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Breathing life into the ‘immortal 600’

As notorious as the conditions that made the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville infamous, life was no better and perhaps even worse for the "immortal 600," said Allison Perry III.

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


‘New’ addition at Living History Site

The Historic Effingham Society moved the Zittrouer-Seckinger house from Highway 119 between Springfield and Clyo to the Living History Site on Friday.

April 27, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Preserving heritage

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nease receives Golden Deeds Award from Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham presented their prestigious "Golden Deeds Award" to Gussie Nease at the Springfield United Methodist Church service on Sunday morning. This award is given to individuals who exhibit outstanding qualities and acts of service to others.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Options for teen pregnancy

Laura Devisscher speaks to Rotarians about the services and needs of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary learns about hospital program

Jennifer Cobb, speech/language pathologist at Effingham Hospital, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about new treatments available at Effingham Hospital for dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. The medical disorder impacts mostly older patients with a cognitive impairment. The hospital offers services to help achieve optimal communication with speech impairments. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third St., Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web site www.effinghamrotary.org

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


O’Neal speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon thanks Darrell O'Neal for his presentation on environmental health. O'Neal works with the Department of Public Health to ensure that local restaurants are complying with FDA food code regulations. He also does testing for public pools and well water.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gourd retreat-southern style

The Gourd Retreat-Southern Style was held at Ebenezer Retreat Center on March 26-29. The retreat sponsored an auction to benefit the Low Country Down Syndrome Society at its Saturday night banquet. Gourd artists from all over the country came together at the retreat sponsored by Charlotte Durrence to take classes with other gourd friends. These artists donated many pieces of gourd art to be auctioned. They had artists from as far away as Arizona and Connecticut and many from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and other states. The total raised for LCDSS was $2,500. The auction was in ...

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Churches support Manna House

Bethesda United Methodist Church recently made a donation of $1,200 to Manna House Ministries. First Baptist Church of Rincon also sent a special offering of $1,057 for the ministry. Rincon United Methodist, Faith Presbyterian, St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethel Lutheran, Mizpah United Methodist, and Faith Baptist Church contributed more than 500 pounds of food during the March.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon update for Rotary

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee introduced Rincon's new city manager, Mike Phillips, and the city's new chief of police, Mike Bohannon, to members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Going green

Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Daniel Westcot of the Georgia Forestry Commission with a commemorative pen. Westcot presented the club with the latest information on benefits of having green spaces, planted forests and ecological balance.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rooker finishes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Heather N. Rooker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Easter at Care Center

The residents at Effingham Care Center made Easter bonnets on April 8. The bonnets were made out of paper plates, multi-colored flowers and lace. The residents had a great time using their creativity to make these one of a kind bonnets.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Food Lion roars for Manna House

Manna House Ministries Director Lisa Bush, Food Lion Manager James Curry and Sonya Singletary show off the shopping carts of food donated to Manna House.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Care Center crowned

John Chancey and Eveline Reiser were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Care Center for 2009.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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