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Purcell 'honored' to lead parade

Ann Purcell is used to being in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade, walking all over the streets, shaking hands and waving to people.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Citizens make it through the ranks

The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.

June 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham shows off for the annual state farmers tour

It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Cooking up something memorable at annual Camp Buddy

or a group of local children, a camp this week was much more than just a fun time.

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Logistics students deliver for libraries

Logistics students from the Effingham College and Career Academy are distributing books to schoolchildren across the U.S., but some of their most-rewarding deliveries have been right here at home.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Getting the scoop on summer

The city of Guyton, the Guyton Historic Preservation Commission and Guyton Leisure Services hosted a Flag Day ice cream social with free homemade ice cream and sherbet Friday at the Trail Along the Rails across from Guyton City Hall.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Career center manager pays visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham learned about the services available at Goodwill's new community career center in Rincon.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to hold Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is holding Camp Buddy summer camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber cranks up plans for Oktoberfest

Planning for the 4th annual Effingham Oktoberfest is under way, said incoming Chamber of Commerce President Dinah King, and it is going to be the biggest Oktoberfest yet.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CAP squadron receives donations

Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently received donations from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners and SM Promotions of Rincon.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Honoring the memory

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute at its annual meeting Thursday to two leaders the community lost in 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Summer reading program kicks off

The Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries kicked off the annual summer reading program June 1 with a special celebration at the Rincon Library. Activities included arts and crafts, stories, face painting, bubble play and more.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise wears its message

Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T delivers help to United Way

Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Groups reap benefit of Civil War Experience, Fuller’s aid

The Civil War Experience in Rincon attracted several hundred people last month, which organizers considered a good turnout for a first-time event.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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