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Mill chief visits Sunrise Rotary

Kelly Wolff, mill manager/vice president of operations of the Savannah River Mill of Georgia Pacific, recently made a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the improvement of safety and environmental goals of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Purcell named finance chairman of state YMCA in Effingham County

State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories from Moore

Dr. Michael Moore recently told members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club humorous stories from his time as superintendent of schools.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department urging vaccinations against pertussis

An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Give ’em a cheer!

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers tour shows off county’s agrarian side

Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SHRM wins Pinnacle Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.

July 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold Kayak for a Kure

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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