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Johnson to get sendoff for national pageant

The community is invited to give Megan Johnson a big sendoff as she goes to California to compete in the National American Miss pageant.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Daiss graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Travis K. Daiss graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering a ‘forgotten war’

As a bullet from a Chinese .50-caliber machine gun tore into his wrist, Harrell Roberts rued the end of his wristwatch.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EFACEC visits Exchange Club

Peter Sheridan, purchasing manager for EFACEC, gave a short history of the EFACEC power transformers facility in Effingham County.

November 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scarecrow contest winners

DeWitt Insurance, with its "Wizard of Oz" theme, won first place in the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's scarecrow competition.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A salute to veterans

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 209 saluted local military veterans who live at Lakeview Manor retirement community in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lions Club Parade to kick off holiday season

The start to Effingham County's holiday season is ready to hit the streets.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual ACS memorial service to be held Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society Memorial and Honor Service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Socia graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Richard L. Socia has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interacting with Interact

Rotary Club district governor Gary Smith met Effingham County High School Interact students and talked with them about their projects and their involvement during a visit to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Taking flight

hen Bonnie Rachael opened Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center seven years ago, she said she envisioned it being "a place the community builds together."

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

It was in Guyton rather than Gotham, but Batman answered the call on Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Strutting their stuff

A group of doctors showed they could operate pretty well on stage.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots campaign kicks off

Staff Sgt. Elias Garcia Jr., the local Toys for Tots coordinator, discussed the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's campaign with the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD ready to start second edition of citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is ready to take applications for its next citizens police academy.

October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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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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