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Twins earn Eagle Scout distinction

Trey and Tyler Moody, twin brothers and members of Boy Scout Troop 665 in Rincon, received recognition for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in their honor on May 12, at the Rincon United Methodist Church.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hats on for Mother’s Day

The ladies at Effingham Care Center were treated to a hat fashion show for Mother's Day on May 9. The hats were donated by Doris Hackett and modeled by the staff. The Guyton Christian Church made corsages for the event in memory of Christine Jenkins.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hanvey graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeremy J. Hanvey has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cobb graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas R. Cobb has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Scouts rev up for pinewood derby

Cub Scout Pack 665 held its annual Pinewood Derby at Rincon Elementary School. The scouts raced cars that they made out of blocks of wood.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Coleman completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Sean T. Coleman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee outlines Chamber goals

Chamber of Commerce president-elect Michael Lee gave a report on the progress of the Effingham Chamber retreat and workshop held on Sapelo Island.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cudebec graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Kyle S. Cudebec has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Letter carriers to stamp out hunger

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is proud to support the annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wise completes basic training

Army Pfc. Joshua E. Wise has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Winning drive

Tommy Arden of Fuller Chevrolet handed checks for $500 to George Foley, director of the Rincon Recreation Department, and Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks on Tuesday.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


HES shares accomplishments, goals with Sunrise Rotary

Historic Effingham Society Vice President Richard Loper spoke at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on April 29.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


YMCA open house/kids day

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Savannah Mall to display Healing Flags memorial

Entitled "Celebrating Our Freedom," a display of 350 American flags from The Healing Fields Flag Memorial will be flying at Savannah Mall through the month of May.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parnell completes basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Christopher T. Parnell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Volunteers pitch in at Habitat’s veterans build

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon gearing up for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


SCMPD offering boater education class prior to new law taking effect

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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