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Rotary honors Grandgeorge

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets look at IDA plans

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dickey welcomed to the club

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Blackburn honored for "top ops"

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Avellar finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Eric E. Avellar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Spikes completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Michael D. Spikes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon, Chamber get GATEway grant

Officials of the Georgia Department of Transportation have awarded a $27,800 grant to the city of Rincon for roadside enhancement and beautification improvements along the city's portion of Highway 21.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Still close to the heart

As Effingham County citizens marked Memorial Day on Monday and paid their respects to those who had died in service to the nation, they also kept in their thoughts dozens of local soldiers thousands of miles away from home.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary on target

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parrish graduates, earns commission

Royce A. Parrish III, a 2005 graduate of South Effingham High School, graduated cum laude from Jacksonville University on May 2.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary W.I.N.S.

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lucario completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Minda M. Lucario graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears about Operation NOAH

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon recognizes Rev. Bob Rogers for his leadership and work on the NOAH Project mission trip in April. Rogers and his team helped rebuild a home in New Orleans that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mosley attends probate judge’s training session

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley attended the probate judge's 2009 spring seminar from April 13-17.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Porterfield ‘pinned’

ECHS Principal and Sunrise Rotary member Yancy Ford "pinned" new member Rob Porterfield into the Sunrise Rotary Club. Porterfield is the principal of Effingham County Middle School. For more information about how you can get involved, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.

May 07, 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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