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Bringing a FORCE

Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club.
F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county.
Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need.
Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider F.O.R.C.E. to help stamp out hunger in Effingham.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher joins Lions Club

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Brenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cup of change can add up

Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund.
"All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be missed by those of us who habitually leave the coins laying around. Members have also given bills and checks but we like the idea that ...

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rebel leader speaks to Exchange

Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season.
His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships.
However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his wife of 29 years and his 22-year-old daughter who will give him his first grandchild, a boy who hopefully will follow in his footsteps.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Porterfields

Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cathcart speaks to Exchange

Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program.
Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV.
The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.

December 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Fries

Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club.
During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Salter completes basic training

Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, and nephew of Wayne Salter of Savannah.
The airman is a 2001 graduate of Butler Christian School in Savannah.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Grand marshal honor ‘means a lot’ to Odum

When his service in World War II was over, Eddie Odum got off a bus in Savannah with his uniform and his duffel bag and only his girlfriend waiting on him.
Sixty-five years later, with that girlfriend now his wife of 65 years, Odum will be riding in a Model A Ford on Saturday as the grand marshal in the Guyton Christmas Parade.
"It means a lot, and it really means a lot to his children," said his wife Delma Odum . "He's quite happy this is going to happen."
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the ...

December 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Veterans on Veterans Day

Staff Sgt. Gil Sheppard, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Sexton spoke with the Effingham Rotary Club on Veterans Day about their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the most recent deployment which began in March 2009. Sheppard and Sexton are joined by Leland Sanders, center, Rotary Club president.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lamonte graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Wachovia S. Lamonte graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Zozavia Oliver of Pooler and granddaughter of Gloria Bacon of Rincon.
Lamonte graduated in 2009 from Beach High School.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Play it forward

Steve Stephens of the Downtown Savannah Rotary Club and David Legasse of Rotary Savannah West spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club about Rotarians Play it Forward.
Play it Forward is an opportunity for all Rotarians in the coastal Georgia region to join together in a collaborative annual Rotary fundraiser for the benefit of The Rotary Foundation.
Talented Savannah area Rotarians will perform live on stage backed up by professional musicians.
The next event will be April 23, 2011 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Morris Center, Trustees Garden, downtown Savannah. Learn more at RotaryPIF.org and on Facebook, Rotarians ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Exchange Club starts Empty Stocking campaign

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is beginning its annual Empty Stocking Fund drive.
"Now is the time for all good citizens to come together and help fill the empty stockings in Effingham County," said Reggie Loper, the chairman of the annual Effingham Empty Stocking Fund.
He said the current economic times are making it difficult for many families to put food on the table much less have the money to buy the family Christmas gifts."
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special couny-wide edition.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


At the art of the matter

With each painstaking application to the canvas, DAB is turning his view of a majestic treasure into a work of art.
The Charleston, S.C.-based artist - he goes by DAB - is creating a painting that isn't simply oil on canvas or a watercolor. DAB paints in a relief style, with the features of the building and the grounds of the historic Effingham Courthouse actually protruding from the surface.
And he's been working on this for a long time - he started back in 2007.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special ...

November 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


HES making plans for its Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration

The Historic Effingham Society is planning an old-fashioned Christmas for the first Saturday in December.
The event, Old-Fashioned Christmas, will be held on the grounds of the Living History Site in Springfield on Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. It will include caroling, choir performances, ornament making, the lighting of the Christmas tree, s'mores making and a visit from Santa Claus.
"It's going to be an old-timey Christmas," said HES President Richard Loper. "We'll have hand bells and children's choirs. There will be a reading of the Christmas story and the lighting of the tree ...

November 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Habitat, family ready to get to work on new home

It may be a few months before the Effngham Habitat of Humanity is ready for its next family to move into a home – but both ...

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Josh Reddick Foundation delivers again

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and the Josh Reddick Foundation delivered more checks for Effingham County organizations after his fundraising efforts.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Poole named CAP cadet of the year

Cadet Staff Sgt. (C/SSgt) Christopher Poole was recently awarded the cadet of the year award for Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. Poole also ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers District holds honors banquet

Twin Rivers District of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Eagle Scout and adult volunteer recognition banquet at Springfield United ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield High 60th reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1956 held its 60th class reunion Feb. 27 at RJ's restaurant in Statesboro.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Champions all at Special Olympics

A cool morning couldn't douse the spirits and enthusiasm for the annual Special Olympics, held Friday at Effingham County High School.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Big crowd turns out for taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Taste of Effingham drew nearly 500 people to the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium to sample ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Effingham continues to add to its lineup of vendors for the event tonight.

March 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau members visit Gold Dome for GFB Day at the Capitol

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Morgan

Local Boy Scouts paid honor to the longtime director of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks last Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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