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Hospital CEO speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary member Joe Tallent thanks his boss, Effingham Hosptial Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan, for her presentation on the successes, challenges and changes of the hospital that affect patient care at the facility. Effingham Hospital was recognized as being the 2007 Hospital of the Year according to HomeTown Health, LLC for Rural Hospitals.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Buckmasters take aim at Down syndrome

The 5th Annual Effingham Buckmasters One Shot Chapter Banquet will be held Oct. 9 at The Mill Creek Banquet Hall in Rincon. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

October 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Rotary’s newest member

Scott Hinson was inducted into membership of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary at the club's Aug. 26 meeting. President Bonnie Dixon conducted the ceremony. Ace Herring and Billy Dasher sponsored Hinson's membership.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mars lands at Rotary

Butch Kieffer and Gussie Nease shared with the Effingham Rotary Sunrise Club, their passion for the Springfield Revitalization Corporation project to restore the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield. Work has begun but community involvement will be required to bring the historic building back to its past glory. The vision goes beyond restoration to providing a venue for cultural entertainment for Effingham County.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deloach teaches Sunrise Rotary about ethanol production in Georgia

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon thanks Lamar Deloach for his presentation on ethanol fuel production in Georgia.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jones graduates

Army Pvt. Geremy P. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jeffers completes training

Army Pfc. Bonnie M. Jeffers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pratt earns Eagle Scout

Scott Benjamin Pratt has been awarded the highest honor of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America, on Nov. 18, 2007, at the age of 16.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cadets graduate from the 85th Georgia State Patrol trooper school

ATLANTA - Forty-nine new Georgia State troopers will soon be patrolling Georgia roads after completing the 85th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lindamood completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman David A. Lindamood has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Scott receives Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Hospital celebrated its 39th anniversary with the naming of this year's C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award winner Saturday morning.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pevey to be in Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA

Brooke Lyndsay Pevey of Springfield, daughter of Terrell and Dana Pevey, has been selected to participate in the 2009 Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageant.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Air Guard NCOs receive honors

Two non-commissioned officers of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard have been named to honors by Air Force Association of Georgia at its annual convention in Warner Robins. The convention was held Aug. 9 at the Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Class of 1947 holds reunion

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hodges completes infantry training

Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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