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Effingham Fire pays visit to Rotary

Effingham County Fire Rescue Lt. Clint Hodges gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on the services provided by the department. Also discussed were ISO ratings and future challenges and opportunities.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Lambert honored as Outstanding Volunteer

Daniel Lambert celebrated his 71st birthday Tuesday and was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer award by Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie for his years of service to Effingham County.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rain can’t flush Relay’s spirit

Kenny Williams is thankful he finally went to the hospital in May 2011 after not feeling well for a few months.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A big day for the Mars Theatre

Work on refurbishing the interior of the Mars Theatre in Springfield is expected to start any day now. Thanks to the weather, the first show in the theatre's second life took place Saturday.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital’s food service vendor joins fight for healthy eating

Effingham Health System announced that Morrison Cafeteria, located on the hospital campus, has become the first health care food contract company to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Hospital Healthy Food Initiative. This effort seeks to move health care institutions toward delivering healthy and nutritious options to the communities they serve.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Theatre gets ready for its own ‘Invasion’

To hear Jonathan Thompson describe it, the Effingham Theatre's next production is a cross between "Steel Magnolias" and "Rambo."

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dooley to headline Chamber meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the 2013 Chamber annual meeting, to be held June 6 at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Diagnosis was ‘wake-up call’

Jincy Hinely will never forget a phone call she received early one morning in May 2003.

April 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Zipperer receives Cross of Military Service

Herman J. Zipperer was the recipient of the World War II Cross of Military Service medal and certificate on Sunday at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held in the unknown soldier section of Guyton City Cemetery.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra spring concert draws biggest crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra performed its annual spring concert April 21 for the largest audience yet to attend one of its performances.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War coming to Rincon next month

Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC to mark Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Bowser wins Exchange Club speech contest

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent shines for Rotary

Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s spring concert set for Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government ...

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star ...

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community ...

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of ...

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County ...

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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