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G-P to ‘tip the hat’ to local service agencies

Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton graduates from basic training

Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross in need of blood donors

With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sen. Hill pays a visit to Sunrise Rotary

Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


A berry pickin’ good time in Kildare

The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Smith named secretary for state 4-H agents

Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts earn first Junior Badge

After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


HOPE hosts pet expo

The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC adds to library’s collection

The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tips to follow to keep food safe when the power goes out

Many Effingham County residents are still without power following Sunday night's round of storms. The Effingham County Health Department wants to remind residents that while the power is out, refrigerator and freezer doors should remain closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to be on patrol for holiday

Fireworks and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, and Effingham County Sheriff's deputies want all citizens to enjoy a safe and fire-free July 4th celebration.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Fireworks on tap for Tybee

Tybee Island will host Independence Day fireworks July 3 at 9:15 p.m.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


How to have a safe 4th of July

Savannah firefighters and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Foundation urge caution and safety for the 4th of July.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


What to do to beat the heat

With temperatures already having broken triple digits, and more hot weather expected soon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta advises the following precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses:

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to hold day camp

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 from July 16-20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Dickerson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Casey D. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman graduates from Warrior Forge

Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Toddler serves as inspiration for parents, annual fundraiser at Learning Treehouse

Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Taking another step for Faith

Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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