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A life of retirement? Yes, and no

Sometime early Saturday afternoon, Ken Lee will walk out of the Kroger store in Rincon and head to his pickup. The next time he passes through its doors, he'll be a customer, and not its manager.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Band reaches 'Homeland' with release of first full-length CD

Growing up in Effingham County, Nick Webb took piano lessons as a child and sang in the school chorus from fourth-12th grade.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Clyo man wins $400K in Georgia Lottery game

ATLANTA - A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Effingham County. Gurudev Datta Inc., in Clyo, sold a 20X The Money instant ticket with a $400,000 top prize.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey, Family Promise honored by Rotary Club

Brian Dickey was honored Thursday night by the Rotary Club of Effingham County as the community's Volunteer of the Year.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CASA at the Capitol

Lainie Jenkins, director, and Eileen Bayens, advocacy coordinator, from CASA Ogeechee attended the annual CASA Day at the Capitol event in Atlanta on Feb. 4.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD shines light on Citizens Police Academy

Sgt. Jose' Ramirez, patrol commander for the Rincon Police Department, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the Citizens Police Academy.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jenkins honored as firefighter educator of the year

The Georgia State Firefighters Association named Effingham County Fire and Rescue Lt. Hannah Jenkins as the 2013 educator of the year.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Y charges into annual campaign

When Sarah Puente and her family moved to Effingham County four years ago, they joined the YMCA in hopes of finding friends and fitness.

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


History still on the march

These days, the Historic Effingham Society appreciates a contributor like John Tebeau more than ever.

February 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Murphy honored for emergency preparedness

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health environment of care manager and disaster preparedness coordinator, was presented the Champion of Emergency Preparedness Award at the Georgia Healthcare Association's Winter Conference held Jan. 22.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross sounds call for blood donations

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EEMA director gets ready for the storms

Edwin Myrick, director of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed a week of vigorous training at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK Committee hands out Humanitarian Award

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin’ interest in Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Author makes new pair of shoes her mission

Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


MADD honors deputy

Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Kendricks received the Silver Shield Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia for the 53 arrests he made for driving under the influence in 2013.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


CASA updates protocol

Representatives from Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Region 12, which includes Bulloch and Effingham counties, and from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, recently updated their protocol for working together for the safety and well-being of the community's children.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Stout-hearted

Standing just 2 feet, 11 inches tall, Brittany Stout doesn't look like a typical 21-year-old.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lasting legacies

Family members gathered Saturday afternoon to remember the lives of three Effingham County men honored recently by the General Assembly.

March 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ross graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Shaquille O. Ross graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Shearouse

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse considers the Boy Scout Law a model for how a young man should conduct himself.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Special Olympians turn in golden moments

Approximately 450 athletes, parents and volunteers enjoyed the Effingham County Special Olympics spring games on Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Off to the races

The inaugural Family Promise of Effingham bed race brought out a cast of characters, including "Wizard of Oz"-themed entries from Faith Presbyterian Church.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Owens graduates from basic training

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

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hunley replica to pull into Effingham

The second annual Civil War Experience will be held April 5 at Rincon's Freedom Park and will feature the traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hitchcock graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary D. Hitchcock graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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