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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


Manna House honors volunteers

On April 26, Manna House recognized all their volunteers with a special cookout in honor of National Volunteer Week, April 27-May 3.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary auction

May 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Confederate Memorial Day

May 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Effingham County Fishing Derby at Baker Pond

More than 70 kids and 14 senior citizens took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' fishing derby Saturday at Baker Pond.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay’s living proof

The first lap of the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life is reserved for cancer survivors. It may as well be a victory lap for survivors such as Diane Shearouse and Christine Brown.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Relay for Life 2008 photo album

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Choir singers are needed for Memorial Day program

Community choir singers are needed to be part of the choir that will sing at the Memorial Day program at Veterans Park on May 26 at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Heidt named Miss Effingham County

Morgan Heidt was named Miss Effingham County in the Miss division at a pageant held April 19 at the Effingham Recreation Department.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pregnancy Care Center speaks to Sunrise Rotary

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotarians learn how to cut down on water use

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Exchange speech winners

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dining and dancing under the stars

May 13, 2008 | Photos by Pat Donahue Editor | Around Town


Something new for Olde Effingham Days

The third annual Olde Effingham Days Festival drew an estimated crowd of 8,000-10,000 people to Springfield during the weekend.

May 13, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | 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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