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IDA shines the light for Sunrise Rotary

Erin Rahn Phillips, research and market analyst for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the recent improvements the IDA has made to its industrial properties, as well as their hopeful outlook for recruiting new business in 2013. She entertained questions from the crowd on how the IDA evaluates the impact of different new businesses and the overall impacts they can have on the county.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Locals enjoy Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Swamp People’ draw crowd to Marlow PTO fundraiser

Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Order in the court!

The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


22nd annual Tara Feis to be held Saturday

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets look at the market

Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way earns four-star rating again

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Wildlife Refuge visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about the Savannah Coastal Refuges in a presentation from Monica Harris, visitor services manager.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Care center enjoys Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was a day filled with love and giving for the residents at Effingham Care Center.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber, SCV bringing Civil War event to Rincon

A new event with a Civil War twist is coming to Rincon on May 18.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts taking donations for pets in need

Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 30197 learned the power of one and how one person can make a difference through their Agent of Change journey. Now they are giving the community an opportunity to help make a difference.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Allen honored for service

Fred Blitch, chairman of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, made a special presentation to the family of the late George Allen at the district's conservationist of the year banquet.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Austin completes basic training

Army Pfc. Kimberly D. Austin graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual event is more than just a little Taste

Tickets are on sale now for what has become a fast-growing Taste of Effingham.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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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


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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