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Avellar finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Eric E. Avellar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Spikes completes basic training

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

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon, Chamber get GATEway grant

Officials of the Georgia Department of Transportation have awarded a $27,800 grant to the city of Rincon for roadside enhancement and beautification improvements along the city's portion of Highway 21.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Still close to the heart

As Effingham County citizens marked Memorial Day on Monday and paid their respects to those who had died in service to the nation, they also kept in their thoughts dozens of local soldiers thousands of miles away from home.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary on target

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parrish graduates, earns commission

Royce A. Parrish III, a 2005 graduate of South Effingham High School, graduated cum laude from Jacksonville University on May 2.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary W.I.N.S.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lucario completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Minda M. Lucario graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears about Operation NOAH

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon recognizes Rev. Bob Rogers for his leadership and work on the NOAH Project mission trip in April. Rogers and his team helped rebuild a home in New Orleans that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mosley attends probate judge’s training session

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley attended the probate judge's 2009 spring seminar from April 13-17.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Porterfield ‘pinned’

ECHS Principal and Sunrise Rotary member Yancy Ford "pinned" new member Rob Porterfield into the Sunrise Rotary Club. Porterfield is the principal of Effingham County Middle School. For more information about how you can get involved, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Manna House donation

Delores Dukes, president of the Women of the Rincon United Methodist Church, presents a check for $250 to Lisa Bush, director of Manna House, for the Manna House Ministries. Its food pantry hours of operation are Monday noon-2:30 p.m., Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 827-2037 or email mannahouse@windstream.net.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Courson completes basic training

Army Pvt. Jessica L. Courson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


An ‘Olympig’ performance

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Chapman completes Navy C School

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas James Chapman of Rincon graduated from C School in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 10.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Effingham’s Summers to lead United Way board

For the first time in the United Way of the Coastal Empire's history, someone from Effingham County will lead its board of directors.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Award-winners show no hurdle in life is too tall

A trio of teenagers were honored Friday night at the seventh annual Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Extended care facility honored

Effingham County Extended Care Facility was recently recognized by the AHCA/NCAL for attaining the Tier III Level of Excellence in the 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP rolls out annual Easter egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual egg hunt March 31 at the ECRP offices in Springfield.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham girl the subject of Savannah photo exhibit

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County girl with diabetes is the subject of a photography exhibit at Savannah's Cultural Arts Gallery.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham YMCA tops campaign goal

The Effingham YMCA announced it exceeded its annual campaign goal as part of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 160th annual meeting.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

The community gave Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley a big sendoff into her retirement.

April 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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