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Stowers named to STC Foundation Community Council

Steven G. Stowers, an architect at Lott + Barber, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation's Community Council.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jaleesa M. Young has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A candle of hope

The Effingham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program held its annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness month on Tuesday.

October 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Sheriff honors longtime pastor

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie presented Pastor Mayola Sanders with a certificate of appreciation.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hall earns promotion

Gary Hall of Rincon, a material control technician with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during ceremonies at the Hunter Army Airfield-based Air Guard unit.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon woman claims $50K prize in Georgia Lottery’s ‘Win It All’

ATLANTA - A Rincon woman is pumped about winning the lottery.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ashcraft speaks to Rotary

Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Treutlen House holds third annual tourney

The Treutlen House held a fundraising golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with 18 teams taking part.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A house call for the Lions Club

Lisa Ryan of the Rincon Noon Lions Club presents a check to Susan Gattman, director of the Treutlen House, at a recent Lions Club meeting.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotarians learn about Down syndrome

Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, thanks John and Candy Bogardus for sharing information about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Know when to hold ’em at Tracy Boone fundraiser

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Exploring Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation's Mars on Main rummage sale brought in $3,604, said Gussie Nease.

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Wooten speaks to Lions Club

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton author takes Jesus’ birth from the view of a young donkey

GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rogers to perform at candidate benefit

Some may remember Scott Rogers' performance on the Old Effingham Days stage a few months ago. Now, Rogers is planning to do another concert on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation in Guyton.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

The community gave Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley a big sendoff into her retirement.

April 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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