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New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way coloring contest works wonders

Seven winners were recognized in the United Way of Effingham County's coloring contest leading up to its annual fundraising campaign next month.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham's 2014 fundraising campaign.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dickerson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

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

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman graduates from Warrior Forge

Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Health's Scott honored

Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.

September 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rivers Alive! cleanup on the Savannah set for Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Landing

The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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