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GSP out in force as part of ‘Click It or Ticket’ effort

Georgia State Troopers are joining law enforcement officers across the country for Operation Click It or Ticket to promote seat belt and child passenger safety for the holidays.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State Patrol begins Toys for Tots drive

Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced that the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Capitol Police Unit will be participating for the third year in the Toys for Tots program.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden Club in bloom

The Rincon Garden Club celebrated its 70th anniversary Sunday with a reception at the Vernon C. Hinely Center. Annie Oglesby was honored as the longest-serving member, having been a member since 1947.

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Look what’s cooking

The Rotary Club of Effingham hosted guests for a pancake and sausage supper at the Effingham College and Career Academy Tuesday night.

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon City Council election results

Candidates by votes

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


A good show for Theatre

Yvette Carr of Burns World Travel is shown presenting a check for $400 to Tamara Tyre , president, Jonathan Thompson, artistic director, and Amy Thomas, fundraising chair of the Effingham Theatre.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Habitat visits Exchange

Jimmy Rutland, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about the houses they are building, homes that have been completed and future plans for Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Serving good meals and good works

The Effingham County Exchange Club served up hundreds of pancake and sausage dinners at the annual Effingham County Fair.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Getting closer to the goal

Loaned associates Paul Mongin and Brandee Gordon, campaign vice-chair Julie Hales and campaign chair Dinah King show off the progress made toward the United Way of Effingham County's 2011 campaign.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Talking United Way

Paul Mongin, who works with Georgia-Pacific and is serving as a loaned associate with United Way of Effingham County, provided an update on the United Way campaign results year-to-date and an overview of several United Way funded programs in Effingham County.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


DNR visits Exchange Club

Conservation Ranger First Class Brandon Pierce spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about the DNR's responsibilities in Effingham County. He is pictured with Exchange Club President Yvette Carr.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Manna House teams with First Baptist Church of Rincon for Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many are making do with far fewer resources due to economy, job loss, or other financial hardships.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


LifeLink pays a visit to Rotary Club

Staci Ravita of LifeLink was the guest speaker recently at the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Ravita shared information on how to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local Habitat to take part in Repair Corps project

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Fort Stewart to hold annual drive-through flu clinic

The 4th Annual Fort Stewart Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., both days in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot, which is located on Fort Stewart at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Winning Farm Bureau photo

Neca Bennett submitted the winning entry in the Effingham County Farm Bureau's recent photo contest.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Continuing to reveal history

Thirty years after he started working on the history of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers, Dan Elliott continues to uncover facets of their life.

March 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Taking it off for St. Baldrick’s Day

Being out of state during the annual St. Baldrick's Day shaving in Savannah's City Market did not deter Effingham County's Barbara Moss-Hogan from participating later in the week.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting your bed ready for the track

Family Promise of Effingham County is hosting a fitting fundraiser as the organization makes its final push toward helping local homeless families.

March 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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