hodgeville Road.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper county set cleanup date for this Saturday

Effingham County representatives will team up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 noon for Effingham's cleanup in the MS4 urbanized area.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


On the path to victory

The annual Effingham County Relay for Life was held Friday night at Effingham County High School, with the theme "Closing the Book on Cancer."

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo Youth Chapter named Prince Hall chapter of the year

The Clyo Youth Chapter was presented the chapter of the year award from the Prince Hall Grand Youth Chapter OES, recognized for its documentation of community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, and also networking with other youth chapters and supporting their events.

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon’s Mooney serving aboard Navy’s most versatile ships

2004 Effingham County High School graduate and Rincon native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the country's most versatile combat ships.

April 27, 2016 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Abigal Rader Special to the Herald | Around Town


Zemurray chosen for Ga. Hereford Hall of Fame

Effingham County's Sam Zemurray was inducted April 1 into the Georgia Hereford Hall Of Fame.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Having a blast at Olde Effingham Day

The annual Olde Effingham Day Festival was held Saturday at the Living History Site in Springfield.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Hussars, HES clean up soldiers' resting places

Members of the Historic Effingham Society and Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham Hussars No. 2285 cleaned the Burgstiner Cemetery to remember the Confederate and Revolutionary soldiers buried there.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP holds annual Easter Egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Easter Egg hunt, with more than 170 children participating. Kids in groups with ages up to 6 years old and from 7-12 and those with special needs found more than 3,800 eggs. The Easter Bunny also was in attendance and there were inflatables, food and goody bags. Each child also had a picture with the Easter Bunny.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Sisters On a Journey’ comes to Statesboro

STATESBORO-It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is even more devastating. Yet every year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. hear those words, and more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.

April 13, 2016 | By Julie Lavender Statesboro Herald | Around Town


Overcoming obstacles

Undeterred by the obstacles and challenges life has placed before them, six young people were honored with the Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Awards on Friday night.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Next Parent University session set for Saturday at ECMS

The Parent University-Effingham spring session will be held Saturday at Effingham County Middle School, 1659 Highway 119 South in Guyton.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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


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