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Rincon Christmas Parade

Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at community.effinghamherald.net.

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Making way for the Holiday Classic

In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


A front row seat

Ordinarily, Danny Fries' vantage point of the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade is that of the long procession of units as he sits in the fire truck, accompanying Santa Claus.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Colon completes basic training

Army Pvt. Angel D. Rivera Colon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local author signs

Effingham resident Angie Usher signed and sold copies of her new and first book "Firefly Tails, Bright Trails, and Fishy Tales," a book of 10 short stories and poems, at Teach Right Saturday.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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


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DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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


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