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Andrea Stone wins coloring contest

Andrea Stone won the Easter coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Smalls graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Mark A. Smalls has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coastal Health District marks National Public Health Week

Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HeritageBank to hold shred-a-thon

Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club tournament to tee off Saturday

Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Flonnory named to hospital authority

Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CCDS pays a visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about programs the Coastal Center for Development Services provides. Mandy Aldrich and Cindy Burns of CCDS recently spoke to the Exchange Club.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tams to headline Olde Effingham Days

There are several changes this year to the annual Olde Effingham Days festival.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Life Line Screening to be held Monday

Rincon area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Rincon Church of God will host Life Line Screening on Monday, at 3430 Highway 21 South in Rincon.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS marks Colorectal Health Awareness Month

Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tennessee college students wheel through Georgia

When Emily Guillaume first took part in Maryville College's annual spring break bicycle ride, she was too young to ride her own bike.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fox Theatre to bring benefit show to the Mars

Springfield's Mars Theatre will be one of the stops on the Fox Theatre Institute's three-day Theatre Revival Tour.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Winners abound at Special Olympics

Nearly 150 elementary, middle and high school students participated Friday in the Effingham County Spring Special Olympics hosted by South Effingham High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CCCS named a HomeSafe Georgia partner

HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carpenter earns Commendation Medal

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Carpenter has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, recognizing meritorious service from Jan. 16, 2007-Dec. 1, 2011.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

The community gave Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley a big sendoff into her retirement.

April 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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