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Rincon sets times for trick-or-treating

The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club heats up for Chili Cook-Off

The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Neal graduates from Army War College

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Reginald G. Neal has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

September 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to hold Guys Night Out

Effingham Family Medicine, in conjunction with Effingham Health System, will host its third annual Guys Night Out, a free health education and prostate cancer screening program for those who qualify.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold car seat check

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced it will conduct a National Seat Check event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rincon Wal-Mart.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Rotary welcomes district governor, honors Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed Bob Griggers, Rotary Club district governor, to the club's weekly meeting.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Roads in Guyton to close for parade

Sections of State Routes 17 and 119 in Guyton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the Holy Convocation Parade.

September 14, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra to hold ‘Our Favorites’ concert on Sept. 23

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its second annual "Our Favorites Concert" on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Honors for Scouts

Boy Scouts from Troop 650 in Rincon celebrated their court of honor and their rank achievements.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Second Saturday in Springfield

The Springfield Merchants Association held its initial Second Saturday, offering free hot dogs and soft drinks to passers-by.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Explorer post to hold informational meeting

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring Program will hold an informational meeting and demonstration for youth interested in joining and learning about the career field. Applications for membership are available for download at http://www.effinghamsheriff.org/divisions/exploring.aspx.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Victoria Hall named finalist in statewide pageant

Victoria Hall, age 13, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, held in July at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Skadeland talks invention at Rotary

David Skadeland, retired real estate agent and entrepreneur, gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the past, present and future. He introduced a couple of inventions he has been working on and plans on releasing to the public soon.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salzburgers to hold annual Labor Day festival

The annual Salzburger Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edwards' selfless service recognized

James Edwards was honored as this year's recipient of the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday at the Effingham Hospital.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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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


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Toddler serves as inspiration for parents, annual fundraiser at Learning Treehouse

Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Taking another step for Faith

Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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