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Table comes home

A brand new, hand-built table was delivered and set up on Thursday at the Treutlen House by Bob Swing and several men from the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

September 14, 2009 | Rick Lott | Around Town


Setting a goal

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

Army Pfc. Candice J. Davis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Taking off with Rotary

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Miller enters Air Force Academy

Travis C. Miller has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

September 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary set to tee it up

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parrish completes basic training

Marine Corps PFC Caleb George Parrish graduated from basic military training at Parris Island, S.C., on Aug. 28. Parrish completed an intensive, 12-week training program that included military discipline and physical fitness.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Peavy speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Jennifer Peavy receives her commemorative ink pen from Sunrise Rotary President Randy Shearouse. Peavy gave a presentation of the growth and success of The Reading Recovery Program in Effingham County. "Jennifer has done a great job heading up this program for us over the years and we are lucky to have her here in Effingham," said Shearouse.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Clearing the way

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Around Town


Dropping anchor at Rotary club

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears Uga’s tale

Effingham County Rotarians enjoyed a visit from Swann Seiler, about the care scheduling and responsibilities of Uga, the University of Georgia's mascot. Besides the four generations of Seiler's family who have raised, trained and loved the entire Uga lineage, Uga receives special treatment by the UGA administration and veterinarian school, as well as his fans. Seiler's father has co-written a book detailing the seven generations of Uga, beginning with the first (current Uga is number seven), who was a wedding gift to him and his new wife. When her parents retire as primary custodians, Seiler and her ...

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Chamber to hold ID theft prevention seminars

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of identity theft prevention seminars on Aug. 12-13. A follow-up to the first course for personal protection, this workshop will cover computer security and business liability.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


stc pays a visit to sunrise rotary

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital CFO discusses health care plan

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ferst Foundation to mark milestone Thursday

The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will hold the Go Beyond for Ferst celebration and lowcountry boil on Aug. 13 at the Mill Creek Lodge.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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