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Songs for the season

The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.

December 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Who’s behind the mask?

Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.

December 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund still needs help

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


AAA offers ‘Tow to Go’ through the holidays

One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Young Farmers honor county's best

Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


House packed for holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Dec. 8 for the Effingham Community Orchestra's seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Citizens of Georgia Power turns on donation to Treutlen House

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund helping families in need

Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom 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.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Making Christmas bright

More than 200 toys surrounded the Christmas tree in the Effingham Hospital atrium Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Guyton celebrates season with Christmas parade

A good crowd lined Highway 17 on Saturday for Guyton's annual Christmas parade.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Habitat visits Rotary

Jimmy Rutland, executive director of the Effingham County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and George Groce, Effingham Habitat director of development, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about the organization's plans for 2014.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A United Way surprise

The United Way of Effingham County made a surprise delivery to Rincon Elementary School teacher Kimberly Tucker.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Decker completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Steven E. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community celebrates Christmas at Ebenezer

The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund under way

Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Holbeck receives Sijan Award

Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War docks in Rincon

With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


The Nelons to headline Daughters of Bluegrass festival

For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New day for Mars ready to dawn

It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


MADD honors deputy

Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Kendricks received the Silver Shield Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia for the 53 arrests he made for driving under the influence in 2013.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


CASA updates protocol

Representatives from Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Region 12, which includes Bulloch and Effingham counties, and from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, recently updated their protocol for working together for the safety and well-being of the community's children.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Stout-hearted

Standing just 2 feet, 11 inches tall, Brittany Stout doesn't look like a typical 21-year-old.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lasting legacies

Family members gathered Saturday afternoon to remember the lives of three Effingham County men honored recently by the General Assembly.

March 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ross graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Shaquille O. Ross graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Shearouse

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse considers the Boy Scout Law a model for how a young man should conduct himself.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Special Olympians turn in golden moments

Approximately 450 athletes, parents and volunteers enjoyed the Effingham County Special Olympics spring games on Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Off to the races

The inaugural Family Promise of Effingham bed race brought out a cast of characters, including "Wizard of Oz"-themed entries from Faith Presbyterian Church.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Owens graduates from basic training

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

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hunley replica to pull into Effingham

The second annual Civil War Experience will be held April 5 at Rincon's Freedom Park and will feature the traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hitchcock graduates from basic training

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

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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