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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


Waters completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Jordan M. Waters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carmichael graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Riley A. Carmichael graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fair swine show

One of the highlights of the Effingham County Fair each year is the swine and hog show at the Livestock Arena.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Fair cattle show

John Connor won grand champion in senior heifer at the Effingham Fair cattle show, held Thursday at the Livestock Arena. Connor also won reserve grand champion in junior heifer and intermediate cattle showmanship.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Pageant crowns queens

The annual Effingham County Fair Pageant was held Saturday. Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Theatre to put twist on ‘Christmas Carol’

Many adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way turns up the heat

The United Way of Effingham County's "power raisers" are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year's campaign goal.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber preps for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 24 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule is being worked out.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


’Dogs visit Rotary

Swann Seiler, whose family owns the University of Georgia bulldog mascots, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club and provided a glimpse into the UGA mascot dynasty and traditions behind the dogs.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Young winners at fair livestock shows

One of the most popular events at the Effingham County Fair each year is the lamb and goat show at the livestock arena.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Purcell receives Order of the Cross of Merit from Germany

Rincon resident Ann R. Purcell, a member of the State Transportation Board of Georgia and former state representative, has been honored by the Federal Republic of Germany with its Cross of the Order of Merit for her efforts in building cultural and economic bridges between Germany and the State of Georgia over the last several years.

October 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Veterans Day event to honor Korean War vets

The annual Effingham County Veterans Day observance will pay homage to Korean War veterans.

October 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB steps up for Family Promise

Julie Dickey and Becky Lango of Effingham Family Promise presented to Effingham Women in Business at their October meeting.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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