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Guyton rings in holidays with Christmas parade

A crowd lined Highways 17 and 119 Saturday to enjoy Guyton's Christmas parade.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scout becomes employee for a day

Mary Surber of Girl Scout Troop 30197 worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Classic guitar concert to benefit Guyton Food Pantry

Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to host Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 6

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on issues related to aging

During this time of the year, many women feel the health effects that can accompany holiday-related stress. It's also the time of the year when calories tend to creep up and busy schedules keep exercise down.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Benton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Ashley M. Benton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer rings in the holiday season

On a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the community came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

November 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Legion donates to Civil Air Patrol

American Legion Post 209 made a donation to the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron GA-453. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and items to fund squadron projects. The Effingham Civil Air Patrol thanked the American Legion post for its donation to the youth in our community.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


HomeTown Health honors Kicklighter

Beverly Kicklighter, business office manager at Effingham Health System, was named business office manager of the year by Home Town Health, LLC.

November 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunderman graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Gordon S. Lunderman III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Striking a winning chord

Effingham Community Orchestra publicity coordinator B.V. Cooper presented a Fender acoustic guitar to raffle winner Ivan Anzur. During September and October, orchestra musicians and volunteers sold raffle tickets for a new acoustic Fender guitar.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts celebrate camping at Log Landing site

Boy Scout Troop 665 of the Rincon United Methodist Church celebrated its 35th anniversary of its camping at Log Landing Camp.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon scares up contest winners

There were 39 entries in this year's Rincon scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Rincon Recreation Department.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House offers its thanks

Manna House is extending its thanks to the community for sending donations and hosting food drives.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Steven J. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Superheroes on the run in Guyton

The second annual Guyton Superhero Run for CASA raised money and awareness for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court Appointed Special Advocate program. About 70 people participated in the 5K run and one-mile walk Saturday.

November 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lions Club gears up for annual parade

The Rincon Noon Lions Club is gearing up for its 36th annual Christmas parade, and organizers think it could be the best one yet.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


HOPE answers animal shelter’s plea

The Effingham County Animal Shelter recently put out a call for donations to purchase dog runs for the facility.

November 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Pelote completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashlyn M. Pelote graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Riley completes basic training

Air Force Airman Deveyon Q. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lee completes basic training

Army Pvt. Keeiaru K. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Prize winners at the fair

The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way campaign reaching fever pitch

The United Way of Effingham County is 75 percent toward its goal to raise $317,000 in this year's campaign, organizers announced this week.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO taking steps for Halloween safety

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is rounding up all the sex offenders on probation, requiring them to come to the jail Friday during prime trick-or-treating hours.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jimenez Open tees it up for Alzheimer’s

A year after his death, David Jimenez continues to inspire others to support Alzheimer's research and outreach.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Eaddy takes command of 165th Support Group

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, part of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Mission Support Group is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Annual fair rolls into town

A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


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