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Rotary welcomes Hitchens

State Rep.-elect Bill Hitchens was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber's Holiday Classic coming Sunday

The elves are coming, the elves are coming!

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way visits Simpson Lumber

Recently, Simpson Lumber in Meldrim allowed its employees to attend a special 10-minute presentation on the United Way programs in the Coastal Empire.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mobley honored with resolution

State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) presented a resolution passed by the General Assembly to Effingham County Hospital Authority member Stephen Mobley at the board's meeting.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas at Ebenezer to be held Nov. 25

Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer will be held Nov. 25, with the gates opening at 3 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A big day for company and United Way

United Way-Effingham was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the W. W. Williams Company in recognition of its 100th anniversary. A celebration luncheon of this milestone was held at their Savannah facility recently and the donation was presented.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


All kinds of characters enjoy ECRP Fall Festival

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 30. More than 130 children, ages 1 to 12, turned out for the games and costume contests.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House to hold Family Fun Day

Although the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer has been part of the Effingham County community for a dozen years, director Bonnie Tootle is aware that many people know little or nothing about it.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Next 'Girls Night Out' to cover options for breast surgery

Women who are considering breast surgery, whether it is reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or electing to undergo an augmentation procedure to restore breast volume lost after significant weight loss or pregnancy, or to reduce breast size in order to address a health issue such as chronic back pain, have a lot of factors to consider before making the decision to move forward.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Ruling the livestock arena

The cattle show Thursday night brought the events in the Fairgrounds' Livestock Arena to a conclusion for another year.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ACS memorial service to be held Nov. 11

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial and honor service will be held Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Fair announces booth winners

The booth winners at this year's Effingham County Fair were:

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tourney raises $10K to fight Alzheimer’s

The 2nd Annual David Jimenez Open Golf Tournament raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. Seventy-eight players competed in a captain's choice scramble at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A winning taste

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently sponsored a chili cook-off at the Springfield Fall Festival.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts, church present haunted trail

Boy Scouts Troop 691, Girl Scout Troop 30078 and Zion Lutheran Church are teaming to create the Haunted Trail on the nature trail and surrounding areas in the Zion Lutheran Park. The Haunted Trial will be open tonight and Saturday, and the spooking will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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