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8th Air Force prepares for reunion

POOLER - The 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion brings together more than 700 World War II veterans and their families from around the country to Savannah.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UGA’s Grady College to honor Springfield native

Newspaper publisher Robert M. Williams Jr. is one of 58 alumni and communication professionals from across the country named to the charter class of The Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn trades in phones for timber

After 30 years, Evans Blackburn has decided to trade in his Planters Telephone installation gear to spend more time in wooded areas.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


State bar names Kicklighter to help with military needs

Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter Jr. of Springfield has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett named to community bankers group leadership post

Chap Bennett, president of The Coastal Bank's Effingham County market, has been officially named the Division One chair of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division Board of Directors. He previously served as the organization's Division One vice chair.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Berry attends state police chiefs conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Michael R. Berry of the Rincon Police Department recently attended the 2008 annual summer training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Seeley completes USAF basic training

Air Force Airman Quinton E. Seeley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton woman gets cookbook published

PublishAmerica is proud to present "Paula T's Favorite Recipes" by Paula Tukey of Guyton.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan named the CCC’s top volunteer

The Community Cardiovascular Council, the area's stroke and heart attack prevention program, named Nancy C. Morgan of Effingham County as its outstanding volunteer of the year during its 39th annual meeting recently in the Marsh Auditorium of the Candler Hospital.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary caps year of service

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pursuing a dream

Hannah Dasher is living her dream of pursuing a career in the music industry.

August 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Naldrett earns commission

Thomas E. Naldrett graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Duran completes basic

Air Force Airman Joclynn C. Duran has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee receives scholarship

Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The ties that bind

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


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Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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