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YMCA surpasses campaign goal

The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House treats volunteers with luau

Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Conservation efforts get a hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Burns visits Sunrise Rotary Club

State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to start work on 80 guard rail Wednesday

Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts pitch in with annual food drive

Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Bush promoted to CAP southeast commander

Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Youmans surprised with St. Joseph’s/Candler award

Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.

April 10, 2014 | By Julie Lavender | Around Town


Lott visits Exchange

The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


American Legion post to host WWII vets breakfast

The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


A global village of voices

Bishop Moses Ssemanda smiled and issued a declaration prior to the Imani Milele Children's Choir's performance Tuesday night at Guyton Christian Church.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Volunteers pitch in at Habitat’s veterans build

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon gearing up for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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