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Coastal Health District marks National Public Health Week

Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HeritageBank to hold shred-a-thon

Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club tournament to tee off Saturday

Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Flonnory named to hospital authority

Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CCDS pays a visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about programs the Coastal Center for Development Services provides. Mandy Aldrich and Cindy Burns of CCDS recently spoke to the Exchange Club.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tams to headline Olde Effingham Days

There are several changes this year to the annual Olde Effingham Days festival.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Life Line Screening to be held Monday

Rincon area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Rincon Church of God will host Life Line Screening on Monday, at 3430 Highway 21 South in Rincon.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS marks Colorectal Health Awareness Month

Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tennessee college students wheel through Georgia

When Emily Guillaume first took part in Maryville College's annual spring break bicycle ride, she was too young to ride her own bike.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fox Theatre to bring benefit show to the Mars

Springfield's Mars Theatre will be one of the stops on the Fox Theatre Institute's three-day Theatre Revival Tour.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Winners abound at Special Olympics

Nearly 150 elementary, middle and high school students participated Friday in the Effingham County Spring Special Olympics hosted by South Effingham High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CCCS named a HomeSafe Georgia partner

HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carpenter earns Commendation Medal

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Carpenter has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, recognizing meritorious service from Jan. 16, 2007-Dec. 1, 2011.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sharpe earns promotion in Air National Guard

Kayla R. Sharpe has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the Air National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coastal Georgia Y raises $620K for its Priceless Gifts

Brett Bennett, Chad Cunningham, Joe Griffin, Julie Hales, David Skadeland and Gus Thompson were added to the YMCA of Effingham County's board of management at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 158th annual meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Morris graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kalyn M. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold diabetes alert day

People considered at high risk for type 2 diabetes are urged to get tested during the annual American Diabetes ALERT Day on March 25.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hayes to lead Kiss-a-Pig campaign

For the fifth year in a row, Effingham County will have a participant in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to serve up annual Taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is setting the table for the annual Taste of Effingham, set for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb.16, there were 14 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wright completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Halle group calls upon Ebenezer

Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECCA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Waltz named Conservationist of the Year

Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


CRTC’s Wright earns promotion

Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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