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UGA’s Grady College to honor Springfield native

Newspaper publisher Robert M. Williams Jr. is one of 58 alumni and communication professionals from across the country named to the charter class of The Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn trades in phones for timber

After 30 years, Evans Blackburn has decided to trade in his Planters Telephone installation gear to spend more time in wooded areas.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


State bar names Kicklighter to help with military needs

Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter Jr. of Springfield has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett named to community bankers group leadership post

Chap Bennett, president of The Coastal Bank's Effingham County market, has been officially named the Division One chair of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division Board of Directors. He previously served as the organization's Division One vice chair.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Berry attends state police chiefs conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Michael R. Berry of the Rincon Police Department recently attended the 2008 annual summer training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Seeley completes USAF basic training

Air Force Airman Quinton E. Seeley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton woman gets cookbook published

PublishAmerica is proud to present "Paula T's Favorite Recipes" by Paula Tukey of Guyton.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan named the CCC’s top volunteer

The Community Cardiovascular Council, the area's stroke and heart attack prevention program, named Nancy C. Morgan of Effingham County as its outstanding volunteer of the year during its 39th annual meeting recently in the Marsh Auditorium of the Candler Hospital.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary caps year of service

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pursuing a dream

Hannah Dasher is living her dream of pursuing a career in the music industry.

August 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Naldrett earns commission

Thomas E. Naldrett graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Duran completes basic

Air Force Airman Joclynn C. Duran has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee receives scholarship

Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The ties that bind

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Local student throws first pitch

Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


City honors World War II vets

The city of Rincon honored another group of World War II veterans Monday, recognizing Wilfred Davis Sr., Edwin Exley, Eustace Ford, M.C. "Monk" Jaudon, Hubert Outler Sr., Thomas Owens and Louis Scott.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Cline to speak at annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn

Effingham Health System will present its annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn luncheon Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City employee to the rescue

City of Rincon public works employee Joey Pilat was recognized by the city council at its Aug. 11 meeting for his actions in getting to safety a child who was suffering from a heat-related condition at the Freedom Rings celebration.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chapman to compete in Miss Georgia USA pageant

Lauren Chapman, 21, of Guyton will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way coloring contest works wonders

Seven winners were recognized in the United Way of Effingham County's coloring contest leading up to its annual fundraising campaign next month.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Knick, Lamon to lead United Way campaign

Taryn Knick and Andy Lamon will lead the United Way of Effingham's 2014 fundraising campaign.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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