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Plant McIntosh powers Empty Stocking Fund

Georgia Power Plant McIntosh employees and vendors recently contributed more than $6,500 to the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Post offices to be open Dec. 24, 31

With the U.S. Postal Service predicting its busiest holiday season ever, the post offices in Springfield and Rincon will be open regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help needy families at Christmas through the Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club sees Dr. Mudano

Dr. Mark L. Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon at Effingham Hospital, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about orthopaedics and the recent expansion at Effingham Hospital.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to suspend lane closures for the holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates heavy traffic during this Christmas and New Year's holidays. So that motorists can better enjoy their travels through southeast Georgia, the Georgia DOT announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes will be suspended beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through midnight Jan. 1.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Cutting the ribbon on getting a slice

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Papa John's cut the ribbon on its new location, near Teach Right in Rincon.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Big league stuff

One of Effingham County's newest homeowners is enjoying the tranquility of his residence - until it's time to pack up the bats, gloves and cleats and head west to go back to work.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Orchestra delights crowd at annual holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of beautiful holiday music and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium on Dec. 2 as Effingham Community Orchestra presented its sixth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salon’s new home

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Salon celebrate its opening in the former Glaze space at Goshen Crossing.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber celebrates ribbon cuttings

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings to welcome two businesses, the new Farmers Furniture store in Rincon and Ashley Boyette's new State Farm office in Rincon.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Butler graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Courtney L. Butler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund list grows

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help children and needy families at Christmas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rushing graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ramsey E. Rushing graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Power donates to Treutlen House

Treutlen House at New Ebenezer received a $2,500 donation from Citizens of Georgia Power, a statewide service organization comprised of Georgia Power employees, retirees and their spouses.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups partner with Manna House

Manna House has partnered with Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation through Sportsmen Against Hunger Pantry to assist families in need. Local deer processors accept unwanted venison from hunters. These donations are processed into burgers which are very helpful to families.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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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