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Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the Good Samaritan. She spoke about Effingham Family Promise and how this organization, with support from the community, has helped several homeless families with children. It is an ecumenical program that has the support of approximately 14 local churches.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary donates to YMCA, United Way

Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Dr Barbara Prosser presented $500 checks on behalf of its members to Kim Dennis, executive director of the Effingham Y, center, and Julie Dickey, co-director with the Effingham United Way, right. Both ladies spoke to the club members during their regular Tuesday meeting about the organization's programs and impact.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lost Plantation lights up for Ella

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade raised more than $2,000 Saturday night.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton Christmas Parade brings big crowd

The annual Guyton Christmas Parade,which took place Saturday in front of a big crowd on a sunny morning.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Police out to make Christmases brighter

Shoppers at the Rincon Walmart may find their purchases taken care of in the next couple of weeks.

December 08, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club begins Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning its Empty Stocking Fund campaign for families in Effingham County.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lost Plantation golf cart parade set for Saturday

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade will be held Saturday, starting around 6:30 p.m.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


The season of giving

FORCE collected and distributed to the FORCE pantries 13,430 pounds of food from the nine schools in Effingham County that participated in this year's food drive.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick Foundation bringing Colt Ford to Freedom Park

The Josh Reddick Foundation will be bringing a rising country music star to Rincon next month.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


FETC riders win big at Special Olympics

More than 300 Special Olympic athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state were in Gainesville at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct. 9-11 for the Special Olympics Horse Show.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade through Rincon.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham County revealed its annual campaign goal.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Local churches join resources for Family and Faith Festival

Downtown Springfield was filled with kids eager to show off their "family-friendly" costumes Oct. 31 at the Christian-themed Family and Faith Festival, sponsored by church ...

November 10, 2016 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


Effingham residents enjoy Math at the Grocery Store Night

Rincon Elementary School held "Math at the Grocery Store Night" on Oct. 24 at the Kroger in Rincon and the turnout could not have been ...

November 02, 2016 | | Around Town


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