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Rotary’s newest member

Scott Hinson was inducted into membership of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary at the club's Aug. 26 meeting. President Bonnie Dixon conducted the ceremony. Ace Herring and Billy Dasher sponsored Hinson's membership.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mars lands at Rotary

Butch Kieffer and Gussie Nease shared with the Effingham Rotary Sunrise Club, their passion for the Springfield Revitalization Corporation project to restore the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield. Work has begun but community involvement will be required to bring the historic building back to its past glory. The vision goes beyond restoration to providing a venue for cultural entertainment for Effingham County.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deloach teaches Sunrise Rotary about ethanol production in Georgia

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon thanks Lamar Deloach for his presentation on ethanol fuel production in Georgia.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jones graduates

Army Pvt. Geremy P. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jeffers completes training

Army Pfc. Bonnie M. Jeffers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pratt earns Eagle Scout

Scott Benjamin Pratt has been awarded the highest honor of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America, on Nov. 18, 2007, at the age of 16.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cadets graduate from the 85th Georgia State Patrol trooper school

ATLANTA - Forty-nine new Georgia State troopers will soon be patrolling Georgia roads after completing the 85th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lindamood completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman David A. Lindamood has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Scott receives Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Hospital celebrated its 39th anniversary with the naming of this year's C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award winner Saturday morning.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pevey to be in Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA

Brooke Lyndsay Pevey of Springfield, daughter of Terrell and Dana Pevey, has been selected to participate in the 2009 Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageant.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Air Guard NCOs receive honors

Two non-commissioned officers of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard have been named to honors by Air Force Association of Georgia at its annual convention in Warner Robins. The convention was held Aug. 9 at the Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Class of 1947 holds reunion

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hodges completes infantry training

Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary pins two new members

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary inducted two new members recently.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Atkinson completes master’s degree at University of Georgia

Jamie Craig Atkinson, a 1989 graduate of Effingham County High School, and current resident of Washington, graduated with his Master of Education degree in science education from the University of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Health's Scott honored

Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.

September 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rivers Alive! cleanup on the Savannah set for Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Landing

The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s hands on for volunteers at Family Promise center

About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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