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Girls Night Out to focus on protecting your skin

Learn how to protect your most valuable asset - your skin - at the next Girls Night Out.

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Celebrating Mother’s Day

The residents at Effingham Care Center had a Mother's and Others Celebration last month. The Activities Department recognized all of the mothers in the facility as well as other residents who call Effingham Care Center home. Everyone was treated to homemade ice cream and a corsage.

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parade honors founders

Beneath the theme "Freedom Rings in Rincon," two of the founders of the Fourth of July festivities in the city, Rachael Jackson and Frank Owens, were selected as this year's parade honorees.

June 20, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town


Merritt awarded for services to youth with disabilities

SAVANNAH-Carmen Merritt, of Effingham County, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Georgia Department of Labor's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program in Savannah, accepted the President's Award given recently to Project SEARCH for outstanding service and job placement to young people with intellectual disabilities.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Herald takes second place in GPA awards

The Effingham Herald won second place in hard news writing for its division at the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday night at Jekyll Island.

June 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brownies turn cookies into orchestra support

Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 30197 made a very special visit to Effingham Community Orchestra's May 1 rehearsal. They arrived to complete a mission they had been working on since the beginning of their cookie sale campaign.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


GSP joining Summer H.EA.T.

The Georgia State Patrol has announced its participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


New graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Lewis C. New graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gilder completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle J. Gilder graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State honors Effingham County Prison with award

A trophy from the state is a point of pride for the men and women at the Effingham County Prison.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Civilian engineer team heads to Iraq

After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight local professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq this weekend to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dundrea M. Young graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Spivey completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Joshua D. Spivey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Patterson honored for his service

As the Sunrise Rotary Club recipient of the Service Above Self Award, Frank Patterson took very little credit for his work.

June 02, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange hears about real estate market

Scott Morgan and Chriss Allen from Savannah River Mortgage recently spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about changes in home mortgages and the real estate market in this area. Mark Czachowski, program director, thanked Morgan and Allen for their informative presentation.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Effingham Academy grads hold class reunion

Effingham Academy classmates of 1950 held a reunion May 21 at the home of Cornell and Camille Mock.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper conducts cleanup

Effingham County representatives teamed up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday for a cleanup in the Effingham MS4 urbanized area, with volunteers picking ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper county set cleanup date for this Saturday

Effingham County representatives will team up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 noon for Effingham's cleanup in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


On the path to victory

The annual Effingham County Relay for Life was held Friday night at Effingham County High School, with the theme "Closing the Book on Cancer."

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo Youth Chapter named Prince Hall chapter of the year

The Clyo Youth Chapter was presented the chapter of the year award from the Prince Hall Grand Youth Chapter OES, recognized for its documentation of ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon’s Mooney serving aboard Navy’s most versatile ships

2004 Effingham County High School graduate and Rincon native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the ...

April 27, 2016 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Abigal Rader Special to the Herald | Around Town


Zemurray chosen for Ga. Hereford Hall of Fame

Effingham County's Sam Zemurray was inducted April 1 into the Georgia Hereford Hall Of Fame.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Having a blast at Olde Effingham Day

The annual Olde Effingham Day Festival was held Saturday at the Living History Site in Springfield.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Hussars, HES clean up soldiers' resting places

Members of the Historic Effingham Society and Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham Hussars No. 2285 cleaned the Burgstiner Cemetery to remember the Confederate and Revolutionary ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP holds annual Easter Egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Easter Egg hunt, with more than 170 children participating. Kids in groups with ages up to 6 ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Sisters On a Journey’ comes to Statesboro

STATESBORO-It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow ...

April 13, 2016 | By Julie Lavender Statesboro Herald | Around Town


Overcoming obstacles

Undeterred by the obstacles and challenges life has placed before them, six young people were honored with the Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Awards on Friday ...

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Next Parent University session set for Saturday at ECMS

The Parent University-Effingham spring session will be held Saturday at Effingham County Middle School, 1659 Highway 119 South in Guyton.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scarbrough named a Community STAR

SAVANNAH-A crowd of 300 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College on Friday to celebrate the 2016 Tribute to ...

April 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra setting the stage for two fundraising events

Effingham Community Orchestra is holding a "Retro Sock Hop Style Dance" fundraiser on April 23 from 7-10 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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