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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


SCMPD offering boater education class prior to new law taking effect

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children's choir to perform in Effingham

The Imani Milele Children's Choir of Uganda will perform two shows in Effingham County as part of its summer tour.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Southern library to host farm-to-table event

STATESBORO - The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library, in partnership with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers' Market, will host the fifth annual Farm-to- Table Dinner on June 19, featuring environmentalist and author Janisse Ray and Georgia Southern University's executive chef Kevin Case.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton firefighters put nearly $3,000 in the boot for MDA

The members of the Guyton Fire Department raised $2,982 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 2 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Effingham County.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them shelter

The Effingham County Animal Shelter has made great strides in Cory Whitfield's six months as director, but he gives the credit to a supportive community.

June 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Allen, Harris surprised by honors

The winners of two of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's most notable honors had no idea their names were going to be called Thursday night.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ginn earns Eagle Scout

Benjamin Ginn was presented the Eagle Scout award by Mark Bennett at a ceremony at Springfield United Methodist Church.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield leaders recognize Concerted Services

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and the Springfield City Council declared May as "Community Action Month" in recognition of Concerted Services, Inc.'s work.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children learn sports and more at FCA camp

Children enjoyed a week of "perspiration and inspiration" at the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Effingham County.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to host Camp Buddy

The Low Country Down Syndrome Society is hosting its annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County. This educational and therapeutic camp starts June 23 and ends June 27 at Rincon Elementary School.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars’ concert series to benefit Music Maker efforts

Robert Lee Coleman will take the Mars Theatre stage June 21 at 8 p.m. as the second in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Donation is on target

The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Abbs receives Billy Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Health's Scott honored

Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.

September 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rivers Alive! cleanup on the Savannah set for Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Landing

The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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