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Sunrise Rotary shines spotlight on the ACA

Andy Smith, chief financial officer at Effingham Health System, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about changes and postponements of various parts of the Affordable Care Act.

August 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange celebrates charter member's birthday

Pete Lancaster, a charter member of the Exchange Club of Effingham, recently celebrated his 84th birthday.

August 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CAP cadet celebrates milestone

Brandon Bates Hollifield was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award at the Effingham Cadet Squadron meeting of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 5,. This award honors the late Gen. Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


'Change' goes a long way for Family Promise

Back in June, the children in Springfield First Baptist Church's vacation Bible school responded in a big way to a challenge from director Molly Marchese.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way campaign gets ready

United Way's annual fall campaign is just around the corner, and community sponsors are getting involved early.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Experiences in babysitting

The Effingham County Extension Office hosted a Certified Sitters training seminar for Cloverleaf 4-H'ers interested in earning extra money through babysitting.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA taking nominations for 2013-14 CLA class

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raising a cheer

About 70 girls ages pre-K through eighth grade participated in the week-long Little Rebel Cheer Camp at Effingham County High School.

August 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SCMPD to offer boater safety course

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City honors Freedom Rings winners, volunteers

Rincon City Council members recognized and honored the winners of its Freedom Rings celebration and also paid tribute to the volunteers who helped stage the events.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Power turns on the help for Boy Scout camp

Citizens of Georgia Power members and their families participated in the Log Landing Boy Scout Camp cleanup project this past weekend.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community picnic is a splash

Families enjoyed water slides, a hay ride (or a summer-time version of one, without the hay), free food and other activities Saturday at the annual Guyton community picnic.

July 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber preparing for next Leadership class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club hosts Working Families

Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Lest we forget

In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.

May 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A welcome homecoming

Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


EHS Auxiliary honored for service above self

The Effingham Health System Auxiliary was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County's Service Above Self Award.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mail carriers deliver for Manna House

Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Memorial Day ceremony set for Veterans Park

On Monday, Effingham County citizens will come together for a Memorial Day program in the Veterans Park to remember those who have served their country. It is a national holiday set aside for this remembrance and appreciation of veterans.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Beech wins UDC essay contest

Each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-12. This year's topic was "March to the Sea."

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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