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Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Farmers Furniture to host Kessler fundraiser

Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Paws cause: Springfield hosts dog expo

Revitalize Springfield recently hosted its first dog expo at Ulmer Park.

November 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


New sign finally marks Guyton Historic District

Guyton has had a designated historic district since 1982, and now the signs are there to mark it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Banner day for United Way

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill employees are giving a lot to the community, and having a lot of fun doing it.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Nease to lead annual Rincon Christmas parade

For years, Gussie Nease helped put together parades in Rincon. Saturday morning, she will ride at the front of one.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Leverett graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cordaro L. Leverett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


A United Way sur-prize

United Way of Effingham County representatives visited Blandford Elementary School to surprise first-grade parapro Rachel Wyss as a winner in its weekly campaign prize drawing.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber gears up for 20th annual Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 20th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 23 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule has been finalized.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary welcomes new members

The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise recently inducted three new members: Jay Taylor, Erin Rahn Phillips and Rev. Daryl Brown.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Veteran moves into new Habitat home

Just in time for Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated its first home built for a military veteran.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A thanks delayed, but appreciated

His chest adorned with combat ribbons and medals, Lamar Crosby offered his gratitude to those who thanked Vietnam veterans, even if it was belated for nearly 40 years.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECRP fall festival brings out the costumes

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks department held its annual fall festival for ages 12 and younger. The festivities included costume contests for several age groups.

November 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunny skies for fall festival

Ashley Boyette's State Farm Insurance agency in Rincon hosted a fall festival for children.

November 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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